Historical Figures Who Died in 1521

  • Apr 20 Zhengde, 10th Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, dies at 29
  • Apr 22 Juan de Padilla, Spanish Roman Catholic missionary, killed at 52

Ferdinand MagellanFerdinand Magellan (1480-1521)

Apr 27 Portuguese explorer, killed by Filipino natives at 50 while on voyage to circumnavigate the world

  • May 10 Sebastian Brant, Alsatian humanist (b. 1457)
  • May 17 Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (b. 1478)
  • May 28 Willem van Croij, Duke of Soria, dies at about 62
  • Jun 15 Tamás Bakócz, Hungarian Catholic cardinal and statesman (b. 1442)
  • Jun 22 Leonardo Loredan, Venetian nobleman, statesman and Doge of Venice (1501-21), dies at 84

Juan Ponce de LeónJuan Ponce de León (1460-1521)

Jul 15 Spanish explorer and conquistador who searched for the fountain of youth and the first European to discover Florida, dies at 61

Leo XLeo X (1475-1521)

Dec 1 Italian Pope (1513-21), dies at 45

  • Dec 13 Manuel I, King of Portugal (1495-1521) during era of Portuguese exploration known as "Manuel The Fortunate", dies at 52