January 1573 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Geuzen sets fire to Woudrichem

Victory in Battle

Jan 25 Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu

  • Jan 28 Articles of Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Philippus Rovenius, Dutch apostile vicar (led Catholic church in Netherlands, born in Deventer (d. 1651)
  • Jan 10 Simon Marius, German astronomer, born in Gunzenhausen, Germany (d. 1624)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 25 Hirate Hirohide, Japanese samurai, dies at the Battle of Mikatagahara (b. 1553)