On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1552

  • Jan 3 Henry II of Bavaria, Bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), Worms (1523-52) and Freising (1541-52), dies at 64
  • Jan 11 Johannes Cochlaeus, [Dobeneck], German humanist/theologist, dies
  • Jan 22 Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, beheaded for treason
  • Feb 26 Heinrich Faber, German composer
  • Mar 29 Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh Guru, dies at 47
  • Apr 14 Laurentius Andreae, [Lars Andersson], Swedish church reformer, dies
  • Apr 18 John Leland, English poet and antiquarian, dies at 49
  • Apr 21 Petrus Apianus [Peter Apian], German mathematician, astronomer and cartographer, dies at 50
  • Jun 10 Alexander Barclay, English poet
  • Aug 15 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (b. 1477)
  • Oct 14 Oswald Myconius, Swiss Protestant reformer (b. 1488)
  • Oct 17 Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53
  • Dec 2 Francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)
  • Dec 3 St Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary to the East (b. 1506)