On This Day

January 17, 1501 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna

Birthdays in History

  • Leonhard Fuchs, German physician and botanist (Notable Commentaries on the History of Plants) for which the flowering plants and color Fuchsia is named after, born in Wemding, Bavaria (d. 1566)