On This Day

Famous People Born in 1533

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 9 Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai (d. 1611)
  • Feb 14 Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch Catholic priest and writer (Vita Jesu Christi), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1585)
  • Feb 28 Michel de Montaigne, French essayist/philosopher
  • Apr 8 Claudio Merulo, Italian organist and composer, born in Correggio, Italy (d. 1604)
  • Apr 24 William I, Prince of Orange (1544-84), born in Dillenburg, County of Nassau, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1584)
  • Jun 24 Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, English commander-in-chief in Netherlands (d. 1588)
  • Aug 2 Theodor Zwinger, Swiss physician and scholar, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1588)
  • Aug 7 Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet, born in Madrid (d. 1595)

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Sep 7 Elizabeth I Tudor [Virgin Queen], Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) and daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, born in Greenwich, London (d. 1603)

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • Sep 15 Catherine of Austria, queen consort of Poland and Lithuania (d. 1572)
  • Dec 13 Erik XIV, King of Sweden (1560-69), born in Stockholm (d. 1577)