Famous People Born in 1540

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 25 Edmund Campion, English Catholic Jesuit priest & martyr, born in London, England (d. 1581)
  • Jan 28 Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)
  • May 9 Maharana Pratap, Rajput king of Mewar (1572-1597), born in Kumbhargal Fort, Mewar (d. 1597)
  • Jun 3 Charles II Archduke of Austria, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1590)
  • Jun 11 Barnabe Googe, English poet, born in Alvingham, Lincolnshire (d. 1594)
  • Jun 23 Johann Baptista Serranus, composer
  • Jul 11 Adolf van Nassau, German son of William I and Juliana of Stolberg, born in Dillenburg, Germany (d. 1568)
  • Aug 5 Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating
  • Aug 26 King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)
  • Oct 1 Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1617)
  • Dec 31 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)