On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1524

  • Jan 5 Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet, dies at 73
  • Feb 20 Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya
  • Apr 7 Philip of Burgundy, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • Apr 30 Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, French soldier (b. 1473)
  • May 21 Thomas Howard 2nd duke of Norfolk, general/premier, dies at about 80
  • May 23 Ismail I, Shah of Persia, converted Iran from Sunni to Shi'ah, dies at 36
  • Jul 20 Claude of France, Duchess of Brittany and wife of Francis I of France, dies at 24
  • Sep 18 Charlotte of Valois, Princess of France as second daughter of King Francis I and his wife Claude, dies at 7
  • Oct 15 Joachim Patinir, Flemish landscape painter, dies at about 45
  • Dec 10 Henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death
  • Dec 11 Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake
  • Dec 20 Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician

Vasco da Gama

Dec 24 Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer and viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55