Jan 06 In the year 1580 birth of (baptised) John Smith of Jamestown (d. 1631)
Jan 12 In the year 1580 birth of jean Baptiste van Helmont, Belgian chemist, (found boiling pt temp)
Jan 12 Lord Alexander Ruthven, Scottish nobleman (d. 1600) was born on this day in history.
Apr 18 Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess) was born on this day in history.
Jun 06 Godefroy Wendelin, Flemish astronomer (d. 1667) was born in the year 1580.
Jun 09 On this day in history birth of daniel Heinsius, Flemish scholar (d. 1655)
Jul 06 On this day in history birth of johann Stobaeus, composer
Aug 24 John Taylor, English poet (d. 1654) was born in the year 1580.