Famous People Born in 1598

  • 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)

Maarten TrompMaarten Tromp (1598-1653)

Apr 23 Dutch admiral (Eighty Years' War, First Anglo-Dutch War), born in Breille, Netherlands

  • May 23 Claude Mellan, French engraver, cartoonist and painter, born in Abbeville, France (d. 1688)
  • 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, born in Flensburg (d. 1667)

Gian Lorenzo BerniniGian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)

Dec 7 Italian baroque sculptor (St Teresa in Ecstasy), painter and architect, born in Naples, Italy