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Birthdays in History in 1604

  • Apr 5 Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (1624-75), born in Nancy, France (d. 1675)
  • May 10 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (d. 1686)
  • Jun 4 Claudia de' Medici, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, born in Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany (d. 1648)
  • Jun 17 Johan Maurits, Prince of Nassau-Siegen (Maurits House), born in Dillenburg, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1679)
  • Aug 4 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer, born in Paris (d. 1676)
  • Aug 5 John Eliot, English Puritan missionaru "Apostle to Indians," and Bible translator, baptized in Widford, England (d. 1690)
  • Aug 12 Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
  • Sep 13 William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English soldier and politician, born in Brereton Hall, Cheshire, England (d. 1661)
  • Nov 3 Osman II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1618-22), born in Topkapi Palace, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1622)