Famous Deaths in 1558

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  • Feb 3 Alfonsus de Castro, Spanish theologist (council of Trente), dies
  • Feb 25 Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (b. 1498)
  • Mar 13 Jean Fernel, French physician/physiologist, dies
  • Mar 24 Anna van Buren, countess of Egmond/Buren/Lingen, dies
  • Mar 25 Marcos de Niza, French Franciscan explorer
  • Apr 18 Roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent
  • Apr 20 Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485)
  • Apr 26 Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies
  • May 31 Philip Hoby, English politician (b. 1505)
  • Jun 4 Maximilian of Burgundy, leader of Holland/admiral, dies at 43

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Sep 21 Charles V, King of Spain (1516-56) and Holy Roman Emperor (1519-56), dies of malaria at 58

King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Oct 18 Maria, queen of Hungary/guardian of Neth (1531-55), dies at 53
  • Oct 21 Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian physician (Poetice), dies at 74
  • Nov 12 Shalom Shakna ben Joseph, Rabbi (founder of 1st Polish Yeshiva), dies
  • Nov 17 Reginald Pole, English cardinal/scholar/"heretic", dies at 58
  • Nov 23 Charles, earl of Lalaing/land guardian of the Neth, dies at 52
  • Dec 29 Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31