Famous People Born In 1584

Discover the most famous people born in 1584. The list includes people like Miyamoto Musashi, Myles Standish, Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Margarita of Austria, John Pym and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, noblemen and playwrights born in 1584. This list includes people from England, Spain, Austria and many more countries.
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Miyamoto Musashi
(Japanese Swordsman and Philosopher Who Became Popular Through His Unique Double-Bladed Swordsmanship)
Miyamoto Musashi
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Listed In: Philosophers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Harima Province, Japan
Died: June 13, 1645

Miyamoto Musashi was a Japanese swordsman, writer, strategist, and philosopher. Widely regarded as a Kensei, Musashi became famous through his stories of bravery, which involves his undefeated streak of 61 duels. He is also credited with founding the Niten Ichi-ryū school of swordsmanship. His life has inspired several films, TV series, stage plays, and video games.

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John Carver
(Voyager)
John Carver
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: March 31, 1621
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John Selden
(Jurist)
John Selden
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Listed In: Judges
Birthdate: 16th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Salvington, Worthing, England
Died: November 30, 1654
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William Baffin
(Explorer)
William Baffin
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Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London
Died: January 23, 1622
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Myles Standish
(Colonist)
Myles Standish
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 29th December
Birthplace: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Died: October 3, 1656
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Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange
(Sovereign)
Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange
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Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Delft, Netherlands
Died: March 14, 1647
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John Pym
(Member of Parliament)
John Pym
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Birthdate: 20th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bridgwater, England
Died: December 8, 1643
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Phillippe de Longvilliers de Poincy
(Governor general of the French Antilles)
Phillippe de Longvilliers de Poincy
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Not known
Died: April 11, 1660
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Margarita of Austria
(Queen consort of Spain and Portugal)
Margarita of Austria
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Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: October 3, 1611

The daughter of Austria’s Archduke Charles II and Mary Anna of Bavaria, Margaret of Austria Queen of Spain, later became the queen of Spain and Portugal by virtue of her marriage to King Philip III of Spain, who was also Philip II of Portugal, Naples, Sicily, and Sardinia.

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Pedro de Peralta
(Governor)
Pedro de Peralta
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Valladolid, Castile and León, Spain
Died: 1666 AD
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Francis Beaumont
(Dramatist)
Francis Beaumont
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Listed In: Playwrights
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Grace-Dieu, England
Died: March 6, 1616
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Caspar de Crayer
(Flemish Painter Known for His Counter-Reformation Altarpieces and Portraits)
Caspar de Crayer
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 18th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: January 27, 1669

Caspar de Crayer was a Flemish painter best remembered for his portraits and Counter-Reformation altarpieces. He also served as a court painter under the governors of the Southern Netherlands. Caspar de Crayer showcased his expertise in some of the most important cities of Flanders where he helped popularize the Rubens style. 

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Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Baron Fairfax
(Politician)
Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Baron Fairfax
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 29th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: March 14, 1648
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Diego de Saavedra Fajardo
(Diplomat)
Diego de Saavedra Fajardo
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 6th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spain
Died: August 24, 1648
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Matthias Gallas
(Austrian Soldier Who Played an Important Role in the 'Battle of Nördlingen')
Matthias Gallas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trento, Italy
Died: April 25, 1647
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Nicholas Stone
(Sculptor)
Nicholas Stone
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Listed In: Sculptors
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Woodbury, England
Died: August 24, 1647

Nicholas Stone was an English sculptor and architect who served as the master-mason to James I and later Charles I. He is credited to have built the building of Inigo Jones' Banqueting House, among other prominent buildings. He also executed elaborate funerary monuments considered avant-garde by English standards in his era. He married Dutch sculptor Hendrick de Keyser’s daughter.   

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André Duchesne
(French Historian and Geographer Who Made Pioneering Contributions to French History)
André Duchesne
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Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Île-Bouchard, France
Died: May 30, 1640

French historian and geographer André Duchesne is regarded by many as the father of French history. Known for his critical collections of national history sources, he later served as the historiographer and geographer to the French king. One of his best-known works is Historiae Normannorum Scriptores Antiqui.

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Maximilian, count von Trauttmansdorff
(Statesman)
Maximilian, count von Trauttmansdorff
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: June 8, 1650
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Alonso de Castillo Solorzano
(Writer)
Alonso de Castillo Solorzano
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tordesillas, Spain
Died: 1647 AD
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Shōkadō Shōjō
(Japanese Calligrapher and Painter)
Shōkadō Shōjō
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Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Died: November 3, 1639

Edo period painter and calligrapher Shōkadō Shōjō was regarded as the one of the “three brushes” of the Kan-ei era. He revived the calligraphy style. His paintings showed elements of both the Japanese Yamato-e and the Chinese monochromatic tradition. Bamboo and Sparrows remains one of his best works.