Famous People Born In 1552

Discover the most famous people born in 1552. The list includes people like Edmund Spenser, Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, Vasili IV of Russia, Matteo Ricci, Edward Coke and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, royal family members and lawyers born in 1552. This list includes people from Italy, England, France and many more countries.
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Walter Raleigh
(English Statesman, Soldier, Writer, Explorer and One of the Most Notable Figures of the Elizabethan Era)
Walter Raleigh
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Hayes Barton,United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Died: October 29, 1618
English explorer Walter Raleigh is best remembered for his involvement in the Siege of Smerwick and for colonizing North America. He made smoking tobacco popular in England. His accounts of his first voyage to South America led to the legend of El Dorado. He was executed to please the Spanish.
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Boris Godunov
(Tsar of Russia (1598 to 1605))
Boris Godunov
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Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vyazma, Russia
Died: April 23, 1605
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Matteo Ricci
(Italian Priest, Missionary and One of the Founding Figures of Jesuit China Missions)
Matteo Ricci
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Listed In: Priests
Birthdate: 6th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Macerata, Italy
Died: May 11, 1610

Matteo Ricci was an Italian priest best remembered as one of the founding members of the Jesuit China missions. Renowned for his missionary work in China, Ricci became the first European to set foot on the Forbidden City of Beijing. He is credited with converting important Chinese officials to Catholicism. The Catholic Church considers him a Servant of God.

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Edward Coke
(English Barrister, Judge, and Politician Who is Considered the Greatest Jurist of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Eras)
Edward Coke
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1st February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mileham, Breckland, Norfolk, England
Died: September 3, 1634

Edward Coke was an English politician, barrister, and judge. He is regarded as the greatest jurist of the Jacobean and Elizabethan eras. As a barrister, Coke took up important cases like Slade's Case. As a Member of Parliament, Coke campaigned for the Statute of Monopolies 1623. He also played a key role in the passage of the Petition of Right.

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Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Politician)
Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: January 20, 1612

Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor reigned as the King of the Romans and as the King in Germany between 1576 and 1612. Best remembered as an intellectual aficionado of occult arts, Rudolf is often seen as the founding father of the Scientific Revolution. He devoted his time to astrology and alchemy in an attempt to find the Philosopher's Stone.

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Lavinia Fontana
(Painter)
Lavinia Fontana
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 24th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: August 11, 1614
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Paolo Sarpi
(Italian Historian, Scholar, and State Theologian During Venice’s Struggle With 'Pope Paul V')
Paolo Sarpi
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Birthdate: 14th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: January 15, 1623

Italian theologian and scientist Paolo Sarpi was also a lawyer. He lost his father early and was raised by his mother and uncle. His intellect and seriousness had earned him the nickname The Bride in his early days. He advocated for the separation of the Church and the state.

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Suphankanlaya
(Princess)
Suphankanlaya
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Chan Royal Palace, Ban Khlong, Thailand
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Marfa Sobakina
(Tsaritsa)
Marfa Sobakina
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Kolomna, Russia
Died: November 13, 1571

Though remembered as the third wife of Russian tsar Ivan the Terrible, Marfa Sobakina had been his wife only for 15 days. Selected of Ivan’s 12 marriage finalists, she died rather mysteriously, like the other wives of Ivan, within days of her marriage, with people suspecting poisoning as a probable reason.

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Edmund Spenser
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 13, 1599
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Gabriello Chiabrera
(Poet)
Gabriello Chiabrera
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Savona, Italy
Died: October 14, 1638
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Jean Bertaut
(Poet)
Jean Bertaut
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Donnay, France
Died: June 8, 1611
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Hans von Aachen
(Painter)
Hans von Aachen
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: March 4, 1615
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Vasili IV of Russia
(Tsar of Russia)
Vasili IV of Russia
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 22nd September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: September 12, 1612
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Philippe de Carteret I
(Head of Sark in the Channel Islands)
Philippe de Carteret I
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Saint Ouen
Died: 1594 AD
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Joost Bürgi
(Swiss Mathematician Who Invented Logarithms Independently of the Scottish Mathematician John Napier)
Joost Bürgi
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 28th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lichtensteig, Switzerland
Died: January 31, 1632

Known as the man who invented logarithms in a study independent of John Napier, Swiss mathematician Joost Bürgi was initially a clockmaker of Duke Wilhelm IV’s court. His geometrical and astronomical instruments made him popular, and he joined the service of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II.

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Alberico Gentili
(Italian-British Jurist and a Tutor of 'Queen Elizabeth I')
Alberico Gentili
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Ginesio, Macerata, Italy
Died: June 19, 1608

Regarded as the father of international law, Italian jurist Alberico Gentili was perhaps the first in western Europe to distinguish between secular law and canon law. He had also tutored Queen Elizabeth I, had served as a professor of law at Oxford, and specialized in Roman law.

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Henri I de Bourbon, Prince of Condé
(Prince)
Henri I de Bourbon, Prince of Condé
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 29th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, Île-de-France, France
Died: March 5, 1588
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William Douglas, 10th Earl of Angus
(Nobleman)
William Douglas, 10th Earl of Angus
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Listed In: Noblewomen
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: March 3, 1611
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Gabriel Harvey
(Writer)
Gabriel Harvey
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Saffron Walden, England
Died: 1631 AD
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Melchior Klesl
(Statesman)
Melchior Klesl
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 18, 1630
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William Cavendish, 1st earl of Devonshire
(Politician)
William Cavendish, 1st earl of Devonshire
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: England
Died: March 3, 1626
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Agrippa d'Aubigné
(French Soldier, Propagandist, Poet, and Chronicler)
Agrippa d'Aubigné
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pons, France
Died: April 29, 1630