On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1586

  • Jan 18 Margaret of Austria, regent of The Netherlands (b. 1522)
  • Jan 25 Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter, dies at 70
  • Mar 20 Richard Maitland, Scottish statesman and historian (b. 1496)
  • Apr 8 Martin Chemnitz, German Lutheran reformer and theologian, dies at 63
  • May 5 Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1529)
  • Jun 28 Primo┼ż Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer (b. 1508)
  • Sep 20 Anthony Babington, page and conspirator to Mary, Queen of Scots, executed at 24
  • Sep 21 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Spanish cardinal and viceroy of Naples (1571-75), dies at 69
  • Oct 17 Philip Sidney, English Elizabethan era poet (Arcadia) and soldier, dies in battle at 32
  • Dec 12 Stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533)