January 1561 in history

Born in January 1561

Jan 6 Thomas Fincke a Danish mathematician and physicist, and a professor at the University of Copenhagen for more than 60 years.
Jan 22 Francis Bacon an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution

Died in January 1561

Jan 9 Amago Haruhisa a powerful warlord in Chūgoku region, Japan. He is the second son of Amago Masahisa. Initially named Akihisa , he changed his name to Haruhisa in 1541 after Ashikaga Yoshiharu offered to let him use a kanji from his name
Jan 31 Menno Simons an Anabaptist religious leader from the Friesland region of the Low Countries. Simons was a contemporary of the Protestant Reformers and his followers became known as Mennonites. "Menno Simons" is the Dutch version of his name; the Frisian version is Minne Simens , the possessive "s" creating a patronym meaning "Minne, son of Simen"
Jan 31 Bairam Khan an important military commander, among top generals, later commander in chief of the Mughal army, a powerful statesman and regent at the court of the Mughal emperors Humayun and Akbar, also guardian, chief mentor, advisor, teacher and most trusted person of Humayun. Humayun honored him as Khan Khanan,means king of kings. Bairam actually was not "Khan": his real name was Bairam "Beg". The Shah of Iran, Tamasp, honored him as 'Kha' or Khan