On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1593

  • Mar 19 Georges de la Tour, French painter
  • Mar 25 Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
  • Apr 3 George Herbert, English metaphysical poet (5 Mystical Songs), born in Montgomery, Wales (d. 1633)
  • Apr 4 Edward Nicholas, English statesman (Secretary of State to Charles I and Charles II), born in Winterbourne Earls, United Kingdom (d. 1669)
  • Apr 13 Thomas Wentworth, 1st earl of Strafford and Viceroy of Ireland, born in London, England (d. 1641)
  • Apr 27 Mumtaz Mahal, Empress consort of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal as her mausoleum and symbol of his undying love, born in Agra, Mughal Empire (d. 1631)
  • May 20 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish baroque artist
  • May 20 Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)
  • Jul 8 Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian baroque painter, born in Rome (d. 1653)
  • Aug 9 Izaak Walton, English biographer and author (The Compleat Angler), born in Stafford, England (d. 1683)
  • Aug 23 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1646)
  • Sep 25 Matthew Merian the Elder, Swiss engraver and bookseller, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1650)
  • Oct 11 Nicolaas Tulp, Mayor of Amsterdam (1654-71), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1674)