On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1550

  • Jan 12 Andrea Alciato, Italian lawyer and writer, dies at 57
  • Mar 8 Juan de Dios, Port/Sp saint (Brothers of Mercy), dies at 55
  • Apr 12 Claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53
  • May 18 John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman, dies at 52
  • May 20 Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (b. 1510)
  • Jun 13 Johann Spangenberg, German theologist and composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 13 Veronica Gambara, Italian poet, dies at 64
  • Jul 30 Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, English politician (b. 1505)
  • Aug 28 Nicolas Perrenot de Granvelle, Charles V's asst sec of state, dies
  • Sep 8 Hans [Johann] Vischer, German count of Johann Cicero, dies
  • Oct 23 Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (b. 1480)
  • Nov 6 Ulrich, Duke of W├╝rttemberg (b. 1487)
  • Nov 7 Jon Arason, the last Roman Catholic bishop of Iceland prior to the reformation, beheaded in Skalholt with his two sons Are and Bjorn. (b. 1484)
  • Dec 6 Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter, dies at 48
  • Dec 22 Richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) possibly a son of Richard III