James Ussher (sometimes spelled Usher) (4 January 1581 – 21 March 1656) was Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625–1656. He was a prolific scholar, who most famously published a chronology that purported to establish the time and date of the creation as the night preceding 23 October 4004 BC, according to the proleptic Julian calendar.
Sir Thomas Overbury (baptised 1581 – 15 September 1613), was an English poet and essayist, and the victim of one of the most sensational crimes in English history. 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.
Johannes Rudbeckius or Johannes Rudbeck (1581–1646), bishop at Västerås, Sweden, from 1619 until his death, and personal chaplain to King Gustavus II Adolphus ("the Great"). In his capacity of bishop he was restlessly active in organising. He founded the Swedish system of public personal register, ordering his parsons to file comments on every person in the parish.
Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac (October 9, 1581 - February 26, 1638) was a French mathematician born in Bourg-en-Bresse. Bachet was a pupil of the Jesuit mathematician Jacques de Billy at the Jesuit College in Rheims. They became close friends. Bachet wrote the Problèmes plaisants, of which the first edition was issued in 1612, a second and enlarged edition was brought out in 1624; this contains an interesting collection of arithmetical tricks and questions, many of which are quoted in W. W.
Hendrik Brouwer (spring 1581 – August 7, 1643), was a Dutch explorer, admiral, and colonial administrator both in Japan and the Dutch East Indies. He is thought to first have sailed to the East Indies for the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1606. In 1610 he left again to the Indies, now as commander of three ships.
Jean du Vergier de Hauranne, Abbé of Saint-Cyran (1581-1643) was a French monk who introduced Jansenism into France. In the early 1600s, Jean du Vergier de Hauranne studied theology at the Catholic University of Leuven. He formed a friendship with fellow student Cornelius Jansen and, as the wealthier of the two, became Jansen's patron for a number of years, getting Jansen a job as a tutor in Paris in 1606.
Tsoghtu Khong Tayiji, born Tümengken, was a noble in Northern Khalkha. He expanded into Amdo to help the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism but was overthrown by Güshi Khan, who supported the rival Geluk sect. He established a base on the Tuul river. Known as an intellectual he embraced the Karma sect and built monasteries and castles. He submitted himself to Ligdan Khan, last grand khan of the Mongols.
Zita Johann (14 July 1904 – 17 September 1993) was an American actress, best known for her role as Princess Ankhesenamón in Karl Freund's 1932 film version of The Mummy, co-starring with Boris Karloff. A Banat German, she was born Elisabeth Johann in the village of Deutschbentschek, Austria-Hungary. Her father, a hussar officer named Stefan Johann, emigrated with his family to the United States in 1911. She debuted on Broadway in 1924 and made her first film appearance in D. W.
The Chinati Mountains of Texas are a small range in the high desert of far West Texas near the city of Presidio. The mountains are primarily composed of igneous and metamorphic rocks, and are believed to be the remains of a number of explosive volcanic caldera-building events in the remote past.
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