On This Day

Famous People Born in 1566

  • Jan 14 Angelo Notari, Italian composer, born in Padua, Italy (d. 1663)
  • May 26 Mehmed III, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1595-1603), born in Manisa, Ottoman Empire (d. 1603)

James I and VI

Jun 19 James Stuart, King James VI of Scotland (1567-1625) and James I of England and Ireland (1603-25), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1625)

Sigismund III Vasa

Jun 20 Sigismund III Vasa, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1587-1632) and King of Sweden (1592-99), born in Gripsholm Castle, Sweden (d. 1632)

  • Aug 12 Isabella Clara Eugenia, Sovereign of the Netherlands (1598-1621), born in Palacio de ValsaĆ­n, Segovia, Spain (d. 1633)
  • Sep 1 Edward Alleyn, English actor and founder of Dulwich College, born in London, England (d. 1626)
  • Oct 13 Richard Boyle, Irish politician, 1st Earl of Cork, born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1643)
  • Nov 6 Julien Perrichon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1600)
  • Nov 25 John Heminges, English actor and member of The Kings Men, editor of Shakespeare's First Folio, born in Droitwich, Worcestershire (d. 1630) (baptism date)
  • Dec 1 Philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, governor of Ft Gorinchem and Nijmegen (d. 1695)
  • Dec 11 Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese composer, born in Fronteira, Portugal (d. 1650)
  • Dec 20 Edward Wightman, English radical Anabaptist, born in Burton upon Trent (d. 1612)
  • Dec 30 Alessandro Piccinini, Italian lutenist and composer, born in Bologna, The Papal States (d. 1638)