On This Day

What Happened in January 1597

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 12 Fran├žois Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643)
  • Jan 31 John Francis Regis, French saint (d. 1640)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 19 Maharana Pratap, Rajput king of Mewar (1572-1597), dies of injuries sustained in a hunting accident at 56
  • Jan 29 Elias Ammerbach, German organist (b. 1530)