On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1545

  • Jan 16 George Spalatin, German humanist, reformer and important figure in the Reformation, dies at 60
  • Feb 19 Pierre Brully [Peter Brulius], Calvinist minister, burned to death for teaching Protestant doctrine in Tournai
  • Apr 10 Costanzo Festa, Italian composer
  • Jun 19 Abraomas Kulvietis Lithuanian reformer (b. 1509)
  • Jul 12 Maria Manuela van Portugal, niece of Spanish King Philip II, dies
  • Jul 19 George Carew, English admiral, drowns
  • Jul 19 Roger Grenville, English captain of Mary Rose, drowns
  • Aug 27 Piotr Gamrat, Polish Catholic archbishop (b. 1487)
  • Sep 24 Albrecht von Brandenburg, German archbishop and monarch of Mainz, dies at 55
  • Oct 18 John Taverner, English composer (Western Wynde), dies at about 55
  • Nov 28 Jacob van Liesveld, printer/"heretic" (Refeyen), beheaded