Famous People Born in 1581

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
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    Sir Thomas Overbury (baptized 1581 – 14 September 1613) 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 (also referred to as The 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.
    • Age: Dec. at 32 (1581-1613)
    • Birthplace: Compton Scorpion
  • John Warner

    John Warner (1581 – 14 October 1666) was an English churchman, Bishop of Rochester and royalist.
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1581-1666)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
  • False Dmitriy I
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    Dmitry I (Russian: Димитрий I (Первый), tr. Dimitry I (Perviy)) (historically known as Pseudo-Demetrius I and False Dmitry I, Russian: Лжедмитрий I, tr. Lzhedmitry I) was the Tsar of Russia from 10 June 1605 until his death on 17 May 1606 under the name of Dmitry Ivanovich (Russian: Дмитрий Иванович). According to historian Chester S.L. Dunning, Dmitry was "the only Tsar ever raised to the throne by means of a military campaign and popular uprisings".He was the first, and most successful, of three "pretenders" (Russian: самозванцы (sing.: самозванец), romanized: samozvanets) who claimed during the Time of Troubles to be the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible, tsarevich Dmitry Ivanovich, who ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 25 (1581-1606)
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
  • Edmund Gunter
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    Edmund Gunter (1581 – 10 December 1626), 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 analogue 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.
    • Age: Dec. at 45 (1581-1626)
  • Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft
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    Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (16 March 1581 in Amsterdam – 21 May 1647 in The Hague) - Knight in the Order of Saint Michael - was a Dutch historian, poet and playwright from the period known as the Dutch Golden Age.
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1581-1647)
    • Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hendrik Brouwer
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    Hendrik Brouwer ([ˈbrʌu̯ər]; 1581 – 7 August 1643) was a Dutch explorer and governor of the Dutch East Indies.
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1581-1643)
    • Birthplace: Belgium