Historical Figures Born in 1588

John WinthropJohn Winthrop (1588-1649)

Jan 12 English Puritan lawyer and 1st governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, born in Edwardstone, England

  • Feb 19 Pieter de Carpentier, Dutch administrator (Governor-General of Dutch East-Indies 1623-27, Gulf of Carpentaria named after him), born in Antwerp (d. 1659)

Thomas HobbesThomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

Apr 5 English philosopher (Leviathan), born in Westport, England

  • Apr 15 Claudius Salmasius [Claude Saumaise], French linguist, born in Semur-en-Auxois, France (d. 1653)
  • May 13 Ole Worm, Danish physician, born in Aarhus, Denmark–Norway (d. 1654)
  • May 28 Pierre Séguier, Chancellor of France, born in Paris (d. 1672)
  • Jun 11 George Wither, English writer (Abuses Stript and Whipt), born in Hampshire, England (d. 1667)
  • Sep 1 Henry II, Prince of Condé, French nobleman (d. 1646)
  • Sep 8 Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (Number of Mersenne), born in Oizé, Maine, France (d. 1648)
  • Nov 27 Valerius Andreas, Flemish historian, born in Dessel, North Brabant (d. 1655)
  • Dec 10 Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher, born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1637)
  • Dec 24 Constance of Austria, queen of Poland, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1631)