On This Day

January 1597 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 12 Fran├žois Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643)
  • Jan 31 John Francis Regis, French saint (d. 1640)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 15 Juan de Herrera, Spanish Renaissance architect and mathematician (El Escorial, Vallododid Cathedral), dies (b. c. 1530)
  • Jan 19 Maharana Pratap, Rajput king of Mewar (1572-1597), dies of injuries sustained in a hunting accident at 56