On This Day

Deaths in History in 1537

  • Jan 7 Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence, Italian ruler of Florence (1532-37), assassinated by his friend and cousin at 26
  • Jan 12 Lorenzo di Credi, Italian painter, dies
  • Apr 8 Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies
  • Jul 7 Madeleine of Valois, French princess who briefly became Queen of Scotland after marrying James V, dies only six months after the wedding at 16
  • Sep 4 Johann Dietenberger, German theologian (b. c. 1475)
  • Oct 24 Jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII and Queen of England (1536-7), dies of postnatal complications at 28