On This Day

Famous People Born in 1561

  • Jan 6 Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician, born in Flensburg, Germany (d. 1656)

Person of interestFrancis Bacon

Jan 22 Francis Bacon, Strand, statesman/essayist (Novum Organum), born in London, England (d. 1626)

Statesman/Philosopher Francis Bacon
Statesman/Philosopher
Francis Bacon
  • Mar 29 Santorio Sanctorius, Venetian physiologist and physician (invented thermometer), born in Venice (d. 1636)
  • Jun 24 Rombout Hogerbeets, Dutch lawyer and pension minister of Leiden, born in Hoorn, Netherlands (d. 1625)
  • Jul 11 Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet and writer, born in Córdoba, Spain (d. 1627)
  • Aug 20 Jacopo Peri, Italian composer and singer who wrote the 1st recognized opera "Dafne", born in Rome (d. 1633)
  • Aug 24 Bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry), born in Zielona Góra, Poland (d. 1613)
  • Aug 25 Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1632)
  • Sep 10 Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Spanish-American colonial governor, born in Asunción (d. 1634)
  • Sep 29 Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician, born in Leuven (d. 1615)
  • Nov 21 Charles Scribani, IFlemish jesuit and author, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1629)
  • Dec 7 Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese daimyō of the Azuchi–Momoyama period through early Edo period (d. 1625)
  • Dec 9 Edwin Sandys, English politician (leading Parliamentary opponent of King James I of England) and a founder of Virginia colony, born in Worcestershire, England (d. 1629)