Famous Deaths in 1585

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  • Jan 16 Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral (b. 1512)
  • Feb 6 Edmund Plowden, English legal scholar (b. 1518)
  • Feb 13 Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (b. 1515)
  • Mar 10 Rembert Dodoens, [Rembertus Dodonaeus], physician/botanist, dies at 67
  • Apr 4 Caspar de Robles, Spanish viceroy of Frisia, dies at about 57
  • Apr 10 Gregory XIII, [Ugo Buoncampagni], Italian Pope (1572-85), dies at 83
  • May 15 Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord (b. 1535)
  • Jun 4 Muretus (Marc Antoine de Muret), French humanist, dies at 59
  • Jun 20 Christianus Adrichomius, writer (Theatrum Terrae Sanctae), dies at 52
  • Jul 6 Thomas Aufield, English Catholic martyr (b. 1552)
  • Oct 6 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor, dies
  • Nov 23 Thomas Tallis, composer, dies
  • Nov 28 Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)
  • Dec 4 John Willock, Scottish reformer