On This Day

January 1541 in History

Events in History

Victory in battleNew Settlement

Jan 15 King Francis I of France commissions Jean-Francois Roberval to settle the province of New France

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 26 Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 6 Bernard van Orley, Flemish royal painter of Hungary, dies at about 52