Famous People Born in 1572

  • Feb 14 Hans Christoph Haiden, German composer, organist and poet
  • Apr 4 William Strachey, English writer (early history of the English colonisation of North America), born in Saffron Walden, Essex (d. 1621)
  • Apr 14 Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician and philosopher, born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1632)

Ben JonsonBen Jonson (1572-1637)

Jun 11 English playwright and poet (Volpone, Alchemist), born in London

  • Sep 15 Erasmus Widmann, German composer, born in Schwäbisch Hall, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1634)
  • Nov 8 John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Duke of Prussia (1618-19), born in Halle, Germany (d. 1619)
  • Nov 13 Cyril Lucaris, Greek theologian and Patriarch of Constantinople, born in Heraklion, Greece (d. 1638)
  • Dec 27 Jan Campanus, Czech composer and humanist, born in Vodňany (d. 1622)
  • Dec 31 Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)