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Devadander t1_iqncoab wrote

He lived 1561-1636


dishonourableaccount t1_iqnfp4z wrote

You made a typo, the wikipedia entry says 29 March, 1561 – 25 February, 1636.

That’s 74 years, not 114.


Alphal66 t1_iqp4ctz wrote

thats pretty long for that era


dishonourableaccount t1_iqp5dhu wrote

114 would be for sure, but it's a misconception that people died much earlier in pre-modern times. Assuming you made it past the much higher chance of infant mortality and childhood diseases, odds are you could make it to 70 years old just like nowadays.


Swordidaffair t1_iqs6lku wrote

Thank you, silly how the idea that people only lived til like 18 spread.