On This Day

January 1611 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 7 Trial of Hungarian aristocrat Elizabeth Báthory for killing and torturing hundreds of young women, later sentenced to house arrest for the rest of her life

Most Prolific Female Serial Killer in History Elizabeth Báthory
Most Prolific Female Serial Killer in History
Elizabeth Báthory

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 7 James Harrington, England, political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)
  • Jan 28 Johannes Hevelius, Danzig, astronomer (star cataloger)