On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1601

  • Jan 29 Louise de Lorraine, Queen consort of France (1575-89), dies at 47
  • Feb 25 Robert Devereux, English 2nd Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth I at 35
  • Apr 10 Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (Sonnet of Venus and Cupid), dies at 39
  • Aug 9 Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1558)
  • Aug 19 Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia and Moldovia (Romanian national hero), assassinated at 42 or 43