On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1615

  • Jan 31 Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit priest (5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus), dies at 71
  • Feb 4 Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
  • Feb 4 Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535)
  • Mar 4 Hans von Aachen, German painter, dies
  • Mar 6 Pieter Both, Dutch admiral/1st gov-gen (East Indies, 1609-14), drowns
  • May 4 Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician (b. 1561)
  • May 27 Marguerite de Valois, 1st Queen of Henry IV of France (b. 1553)
  • Jun 3 Sanada Yukimura, Japanese samurai (b. 1567)
  • Jun 23 Mashita Nagamori, Japanese warlord (b. 1545)
  • Aug 15 Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies
  • Sep 1 √Čtienne Pasquier, French lawyer and man of letters, dies at 86
  • Sep 27 Arbella Stuart, English noblewoman (b. 1575)
  • Nov 24 Sethus Calvisius, composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 2 Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general