On This Day

Famous People Born in 1584

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestFrederick Henry

Jan 29 Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel (1625-47), born in Delft, Dutch Republic (d. 1647)

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • Feb 12 Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring)
  • Mar 29 Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general, born in Yorkshire (d. 1648)
  • Apr 13 Albert VI, Duke of Bavaria, born in Munich (d. 1666)
  • Apr 29 Melchior Teschner, German composer, born in Wschowa, Poland (d. 1635)
  • Aug 13 Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician, born in Saffron Waldon, Essex, England (d. 1640)
  • Sep 11 Thomas Erpenius [van Erpe], Dutch orientalist and Arabist (grammar), born in Gorinchem, Netherlands (d. 1624)
  • Sep 16 Matthias Gallas, Austrian earl of Campo and Duke of Lucerna, born in Trento, Italy (d. 1647)
  • Nov 18 Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp
  • Dec 4 John Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony, born in Derby, Derbyshire, Kingdom of England (d. 1652)
  • Dec 16 John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)