On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1615

  • Jan 31 Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit priest (5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus), dies at 71
  • Feb 4 Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
  • Feb 4 Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535)
  • Mar 4 Hans von Aachen, German painter, dies
  • Mar 6 Pieter Both, Dutch admiral/1st gov-gen (East Indies, 1609-14), drowns
  • May 4 Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician (b. 1561)
  • May 27 Margaret de Valois, 1st Queen of Henry IV of France (1672-99) daughter of Henry II, dies at 61
  • Jun 3 Sanada Yukimura, Japanese samurai (b. 1567)
  • Jun 23 Mashita Nagamori, Japanese warlord (b. 1545)
  • Jul 26 Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish Armada commander, dies at 64
  • Aug 15 Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies
  • Aug 15 Mír 'Imád al-Ḥasaní, Persian calligrapher (Master of the Nasta‘liq style - St. Petersburg Muraqqa), assassinated on Shah's authorization (b. 1554)
  • Sep 1 Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and man of letters, dies at 86
  • Sep 27 Arbella Stuart, English great-great-granddaughter of King Henry VII and possible heir to the throne, dies imprisoned in the Tower of London at 39 or 40
  • Dec 2 Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general