On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1585

  • Jan 16 Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral (b. 1512)
  • Feb 6 Edmund Plowden, English legal scholar (b. 1518)
  • Feb 13 Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar, dies at 69
  • Mar 10 Rembert Dodoens [Rembert Van Joenckema], Flemish physician and botanist, dies at 67
  • Apr 4 Caspar de Robles, Spanish viceroy of Frisia, dies at about 57

Person of interestGregory XIII

Apr 10 Gregory XIII [Ugo Boncompagni], Italian pope (1572-85) who introduced the Gregorian (New Style) calendar in 1582, dies at 83

  • May 15 Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord (b. 1535)
  • Jun 4 Marc Antoine de Muret, French humanist, dies at 59
  • Jun 20 Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch Catholic priest and writer (Vita Jesu Christi), dies at 52
  • Jul 6 Thomas Aufield, English Catholic martyr (b. 1552)
  • Oct 6 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter and sculptor, dies at 57
  • Nov 23 Thomas Tallis, English composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 28 Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)
  • Dec 4 John Willock, Scottish reformer