On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1623

  • Jan 14 Paolo Sarpi, Italian church historian and politician, dies at 70
  • Feb 8 Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician, dies at 80
  • Mar 19 Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1556)
  • Jun 16 Christian, Duke of Brunswick-L├╝neburg-Wolfenb├╝ttel, German Protestant military leader (b. 1599)
  • Jul 4 William Byrd, English composer (Ave verum corpus), dies at 80
  • Jul 8 Gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], bishop of Bologna/Pope, dies at 69
  • Aug 6 Anne Hathaway, wife of English playwright William Shakespeare, dies aged 66 or 67
  • Sep 10 John I Van de Velde, calligrapher (Mirror of Write-Konste), dies
  • Oct 21 William Wade, English statesman and diplomat (b. 1546)
  • Nov 9 William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales), dies at 72
  • Nov 11 Philippe de Mornay, French writer (b. 1549)