On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1535

  • Feb 18 Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, German royal astrologer, physician and theologian, dies at 48
  • Mar 1 Bernardo Accolti [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia), dies at 70
  • Mar 26 Georg Tannstetter, Austrian scientist (b. 1482)
  • May 4 John Houghton, English monk, first of the Carthusian Martyrs, hung, drawn and quartered at the Tower of London
  • Jun 22 John Fisher, British Catholic clergyman (Bishop of Rochester, 1504-35; Cardinal, 1535), martyr, and saint, dies by execution ordered by Henry VIII at about 65
  • Jul 6 Sir Thomas More, philosopher, author (Utopia) and statesman, executed (beheaded) for treason at 57
  • Jul 10 Jacob Van Campen, Reconstruction bishop, beheaded
  • Jul 11 Joachim I Nestor, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 51
  • Aug 10 Ippolito de' Medici, ruler of Florence (poisoned) (b. 1509)
  • Sep 23 Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden, dies at 21
  • Nov 1 Francesco Sforza, Italian ruler (Milan), dies
  • Dec 31 William Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465)