On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1597

  • Jun 2 Diederik Sonoy, German/Neth governor of Northern quarter, dies at 67
  • Jun 9 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish Jesuit and missionary to Brazil (founder of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro) dies at 63
  • Jun 20 Willem Barentsz/Barents, Dutch navigator. Barents Sea named after him