Famous People Who Died in 1541

  • Jan 6 Bernard van Orley, Flemish royal painter of Hungary, dies at about 52
  • May 27 Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, beheaded at 67 for treason in Tower of London by Henry VIII

Francisco PizarroFrancisco Pizarro ( c. 1475-1541)

Jun 26 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.

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

ParacelsusParacelsus (1493-1541)

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

  • Oct 18 Margaret Tudor, Queen consort of Scots as wife of James IV of Scotland (1503-13), dies at 51
  • Dec 24 Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61