On This Day

Famous People Born in 1581

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (claimed world began 4004 BC).
  • Feb 4 Daniel Selich, German court composer, born in Wittenberg (d. 1626)
  • Feb 17 Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)
  • Mar 16 Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (d. 1647)
  • Apr 24 Vincent de Paul, French Roman Catholic Saint, born in Pouy, Gascony, France (d. 1660)
  • May 6 Frans Francken the Younger, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp (d. 1642)
  • Jun 18 Thomas Overbury, English poet (A Wife) and essayist, born in Compton Scorpion, Warwickshire, England (d. 1613)
  • Jul 2 Johann Staden, German baroque composer, probably born in Nuremberg (d. 1634) baptismal date
  • Oct 9 Claude Gaspard Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician and poet, born in Bourg-en-Bresse, France (d. 1638)
  • Oct 21 Domenico Zampieri, Italian painter (d. 1641)
  • Dec 9 Emilia Secunda Antwerpiana, 6th and youngest daughter of Willem of Orange, born in Antwerp (d. 1657)