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List of famous people born in 1581, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1581 is loosely ordered by popularity, so the most well-known people are at the top. All sorts of men and women are featured on this list, including actors, singers, musicians and athletes born in 1581. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1581, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1581 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

Examples include Thomas Overbury and False Dmitriy I.

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Thomas Overbury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1581
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Sir Thomas Overbury was an English poet and essayist, also known for being the victim of a murder which led to a scandalous trial. His poem A Wife, which depicted the virtues that a young man should demand of a woman, played a large role in the events that precipitated his murder. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 32 (1581-1613)

Birthplace: Compton Scorpion

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John Warner


John Warner was an English churchman, bishop of Rochester and royalist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 85 (1581-1666)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

False Dmitriy I is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1581
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False Dmitriy I, historically known as Pseudo-Demetrius I, was the Tsar of Russia from 21 July 1605 until his death on 17 May 1606 under the name of Dimitriy Ioannovich. He is sometimes referred to under the title of Dmitriy I. According to historian Chester L. Dunning, Dmitriy I was, "the only Tsar ever raised to the throne by means of a military campaign and popular uprisings." He was one of "impostors" who claimed during the Time of Troubles to be the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible, tsarevitch Dmitriy Ivanovich, who had supposedly escaped a 1591 assassination attempt. It is generally believed that the real Dmitriy died in Uglich and that this False Dmitriy's real name was Grigory ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 25 (1581-1606)

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Edmund Gunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1581
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Edmund Gunter, was an English clergyman, mathematician, geometer and astronomer of Welsh descent. He is best remembered for his mathematical contributions which include the invention of the Gunter's chain, the Gunter's quadrant, and the Gunter's scale. In 1620, he invented the first successful analog device which he developed to calculate logarithmic tangents. He was mentored in mathematics by Reverend Henry Briggs and eventually became a Gresham Professor of Astronomy, from 1619 until his death. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 45 (1581-1626)

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