On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1574

  • Jan 30 Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (b. 1502)
  • Mar 5 Philip of Saint-Aldegonde, Flem viceroy Holland/Zealand/Utrecht, dies
  • Apr 14 Christoffel Palts, German general strategist, dies in battle
  • Apr 14 Hendrik, count of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle
  • Apr 14 Louis, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle at 35
  • Apr 17 Joachim Camerarius [Liebhard Kammerer], German classical scholar, dies at 74
  • Apr 21 Cosimo de Medici, Italian duke of Toscane, dies at about 54
  • May 14 Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru, dies at 95
  • May 30 Charles IX, King of France (1560-74), dies at 23
  • Jun 27 Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and art historian (Vasari's Lives), dies at 62
  • Sep 17 Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Spanish admiral and explorer who founded St. Augustine, Florida, dies at 55
  • Oct 1 Maarten van Heemskerck, Dutch painter (Christ), dies at 76
  • Nov 28 Georg Major, German Protestant theologian, dies at 72
  • Dec 13 Selim II "the blonde", 11th Ottoman Sultan (1566-74), dies at 50

Person of interestSelim II

Dec 13 Selim II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1566-74), dies of head injury after a fall at 50

Ottoman Sultan Selim II
Ottoman Sultan
Selim II
  • Dec 26 Charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50