Famous People Who Died in 1601

  • Jan 29 Louise de Lorraine, Queen consort of France (1575-89), dies at 47
  • Feb 25 Robert Devereux, English 2nd Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth I at 35
  • 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, Prince of Wallachia and Moldovia (Romanian national hero), assassinated at 42 or 43

Tycho Brahe

Oct 24 Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer (set new standards for astronomical observations), dies in Prague at 54