Famous Deaths in 1568

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  • Feb 15 Hendrik van Brederode, Dutch noble (Compromise of Nobles), dies at 36
  • Feb 19 Miles Coverdale, translator (1st complete English Bible), dies at 80

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Mar 20 Albert of Prussia, 1st Duke of Prussia, dies at 77

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  • May 23 Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27
  • Jun 1 18 nobles beheaded in Brussels for treason and heresy by Duke of Alva and authority of Council of Troubles
  • Jun 1 Gijsbert van Bronkhorst-Batenburg, calvinist leader, beheaded
  • Jun 5 Lamoral, Count of Egmont and Philip de Montmorency executed in Brussels, fueling Dutch resistance to Spanish rule
  • Jun 5 Philips van Montmorency count of Horne, admiral/statesman, beheaded
  • Jun 5 Willem Key, painter, dies at about 47
  • Jul 6 Johann Oporinus, Swiss book publisher/publisher, dies at 61
  • Jul 23 Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23
  • Jul 24 Prince Don Carlos of Spain (b. 1545)
  • Sep 24 Antoon van Stralen, Flemish mayor of Antwerp, beheaded at about 47
  • Oct 3 Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain, dies at 23
  • Oct 14 Jacques Arcadelt, Flemish composer
  • Oct 28 Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shogun (b. 1539)
  • Dec 23 Roger Ascham, tutor of Elizabeth I of England
  • Dec 31 Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1493)