On This Day

What Happened in January 1611

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jan 7 Trial of Hungarian aristocrat Elizabeth Báthory for killing and torturing hundreds of young women, later sentenced to house arrest for the rest of her life

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 7 James Harrington, English political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)
  • Jan 28 Johannes Hevelius, Danzig, astronomer (star cataloger)