On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1583

  • Feb 9 Jeseph Sanalbo, Jewish convert in Rome, burned at stake
  • Feb 18 Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (b. 1503)
  • Mar 4 Bernard Gilpin, English clergyman, "Apostle of the North" (b. 1517)
  • Mar 6 Zacharias Ursinus, German theologist (Heidelberger Catechism), dies at 48
  • Mar 18 King Magnus of Livonia (b. 1540)
  • Jun 6 Nakagawa Kiyohide, Japanese warlord (b. 1556)
  • Jun 9 Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
  • Jul 6 Edmund Grindal, English bishop of London/archbhp of York, dies at 64
  • Sep 16 Catherine Jagellion, Polish princess and queen of Sweden as the wife of John III of Sweden, dies at 56
  • Oct 30 Pirro Ligorio, Italian architect/painter/archaeologist, dies at 83
  • Nov 24 RenĂ© de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)
  • Dec 31 Thomas Erastus, Swiss physician and theologist, dies at 59