Famous Deaths in 1541

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  • Jan 6 Bernard van Orley, Flemish royal painter of Hungary, dies at about 52
  • May 27 Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury (b. 1473) beheaded for treason in Tower of London by Henry VIII

Person of interestFrancisco Pizarro

Jun 26 Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.

Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro
  • Jul 4 Pedro de Alvarado, Spanish occupier, dies at about 56
  • Aug 1 Simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493)

Person of interestParacelsus

Sep 24 Paracelsus, Swiss physician and alchemist (Zinc, Laudanum), dies at 47

Physician and Alchemist Paracelsus
Physician and Alchemist
Paracelsus
  • Oct 18 Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland (b. 1489)
  • Nov 24 Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (b. 1489)
  • Dec 24 Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61