On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1520

  • Feb 5 Sten Sture the Younger, regent of Sweden (b. 1493)

Person of interestRaphael

Apr 6 Raphael [Sanzio], Italian artist (Sistine Madonna, School of Athens), dies on his 37th birthday

Painter and Architect Raphael
Painter and Architect
  • Jun 24 Hosokawa Sumimoto, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1489)

Person of interestMoctezuma II

Jun 30 Moctezuma II, Aztec emperor (1502-20), killed either by the Spanish or stoned to death by his own people

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II
Aztec Emperor
Moctezuma II
  • Sep 21 Selam I Jawuz, the Barse, poet/cruel sultan of Turkey, dies
  • Sep 22 Selim I, Sultan of Turkey (1512-20) who captured Baghdad, dies at 53
  • Oct 28 Pier Gerlofs Donia, Frisian pirate and freedom fighter