On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1539

  • Feb 13 Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (b. 1474)
  • Mar 5 Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)
  • Apr 17 George the Bearded, Duke of Saxony (1500-39), dies at 67
  • May 1 Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Spain and Empress of Germany, dies at 35
  • May 7 Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer, dies at 73
  • Jul 5 Antonio M Zaccaria, Italian physician/saint, dies
  • Jul 25 Lorenzo Campeggi(east), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat, dies at 65
  • Aug 28 Lieven Pain, Flemish, beheaded at about 75
  • Sep 8 John Stokesley, English churchman

Person of interestGuru Nanak

Sep 22 Guru Nanak, Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the 1st Sikh Guru, dies at 70

Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak
Founder of Sikhism
Guru Nanak
  • Oct 15 Reynier Brunt, procureur-general of Court of Holland, dies
  • Dec 20 Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer