On This Day

Famous People Born in 1542

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 22 Santino Garsi da Parma, Italian composer (d. 1604)
  • Jun 15 Richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke)
  • Jun 24 St. John of the Cross [Juan de Yepes y Álvarez], Spanish Carmelite mystic, saint, priest and poet, born in Fontiveros, Ávila, Spain (d. 1591)
  • Sep 25 Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem & Juliana van Stolberg, born in Dillenburg (d. 1603)
  • Oct 4 Roberto Bellarmino, Italian saint (Doctor of the Church), born in Montepulciano, Italy (d. 1621)

Person of interestAkbar

Oct 15 Akbar, 3rd Mughal Emperor of India (1556-1605), born in Umerkot, Sindh (d. 1605)

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar

Person of interestMary Stuart

Dec 8 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (1560-87), born in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland (d. 1587)

Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart
Queen of Scotland
Mary Stuart