Historical Figures Born in 1564

Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Feb 15 Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer who has been called the father of science, born in Pisa, Duchy of Florence, Italy

  • Feb 26 Christopher Marlowe, English poet and dramatist (Dr Faustus), born in Canterbury, England (d. 1593) baptism date
  • Mar 9 David Fabricius, German astronomer (discovered variable star), born in Esens, Germany (d. 1617)

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Apr 23 English poet and playwright (Romeo and Juliet; Macbeth: Hamlet) [traditionally regarded as his birthdate], born in Stratford upon Avon,

  • Sep 24 William Adams, English navigator and 1st ever Western Samurai, born in Gillingham, Kent, England (d. 1620)
  • Nov 22 Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator against the rule of James I of England, born in Cobham Hall, Kent (d. 1619)
  • Dec 24 Abraham Bloemaert, Dutch painter, cartoonist, printmaker, and engraver, born in Gorinchem, Netherlands (d. 1651)