Famous People Born In 1600

Discover the most famous people born in 1600. The list includes people like Charles I of England, Claude Lorrain, Pedro Calderon de la Barca, John Endecott, Maria Celeste and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, spiritual & religious leaders, playwrights and theologians born in 1600. This list includes people from England, France and many more countries.
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Charles I of England
(King of England, Scotland & Ireland from 1625 to 1649)
Charles I of England
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dunfermline Palace, Dunfermline, Scotland
Died: January 30, 1649

Charles I, the King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1625 to 1649, was said to be authoritarian and was in constant battle with the Parliament over the issue of royal prerogative. The friction led to a civil war from 1642 to 1645 between him and the English and Scottish Parliaments. He was defeated and executed in 1649 for treason.

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Claude Lorrain
(French painter, draughtsman and etcher of the Baroque era)
Claude Lorrain
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Listed In: Baroque Painters
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Chamagne, France
Died: November 23, 1682
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Maria Celeste
(Nun)
Maria Celeste
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Listed In: Saints
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Padua, Italy
Died: April 2, 1634
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Gioachino Greco
(Chess player, Writer)
Gioachino Greco
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Celico, Italy
Died: November 9, 1634
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Pope Clement IX
(Pope)
Pope Clement IX
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 28th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pistoia, Italy
Died: December 9, 1669
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John Endecott
(Political leader)
John Endecott
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Chagford, England
Died: March 15, 1665
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William Prynne
(Lawyer)
William Prynne
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: October 24, 1669
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Marie de Rohan
(Courtier)
Marie de Rohan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 12, 1679
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John Ogilby
(Translator)
John Ogilby
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Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: September 4, 1676

A cartographer who was a pioneer of road atlases, John Ogilby was also a well-known poet and translator. Initially a dance master, he is also credited with building Ireland’s first theater in Dublin. He was the target of satirical attacks by Alexander Pope in The Dunciad and by John Dryden in MacFlecknoe.

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William Claiborne
(Political figure)
William Claiborne
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1677 AD
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Samuel Hartlib
(Polymath)
Samuel Hartlib
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Elblag, Poland
Died: March 10, 1662
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Shaista Khan
(Maternal Uncle of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb)
Shaista Khan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1694 AD

A maternal uncle of Aurangzeb, Shaista Khan was a major figure in Indian history. He not only served as the governor of Bengal but also reigned over Khandesh as its viceroy. He had 3 of his fingers sliced off in a fight with Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji at Lal Mahal.

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Gabriel Naudé
(Librarian)
Gabriel Naudé
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Birthdate: 2nd February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 10, 1653
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Richard Flecknoe
(Author)
Richard Flecknoe
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: 1678 AD
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Dud Dudley
(British Metallurgist Who Was the First to Smelt Iron Ore With Coke)
Dud Dudley
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: 1684 AD

Metallurgist Dud Dudley is remembered for pioneering the method of smelting iron ore with coke. His invention was a welcome change at a time when the government was way of the environmental damage caused by deforestation in search of fuel. He had also penned the book Metallum Martis.

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Zhu Zhiyu
(Scholar)
Zhu Zhiyu
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Listed In: Educators
Birthdate: 17th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yuyao, China
Died: May 24, 1682
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Edmund Calamy the Elder
(Presbyterian)
Edmund Calamy the Elder
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Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 29, 1666

Presbyterian theologian Edmund Calamy the Elder wrote with a group of fellow Calvinists under the joint pseudonym Smectymnuus. A non-Conformist, he was expelled from the ministry for going against the Act of Uniformity. He died out of shock at the sight of the Great Fire of London.

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Samuel Twardowski
(Polish Poet, Diarist, and Essayist)
Samuel Twardowski
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Lutynia, Poland
Died: July 6, 1661

Samuel Twardowski, who mostly worked as an assistant or secretary to diplomats, is best remembered for his diary, The Important Mission of His Grace Duke Krzysztof Zbaraski, written in verse. Known as the Polish Virgil, he wrote many other historical treatises, apart from several pastoral romances.

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Pedro Calderón de la Barca
(Spanish Dramatist, Poet, Writer and Knight of the Order of Santiago)
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 17th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: May 25, 1681

One of the most significant Baroque playwrights of the Spanish Golden Age, Pedro Calderon de la Barca had penned iconic dramas such as Life Is a Dream and many religious plays and operas, too. Many of his works reflected the issues of a dysfunctional family, probably inspired by his own life.

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Jonas Bronck
(Immigrant to the Dutch colony of New Netherland after whom the Bronx River, and by extension, the county and New York City)
Jonas Bronck
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Sweden
Died: 1643 AD
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Anthony Johnson
(Farmer and Slaveholder)
Anthony Johnson
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Portuguese Angola
Died: 1670 AD
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Thomas Goodwin
(British Theologian and Preacher)
Thomas Goodwin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 5th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rollesby, England
Died: February 23, 1680

Puritan clergyman Thomas Goodwin, also known as the Elder, had served as a chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. He had a major role in drafting the Savoy Declaration and was also made the president of Magdalen College, Oxford. His written works include five volumes of his sermons, published posthumously.

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Piaras Feiritear
(Poet)
Piaras Feiritear
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Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Irish
Died: October 15, 1653
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Ippolita Trivulzio
(Princess)
Ippolita Trivulzio
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Palazzo Trivulzio, Duchy of Milan
Died: June 20, 1638
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John Colepeper, 1st Baron Colepeper
(Politician)
John Colepeper, 1st Baron Colepeper
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: England
Died: June 11, 1660
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Hermann Busenbaum
(Theologian)
Hermann Busenbaum
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Listed In: Theologians
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nottuln, Germany
Died: January 31, 1668
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Johann Heinrich Waser
(Politician)
Johann Heinrich Waser
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Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: February 20, 1669