Famous Deaths in 1616

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  • Jan 6 Philip Henslowe, English theatrical entrepreneur (bc. 1550)
  • Feb 12 John Drusius, of Driesschen, Flemish Hebraist, dies at 65
  • Mar 6 Francis Beaumont, Elizabethan playwright, dies (birth date unknown)

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Apr 23 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69

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Apr 23 William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

  • Apr 23 El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peruvian writer (b. 1539)
  • Jun 1 Tokugawa Ieyasu (b. 1543)
  • Jun 12 Cornelis F Schuyt, Dutch organist/composer (Madrigalen), dies
  • Jul 20 Hugh O'Neill, 3rd Earl of Tyrone, Irish soldier
  • Jul 25 Andreas Libavius, German alchemist, dies
  • Aug 7 Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (Procurazie Nuove, Venice), dies
  • Aug 8 Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet, buried at 68
  • Aug 26 Johan van de Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC), dies at 66
  • Aug 31 Gemignano Capilupi, composer, dies at 43
  • Oct 10 Maria van Nassau, countess of Buren, dies at 60
  • Oct 17 John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560)
  • Oct 23 Leonhard Hutter, German theologian (b. 1563)
  • Nov 23 Richard Hakluyt, English writer (b. 1552)
  • Dec 10 Diogo do Couto, Portuguese historian/archivist of Goa, dies at 74
  • Dec 31 Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31