On This Day

January 1596 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 31 Catholic League disbanded

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 13 Jan van Goyen, Dutch landscape painter, born in Leiden (d. 1656)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 21 John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66

Francis Drake

Jan 28 Francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies of dysentery at 50