On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1564

  • Jan 4 Hosokawa Ujitsuna, Japanese military commander (b. 1514)


Feb 18 Michelangelo, Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance (David, Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel), dies at 88

  • May 2 Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (b. 1500)

John Calvin

May 27 John Calvin [Jehan Cauvin], Protestant religious reformer and theologian (Calvinism), dies at 54 (b. 1509)

  • Jun 2 Gellius Faber [Jelle Smit], Fries theologist, dies
  • Jul 25 Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1558-64), dies at 61

Andreas Vesalius

Oct 2 Andreas Vesalius [Andries van Wesel], Flemish physician and anatomist (De humani corporis fabrica), dies after being shipwrecked at 49

  • Oct 3 Christophorus Fabritius [Christoffel Smit], calvinist vicar, burned
  • Oct 4 Pietro P Vergerio, Italian theologist/bishop of Croatia, dies
  • Oct 18 Johannes Acronius Frisius, German physician and mathematician (b. 1520)