On This Day

Famous People Born in 1597

  • Jan 12 Fran├žois Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643)
  • Jan 31 John Francis Regis, French saint (d. 1640)
  • Feb 24 Vincent Voiture, French poet (d. 1648)
  • Mar 1 Jean-Charles de la Faille, Belgian mathematician (d. 1652)
  • Apr 9 John Davenport, Puritan clergyman and cofounder of the New Haven Colony, born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1670)
  • Jun 9 Pieter Jansz Saenredam, Dutch architecture painter, born in Assendelft
  • Jul 22 Virgilio Mazzocchi, Italian composer, born in Veja (d. 1646)
  • Jul 31 Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized
  • Aug 21 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist, born in East Peckham, Kent, England (d. 1672)
  • Nov 19 Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress consort of Brandenburg as the wife of George William, born in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria (d. 1660)
  • Dec 23 Martin Opitz, German poet "Father of Modern German Poetry"