Famous People Who Died in 1546

  • Jan 21 Azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491)

Martin LutherMartin Luther (1483-1546)

Feb 18 German theologian and key figure in the Protestant Reformation, dies at 62

  • Mar 1 George Wishart, Scottish religious reformer, martyred at 33
  • Mar 10 Thomas Elyot, English diplomat (Boke named the Governor), dies at 46
  • Mar 26 Thomas Elyot, English diplomat, dies at about 56
  • May 29 Cardinal Beaton, English archbishop of St Andrews, murdered in St Andrews Castle at 52
  • Jul 4 Hayreddin Barbarossa, Admiral of the Ottoman Navy (b. 1478)
  • Jul 16 Anne Askew, English Protestant (burned at the stake) (b. 1521)
  • Aug 1 Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (co-founder of Society of Jesus), dies at 39
  • Aug 3 Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, dies at 62
  • Aug 3 √Čtienne Dolet, French scholar and printer, dies on his 37th birthday
  • Aug 12 Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies
  • Nov 1 Giulio Romano, Italian painter/architect (Ondergang der Titanen), dies