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Deaths in History in 1559

Person of interestChristian III

Jan 1 Christian III, King of Denmark (1534-59) and Norway (1537-59), dies at 55

King of Denmark and Norway Christian III
King of Denmark and Norway
Christian III

Person of interestChristian II

Jan 25 Christian II, King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, dies at 77

King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway Christian II
King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway
Christian II
  • Jan 29 Thomas Pope, English politician, benefactor, dies at about 52
  • Mar 14 Jacques d'Auchy, Walloon baptist merchant, executed
  • Mar 16 Anthony St. Leger, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1496)
  • Mar 23 Emperor Gelawdewos of Ethiopia (killed in battle) (b. 1521/1522)
  • Mar 30 Adam Ries, German mathematician (b. 1492)

Person of interestHenry II

Jul 10 Henry II, King of France (1547-59), dies

King of France Henry II
King of France
Henry II
  • Aug 18 Paul IV [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83
  • Sep 7 Robert Estienne, French printer (b. 1503)
  • Sep 10 Anthony Denny, English knight of the shire and confidant of King Henry VIII of England, dies at 58
  • Sep 15 Isabella Jagiełło, Queen consort and regent of Hungary, dies of a long illness at 40
  • Nov 5 Kano Motonobu, Zen co-founder (Kano school of painting), dies at 83
  • Nov 18 Cuthbert Tunstall, English churchman (b. 1474)
  • Nov 28 Erasmus Sarcerius, German Lutheran theologian and reformer, dies at about 58