On This Day

What Happened in January 1598

Historical Events

  • Jan 7 Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodor I
  • Jan 8 Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy
  • Jan 12 Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Feodor I (Fyodor/Theodore Ivanovich), Tsar of Russia (1584-98), dies at 40
  • Jan 8 Johan Georg, Elector of Brandenburg (1571-91), dies at 72
  • Jan 9 Jasper Heywood, English translator (b. 1553)
  • Jan 17 Fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557)