Deaths in History in 1540

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  • Jan 27 Angela Merici, Italian monk/monastery, dies
  • Feb 2 George Schenck van Toutenburg, gov/viceroy of Frisia/Groningen
  • Mar 30 Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg (b. 1469)
  • May 6 Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48
  • May 22 Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/President of Romagna, dies at 57
  • Jul 11 Jan Szapolyai, anti-king of Hungarian, dies
  • Jul 21 John I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies

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Jul 28 Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed

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  • Jul 30 Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (b. 1495)
  • Jul 30 Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred)
  • Aug 23 Guillaume Budé, French scholar
  • Aug 24 Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)
  • Sep 2 Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1501)
  • Oct 4 Helius Eobanus Hessus, German humanist/poet (Silvae), dies