Famous People Born in 1588

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Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJohn Winthrop

Jan 12 John Winthrop, English Puritan lawyer and 1st governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, born in Edwardstone, England (d. 1649)

Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony John Winthrop
Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
John Winthrop
  • Feb 19 Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Dutch East-Indies
  • Feb 26 Nicolaus Erich, German composer (d. 1631)

Person of interestThomas Hobbes

Apr 5 Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (Leviathan), born in Westport, England (d. 1679)

Philosopher Thomas Hobbes
Philosopher
Thomas Hobbes
  • Apr 15 Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguist
  • May 13 Ole Worm, Danish physician (d. 1654)
  • May 28 Pierre Seguier, Chancellor of France (d. 1672)
  • Jun 9 Johann Andreas Herbst, composer
  • Jun 11 George Wither, English writer (Abuses Stript and Whipt), born in Hampshire, England (d. 1667)
  • Sep 1 Henry II, Prince of CondĂ©, French nobleman (d. 1646)
  • Sep 8 Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (Number of Mersenne), born in OizĂ©, Maine, France (d. 1648)
  • Sep 10 Nicholas Lanier, composer
  • Nov 27 Valerius Andreas, [Walter Driessens], Flemish historian
  • Dec 10 Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher, born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1637)
  • Dec 24 Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)