On This Day

Famous People Born in 1598

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Laurentius Erhard, German composer, born in Haguenau, Alsace (d. 1669)
  • Apr 17 Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (Almagestum Novum), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1671)
  • Apr 23 Maarten Tromp, Dutch admiral, born in Breille, Netherlands (d. 1653)
  • May 23 Claude Mellan, French engraver, cartoonist and painter, born in Abbeville, France (d. 1683)
  • Jul 31 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1654)
  • Aug 7 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar and poet often known as "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules), born in Vika, Sweden (d. 1672)
  • Sep 23 Eleonore Gonzaga, wife of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1655)
  • Nov 7 Francisco Zurbar├ín, Spanish painter, born in Fuente de Cantos, Spain (d. 1664)
  • Nov 28 Hans Nansen, Danish statesman (d. 1667)

Person of interestGian Lorenzo Bernini

Dec 7 Gian Lorenzo [Giovanni] Bernini, Italian baroque sculptor (St Teresa in Ecstasy), painter and architect, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1680)

Baroque Sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Baroque Sculptor
Gian Lorenzo Bernini