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What Happened in 1597

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Famous People Born in 1597

  • Jan 12 François 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)

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Famous People Who Died in 1597

  • Jan 19 Maharana Pratap, Rajput king of Mewar (1572-1597), dies of injuries sustained in a hunting accident at 56
  • Jan 29 Elias Ammerbach, German organist (b. 1530)
  • Feb 2 Lucas van Valckenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 61
  • Feb 15 Pieter J Kies, Dutch mayor of Haarlem (1572-73), dies at about 66
  • Mar 10 Petrus Forestus, Dutch physician (Willem of Orange), dies

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