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Deaths in History in 1581

  • Jan 22 Joost de Damhoudere, Flemish lawyer (Praxis rerum criminalium), dies at 73
  • Jan 22 Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman, soldier and politician, dies at 52
  • Apr 3 Huibert Duifhuis, Roman Catholic pastor (Rotterdam/Utrecht), dies
  • Jun 2 James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, regent of Scotland
  • Jul 11 Peder Skram, Danish senator and naval hero
  • Jul 23 Georges Lalaing, viceroy of Friesland, dies
  • Aug 21 Sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (b. 1527)
  • Sep 1 Guru Ram Das, 4th Sikh Guru (1574-81), dies at 46
  • Sep 30 Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)
  • Oct 23 Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer, dies at 52
  • Nov 7 Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar
  • Dec 1 Ralph Sherwin, English Catholic saint (b. 1550)
  • Dec 1 Alexander Briant, English saint (b. around 1556)