On This Day

What Happened in January 1626

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 16 Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish landscape painter (Wooded Landscape), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1699)
  • Jan 25 John van de Cappelle, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1679)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Cornelis Pieterse Hoft, Amsterdam merchant & regent, dies at 68
  • Jan 21 John Dowland, English composer (In Darkness We Dwell), dies at 62
  • Jan 24 Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer, dies at 45