Famous People Born In 1540

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Discover the most famous people born in 1540. The list includes people like Maharana Pratap, Francis Drake, Charles II, Archduke of Austria, François Viète, Joseph Justus Scaliger and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include historians, non-fiction writers, explorers and spiritual & religious leaders born in 1540. This list includes people from England, France and many more countries.
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Maharana Pratap
(13th Rana of Mewar (1572-1597))
Maharana Pratap
94
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rajsamand District, Rajasthan, India
Died: January 19, 1597
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Francis Drake
(Best Known for His Circumnavigation of the World in a Single Expedition)
Francis Drake
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Tavistock, Devon, England
Died: January 28, 1596
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Edmund Campion
(English Catholic Jesuit Priest and Martyr)
Edmund Campion
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 1, 1581
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Joseph Justus Scaliger
(French Calvinist Religious Leader and Scholar)
Joseph Justus Scaliger
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Birthdate: 5th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Agen, France
Died: January 21, 1609
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ʽAbd al-Qadir Badayuni
0
Listed In: Historians
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budaun, India
Died: November 5, 1605
Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 25th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shotesham, England
Died: June 15, 1614
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José de Acosta
(Missionary)
José de Acosta
0
Listed In: Naturalists
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Medina del Campo, Spain
Died: February 15, 1600
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Sedefkar Mehmed Agha
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Elbasan, Albania
Died: 1617 AD
Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Dodleston, Cheshire, England
Died: March 15, 1617
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Robert Browne
(Church leader)
Robert Browne
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Stamford Shakespeare Company, England
Died: October 7, 1633
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Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme
(French Historian, Soldier and Biographer)
Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Périgord, France
Died: July 15, 1614
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François Viète
(Mathematician whose work on new algebra)
François Viète
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Fontenay-le-Comte, France
Died: February 23, 1603
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Charles II, Archduke of Austria
(Archduke of Austria)
Charles II, Archduke of Austria
1
Listed In: Noblemen
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: July 10, 1590
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William Painter
0
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: February 14, 1595
John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Hamilton
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Scotland,
Died: April 26, 1604
 16 
Barnabe Rich
(Author)
Barnabe Rich
0
Listed In: Soldiers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Essex, England
Died: November 10, 1617
Pierre de Bocosel de Chastelard
0
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Dauphiné, France
Died: 1562 AD
 18 
Zan Ganassa
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bergamo, Italy
Died: 1584 AD
 19 
Anna Throndsen
(Noblewoman)
Anna Throndsen
0
Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 1607 AD
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Andrea Andreani
(Engraver)
Andrea Andreani
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Mantua, Italy
Died: 1623 AD
 21 
Thomas East
(Publisher)
Thomas East
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Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1608 AD
 22 
Jacques Besson
(Inventor)
Jacques Besson
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 1573 AD
 23 
Pierre Jeannin
(Statesman)
Pierre Jeannin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Autun, France
Died: March 22, 1623
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Denis Calvaert
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: April 16, 1619
 25 
Florent Chrestien
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 26th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orléans, France
Died: October 3, 1596
 26 
Olivier Brunel
(Merchant)
Olivier Brunel
0
Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Province of Brabant
Died: 1585 AD
 27 
George Turberville
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Dorset, England
Died: 1597 AD
 28 
Jean de La Taille
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Bondaroy, France
Died: 1607 AD
 29 
Federico Sustris
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Padua, Italy
Died: 1599 AD
 30 
Andriamanelo
(King of Alasora)
Andriamanelo
0
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Merimanjaka, Madagascar
Died: 1575 AD
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Francisca Nuñez de Carabajal
(Marrana (Crypto-Jew) in New Spain executed by burning at the stake by the Inquisition for)
Francisca Nuñez de Carabajal
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Portugal
Died: December 8, 1596
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Brian O'Rourke
(Monarch)
Brian O'Rourke
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: West Breifne, Ireland
Died: November 3, 1591
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Muẓaffar ʿAlī
(Persian artist)
Muẓaffar ʿAlī
0
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Not known
Died: 1576 AD