Famous Deaths in 1512

  • Jan 2 Svante, Regent of Sweden (b. 1460)
  • Feb 2 Hatüey, Taíno chief known as Cuba's First National Hero, is burned alive by Spanish colonialists

Person of interestAmerigo Vespucci

Feb 22 Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer (America), dies at 60

  • Apr 3 Richard Pafraet, Dutch printer, dies
  • Apr 11 Gaston de Foix, French pretender to Navarra throne, dies in battle
  • May 21 Pandolfo Petrucci, Italian ruler of the Republic of Siena (1500-12) during the Renaissance, dies at 60
  • May 26 Bayezid II, Ottoman Sultan (1481-1512) dies at 62
  • Aug 2 Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician/philosopher, dies at 48
  • Oct 15 Antoon Keldermans, Flem builder (Middelburg town hall), dies at 72
  • Nov 16 Gerbrand Mockema, Fries rebel, beheaded
  • Nov 16 Jemme Herjuwsma, Fries rebel, beheaded
  • Nov 17 Kempo Roeper, Frisian rebel, quartered