Famous People Born in 1533

  • Feb 9 Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai (d. 1611)
  • Feb 14 Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch Catholic priest & writer (Vita Jesu Christi), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1585)
  • Feb 28 Michel de Montaigne, French philosopher and essayist (Essais), born in Château de Montaigne, Aquitaine, France (d. 1592)
  • Apr 8 Claudio Merulo, Italian organist and composer, born in Correggio, Italy (d. 1604)

William I of Orange (1533-1584)

Apr 24 Dutch revolutionary known as 'the Silent' who led the revolt against Spanish rule and founded the House of Orange-Nassau (1544-84), born in Dillenburg, County of Nassau, Holy Roman Empire

  • 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)

Elizabeth I (1533-1603)

Sep 7 Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) and daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, born in Greenwich, London

  • Sep 15 Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess consort of Lithuania, born in Innsbruck or Vienna, Austria (d. 1572)
  • Dec 13 Erik XIV, King of Sweden (1560-69), born in Stockholm (d. 1577)