On This Day

Famous People Born in 1601

  • Jan 8 Baltasar Gracián, Spanish writer, born in Belmonte de Calatayud (d. 1658)
  • Jan 31 Pieter de Bloot, Dutch landscape painter
  • Mar 19 Alonzo Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor (Cathedral Granada)
  • May 2 Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit priest and inventor (magic lantern), born in Abbacy of Fulda, Germany (d. 1680)
  • May 27 Antoine Daniel, French Jesuit missionary and martyr, born in Dieppe, Normandie, France (d. 1648)
  • Aug 22 Georges de Scudéry, French writer and dramatist (L'Amour tyrannique), born in Le Havre, France (d. 1667)
  • Sep 22 Anna of Austria, Spanish princess, Austrian archduchess, Queen of France as wife of Louis XIII and regent of France (1643-51) for her son Louis XIV, born in Benavente Palace, Valladolid, Spain (d. 1666)

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Sep 27 Louis XIII, King of France (1610-43), born in Palace of Fontainebleau, France (d. 1643)

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  • Nov 14 Jean Eudes, French missionary (d. 1680)
  • Dec 25 Jose Ximenez, Spanish composer, born in Zaragoza (d. 1672)