Famous People Born in 1596

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  • Jan 5 Henry Lawes, English composer
  • Jan 13 Jan J Goyen, Dutch landscape painter
  • Mar 11 Isaac Elsevier, book publisher

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Mar 31 René Descartes, French philosopher (he thought, therefore he was), born in Descartes, Indre-et-Loire, France (d. 1650)

Philosopher René Descartes
Philosopher
René Descartes
  • May 9 Abraham van Diepenbeeck, painter
  • Jun 21 Michael Fjodorovitsj, tsar of Russia (1613-45)/1st Romanov
  • Jun 23 Johan Banér, Swedish soldier (d. 1641)
  • Jun 29 Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (d. 1680)
  • Aug 16 Frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)
  • Aug 18 Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer and historian (Acta Sanctorum), born in Tirlemont, Netherlands (d. 1665)
  • Aug 19 Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine, Queen of Bohemia and daughter of James IV and I of England and Scotland (d. 1662)
  • Aug 26 Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)
  • Sep 3 Nicolo Amati, Italian violin maker (Stradivari & Guarneri)
  • Sep 4 Constantine Huygens, Dutch poet/diplomat (Delightful Folly)
  • Sep 23 Joan Blaeu, cartographer/publisher
  • Sep 28 Vredius, [Olivier de Wree], Flemish historian/poet/mayor
  • Dec 21 Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)