On This Day

Famous People Born in 1524

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 4 Luis de Camões, Portugal's greatest poet (d. 1580)
  • Feb 10 Albrecht Giese, German politician and diplomat (d. 1580)
  • Feb 15 Charles de Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims

Person of interestSelim II

May 28 Selim II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1566-74, born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1574)

Ottoman Sultan Selim II
Ottoman Sultan
Selim II
  • May 30 Selim II "the blonde", 11th Ottoman Sultan (1566-74), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1574)
  • Aug 23 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer and diplomat (Anti-Tribonien), born in Paris (d. 1590)
  • Sep 7 Thomas Erastus, Swiss physician and theologist, born in Baden, Switzerland (d. 1583)