Famous People Born in 1539

  • Jan 7 Sebastian de Covarrubias Horozco, Spanish lexicographer (Treasury of Castilian or Spanish Language) (d. 1613)
  • Feb 27 Franciscus Raphelengius, Flemish book publisher (1st Arabic-Latin dictionary), born in Lannoy (d. 1587)
  • Mar 25 Christopher Clavius, German mathematician (d. 1612)
  • Apr 17 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter (Strasbourg astronomical clock), born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland (d. 1584)
  • Jun 13 Jost Amman, Swiss cartoonist, graphic artist and illustrator, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1591)
  • Nov 1 Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (Les Libertés de l’église gallicane), born in Troyes, France (d. 1596)
  • Dec 5 Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian and founder of Socinianism, born in Siena, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1604)
  • Dec 20 Paulus Melissus, humanist Neo-Latin writer, translator, and composer, born in Mellrichstadt, Duchy of Bavaria (now Germany) (d. 1602)