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 This day in History - January 1
692 Historic Events for January 1
1504

Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer

Birth
1515

Fran‡ois, Duke of Angoulˆme succeeds Louis XII as Fran‡ois I of France

Event
1515

Jews are expelled from Laibach Austria

Event
1515

Louis XII, "the Justified" king of France (1498-1515), dies at 52

Death
1517

Hermann Vischer, the Younger, German bronze merchant, dies

Death
1520

Franciscus Balduinus, [Francois Baudouin], lawyer

Birth
1557

Jacques Cartier, French explorer (Canada), dies at 65

Death
1559

Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59), dies

Death
1560

Guillaume du Bellay, Sieur de Langey, French soldier, dies

Death
1573

Geuzen sets fire to Woudrichem

Event
1583

1st day of the Gregorian calendar in Holland and Flanders

Event
1610

German astronomer Simon Marius 1st discovers the Jupiter moons, but does not officially report it, Galileo does on July 1 1610

Event
1617

Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch painter/cartoonist/engraver, dies

Death
1618

Bartolom‚ Esteban Murillo, Spain, Baroque artist [baptized]

Birth
1622

Isaac Sweers, Dutch Admiral/general/Civil rights activist

Birth
1622

Papal Chancery adopts Jan 1 as beginning of the year (was Mar 25)

Event
1626

Cornelis Pieterse Hoft, Amsterdam merchant/regent, dies at 68

Death
1628

Christoph Bernhard, German composer

Birth
1630

Tetsugen, Zen teacher (Jodo sect converted to Obaku Zen), dies

Death
1638

Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres, French poet/playwright

Birth
1651

Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland

Event
1652

Johann Krieger, composer

Birth
1660

Thomas Fairfax' New Model-army occupies York

Event
1660

1st entry in Samuel Pepys' diary

Event
1660

General Moncks army battles with the Tweed on way to London

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