From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- Religious rioting in the Netherlands signifies the beginning of the Eighty Years' War in the Netherlands.
- The first bridge crossing the Neretva river at Mostar (in modern-day Bosnia and Herzegovina) is completed by the Ottoman Empire. The white marble bridge is now known as Stari Most (or "Old Bridge").
- The Spanish doubloon is first made during the reign of Phillip II of Spain.
- Pope Pius IV expels all the prostitutes from Rome.
- August 12 – Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain (d. 1633)
- Giovanni Baglione, Italian painter and historian of art (d. 1643)
- April 25 – Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henri II of France (b. 1499)
- April 25 – Louise Labé, French poet (b. 1525)
- May 4 – Luca Ghini, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1490)
- May 10 – Leonhart Fuchs, German physician and a botanist (b. 1501)
- July 2 – Nostradamus, French astrologer (b. 1503)
- July 17 – Bartolomé de Las Casas, Spanish priest (b. 1484)
- July 30 – Guillaume Rondelet, French doctor (b. 1507)
- September 2 – Taddeo Zuccari, Italian painter (b. 1529)
- September 5 – Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1494)
- Thomas Hoby, English diplomat and translator (b. 1530)