On This Day

Famous People Born in 1538

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 10 Louis of Nassau, Dutch general, born in Dillenburg, Germany (d. 1574)
  • Jan 15 Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (d. 1599)
  • Mar 10 Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk; executed by Queen Elizabeth (1572)
  • Apr 24 Gugliemo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat (1550-87), born in Mantua, Italy (d. 1587)
  • Apr 26 Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter and poet (Trattato), born in Milan (d. 1592)
  • Oct 2 Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and Archbishop of Milan (1564-84), born in Arona, Milan, Italy (d. 1584)
  • Oct 31 Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian, born in Sora, Italy (d. 1607)
  • Dec 10 Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1612)