Famous Deaths in 1555

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  • Feb 9 John Hooper, deprived Bishop of Gloucester, burnt for heresy
  • Feb 9 Rowland Taylor, English pastor (executed) (b. 1510)
  • Mar 23 Julius III, [Giovanni M del Monte], Pope (1550-55), dies at 67
  • Mar 27 William Hunter, Protestant martyr
  • Apr 12 Joanna of Castile (Joanna the mad), wife of Philip I of Castile dies at 75
  • May 1 Marcellus II, [Marcello Cervini], Italian Pope (1555), dies at 53
  • May 25 Gemma Frisius, Frisian geographer/astronomer, dies at 46
  • May 25 Henry II of Navarre (b. 1503)
  • Jun 7 Maarten van Rossum, Dutch army leader, dies at about 76
  • Jun 23 Pedro Mascarenhas, Portuguese explorer (b. 1470)
  • Aug 8 Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)
  • Sep 8 Thomas Villanova, Spanish saint/archbishop of Valencia, dies
  • Oct 7 Louis of Praet, Habsburg diplomat (b. 1488)
  • Oct 9 Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493)
  • Oct 16 Hugh Latimer, English bishop and royal chaplain, burned at the stake as one of the Oxford Martyrs at 80
  • Oct 16 Nicholas Ridley, English theologist/bishop of Rochester, burned at the stake as an Oxford martyr
  • Nov 12 Stephen Gardiner, English bishop of Winchester, dies at about 65
  • Nov 21 Georg Agricola, [Bauer], German mineralogist (zinc), dies at 61
  • Nov 24 French Vervoort, Flemish mystic (Bruylocht Cleedt), dies at about 65