On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1574

  • Jan 23 Lucas Franchoys the Elder, Belgian painter, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1643)
  • Mar 5 William Oughtred, England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)
  • May 6 Innocent X [Giambattista Pamfili], 236th Pope (1644-55), born in Rome (d. 1655)
  • Jul 1 Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (Virgidemiarum: Six Books), born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England (d. 1656)
  • Aug 7 Robert Dudley, English explorer and writer (Arcano del Mare), born in Richmond Palace, Surrey (d. 1649)
  • Sep 16 Samuel Coster, Dutch physician and playwright (Polyxena), born in Amsterdam (d. 1665)
  • Sep 18 Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer and poet, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1640)
  • Dec 8 Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire, born in Munich, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616)
  • Dec 12 Anne of Denmark, daughter of Danish King Frederik II and Queen Consort of James I of England, born in Skanderborg Castle, Skanderborg, Denmark (d. 1619)