January 1598 in history

Born in January 1598

Jan 13 François Mansart a French architect credited with introducing classicism into Baroque architecture of France. The Encyclopædia Britannica cites him as the most accomplished of 17th-century French architects whose works "are renowned for their high degree of refinement, subtlety, and elegance"

Died in January 1598

Jan 8 John George Elector of Brandenburg a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg and a Duke of Prussia. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, he was the son of Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg, and his first wife Magdalena of Saxony
Jan 9 Jasper Heywood an English Jesuit priest. He is known as the English translator of three Latin plays of Seneca, the Troas , the Thyestes and Hercules Furens