Famous People Who Died in 1509

  • Apr 21 Henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52, Henry VIII succeeds him aged 17
  • May 20 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
  • Jun 29 Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII of England, dies at 66
  • Jul 16 João da Nova, Portuguese Galician explorer (discovered St Helena and Ascension islands), dies at 48 or 49
  • Sep 28 Siwara/Sjoerd Aylva, Fries army leader (siege of Franeker)