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a Basque writer of the 16th century, most famous for a collection of poems titled Linguæ Vasconum Primitiæ ("Beginnings of the Basque Language") he published in 1545, the first book to be published in the Basque language. Etxepare's lived through a period of war and upheaval from 1512 onward with the Castilian conquest of Upper Navarre. In one of his poems, Mossen Bernat echaparere cantuya, he confesses to having spent time in prison in Béarn, although the reasons for his detainment are not very clear. According to some, he was accused of having taken the side of Castile in its conflict with Navarre, not least of all due to religious reasons. Others, however, think that the reasons for his incarceration were moral rather than political. Either way, Etxepare maintained that he was innocent.
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Bernard Etxepare1475 ca1512
 
1549unknown

Rhys Nanmorunknown1480
 
1513unknown
 a Welsh language poet who lived in Nanmor, near Beddgelert in North Wales. Among his surviving wo...
Ignatius Jacob [1]unknown1512
 
15171517
  the Patriarch of Antioch, and head of the Syriac Orthodox Church from 1512 until his death in 15...
Robert Copland unknown1510
 
1519unknown
 an English printer and author, is said to have been a servant of William Caxton, and certainly wo...
Gavin Douglas1474 ca1496
 
15211522, Sep
 a Scottish bishop, makar and translator. Although he had an important political career, it is for...
Duarte Barbosa1480 ca1500
 
15211521, May 1
 a Portuguese writer and Portuguese India officer between 1500 and 1516–1517, with the post of s...
Lewys Monunknown1485
 
1527unknown
 a Welsh-language poet, one of the Beirdd yr Uchelwyr (Poets of the Nobility), from the cwmwd (com...
Sion Ceriunknown1500
 
1530s 9unknown
 a Welsh language poet. Very little information is available concerning the details of his life. I...
Sion ap Hywelunknown1490
 
1532unknown
 a Welsh language poet. There is very little information available about the details of his life. ...
John Bourchier14671520
 
 
15331533, Mar 19
 an English soldier, statesman and translator. He was educated at Oxford University. Bourchier hel...
Sir Thomas More1478, Feb 71502
 
15351535, Jul 6
 an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist. He was a...
Lewys Daronunknown1495
 
1539unknown
  a Welsh-language professional poet from the Ll?n area of Gwynedd, Wales. Although not considered...
Francisco Alvares14651515
 
 
15391536~1541
 a Portuguese missionary and explorer. In 1515 he traveled to Ethiopia as part of the Portuguese e...
David Edwardesunknown1530
 
 
1539unknown
 an English anatomist. Edwardes was educated first at Oxford and afterwards at Cambridge. He took ...
Nicolaus Copernicus1473, Feb 191503
 
15431543, May 24
 a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the...
John Palsgrave1485 ca1513
 
 
15451554
 a priest of Henry VIII of England's court. He is known as a tutor in the royal household, and as...
King Henry VIII1491, Jun 281509
 
15471547, Jan 28
  King of England from 1509 until his death and Supreme Head of the Church of England from 1536 to...
Francisco Xerez14951514
 
15491565 ca
 a Spanish explorer-turned-historian, the personal secretary of conquistador Francisco Pizarro. He...
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca1490 ca1520
 
15491557 ca
 a Spanish explorer of the New World, and one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition. D...
Peter Ashtonunknown1540
 
1549unknown
 a translator. Ashton translated into English, in 1546, the Turcicarum rerum Commentarius of Paulu...
Eoghan Carrach O Siadhailunknown1500
 
1550unknown
 an Gaelic-Irish poet. Eoghan Carrach was a member of the Ó Siadhail family of Tír Chonaill (now...
Richard Sherry1506 ca1522
 
15501555+
 an English schoolteacher and author. He was born about 1506 in the neighbourhood of London. In 15...
William Lamb [1]1493 ca1537
 
15501550
 a Scottish cleric, lawyer, and author. William Lamb wrote Ane Resonyng of ane Scottis and Inglis ...
Francis Xavier1506, Apr 71534
 
15521552, Dec 3
 a Navarrese Roman Catholic missionary, born in Javier (Xavier in Navarro-Aragonese), Kingdom of N...
Erasmus Reinhold1511, Oct 221536
 
15531553, feb 19
 a German astronomer and mathematician, considered to be the most influential astronomical pedagog...
Ignatius of Loyola1491, Oct 231508
 
15551556, Jul 31
 a Spanish priest and theologian, who founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jes...
Miles Huggardeunknown1533
 
1557unknown
 an English religious pamphleteer and opponent of the Protestant Reformation. He has been describe...
Louis Maigretunknown1530
 
1559unknown
 the author of the Tretté de la Grammaire française, which was published in 1550. This was the f...
Jean de Beaugueunknown1540
 
1559unknown
 a French soldier who served in Scotland in the 1540s during the war of the Rough Wooing. He wrote...
Robert Burrantunknown1540
 
1559unknown
 an English translator. He authored works such as an edition of Sir David Lindsays Tragical Death ...
Philip Melanchthon1497, Feb 161514
 
15601560, Apr 19
 a German reformer, collaborator with Martin Luther, the first systematic theologian of the Protes...
Alan Balatineunknown1530
 
1560unknown
 a supposed historian mentioned by Edward Hall in the list of the English writers from whose works...
Michelangelo1475, Mar 61490
 
15641564, Feb 18
 an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted a...
Lewys Morgannwgunknown1520
 
1565unknown
 a Welsh language poet from Morgannwg, south Wales. He lived at St. Bride's Major Lewys was one of...
Suleiman I1494, Nov 61520
 
15661566, Sep 7
  the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan and Caliph (Sunni Islam) of the Ottoman Empire/Caliphate, ...
Michel de Nostradamus1503, Dec 141521
 
15661566, Jul 2
 a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since beco...
Philibert de l'Orme1514 ca1540
 
15671570, Jan 8
 a French architect, one of the great masters of the French Renaissance; also wrote two books on a...
Benvenuto Cellini1500, Nov 31519
 
15691571, Feb 13
 an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote a famous ...
Giorgio Vasari1511, Jul 301530
 
15691574, Jun 27
 an Italian painter, architect, writer and historian, most famous today for his Lives of the Most ...
Jeronimo de Vivarunknown1540
 
1569unknown
 a Spanish historian of the early conquest and settlement of the Kingdom of Chile, and author of C...
William Baldwinunknown1547
 
1569unknown
 an English author. From the West Country, England, Baldwin studied logic and philosophy at Oxford...
Aonghus Fionn O Dalaighunknown1520
 
1570unknown
 an Irish poet. Thought to have been born in County Meath, Aonghus Fionn was the head of the branc...
John Knox1513 ca1546
 
15721572, Nov 24
 a Scottish clergyman, theologian, and writer who was a leader of the Protestant Reformation and i...
Donald Monrounknown1526
 
1574unknown
 a Scottish clergyman, who wrote an early and historically valuable description of the Hebrides an...
Jean Bullant15151537
 
15741578, Oct 13
 a French architect and sculptor who built the tombs of Anne de Montmorency, Grand Connétable of ...
George Buchanan1506, Feb1529
 
15821582, Sep 28
  a Scottish historian and humanist scholar. According to historian Keith Brown, Buchanan was "the...
John Bellendenunknown1533
 
1587unknown
 a Scottish writer of the 16th century. At the request of James V he translated Hector Boece's His...
Francois Hotman1524, Aug 231542
 
15891590, Feb 12
 a French Protestant lawyer and writer, associated with the legal humanists and with the monarchom...
Morus Dwyfechunknown1520
 
1590unknown
 a Welsh-language poet. There is very little information available concerning the details of his l...
Michel de Montaigne1533, Feb 281546
 
15921592, Sep 13
 one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the es...
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