Historical Figures Who Died in 1520

  • Feb 5 Sten Sture the Younger, regent of Sweden (b. 1493)
  • Mar 16 Martin Waldseemüller, German cartographer (created 1st known map to name the New World America), dies at 49 or 50

RaphaelRaphael (1483-1520)

Apr 6 Italian painter and master builder (Sistine Madonna, School of Athens), dies on his 37th birthday

  • Jun 24 Hosokawa Sumimoto, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1489)

Moctezuma IIMoctezuma II (c. 1466-1520)

Jun 30 Aztec emperor (1502-20), killed either by the Spanish or stoned to death by his own people

  • Sep 21 Selam I Jawuz, the Barse, poet/cruel sultan of Turkey, dies
  • Sep 22 Selim I 'Selim the Grim', Sultan of Turkey (1512-20) who captured Baghdad and Cairo, dies at 53
  • Oct 28 Pier Gerlofs Donia, Frisian pirate and freedom fighter