On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1540

  • Jul 11 Jan Szapolyai, anti-king of Hungarian, dies
  • Jul 21 John I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies

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

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