On This Day

Famous People Born in 1571

  • Jan 9 Karel Bonaventura Buquoy, French soldier (d. 1621)
  • Jan 21 John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)
  • Jan 22 Robert Bruce Cotton, English antiquary, politician
  • May 11 Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (d. 1637)
  • Jul 16 Theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1633)
  • Aug 8 John Ward, English composer, born in Canterbury, England (d. 1638)
  • Sep 28 Michael Praetorius [Schultze], German organist and composer (Syntagma; In Dulce Jublio), born in Creuzberg, Saxony (d. 1621) [birthdate approximate]
  • Sep 29 Caravaggio [Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio], Italian painter, (Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy), born in Milan [d. 1610] [date disputed]
  • Dec 9 Adrian Metius, Dutch astronomer and fort architect, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1635)

Person of interestJohannes Kepler

Dec 27 Johannes Kepler, German astronomer (discovered laws of planetary motion), born in Weil der Stadt, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1630)

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler