On This Day

January 1612 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 17 Thomas Fairfax, Lord Fairfax, English Parliamentary general
  • Jan 31 Hendrik Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62
  • Jan 20 Rudolf II von Habsburg, Emperor of Germany (1576-1612), dies at 59
  • Jan 27 Maarten van Valckenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 77
  • Jan 28 Thomas Bodley, diplomat/founder (Bodleian Library), dies