Historical Figures Who Died in 1606

  • Jan 28 Carolus Gallus [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer, pastor and vicar, dies at 85
  • Jan 30 Everard Digby, English conspirator (b. 1578)

Guy FawkesGuy Fawkes (1570-1606)

Jan 31 English Catholic conspirator who was convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot" to blow up the British Parliament, hanged at 35

  • Mar 2 St. Nicholas Owen (martyr), one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, executed at about 43 [birthdate uncertain]
  • Mar 23 Justus Lipsius [Joost Lips], Dutch classic philologist, dies at 58
  • Apr 3 Charles Blount, 1st Earl of Devon, English politician (b. 1563)
  • May 3 Henry Garnet, English Jesuit (executed) (b. 1555)
  • May 17 Forges Dimitri #1, Tsar of Russia (1605-06), murdered
  • Sep 2 Carel van Mander, Flemish painter/art historian, dies at 58
  • Oct 5 Philippe Desportes, French poet (b. 1546)
  • Oct 8 John VI the Elder, Count of Nassau, father of 24, dies at 69
  • Nov 13 Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (b. 1530)