On This Day

What Happened on January 25, 1640

Famous Birthdays

  • William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English polymath & aristocrat, born in Handsworth, England (d. 1707)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Burton, British writer and Anglican clergyman (The Anatomy of Melancholy), dies at 62
1640 Highlights

About January 25, 1640

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 380 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius