On This Day

Famous People Born in 1504

  • Jan 1 Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer
  • Jan 17 Pius V [Antonio Ghislieri], Italian Pope (1566-72) who excommunicated Elizabeth I of England and arranged the formation of the Holy League (Battle of Lepanto), born in Bosco, Duchy of Milan (d. 1572)
  • Mar 31 Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh guru (d. 1552)
  • Jun 2 George/Joris van Egmont, bishop of Utrecht
  • Jul 18 Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer, born in Bremgarten, Switzerland (d. 1575)
  • Aug 6 Matthew "Nosey" Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Norwich, England (d. 1575)
  • Nov 13 Philip I (the Generous), Landgrave of Hesse and important early protestant ruler, born in Marburg, Landgraviate of Hesse, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1567)