On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1524

  • Jan 5 Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet, dies at 73
  • Feb 20 Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya
  • Apr 7 Philip of Burgundy, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • Apr 30 Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, French soldier (b. 1473)
  • May 21 Thomas Howard 2nd duke of Norfolk, general/premier, dies at about 80
  • May 23 Ismail I, Shah of Persia, converted Iran from Sunni to Shi'ah, dies at 36
  • Jul 20 Claude of France, Duchess of Brittany and wife of Francis I of France, dies at 24
  • Sep 18 Charlotte of Valois, Princess of France as second daughter of King Francis I and his wife Claude, dies at 7
  • Oct 15 Joachim Patinir, Flemish landscape painter, dies at about 45
  • Dec 10 Henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death
  • Dec 11 Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake
  • Dec 20 Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician

Person of interestVasco da Gama

Dec 24 Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer and viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama