Famous People Born in 1547

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  • Feb 24 Jan of Austria, Spanish military man/land guardian of the Netherland
  • Mar 1 Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (d. 1628)
  • Apr 13 Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)
  • May 20 Melchior Bischoff, German composer, born in Pößneck, Germany (d. 1614)
  • Jun 28 Cristofano Malvezzi, composer
  • Sep 14 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch Grand Pensionary
  • Sep 16 Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch East Indies poet
  • Sep 22 Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (d. 1590)

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Sep 29 Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Spanish author (Don Quixote), born in Alcalá de Henares, Habsburg Spain (d. 1616)

  • Oct 18 Justus Lipsius, [Joost Lips], Dutch classic philologist/historian
  • Nov 12 Claude of Valois, French princess (d. 1575). 2nd daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici.
  • Dec 5 Ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian