Famous Deaths in 1554

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  • Jan 1 Pedro de Valdivia, Spanish conquistador (b. 1500)
  • Jan 16 Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480)
  • Feb 12 Jane Grey, queen of England for 9 days, beheaded at 17
  • Feb 12 Lord Guildford Dudley, Jane Grey's husband, beheaded
  • Feb 21 Hieronymus Bock, German doctor (founder of modern botany), dies
  • Feb 23 Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed
  • Mar 3 Johann Friedrich, the Generous, Elector of Saxony (1532-47) and Head of the Protestant Confederation of Germany (the Schmalkaldic League), dies at 50
  • Apr 11 Thomas Wyatt the younger, English rebel (b. 1521)
  • Jun 19 Sixt[us] Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Judith), dies at 53
  • Aug 25 Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English great admiral, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 22 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer/conquistador, led expedition of 1st Europeans to discover Grand Canyon

Explorer and Conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
Explorer and Conquistador
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado