16th Century

1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury
Philosopher
· England
1583
Akbar
Mughal Emperor
· India
1542 - 1605
Anne Boleyn
Marquess of Pembroke
· England
1501 - 1536
Antoine de Pluvinel
Riding Master
· France
1555
Artemisia Gentileschi
Painter
· Italy
1593 - 1656
Azai Nagamasa
Daimyo
· Japan
1545 - 1573
Baron de Laune
Historian
· France
1585
Bathsua Makin
Critic
· England
1600 - 1675
Ben Jonson
Playwright
· England
1572 - 1637
Benjamin Rudyerd
Poet
· England
1572 - 1658
Camillus de Lellis
Soldier and founder of the Order of the Ministers of the Sick (also known as the Camillians)
· Italy
1550
Cardinal Richelieu
Statesman
· France
1585
Catherine Parr
Queen consort of England
· England
1512 - 1548
Claudio Monteverdi
Composer
· Italy
1567 - 1643
Edmund Campion
Martyr
· England
1540 - 1581
Edmund Spenser
Poet
· England
1552 - 1599
Edward Coke
Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
· England
1552 - 1634
Edward Fairfax
Poet
· England
1575
Edward Herbert
Philosopher and statesman
· England
1583
Edward Topsell
Author
· England
1572 - 1625
Elizabeth I
Queen of England
· England
1533 - 1603
Etienne de La Boetie
Writer
· France
1530 - 1563
Francis Bacon
Philosopher
· England
1561
Francis Walsingham
Spymaster
· England
1532 - 1590
Francisco de Quevedo
Writer
· Spain
1580 - 1645
Francois de Malherbe
Poet
· France
1555 - 1628
Francois Viete
Mathematician
· France
1540 - 1603
Fulke Greville
Politician and courtier
· England
1554
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke
Poet and statesman
· England
1554
Galileo Galilei
Physicist and astronomer
· Italy
1564
George Chapman
Playwright
· England
1559
George Gascoigne
Poet
· England
1539
George Herbert
Pastor
· England
1593 - 1633
Ieyasu Tokugawa
Shogun
· Japan
1543
Izaak Walton
Angler
· England
1593
James Howell
Writer
· England
1594
James Shirley
Playwright
· England
1596
James Ussher
Clergyman and scholar
· Ireland
1581
Jane Frances de Chantal
Religious leader and founder of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary
· France
1572
Jean Bodin
Jurist
· France
1530
Jean Francois Paul de Gondi
Clergy
· France
1591
Jeremiah Burroughs
Preacher
· England
1599
Joachim du Bellay
Poet
· France
1522
Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
· Germany
1571
Johannes Stadius
Theologian
· Germany
1581
John Amos Comenius
Educator
· Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic)
1592
John Bradford
Clergyman
· England
1510
John Calvin
Theologian and pastor
· France
1509
John Cotton
Minister
· England
1585
John Dee
Mathematician and astronomer
· England
1527
John Donne
Poet
· England
1572
John Fletcher
Playwright
· England
1579
John Florio
Lexicographer
· Italy
1553
John Gerard
Botanist
· England
1545
John Harington
Courtier
· England
1561
John Jewel
Bishop
· England
1522
John Knox
Clergyman
· Scotland
1514
John Lyly
Dramatist
· England
1554
John Marston
Playwright
· England
1576
John of the Cross
Mystic
· Spain
1542
John Selden
Lawyer
· England
1584
John Webster
Playwright
· England
1580
John Winthrop
Lawyer
· England
1588
Joseph Hall
Clergyman
· England
1574
Juan Ruiz de Alarcon
Playwright
· Spain
1581
King James I
King
· Scotland
1566
Lady Jane Grey
Queen
· England
1537
Lancelot Andrewes
Clergyman
· England
1555
Lope de Vega
Playwright
· Spain
1562
Louise Labe
Poet
· France
1524
Luis de Camoes
Poet
· Portugal
1524
Luisa Sigea de Velasco
Writer
· Spain
1522
Magdalena de Pazzi
Nun
· Italy
1566
Margaret of Valois
Queen
· France
1553
Marie de Gournay
Writer
· France
1565
Martin Chemnitz
Theologian
· Germany
1522
Maurice Sceve
Poet
· France
1501
Michael Drayton
Poet
· England
1563
Michael Servetus
Theologian, physician, and humanist
· Spain
1511
Michel de Montaigne
Philosopher
· France
1533
Miguel de Cervantes
Writer
· Spain
1547
Nabeshima Naoshige
Samurai
· Japan
1538
Nicholas Breton
Poet
· England
1564
Nicholas Ling
Publisher
· England
1563
Nicolas Caussin
Jesuit priest and moral theologian
· France
1583
Nicolas Poussin
Painter
· France
1594
Oliver Cromwell
Military leader and statesman
· England
1599
Orlando Gibbons
Composer
· England
1583
Paolo Veronese
Painter
· Italy
1528
Paschal Baylon
Religious Brother
· Spain
1540
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Playwright
· Spain
1600
Peter Canisius
Jesuit priest and theologian
· Netherlands
1521
Peter Claver
Missionary
· Spain
1580
Peter Paul Rubens
Painter
· Belgium
1577
Philip Massinger
Playwright
· England
1583
Philip Neri
Priest
· Italy
1515
Philip Sidney
Poet and courtier
· England
1554
Pierre Charron
Philosopher
· France
1541
Pierre de Ronsard
Poet
· France
1524
Piet Pieterszoon Hein
Admiral
· Netherlands
1577
Pocahontas
Diplomat
· Virginia
1596
Pope Julius III
Clergy
· Italy
1513
Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes
Philosopher
· France
1596
Richard Barnfield
Poet
· England
1569
Richard Hakluyt
Geographer and historian
· England
1552
Richard Hooker
Theologian and philosopher
· England
1554
Richard Mulcaster
Educator
· England
1531
Richard Sibbes
Theologian and preacher
· England
1577
Robert Bellarmine
Priest and theologian
· Italy
1542
Robert Burton
Clergyman
· England
1577
Robert Cecil
Politician
· England
1563
Robert Herrick
Poet
· England
1591
Robert Recorde
Mathematician
1512
Robert Southwell
Poet and Jesuit priest
· England
1561
Roger Ascham
Tutor and scholar
· England
1515
Rose of Lima
Nun
· Peru
1586
Saint Francis de Sales
Catholic Bishop and Theologian
· France
1567
Samuel Daniel
Poet
· England
1562
Samuel Rutherford
Presbyterian theologian and author
· Scotland
1600
Sir Francis Bacon
Philosopher and statesman
· England
1561
Sir Fulke Greville
Politician
· England
1554
Sir John Davies
Lawyer
· England
1569
Stephen Hopkins
Politician
· England
1581
Takeda Shingen
Warlord
· Japan
1521
Takuan Soho
Zen Buddhist monk and teacher
· Japan
1573
Teresa of Avila
Nun
· Spain
1515
Thomas Campion
Composer
· England
1567
Thomas Goodwin
Theologian
· England
1600
Thomas Heywood
Playwright
· England
1574
Thomas Hobbes
Philosopher
· England
1588
Thomas Hooker
Clergyman
· England
1586
Tommaso Campanella
Philosopher
· Italy
1568
Torii Mototada
Samurai
· Japan
1539
Torquato Tasso
Poet
· Italy
1544
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Warlord
· Japan
1537
Tulsidas
Poet and saint
· India
1532
Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
· Denmark
1546
Uesugi Kenshin
Samurai
· Japan
1530
Vincent de Paul
Priest
· France
1581
Vincent Voiture
Poet
· France
1597
Walter Raleigh
Explorer
· England
1552
William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling
Soldier and statesman
· Scotland
1567
William Ames
Theologian
· England
1576
William Bradford
Politician
· England
1590
William Burton
Historian
· England
1575
William Camden
Historian
· England
1551
William Cavendish
Politician
· England
1593
William Cecil
Politician and statesman
· England
1520
William Drummond
Poet
· Scotland
1585
William Gilbert
Physician and natural philosopher
· England
1544
William Harvey
Physician
· England
1578
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Playwright
· England
1564
William Tyndale
Theologian and scholar
· England
1534
Yagyu Munenori
Samurai
· Japan
1571
Yi Sun-sin
Admiral
· Korea
1545

 

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