On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1515

  • Feb 14 Frederick III, the Pious, Elector Palatine of the Rhine , born in Simmern, Germany (d. 1576)
  • Mar 28 Teresa of Avila/Teresa de Jesus, Spanish mystic writer/saint, born in Gotarrendura, Ávila (d. 1582)
  • Jul 21 St Philippus Nerius, [Philippo Neri], Italian merchant/priest, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1595)
  • Sep 8 Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar, born in Toledo, Spain (d. 1585)

Person of interestAnne of Cleves

Sep 22 Anne of Cleves, Queen of England (1539-40), 4th wife of Henry VIII, born in Dusseldorf, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1557)

Queen of England Anne of Cleves
Queen of England
Anne of Cleves
  • Oct 4 Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter, born in Wittenberg, Germany (d. 1586)
  • Oct 8 Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, born in Harbottle Castle, Northumberland, England (d. 1578)
  • Nov 22 Marie Guise, Queen consort of Scotland upon her marriage to King James V of Scotland in 1538, born in Bar-le-Duc, Duchy of Bar (d. 1560)
  • Dec 22 Mary of Guise [Mary of Lorraine], pro-French Queen of Scots (1538-42) and Regent of Scotland (1554-60), born in Bar-le-Duc, France (d. 1560)