On This Day

Famous People Born in 1545

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 17 Antonio Pace, Italian composer (d. 1581)
  • Feb 24 Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader (d. 1578)
  • Mar 2 Thomas Bodley, England, diplomat/scholar
  • Apr 13 Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain, born in Fontainbleau, France (d. 1568)
  • Apr 28 Yi Sun-sin, Korean Naval Commander, born in Hanseong, South Korea (d. 1598)
  • May 1 Franciscus Junius, French-Dutch calvinist theologist and vicar, born in Bourges, France (d. 1602)
  • Jul 8 Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II
  • Aug 1 Andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and religious reformer, born in Baldovie, Angus, Scotland (d. 1622)
  • Aug 27 Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma and Italian diplomat, born in Rome (d. 1592)
  • Oct 19 Giovanale Ancina, composer
  • Dec 5 Janus Dousa [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician and poet, born in Noordwijk, Netherlands (d. 1604)
  • Dec 7 Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, King consort of Mary I of Scotland, born in Temple Newsam, Yorkshire, England (d. 1567)