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Deaths in History in 1546

  • Jan 21 Azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491)

Person of interestMartin Luther

Feb 18 Martin Luther, German theologian and key figure in the Protestant Reformation, dies at 62

Theologian and Founder of Protestantism Martin Luther
Theologian and Founder of Protestantism
Martin Luther
  • Mar 1 George Wishart, Scottish religious reformer, martyred at 33
  • Mar 10 Thomas Elyot, English diplomat (Boke named the Governor), dies at 46
  • Mar 26 Thomas Elyot, English diplomat, dies at about 56
  • May 29 Cardinal Beaton, English archbishop of St Andrews, murdered in St Andrews Castle at 52
  • Jul 4 Hayreddin Barbarossa, Admiral of the Ottoman Navy (b. 1478)
  • Jul 16 Anne Askew, English Protestant (burned at the stake) (b. 1521)
  • Aug 1 Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (co-founder of Society of Jesus), dies at 39
  • Aug 3 Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, dies at 62
  • Aug 3 Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer, dies on his 37th birthday
  • Aug 12 Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies
  • Nov 1 Giulio Romano, Italian painter/architect (Ondergang der Titanen), dies