On This Day

Famous People Born in 1557

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 István Bocskay, Prince of Transylvania (d. 1606)
  • Feb 11 John Wtenbogaert, remonstrants theologist
  • Feb 15 Alfonso Fontanelli, composer
  • Feb 24 Matthias, Holy Roman emperor (1612-19), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 5 Emanuel Philibert de Lalaing, Baron of Montigny and Marquis of Renty, born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1590)
  • May 31 Feodor I (Fyodor/Theodore Ivanovich), Tsar of Russia (1584-98), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1598)
  • Aug 16 Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (Communion of St. Jerome), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1602)
  • Aug 19 Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg, born in Montbéliard, France (d. 1608)
  • Sep 4 Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, Queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Wismar, Germany (d. 1631)
  • Sep 16 Jacques Mauduit, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1627)
  • Dec 7 Girolamo Trombetti, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1628)