Historical Figures Born in 1599

  • Jan 12 Adrian van Utrecht, Flemish still life painter, born in Antwerp (d. 1652)

Alexander VIIAlexander VII (1599-1667)

Feb 13 Italian Pope (1655-67), born in Siena, Florence, Italy

  • Mar 13 Johannes Berchmans, Dutch Jesuit and Roman Catholic saint, born in Diest, Seventeen Provinces (d. 1621)
  • Mar 22 Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish painter (Charles I of England), born in Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1641)
  • Mar 28 Witte Corneliszoon de With, Dutch naval officer, born in Brielle, Netherlands (d. 1658)

Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell (1599-1658)

Apr 25 English general and puritan Lord Protector of England (1653-58), born in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England

  • Jun 6 Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (Las Meninas), baptized in Sevilla, Spain (d. 1660)
  • Jun 12 Johan Wolfert van Brederode, Dutch governor (Hertogenbosch) and field marshal, born in Heusden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (d. 1655)
  • Aug 14 Méric Casaubon, French-English classical scholar, born in Geneva (d. 1671)
  • Sep 20 Christian the Younger, German Protestant military leader during the Thirty Years' War, born in Gröningen, Germany (d. 1626)
  • Sep 25 Francesco Borromini, Italian sculptor and architect, born in Bissone, Italy (d. 1667)
  • Oct 10 Jacob Aertsz Colom, Dutch publisher (Consolation of the Sea), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1673)
  • Oct 31 Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer, born in Houghton, England (d. 1680)
  • Nov 11 Prince Ottavio Piccolomini, Italian nobleman, Duke of Amalfi, and field marshal of the Holy Roman Empire, born in Florence, Florentine Republic (now Italy) (d. 1656)