On This Day

Famous People Born in 1543

  • Jan 18 Alfonso Ferrabosco, Italian composer who brought madrigal music to England, born in Bologna (d. 1588)

Person of interestTokugawa Ieyasu

Jan 31 Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese Shogun who founded the first Tokugawa Shogunate and united Japan, born in Okazaki, Japan (d. 1616)

  • Feb 16 Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)
  • Feb 18 Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)
  • Mar 7 Johan Casimir, German prince (occupied Gent), born in Simmern, Germany (d. 1592)
  • Apr 1 François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626)
  • Sep 14 Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit priest (5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus), born in Atri, Italy (d. 1615)
  • Oct 23 Juan de la Cueva, Spanish dramatist, born in Sevilla, Spain (d. 1612)