On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1544

  • Mar 22 Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1488)
  • Apr 30 Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden, Lord Chancellor of England
  • May 29 Jacobus Latomus [Jasques Masson], Belgian inquisitor, dies at about 68
  • Jun 14 Antoine, Duke of Lorraine, dies at 55
  • Jul 18 RenĂ© van Chalon, viceroy of Holland, dies in battle at 25
  • Jul 21 RenĂ© of Chalon [Renatus of Nassau], prince of Orange, slain in battle
  • Aug 28 Alardus Aemstelredamus, priest/humanist, dies at about 53
  • Nov 15 King Jungjong of Joseon (b. 1506)
  • Dec 9 Teofilo Folengo, Italian macaronic poet, dies at 53