Famous Deaths in August 1572

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  • Aug 20 Miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)
  • Aug 22 Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland (b. 1528)
  • Aug 24 Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral and Huguenot leader, beheaded
  • Aug 24 Death of thousands of French Protestants by Roman Catholics in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, beginning in Paris
  • Aug 24 Pierre de la Ramée, French humanist (b. 1515)
  • Aug 24 Charles de Téligny, French Huguenot soldier (bc. 1535)
  • Aug 26 Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515)
  • Aug 27 Claude Goudimel, French composer