Historical Figures Born in 1527

  • Apr 14 Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and dealer in maps, books, and antiquities (Theatrum orbis terrarum), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1598)

Philip II of SpainPhilip II of Spain (1527-1598)

May 21 King of Spain (1556-98) and Portugal (1580-98), born in Valladolid, Spain

  • Jul 13 John Dee, English alchemist, astrologer and mathematician, born in London, England (d. 1609)

Maximilian IIMaximilian II (1527-1576)

Jul 31 Holy Roman Emperor (1564-76), born in Vienna, Archduchy of Austria, Holy Roman Empire

  • Oct 21 Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1578)
  • Nov 18 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter and sculptor, born in Moneglia, Republic of Genoa (d. 1585)