On This Day

What Happened in January 1621

Historical Events

  • Jan 13 Jan Pieterszoon Coen's fleet sets sail to Moluccas (from Jacarta)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 27 Thomas Willis, English physician (d. 1675)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 28 Pope Paul V [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21) and persecutor of Galileo, dies at 68