On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1591

  • Jan 11 Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English Civil War general (d. 1646)
  • Jan 12 José Ribera/Jusepe de Ribera, Spanish painter and printmaker, nicknamed Lo Spagnoletto (d. 1652)
  • Feb 25 Friedrich von Spee, German writer (d. 1635)
  • Mar 15 Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1660)
  • Aug 24 Robert Herrick, English poet ('Gather ye rosebuds while ye may'), baptized in London (d. 1674)
  • Sep 8 Jacqueline-Marie-Angélique Arnauld, French abbess (Port-Royal de Paris), born in Paris (d. 1661)