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Celebrity Deaths 1500-1599

Paying tribute to the famous people we've lost from 1500-1599 – in memoriam
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Last updated: December 23, 2021
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Portuguese discoverer of the Cape of Good Hope
1500
Bartolomeu Dias
Queen of Castile from 1474 until she died in 1504
1504
Queen Isabella of Castille
The explorer who opened the door to the Americas
1506
Christopher Columbus
The explorer after whom the Americas are named
1512
Amerigo Vespucci
King of Aragon from 1479 until his death in 1516
1516
Ferdinand of Aragon
The Flemish painter who did 'Garden of Earthly Delights'
1516
Hieronymus Bosch
Painter of the Mona Lisa
1519
Leonardo da Vinci
High Renaissance painter of The School of Athens
1520
Raphael
The leader of the Aztecs at the time of the Spanish conquest
1520
Montezuma II
Explorer who first circumnavigated the Earth
1521
Ferdinand Magellan
Portugese explorer who opened up sea route to India
1524
Vasco da Gama
The humanist scholar who wrote The Praise of Folly
1526
Erasmus
Italian diplomat best known for his political treatise The Prince
1526
Niccolo Machiavelli
Germany's great Renaissance illustrator and printmaker
1528
Albrecht Dürer
The author of Utopia
1535
Thomas More
The beheaded wife of Henry VIII
1536
Anne Boleyn
First wife of Henry VIII
1536
Catherine of Aragon
The 3rd wife of King Henry VIII
1536
Queen Jane Seymour
The Spaniard who conquered the Incas
1541
Francisco Pizarro
Astronomer who said that the sun is the center of our solar system
1543
Nicolas Copernicus
German monk who started Protestant Reformation
1546
Martin Luther
The Spaniard who took Mexico from the Aztecs
1547
Hernan Cortes
Master sculptor of The David
1564
Michelangelo
French physician who made creepy predictions
1566
Nostradamus
Longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
1566
Suleiman the Magnificent
Renaissance Venetian master who painted Venus of Urbino
1576
Titian
The first czar of Russia from 1547 to 1584
1584
Ivan the Terrible
The pope who changed the calendar in 1582
1585
Pope Gregory XIII
The Flemish map maker whose 1569 map we all recognize
1594
Gerardus Mercator
The English mariner who circumnavigated the globe
1596
Francis Drake
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Level 86
Dec 20, 2021
Why doesn't Isabella or Ferdinand work? The other components of their answers are already in the question so it seems like the names alone should be enough.
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Level 53
Dec 20, 2021
You are right, thanks for that! It has been corrected.