On This Day

Famous People Born in 1527

  • Mar 21 Hermann Finck, German composer, born in Pirna (d. 1558)
  • Apr 14 Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and dealer in maps, books, and antiquities (Theatrum orbis terrarum), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1598)
  • May 8 Johann Walter, German composer, born in Kahla (d. 1570)

Philip II of Spain

May 21 Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98) and Portugal (1580-98), born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1598)

  • Jul 13 John Dee, English alchemist, astrologer and mathematician, born in London, England (d. 1609)

Maximilian II

Jul 31 Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1564-76), born in Vienna, Archduchy of Austria, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1576)

  • Sep 21 Matthäus Ludecus, German composer, born in Wilsnach, Prignitz (d. 1606)
  • Oct 21 Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1578)
  • Nov 18 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter and sculptor, born in Moneglia, Republic of Genoa (d. 1585)