On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1617

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • Christoffer Gabel, Danish statesman, born in Gl├╝ckstadt, Denmark (d. 1673)
1617 Highlights

About January 6, 1617

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 404 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn