On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1609

  • Jan 21 Joseph Justus Scaliger, French inventor of "Julian Period", dies at 68
  • Feb 7 Ferdinand I, cardinal/ruler of Toscane, dies
  • Feb 17 Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, dies at 59
  • Feb 28 Paul Sartorius, German composer, dies at 39
  • Mar 25 Olaus Martini, Swedish Archbishop of Uppsala (b. 1557)
  • Apr 4 Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (b. 1526)
  • May 15 Giovanni Croce, Italian composer (b. 1557)
  • May 26 Cornelis Claesz, mapmaker, buried
  • Jul 15 Annibale Carracci, Italian painter, dies at 48
  • Jul 20 Federico Zuccari, Italian Mannerist painter, dies at about 69
  • Aug 7 Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 22 Maharal of Prague, Jewish mystic and philosopher (b. 1525)
  • Oct 1 Gianmatteo Asola, Italian composer
  • Oct 19 Jacobus Arminius, [Jacob Hermans], theologist, dies at about 49
  • Dec 4 Alexander Hume, Scottish poet (Hymns and Sacred Songs), dies