Famous People Born in 1560

  • 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)

Elizabeth Báthory

Aug 7 Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and the world's most prolific female serial killer, born in Nyírbátor, Hungary (d. 1614)

  • Aug 10 Hieronymus Praetorius, German choral composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1629)
  • Nov 3 Annibale Carracci, Italian painter, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1609)
  • Dec 3 Jan Gruter, Flemish-born Dutch critic, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1627)