On This Day

Deaths in History in 1561

  • Jan 31 Menno Simons, Dutch priest and vicar whose followers are named the Mennonites, dies at around 65
  • Jan 31 Bairam Khan, Great Mughal General, regent for Akbar
  • Feb 26 Jorge de Montemayor, Spanish writer
  • Mar 4 Carlo Carafa, Italian cardinal, dies at 41
  • Mar 25 Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German philosopher and encyclopedist (b. 1518)
  • Oct 21 Johannes Vasaeus, Flemish humanist/historian, dies at about 49
  • Oct 27 Lope de Aguirre, Spanish conquistador (b. 1510)