Famous People Born in 1561

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  • Jan 6 Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician (d. 1656)

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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, Trieste Italy, physician/burned at stake/heretic
  • Jun 24 Rombout Hogerbeets, lawyer/pension minister of Leiden
  • Jul 11 Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet (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 colonial governor (d. 1634)
  • Sep 29 Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician, born in Leuven (d. 1615)
  • Nov 21 Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/author
  • Dec 7 Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician (d. 1625)
  • Dec 9 Edwin Sandys, a founder of Virginia colony