Famous People Who Died in 1571

  • Jan 3 Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (1535-71), dies at 65
  • Jan 9 Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, French naval officer (b. 1510)
  • Feb 12 Nicholas Throckmorton, English diplomat and politician (b. 1515)
  • Feb 14 Benvenuto Cellini, Italian sculptor, goldsmith and author (Perseus), dies at 70
  • Feb 14 Odet de Coligny, Cardinal of Châtillon and count of Beauvais, dies at 53
  • Mar 14 John Sigismund Zápolya, King of Hungary as John II (1540-51, 1556-70) who ruled parts of the Kingdom of Hungary with support from the Ottomans, dies at 30
  • Apr 6 John Hamilton, Scottish prelate (Archbishop of St Andrews, 1547-71), and politician, dies at 59
  • Jun 1 John Story, English Catholic martyr, executed at Tyburn by being hung, drawn and quartered
  • Jun 7 Francesco Corteccia, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • Jul 15 Shimazu Takahisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1514)
  • Jul 17 Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian and archaeologist, dies at 55
  • Sep 4 Matthew Stuart, Earl of Lennox, regent of Scotland for his grandson King James VI, shot and killed during a skirmish in Stirling at 54
  • Sep 23 John Jewel, English bishop, dies at 49
  • Oct 4 Claude Togniel d'Espence, French theologist (Sorbonne), dies at 60
  • Oct 7 Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Denmark and Norway, dies at 60
  • Oct 7 Müezzinzade Ali Pasha, Turkish fleet commander, dies in the Battle of Lepanto
  • Nov 24 Jan Blahoslav, Czech bishop, dies at 48