On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1563

  • Feb 1 Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia (died of fever)
  • Feb 2 Hans Neusiedler, Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approx 54
  • Feb 24 Francois Guise, French general/duke, assassinated at 44
  • Mar 12 John Bull, English composer, musician and organ builder, credited with composing Britain's national anthem "God Save The King/Queen" (debated), dies at about 68
  • Mar 24 Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese military leader (b. 1514)
  • Mar 28 Heinrich Glarean, Swiss music theorist (b. 1488)
  • Jun 6 Ikeda Nagamasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1519)
  • Jun 9 William Paget, 1st Baron Paget, English statesman (b. 1506)
  • Aug 11 Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer (b. circa 1500)
  • Aug 18 Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer, dies at 32
  • Sep 17 Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, English soldier
  • Dec 29 Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)