On This Day

Famous People Born in 1560

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 5 William Cobbold, composer
  • Jan 17 Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624)
  • Mar 8 Don Carlo Gesualdo, Italian Prince of Venosa and composer, born in Venosa, Italy (d. 1613)
  • Jun 25 Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (Father of German surgery), born in Hilden, Germany (d. 1634)
  • Jul 1 Charles III de Croÿ, Prince of Chimay and Duke of Aarschot, born in Beaumont, Hainaut (d. 1612)

Person of interestElizabeth Báthory

Aug 7 Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer, born in Nyírbátor, Hungary (d. 1614)

Most Prolific Female Serial Killer in History Elizabeth Báthory
Most Prolific Female Serial Killer in History
Elizabeth Báthory
  • Aug 10 Hieronymus Praetorius, composer
  • Nov 3 Annibale Carracci, Italian painter, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1609)
  • Dec 3 Jan Gruter, Dutch critic (d. 1627)