On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1579

  • Feb 20 Nicholas Bacon, English politician (b. 1509)
  • Jun 25 Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1541)
  • Jun 30 Mehmed Pasha Sokolović, Turkish Janissary
  • Aug 5 Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)
  • Oct 24 Albrecht V von Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria, dies at 51
  • Nov 15 Ferenc Dávid, Hungarian religious reformer (b. 1510)
  • Nov 21 Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier
  • Dec 21 Vicente Masip, Spanish painter