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 This day in History - January 31
421 Historic Events for January 31
314

St Silvester I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
876

Charles becomes king of Italy

Event
1504

By treaty of Lyons, French cede Naples to Ferdinand of Aragon

Event
1517

Gioseffo Zarlino, composer

Birth
1531

Kings Ferdinand of Austria/J nos Z polyai of Hungary accept each other

Event
1560

Spanish king Philip II marries Elisabeth van Valois

Event
1561

Menno Simonsz, Dutch priest/vicar (Foundation Book), dies

Death
1573

Giulio Cesare Monteverdi, composer

Birth
1573

Ambrosius Metzger, composer

Birth
1578

Battle of Gembloers

Event
1580

Hendrik, Portuguese cardinal/epilepticus/regent (1578-80), dies

Death
1596

Catholic League disjoins

Event
1601

Pieter de Bloot, Dutch landscape painter

Birth
1606

Guy Fawkes, convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot", executed at 35

Death
1607

James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby

Birth
1609

Wisselbank of Amsterdam established

Event
1612

Hendrik Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia

Birth
1614

Nicolas Saboly, composer

Birth
1620

Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief

Birth
1623

Fran‡ois-Xavier de Laval

Birth
1627

Spanish government goes bankrupt

Event
1633

Nathaniel Crew, English bishop (Durham)

Birth
1675

Cornelia/Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft

Event
1679

Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bell‚rophon," premieres in Paris

Event
1696

Revolt of undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)

Event