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Birthdays in History in 1566

  • May 26 Mehmed III, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1595-1603), born in Manisa, Ottoman Empire (d. 1603)

Person of interestJames I and VI

Jun 19 James Stuart, King James VI of Scotland (1567-1625) and James I of England and Ireland (1603-25), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1625)

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI

Person of interestSigismund III Vasa

Jun 20 Sigismund III Vasa, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1587-1632) and King of Sweden (1592-99), born in Gripsholm Castle, Sweden (d. 1632)

  • Aug 12 Isabella Clara Eugenia, Sovereign of the Netherlands (1598-1621), born in Palacio de ValsaĆ­n, Segovia, Spain (d. 1633)
  • Oct 13 Richard Boyle, Irish politician, 1st Earl of Cork, born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1643)
  • Dec 1 Philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen
  • Dec 20 Edward Wightman, English radical Anabaptist, born in Burton upon Trent (d. 1612)