On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1640

  • Jan 14 Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, English lawyer and judge (b. 1578)
  • Jan 22 Erasmus Quellinus I, Flemish wood carver, dies at about 55
  • Jan 25 Robert Burton, British writer and Anglican clergyman (The Anatomy of Melancholy), dies at 62