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Events in History

  • Jan 18 King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, date is now observed as Royal Thai Armed Forces day

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Jan 27 Scottish schoolmaster Dr. John Fian burned for witchcraft at Castle Hill, Edinburgh by order King James VI. Part of the Berwick witch trials.

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 11 Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English Civil War general (d. 1646)
  • Jan 12 José Ribera/Jusepe de Ribera, Spanish painter and printmaker, nicknamed Lo Spagnoletto (d. 1652)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 19 Edmond Auger, French jesuit (under Henri III), dies at about 60