On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1598

  • Jan 7 Feodor I (Fyodor/Theodore Ivanovich), Tsar of Russia (1584-98), dies at 40
  • Jan 8 Johan Georg, Elector of Brandenburg (1571-91), dies at 72
  • Jan 9 Jasper Heywood, English translator (b. 1553)
  • Jan 17 Fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557)
  • Feb 10 Anna van Bull, 1st wife of Polish/Swedish king Sigismund II, dies
  • May 3 Anna Guarini, Italian singer (b. 1563)
  • Jun 28 Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and dealer in maps, books, and antiquities (Theatrum orbis terrarum), dies at 71
  • Aug 4 William Cecil, 1st baron Burghley, English statesman, dies at 77
  • Sep 13 Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98), dies at 71
  • Sep 15 Hidejoshi, [Hijoshi], Japanese general strategist/kampaku, dies
  • Sep 18 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)
  • Sep 29 Floris I van Pallandt, earl of Culemborg, dies at about 61
  • Oct 11 Joachim Camerarius, German botanist (horticulture catalog) and physician, dies at 63
  • Dec 6 Elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78
  • Dec 15 Philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58
  • Dec 16 Yi Sun-sin, Korean Naval Commander, shot at the naval Battle of Noryang at 53