On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1520

  • Jan 1 Franciscus Balduinus, [Francois Baudouin], lawyer
  • Mar 3 Matthias Flacius, Croatian Protestant reformer (d. 1575)
  • Aug 1 Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1572)
  • Aug 10 Madeleine de Valois, French princess who briefly became Queen of Scotland after marrying James V, born in the St. Germain-en-Laye, Paris, France (d. 1537)
  • Sep 13 William Cecil, 1st baron Burghley, English statesman, born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1598)