Died in the 16th Century

Born 15 April 1452 – Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci, the quintessential Renaissance man, was born on April 15, 1452, in Anchiano, a small village near Vinci…

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Born 13 April 1519 – Catherine de’ Medici

Catherine de’ Medici (1519-1589) was a powerful and controversial figure who left an indelible mark on French history. Born on…

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King Henry VII

Henry Tudor was born on 28 January 1457 during a period of turmoil and conflict over the succession of the…

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Anne Boleyn

“And thus I take my leave of this world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to…

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Christopher Columbus

“My desire was not to pass any island without taking possession, so that, one having been taken, the same may…

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Michelangelo

“There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.” – Michelangelo Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born on…

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Catherine de Medici

Catherine de Medici Biography Catherine de Medici was a formidable woman. She was the daughter of nobility, the mother of…

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King Henry VIII

“Of all losses, time is the most irrecuperable for it can never be redeemed.” – King Henry VIII King Henry…

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Mary I, Queen of England

“When I am dead and opened, you shall find Calais lying in my heart.” – Mary I of England Mary…

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Hernando Cortes

“I love to travel, but hate to arrive” – Hernando Cortes Hernando Cortes Biography Hernándo Cortés, the famous, or perhaps…

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