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Famous Deaths in 1576

  • Jan 19 Hans Sachs, German composer, dies at 81
  • Feb 10 Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (b. 1532)
  • Mar 5 Don Luis de Requesens y Zuniga, viceroy of Neth (1573-76), dies at 70
  • May 27 Louis de Boisot, Dutch admiral, drowns at about 44
  • May 30 Harada Naomasa, Japanese retainer and samurai
  • Aug 15 Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies
  • Aug 27 Titian, [Tiziano Vecelli], Italian painter, dies of plague

Person of interestGirolamo Cardano

Sep 21 Girolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician, dies at 74

Mathematician Girolamo Cardano
Mathematician
Girolamo Cardano
  • Oct 12 Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1564-76), dies
  • Oct 26 Frederick II the Vrome, ruler of Palts, dies
  • Dec 4 Rheticus, mathematician, dies
  • Dec 15 Joachim Hopperus, Frisian lawyer and politician, dies at 53