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Deaths in History in 1509

  • Apr 21 Henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52, Henry VIII succeeds him aged 17
  • May 20 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
  • Jun 29 Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII of England, dies at 66
  • Sep 28 Siwara/Sjoerd Aylva, Fries army leader (siege of Franeker)