Famous Deaths in 1574

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  • Jan 30 Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (b. 1502)
  • Mar 5 Philip of Saint-Aldegonde, Flem viceroy Holland/Zealand/Utrecht, dies
  • Apr 14 Christoffel Palts, German general strategist, dies in battle
  • Apr 14 Hendrik, count of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle
  • Apr 14 Louis, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle at 35
  • Apr 17 Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies
  • Apr 21 Cosimo de Medici, Italian duke of Toscane, dies at about 54
  • May 14 Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (b. 1479)
  • May 30 Charles IX, King of France (1560-74), dies
  • Jun 27 Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and architect (b. 1511)
  • Sep 17 Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Spanish admiral and explorer who founded St. Augustine, Florida, dies at 55
  • Oct 1 Maarten van Heemskerck, Dutch painter (Christ), dies at 76
  • Nov 28 Georg Major, German Protestant theologian (b. 1502)

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Dec 12 Selim II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1566-74, dies of head injury after a fall at 50

Ottoman Sultan Selim II
Ottoman Sultan
Selim II
  • Dec 13 Selam II Sari, the blonde, sultan of Turkey (1566-74), dies at 50
  • Dec 26 Charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50