Famous Deaths in 1580

  • Jan 18 Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of John), dies at 63
  • Jan 31 Henry, King of Portugal, Cardinal, Epilepticus and Regent. Reigned 1578-80 (b. 1512)
  • Feb 2 Bessho Nagaharu, Japanese retainer (b. 1558)
  • Feb 15 Cunerus Petri, Dutch theologist/bishop of Leeuwarden, dies
  • Mar 3 Jacob Hillebrand, Dutch mayor of Groningen, dies
  • Apr 1 Alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer
  • May 27 Jonker Barthold Entens van Mentheda until Middelstum, dies
  • Jun 10 Luis Vaz de Camoes, Portugal's national poet (Os Lusiados), dies
  • Jun 15 Nicolaas van Nieuwland, corrupt 1st bishop of Haarlem, dies at 70
  • Jun 18 Juliana van Stolberg, Engraver of Nassau, dies
  • Jul 25 Baltazar Alvarez, Spanish jesuit/writer, dies at 47
  • Aug 1 Albrecht Giese, German politician and diplomat (b. 1524)
  • Aug 19 Andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71
  • Aug 20 Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)
  • Aug 25 Frederick Schenk van Toutenburg, last archbishop of Utrecht, dies
  • Aug 30 Emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherlands, dies
  • Oct 27 John Bonga, beggar, dies
  • Nov 3 Jeronimo Zurita y Castro, Spanish historian (b. 1512)
  • Nov 9 Gaspar Schetz, South Neth, minster of chief treasurer, dies at 67
  • Nov 21 Willem Van Hoorn, baron of Heze, governor of Brussels, executed
  • Nov 30 Richard Farrant, English composer
  • Dec 1 Edmund Campion, English jesuit, hanged at 42
  • Dec 1 Giovanni Morone, Italian theologian/diplomat/cardinal, dies at 71