Famous Deaths in 1542

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  • Jan 10 Gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59
  • Feb 1 Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1480)
  • Feb 13 Catharine Howard, queen of England/5th wife of Henry VIII, beheaded

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May 21 Hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi River

Spanish Explorer and Conquistador Hernando de Soto
Spanish Explorer and Conquistador
Hernando de Soto
  • Jun 19 Leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer
  • Aug 24 Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)
  • Aug 29 Cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516)
  • Sep 16 Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
  • Sep 21 Juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet
  • Oct 6 Thomas Wyatt, English poet (b. 1503)
  • Oct 27 Abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies
  • Dec 14 James V, King of Scots (1513-42), dies at 30
  • Dec 28 Albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52