Famous Deaths in 1548

  • Jan 23 Bernardo Pisano, Italian composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 23 Itagaki Nobukata, retainer of Takeda Shingen
  • Apr 1 Sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81
  • Jun 3 Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish Catholic bishop of Mexico (b. 1468)
  • Jun 6 Juan de Castro, Portuguese explorer (b. 1500)
  • Jun 14 Carpentras, French composer
  • Aug 6 Georg Rhau/Rhaw, German cantor/composer/music publisher, dies
  • Sep 5 Catharine Parr, Queen of England (1543-47), 6th wife of Henry VIII, dies at about 36
  • Nov 16 Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer, dies at 44
  • Dec 24 Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies
  • Dec 27 Francesco Spiera, Italian Protestant jurist (b. 1502)