On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1558

  • May 16 Andreas of Austria, Bohemia cardinal and Governor of Netherlands (1598-1600)
  • Jul 11 Robert Greene, English writer (Friar Bacon), born in Norwich, England (d. 1592)
  • Aug 19 Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer and historian (Historia Belgica), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1607)
  • Sep 9 Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier, born in Nomeny, Meurthe-et-Moselle (d. 1602)
  • Oct 12 Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria (1612-18), born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1618)
  • Oct 12 Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit, born in Riom, France (d. 1651)

Person of interestThomas Kyd

Nov 6 Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (Spanish Tragedy), born in London (d. 1594)

Dramatist and Playwright Thomas Kyd
Dramatist and Playwright
Thomas Kyd