On This Day

What Happened in January 1618

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 7 Francis Bacon becomes Lord Chancellor of England

Statesman/Philosopher Francis Bacon
Statesman/Philosopher
Francis Bacon

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish Baroque artist (The Vision of St. Anthony ), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1682) [baptizism date]
  • Jan 14 Jan Six, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1700)