Comenius was born on March 28, 1592, in Moravia, Crown of Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). The youngest of five children, Comenius was born into a moderately prosperous family who were devout members of the Bohemian Brethren. His father, Martin Komenský, is said to have been a miller. His mother's name was Anna Chmelová. After the death of his parents and two sisters in 1604, presumably from the plague, Comeius lived with relatives.