Died in 1623

Jan 15 Paolo Sarpi a Venetian historian, prelate, scientist, canon lawyer, and statesman active on behalf of the Venetian Republic during the period of its successful defiance of the papal interdict and its war with Austria over the Uskok pirates. His writings, frankly polemical and highly critical of the Catholic Church and its Scholastic tradition, "inspired both Hobbes and Gibbon in their own historical debunkings of priestcraft." Sarpi's major work, the History of the Council of Trent , was published in London in 1619; other works: a History of Ecclesiastical Benefices, History of the Interdict and his Supplement to the History of the Uskoks, appeared posthumously. Organized around single topics, they are early examples of the genre of the historical monograph
Feb 8 Thomas Cecil 1st Earl of Exeter an English politician and soldier.
Mar 25 Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne Duke of Bouillon a member of the powerful, House of La Tour d'Auvergne, Prince of Sedan and a marshal of France.
Apr 19 Uesugi Kagekatsu a Japanese samurai daimyo during the Sengoku period and Edo period.
May 4 Asprilio Pacelli an Italian Baroque composer. He was born in Vasciano near Narni in Stroncone, Province of Terni, Umbria, Italy; and died in Warsaw
Jun 13 Honinbo Sansa the assumed name of Kanō Yosaburō , one of the strongest Japanese Go players of the Edo period , and founder of the house of Honinbō, first among the four great schools of Go in Japan. He was a Buddhist priest of the Nichiren sect, and his original dharma name was Nikkai
Jun 28 Federico Ubaldo della Rovere Duke of Urbino Duke of Urbino and the father of Vittoria della Rovere.
Jul 8 Pope Gregory XV Pope from 9 February 1621 to his death in 1623.
Jul 14 William Byrd an English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard , and consort music. He produced sacred music for use in Anglican services, although he himself became a Roman Catholic in later life and wrote Catholic sacred music as well
Aug 6 Anne Hathaway (Shakespeare's wife) the wife of William Shakespeare - English poet, playwright and actor. They were married in 1582, when she was 26 years old. She outlived her husband by seven years. Very little is known about her beyond a few references in legal documents, but her personality and relationship to Shakespeare have been the subject of much speculation by historians and creative writers
Oct 21 William Wade (English politician) an English statesman and diplomat, and Lieutenant of the Tower of London.
Nov 9 William Camden an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and officer of arms. He wrote the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland and the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England
Nov 11 Philippe de Mornay a French Protestant writer and member of the anti-monarchist Monarchomaques.
Nov 12 Josaphat Kuntsevych a monk and archeparch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, who was killed at Vitebsk, Vitebsk Voivodeship, in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth , on 12 November 1623. He has been declared a martyr and saint of the Catholic Church
Nov 16 Francisco Sanches an skeptic philosopher and physician of Sephardi Jewish origin.
Nov 30 Thomas Weelkes an English composer and organist. He became organist of Winchester College in 1598, moving to Chichester Cathedral. His works are chiefly vocal, and include madrigals, anthems and services