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Famous Deaths in 1527

  • Jan 21 Juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489)
  • May 6 Karel van Bourbon, military governor (Lombardije), dies at 37

Person of interestNiccolo Machiavelli

Jun 21 Niccolo Machiavelli, Florentine statesman/author, dies at 57

Humanist philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli
Humanist philosopher
Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Jul 28 Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish conquistador
  • Aug 3 Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal
  • Nov 8 Jerome Emser, German theologian (b. 1477)
  • Nov 15 Princess Catherine of York, 9th child and sixth daughter of King Edward IV by his wife Elizabeth Woodville, dies at 48
  • Nov 20 Wendelmoet "Weyntjen" Claesdochter, 1st Dutch woman burned as heretic