Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, belonged to a group of Catholic Restorationists from England who planned the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Their aim was to displace Protestant rule by blowing up the Houses of Parliament while King James I and the entire Protestant, and even most of the Catholic, aristocracy and nobility were inside.
Henry Hudson (d. ca. 1611) was an English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century. After several voyages on behalf of English merchants to explore a prospective Northeast Passage to India, Hudson explored the region around modern New York City while looking for a western route to Asia under the auspices of the Dutch East India Company. He explored the Hudson River – and laid the foundation for Dutch colonization of the region.
Hans Lippershey (1570 – September 1619), also known as Johann Lippershey or Lipperhey, was a German-Dutch lensmaker, generally credited as being the inventor of the telescope. He was born in Wesel, in western Germany. He settled in Middelburg in the Netherlands in 1594, married the same year, and became a citizen in 1602. He remained in Middelburg until his death. He has been credited with creating and disseminating designs for the first practical telescope.
Diego Aduarte (1570-1637) was a Spanish historian, born at Zaragoza. He was a missionary to the Philippine Islands and in 1632 was made Prior of Manila, where he died in 1637. Aduarte works include an account of the difficulties and problems faced by Spanish missionaries introducing Christianity into Cambodia.
Girolamo Rainaldi (1570 – July 15, 1655) was an Italian architect who worked on the whole in a conservative Mannerist style, often with collaborating architects, yet was a successful competitor of Bernini. His son, Carlo Rainaldi, became an even more notable, more fully Baroque architect.
Sir Robert Ayton (1570 - 1638) was a Scottish poet. Ayton was the son of Ayton of Kincaldie in Fife. After graduating from St. Andrews, he studied law at Paris, became ambassador to the Emperor, and held other court offices. He appears to have been well-known to his literary contemporaries in England. He wrote poems in Latin, Greek, and English, and was one of the first Scots to write in the English language. His major work was Diophantus and Charidora.
Simon Grahame or Simion (1570–1614), born in Edinburgh, Scotland, led a dissolute life as a traveller, soldier, and courtier on the Continent of Europe. He appears to have been a good scholar, and wrote the Passionate Sparke of a Relenting Minde, and Anatomy of Humours, the latter of which is believed to have suggested to Robert Burton his The Anatomy of Melancholy. He became an austere Franciscan.
Päivi Aaltonen (born 12 December 1952) is a Finnish Olympic archer. She won a bronze medal for Finland at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, finished fifth overall at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and twentieth overall at the 1988 Seoul Olympics (though her team finished thirteenth).
Ahmad Radhi Amaiesh Al-Salihi is a former Iraqi football player and a current politician. Widely regarded as Iraq's best player of all-time, Radhi scored the only Iraqi Goal in the 1986 FIFA World Cup against Belgium. He was voted 1988 Asian Footballer of the Year. Radhi's international career came to a bitter end in 1997; when he failed to save Iraq from a shocking first-round elimination in the 1998 World Cup Asian qualifiers.