Famous 16th Century Writers
Find out more about the greatest 16th Century Writers, including William Shakespeare, James VI and I, Niccolò Machiavelli, Walter Raleigh and Nostradamus.
William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare

23 April 1564

23 April 1616

Stratford-upon-Avon

British

Taurus

Niccolò MachiavelliNiccolò Machiavelli

03 May 1469

21 June 1527

Florence

Italian

Taurus

Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh

22 January 1552

29 October 1618

East Budleigh

British

Aquarius

John DonneJohn Donne

22 January 1572

31 March 1631

London, England

British

Aquarius

Miguel de CervantesMiguel de Cervantes

29 September 1547

22 April 1616

Alcalá de Henares

Spanish

Libra

George HerbertGeorge Herbert

03 April 1593

01 March 1633

Montgomery

British,Welsh

Aries

Ben JonsonBen Jonson

11 June 1572

06 August 1637

Westminster, London, England

British

Gemini

James VI and IJames VI and I

19 June 1566

Edinburgh

Gemini

John DeeJohn Dee

13 July 1527

London

British

Cancer

Ivan the TerribleIvan the Terrible

25 August 1530

Kolomenskoye

Virgo

Christopher MarloweChristopher Marlowe

26 February 1564

30 May 1593

Canterbury, England

British

Pisces

Teresa of ÁvilaTeresa of Ávila

28 March 1515

Gotarrendura

Spanish

Aries

TukaramTukaram

1608 AD

1650 AD

Dehu

Indian

Robert BellarmineRobert Bellarmine

04 October 1542

17 September 1621

Montepulciano

Italian

Libra

Abdul Rahim Khan-I-KhanaAbdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana

17 December 1556

22 April 2017

Lahore

Indian

Sagittarius

Francis de SalesFrancis de Sales

16 August 1567

28 December 1622

Château de Thorens

French

Leo

Benvenuto CelliniBenvenuto Cellini

03 November 1500

13 February 1571

Florence

Italian

Scorpio

Lope de VegaLope de Vega

25 November 1562

27 August 1635

Madrid

Spanish

Sagittarius

John Amos ComeniusJohn Amos Comenius

28 March 1592

15 November 1670

Moravia

Czech

Aries

Emilia LanierEmilia Lanier

1569 AD

1645 AD

Bishopsgate

British

Veronica FrancoVeronica Franco

25 March 1546

22 July 1591

Venice

Italian,Filipino

Aries

Anne AskewAnne Askew

1521 AD

26 July 1546

Stallingborough

British

Torquato TassoTorquato Tasso

11 March 1544

25 April 1595

Sorrento

Italian

Pisces

Giambattista BasileGiambattista Basile

1566 AD

23 February 1632

Giugliano in Campania

Italian

Pierre de RonsardPierre de Ronsard

11 September 1524

27 December 1585

La Possonnière castle

French

Virgo

Francisco de QuevedoFrancisco de Quevedo

14 September 1580

08 September 1645

Madrid

Spanish

Virgo

Thomas KydThomas Kyd

06 November 1558

16 July 1594

London

British

Scorpio

Thomas MiddletonThomas Middleton

18 April 1580

04 July 1627

London

British

Aries

Conrad GessnerConrad Gessner

26 March 1516

13 December 1565

Zürich

Swiss

Aries

Bihari LalBihari Lal

1595 AD

1663 AD

Gwalior

Indian

Andrzej Frycz ModrzewskiAndrzej Frycz Modrzewski

20 September 1503

1572 AD

Wolbórz

Polish

Virgo

George BuchananGeorge Buchanan

01 February 1506

28 September 1582

Killearn

Scottish

Aquarius

Tirso de MolinaTirso de Molina

24 March 1579

Madrid

Spanish

Aries

Catalina de ErausoCatalina de Erauso

1592 AD

1650 AD

Donostia / San Sebastián

Spanish

Alexandre de RhodesAlexandre de Rhodes

15 March 1591

05 November 1660

Avignon

French

Pisces

Primož TrubarPrimož Trubar

19 June 1508

28 June 1586

Carniola

Slovenian

Gemini

Duarte BarbosaDuarte Barbosa

01 May 1521

Portugal

Portuguese

Luis de LeónLuis de León

1527 AD

23 August 1591

Belmonte de Campos

Spanish

Hans StadenHans Staden

1525 AD

30 July 1579

Homberg

German

Martin ChemnitzMartin Chemnitz

09 November 1522

08 April 1586

Treuenbrietzen

German

Scorpio

Joost van den VondelJoost van den Vondel

17 November 1587

05 February 1679

Cologne

Scorpio

Michael DraytonMichael Drayton

1563 AD

23 December 1631

Hartshill, United Kingdom

British

Thomas TusserThomas Tusser

1524 AD

03 May 1580

England, United Kingdom

British

Mikołaj RejMikołaj Rej

04 February 1505

04 October 1569

Zhuravno

Polish

Aquarius

William DrummondWilliam Drummond

13 December 1585

04 December 1649

Hawthornden Castle, Midlothian

Scottish

Sagittarius

Garcilaso de la VegaGarcilaso de la Vega

06 February 1501

14 October 1536

Toledo

Spanish

Aquarius

John FletcherJohn Fletcher

30 November 1579

31 July 1625

Rye

British

Sagittarius

Thomas DekkerThomas Dekker

1572 AD

25 August 1632

London

British

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