On This Day

Famous People Born in 1605

  • Feb 1 Isaac Aboab da Fonseca, Portuguese rabbi, scholar and writer, born in Castro Daire, Portugal (d. 1693)
  • Apr 8 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter, born in Brussels (d. 1655)
  • Apr 8 Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65), born in Royal Palace of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain (d. 1665)
  • Apr 18 Giacomo Carissimi, Italian composer (Jephta), born in Marino, Rome (d. 1674)
  • Apr 19 Orazio Benevoli, Franco-Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1672)
  • May 24 Nikon [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church, born in Veldemanovo, Russia (d. 1681)
  • Jul 29 Simon Dach, Prussian-German poet, born in Memel, East Prussia (d. 1659)
  • Aug 8 Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)
  • Aug 18 Henry Hammond, English churchman, born in Chertsey, Surrey, England (d. 1660)
  • Sep 12 William Dugdale, English antiquarian and Garter King of Arms (1677-86), born in Shustoke, Warwickshire, England (d. 1686)
  • Sep 17 Francesco Sacrati, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1650)
  • Sep 23 Daniel von Czepko, German poet
  • Sep 28 IsmaĆ«l Bullialdus, French astronomer (Astronomia Philolaica) and mathematician, born in Loudun, Vienne, France (d. 1694)
  • Oct 3 Li Tzu-ch'eng, Chinese revolutionary who dethroned last Ming emperor, born in Mizhi, Shaanxi province, China (d. 1645)
  • Oct 16 Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer
  • Oct 19 Thomas Browne, English writer (Garden of Cyrus), born in London
  • Dec 1 Juan de Padilla, composer