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1555 Deaths
Date Event
Feb 9
John Hooper, deprived Bishop of Gloucester, burnt for heresy 
Feb 9
Rowland Taylor, English pastor (executed) (b. 1510) 
Mar 23
Julius III, [Giovanni M del Monte], Pope (1550-55), dies at 67 
Mar 27
William Hunter, Protestant martyr 
Apr 12
Joanna of Castile (Joanna the mad), wife of Philip I of Castile dies at 75 
May 1
Marcellus II, [Marcello Cervini], Italian Pope (1555), dies at 53 
May 25
Gemma Frisius, Frisian geographer/astronomer, dies at 46 
May 25
Henry II of Navarre (b. 1503) 
Jun 7
Maarten van Rossum, Dutch army leader, dies at about 76 
Jun 23
Pedro Mascarenhas, Portuguese explorer (b. 1470) 
Aug 8
Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494) 
Sep 8
Thomas Villanova, Spanish saint/archbishop of Valencia, dies 
Oct 7
Louis of Praet, Habsburg diplomat (b. 1488) 
Oct 9
Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493) 
Oct 16
Hugh Latimer, English bishop and royal chaplain, burned at the stake as one of the Oxford Martyrs at 80 
Oct 16
Nicholas Ridley, English theologist/bishop of Rochester, burned at the stake as an Oxford martyr 
Nov 12
Stephen Gardiner, English bishop of Winchester, dies at about 65 
Nov 21
Georg Agricola, [Bauer], German mineralogist (zinc), dies at 61 
Nov 24
French Vervoort, Flemish mystic (Bruylocht Cleedt), dies at about 65 
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