On This Day

What Happened in January 1601

Historical Events

  • Jan 7 Robert, Earl of Essex, leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
  • Jan 14 Church authorities in Rome burn Hebrew books
  • Jan 17 France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 8 Baltasar Graci├ín, Spanish writer, born in Belmonte de Calatayud (d. 1658)
  • Jan 31 Pieter de Bloot, Dutch landscape painter

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 29 Louise de Lorraine, Queen consort of France (1575-89), dies at 47