On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1599

  • Jan 13 Edmund Spenser, poet (Faerie Queene), dies at about 46
  • Jan 22 Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 8 Robert Rollock, Scottish educator
  • Apr 10 Gabrielle d'EstrĂ©e, mistress of King Henry IV of France (b. 1571)
  • Apr 14 Henry Wallop, English statesman
  • Apr 27 Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general, dies at 61
  • Aug 22 Luca Marenzio, Italian composer (b. c. 1553)
  • Sep 11 Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch navigator (1st Dutch trip to Java), murder at 35
  • Sep 11 Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman executed for fratricide at 22
  • Nov 7 Gasparo Tagliacozzi, Italian surgeon (b. 1546)
  • Nov 8 Francisco Guerrero, Spanish composer (b. 1528)