On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1531

  • Jan 22 Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter, dies at 44
  • Feb 16 Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer, dies at 78
  • Mar 6 Pedrarias Dávila, Spanish conquistador
  • Mar 20 Sicke Freerks/Frericx, [Cutter], Dutch anabaptist, beheaded
  • Apr 5 Richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop
  • May 19 Jan Łaski, Polish statesman and diplomat (b. 1456)
  • Jul 8 Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor, dies at 71
  • Jul 17 Hosokawa Takakuni, Japanese military commander (b. 1484)
  • Jul 23 Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, Marshal of Normandy and husband of Diane de Poitiers
  • Sep 22 Louise Van Savoye, French regent of king Francois I, dies at 55
  • Oct 11 Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss church reformer (Zwinglianen), dies
  • Nov 24 Johannes Oecolampadius, German religious reformer (b. 1482)
  • Dec 6 John Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded