Famous Deaths in 1596

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  • Jan 21 John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66

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Jan 28 Francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies of dysentery at 50

Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Vice Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • Feb 17 Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536)
  • Mar 23 Henry Unton, English diplomat
  • May 6 Giaches de Wert, Flemish composer (b. 1535)
  • May 27 Tibaldi II, Italian painter/sculptor/architect, dies
  • Jul 29 Jacobus Latomus, Flemish poet (Psalms/Jeremias) dies at about 84
  • Aug 11 Hamnet Shakespeare, son of William Shakespeare (b. 1585)
  • Sep 9 Anna Jagiellon, Polish Queen
  • Sep 13 Pieter D Keyzer/Keyser, astronomer/navigator (Java)
  • Sep 15 Leonhard Rauwolf, German physician and botanist (b. 1535 or 1540)
  • Oct 3 Florent Chrestien, French writer (b. 1541)
  • Nov 1 Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (b. 1539)
  • Nov 10 Peter Wentworth, English Puritan politician (b. 1530)
  • Dec 8 Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico