On This Day

Famous People Born in 1583

  • Jan 8 Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1643)
  • Feb 2 Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess
  • Feb 17 Johann Henry Alting, German theologian, born in Emden, Saxony (d. 1644)
  • Feb 23 Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)
  • Mar 3 Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher
  • Apr 10 Hugo Grotius, Dutch jurist, father of international law, born in Delft, Holland (d. 1645)
  • Jun 16 Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna, Swedish earl/chancellor/regent
  • Jun 20 Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (1st Governor-General of Swedish Livonia), born in Reval (Tallinn), Swedish Estonia (d. 1652)
  • Aug 27 Simon Besler, German composer, born in Brieg (d. 1633)
  • Sep 9 Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian composer, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1643)

Person of interestAlbrecht von Wallenstein

Sep 24 Albrecht von Wallenstein, Bohemian-German general and statesman (Thirty Years' War), born in Heřmanice, Kingdom of Bohemia in the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1634)

General and Nobleman Albrecht von Wallenstein
General and Nobleman
Albrecht von Wallenstein
  • Sep 29 Johan VIII, the Younger, count of Nassau-Siegen/field marshal
  • Nov 24 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)
  • Dec 25 Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized