On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1560

  • Jan 1 Guillaume du Bellay, Sieur de Langey, French soldier, dies
  • Jan 3 Peder Palladus, Danish church reformer (Visitasbog), dies at about 56
  • Jan 28 John a Lasco, [John Laski], Polish nobleman/reformed theologist, dies
  • Feb 7 Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (b. 1493)
  • Feb 16 Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat
  • Apr 19 Philipp Melanchton (Schwazerd), church reformer, dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Mary of Guise [Mary of Lorraine], pro-French Queen of Scots (1538-42) and Regent of Scotland (1554-60), dies of dropsy at 44
  • Jun 11 Marie Guise, French wife of King James V of Scotland and mother and regent of Mary Queen of Scots, dies at 44
  • Jun 12 Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyo (b. 1519)
  • Jun 12 Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)
  • Sep 8 Amy Robsart, wife of English premier Robert Dudley, dies by accident
  • Sep 29 Gustaaf I, king of Sweden (1523-60), dies
  • Sep 30 Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
  • Nov 7 Peter Lotichius Secundus [Peter Lotz], Neo latin poet (Opera omnia), dies at 32
  • Nov 25 Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman and admiral, dies at 93
  • Dec 5 Francis II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16