On This Day

What Happened in January 1641

Historical Events

  • Jan 14 United East Indian Company conquers city of Malacca, 7,000 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 18 Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois), born in Paris (d. 1691)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Jeremiah Horrocks, English astronomical prodigy, dies at 22
  • Jan 11 Franciscus Gomarus [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist and opera singer, dies at 77
  • Jan 11 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (b. 1583)