On This Day

Famous People Born in 1583

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 8 Simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist
  • Feb 2 Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess
  • Feb 17 J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist
  • 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)
  • Sep 24 Albrecht von Wallenstein, German general and nobleman, born in Heřmanice, Kingdom of Bohemia in the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1634)
  • Sep 29 Johan VIII, the Younger, count of Nassau-Siegen/field marshall
  • Nov 24 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)
  • Dec 25 Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized