Gansfort (sometimes incorrectly called Johann Wessel), humanist and
pre-Lutheran reformer, died (b. 1419, Groningen, Netherlands).
1512 Martin Luther was made a
licentiate at Wittenberg, Germany.
1515 Lucas Cranach the Younger, German
painter, was born (d. 25 January 1586).
1529 The Marburg Colloquy
closed. Disagreement over what actually takes place at the Eucharist
(The Lord’s Supper) prevented union among Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchthon (1497–1560), Huldrych Zwingli (1484–1531)
and Johannes Oecolampadius (1482–1531).
1535 The Coverdale Bible was
issued. Printed by
(1488–1568), it was an English version of the
Bible completed in London.
1542 Robert Bellarmine, Roman Catholic prelate and
controversialist, was born (d. 17 September 1621).
Hungarian cardinal and statesman, was born (d. 19 March 1637).
Ávila (b. 28 March 1515), Spanish
Carmelite nun, died.
1582 Pope Gregory XIII (1502–1585)
1667 Johann Heinrich Schröder,
hymnist, was born at Hallerspringe, near Hanover (d. 30 June 1699).
1669 Dutch painter
van Rijn, known as the “painter of the soul” for his unsurpassed
Christian art, including “The Return of the Prodigal Son,” died (b. 15
1691 Louis Abelly died (b.
1603). He was a Roman Catholic theologian and strong opponent of
Jansenism and Gallicanism.
1773 Harriet Auber,
hymnist, was born (d. 20 January 1862).
1777 Peter Muhlenberg
(1746–1807) commanded a brigade at the Battle
Richard Boardman, Irish missionary to the United States, died in
Ireland (b. 1738).
John Hunt, missionary to the Fiji Islands, died on the Fiji Islands
(b. 13 June 1812).
Frances (Blomfield) Gurney, English devotional writer and hymnist,
was born in London, England (d. 15 June 1932, Notting Hill, London,
1860 Jacob Miller was born
(d. 11 May 1933, Fort Wayne, Indiana). From 1896 until 1933 he was the
pastor and pastor emeritus of Saint Paul Lutheran Church (Fort Wayne,
Indiana). He also served as a vice-president of the LCMS.
1864 Theodore Fliedner,
renewer of society, died (b. 21 January 1800).
East Africa missionary and explorer, died (b. 16 January 1820).
A. Rodeheaver, American song evangelist and publisher, was born in
Union Furnace, Ohio (d. 18 December 1955, Winona Lake, Indiana).
1890 Catherine Booth,
English “mother of the Salvation Army,” died (b. 17 January 1829).
Walter A. Maier, founder and first speaker on The Lutheran Hour, was
born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 11 January 1950).
Anglican Benedictine scholar, was born (d. 1952).
Rhenish Mission Church constituted itself the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Southwest Africa.
1965 Pope Paul VI
(1897–1978) arrived in New York
City, the first pope in history to visit the Americas.