On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1540

  • Jul 21 John I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies

ExecutionThomas Cromwell

Jul 28 Thomas Cromwell, English chief minister for King Henry VIII, executed for treason and heresy at 54 or 55

  • Jul 30 Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (b. 1495)
  • Jul 30 Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred)