On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1601

  • Jan 29 Louise de Lorraine, Queen consort of France (1575-89), dies at 47
  • Feb 25 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth I
  • Apr 10 Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (Sonnet of Venus and Cupid), dies at 39
  • May 19 Costanzo Porta, Italian composer
  • Aug 9 Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1558)
  • Aug 19 Michael the Brave, ruler of Turkey, dies

Person of interestTycho Brahe

Oct 24 Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer, dies in Prague at 54

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe