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What Happened in 1531

Historical Events

Famous People Born in 1531

  • Aug 24 Ercole Bottrigari, Italian composer, born in Bologna (d. 1612)
  • Sep 14 Philipp Apianus [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German mathematician and cartographer, born in Ingolstadt, Germany (d. 1589)

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Famous People Who Died in 1531

  • Jan 22 Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter, dies at 44
  • Feb 16 Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer, dies at 78
  • Mar 6 Pedrarias Dávila, Spanish conquistador
  • Mar 20 Sicke Freerks/Frericx [Cutter], Dutch anabaptist, beheaded
  • Apr 5 Richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop

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