On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1493

  • Mar 15 Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency, marshal of France
  • Jun 5 Justus Jonas, German Protestant theologian and reformer, born in Nordhausen, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1555)
  • Sep 28 Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet and litterateur, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1543)
  • Oct 14 Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)
  • Nov 11 Bernardo Tasso, Italian courtier and poet, born in Bergamo, Venice (d. 1569)

Person of interestParacelsus

Nov 11 Paracelsus, Swiss physician and alchemist (Zinc, Laudanum), born in Einsiedeln, Switzerland (d. 1541)

Physician and Alchemist Paracelsus
Physician and Alchemist
  • Nov 12 Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (d. 1560)