Famous People Who Died in 1587

ExecutionMary, Queen of Scots

Feb 8 Mary, Queen of Scots [Mary Stuart], Queen of Scotland (1560-87), beheaded at 44

  • Mar 30 Ralph Sadler, English statesman (b. 1507)
  • Apr 8 John Foxe, English writer and martyrologist (Foxe's Book of Martyrs), dies (b. 1516)
  • Apr 18 John Foxe, English historian (Book of Martyrs), dies
  • May 18 Felix van Cantalice, Italian saint, dies at 72
  • Jul 6 Michael Lauterbeck, assassinated Fries viceroy Willem Louis, executed
  • Aug 14 Gugliemo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat (1550-87), dies at 49
  • Oct 19 Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1541)