Died in 1615

Jan 15 Virginia de' Medici an illegitimate daughter of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Camilla Martelli. She was the Duchess of Modena and Reggio by marriage to Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena
Jan 31 Sō Yoshitoshi a Sō clan daimyō of the island domain of Tsushima at the end of Japan's Sengoku period, and into the Edo period. His name is sometimes read as Yoshitomo. Under the influence of Konishi Yukinaga he was baptized and accepted the name "Dario". He took part in Toyotomi Hideyoshi's invasions of Korea in the 1590s, and led a force in the Siege of Busan
Jan 31 Claudio Acquaviva Very Rev. Claudio Acquaviva, S.J. was an Italian Jesuit priest elected in 1581 the 5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus. He is often referred to as the second founder of the Jesuit Order. Some older texts, including those illustrated in this article, spell his name Aquaviva
Feb 4 Giambattista della Porta an Italian scholar, polymath and playwright who lived in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation.
Feb 5 Dom Justo Takayama a kirishitan daimyo and a Japanese samurai who followed Christianity in the Sengoku period of Japan.
Feb 6 Patrick Stewart 2nd Earl of Orkney the son of Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney, and a grandson of James V of Scotland. He was executed for treason in 1615
Mar 4 Hans von Aachen a German mannerist painter.
Mar 6 Pieter Both the first Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies.
Mar 10 John Ogilvie (saint) a Scottish Catholic Jesuit martyr.
Mar 27 Margaret of Valois Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century. A royal princess of France by birth, she was the last of the House of Valois
Apr 1 Miklós Istvánffy a Hungarian politician, Humanist historian and poet, who served as Palatinal Governor of Hungary from 19 January 1582 to November 1608.
May 4 Adriaan van Roomen a Flemish mathematician.
May 11 Chōsokabe Morichika a Japanese samurai of the Azuchi-Momoyama period through early Edo period. Once the ruler of Tosa Province, his fief was revoked by Tokugawa Ieyasu after the Battle of Sekigahara
Jun 3 Sanada Yukimura a Japanese samurai warrior of the Sengoku period. He was especially known as the leading general on the defending side of the Siege of Osaka
Jun 23 Mashita Nagamori a daimyo in Azuchi-Momoyama period, and one of the Go-Bugyō appointed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Also called Niemon or by his court title, Uemon-no-jō
Jul 10 Henry Neville (died 1615) an English courtier, politician and diplomat, noted for his role as ambassador to France and his unsuccessful attempts to negotiate between James I of England and the Houses of Parliament. In 2005 Neville was put forward as a candidate for the authorship of Shakespeare's works
Jul 26 Alonso Pérez de Guzmán 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia the commander-in-chief of the Spanish Armada.
Jul 30 Evert Horn a Swedish soldier. He was born in Haapsalu. He was appointed Governor of Narva in 1613, and Field Marshal in 1614. He was killed by a bullet during the early days of the Swedish siege of Pskov
Aug 7 Melchior Vulpius a German singer and composer of church music.
Aug 23 François de Joyeuse a French churchman and politician.
Sep 1 Étienne Pasquier a French lawyer and man of letters. By his own account he was born in Paris on 7 June 1529, but according to others he was born in 1528. He was called to the Paris bar in 1549
Sep 25 Lady Arbella Stuart a noblewoman who was for some time considered a possible successor to Queen Elizabeth I of England.
Oct 16 Françoise de Cezelli a French war hero. She distinguished herself when the village of Leucate was besieged by Spanish forces allied with the Catholic League in 1590, after her husband, the governor, was captured and executed by the enemy
Oct 31 Marcantonio Memmo the 91st Doge of Venice, reigning from July 24, 1612 until his death.
Nov 24 Sethus Calvisius a German music theorist, composer, chronologer, astronomer, and teacher of the late Renaissance.
Dec 2 Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon a French soldier, called the man without fear and, by Henry IV the brave of the brave.
Dec 7 Gerard Reynst a Dutch merchant, father of a museum curator, and later the second Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies.