On This Day

What Happened in January 1617

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 6 English court favorite George Villiers is made Earl of Buckingham by King James I

Courtier and Statesman George Villiers
Courtier and Statesman
George Villiers
King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 6 Christoffer Gabel, Danish statesman, born in Glückstadt, Denmark (d. 1673)
  • Jan 30 William Sancroft, 79th Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England (d. 1693)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch artist & engraver, dies at ~58
  • Jan 17 Pieter C Bockenberg, Dutch historian, dies at 68
  • Jan 17 Faust Vrančić, Croatian inventor (b. 1551)