On This Day

What Happened in January 1600

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Scotland begins its numbered year on January 1 instead of 25 March.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian (d. 1649)
  • Jan 17 Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age, born in Madrid (d. 1681)
  • Jan 28 Clement IX [Giulio Rospigliosi], Italian Pope (238th: 1667-69), born in Pistoia, Italy (d. 1669)