On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1558

  • Feb 3 Alfonsus de Castro, Spanish theologist (council of Trente), dies
  • Feb 25 Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France, dies at 59
  • Mar 24 Anna van Buren, countess of Egmond/Buren/Lingen, dies
  • Mar 25 Marcos de Niza, French Franciscan explorer (Arizona, Seven Cities of Cibola), dies at 62 or 63
  • Apr 18 Roxelana, wife of Otttoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, dies at ~54
  • Apr 20 Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer, dies at 72
  • Apr 26 Jean Fernel, French physician (coined the term "physiology"), dies at 61
  • May 31 Philip Hoby, English politician (b. 1505)
  • Jun 4 Maximilian of Burgundy, leader of Holland/admiral, dies at 43

Person of interestCharles V

Sep 21 Charles V, King of Spain (1516-56) and Holy Roman Emperor (1519-56), dies of malaria at 58

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Oct 18 Maria, Queen of Hungary as wife of Louis II and Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands (1531-55), dies at 53
  • Oct 21 Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian-French physician and scholar (On the Subtlety of Things), dies at 74
  • Nov 12 Shalom Shakna ben Joseph, Rabbi (founder of 1st Polish Yeshiva), dies
  • Nov 17 Reginald Pole, English cardinal/scholar/"heretic", dies at 58
  • Nov 17 Mary I 'Bloody Mary', English Queen of England (1553-58), dies at 42
  • Nov 23 Charles, Earl of Lalaing, land guardian of the Netherlands, dies at 52
  • Dec 29 Hermann Finck, German composer, dies at 31