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an English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan era. He is known for his play The Commodye of Pacient and Meeke Grissill (aka The Plaie of Pacient Grisell), said to have been written in the late 1550s, and possibly first performed by a children's company at Nonsuch Palace in Surrey for Queen Elizabeth I as part of a special entertainment in August 1559.
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John Phillipunknown1550
 
1569unknown

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...
Nicholas Brighamunknown1550
 
15581558
 a Latin scholar and antiquarian, who gave up literature to practise in the law courts, and who fl...
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 ...
John Angelunknown1550
 
1559unknown
 a chaplain to King Philip and Queen Mary I, is said to have been a 'person of singular zeal and l...
Anthony Aschamunknown1550
 
1559unknown
 an English astrologer who wrote various treatises about astronomical and astrological matters. As...
William Bavandunknown1550
 
1559unknown
 an English writer. Bavand, having been educated at Oxford, became a student in the Middle Temple,...
Robert Brahamunknown1550
 
1559unknown
 an English editor. In 1555, he edited The Auncient Historic and onely trewe and syncere Cronicle ...
John Brettunknown1550
 
1559unknown
 a messenger for Mary I of England when she tried to have the Marian exiles returned to England. ...
John Gwynnethunknown1550
 
1559unknown
 a Welsh Catholic divine and musician. He was educated at Oxford. In due course he was ordained pr...
Tadhg O Cobhthaighunknown1550
 
1559unknown
 an Irish poet. Ó Cobhthaigh was a member of a hereditary bardic family based in what is now Coun...
Sabina Welserinunknown1550
 
1559unknown
 the author of a German cookbook, Das Kochbuch der Sabina Welserin, which she dated 1553 in her br...
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...
John Barthletunknown1560
 
1569unknown
 an English theological writer. Barthlet was a minister of the Church of England, and held strongl...
Robert Fillsunknown1560
 
1569unknown
 an English-French translator who translated works from French into English. In 1562, Fills publis...
Goddred Gylbyunknown1560
 
1569unknown
 an English translator. These is very little that is known about his life. A son of Anthony Gilby,...
Thomas Harmanunknown1560
 
1569unknown
 A Caveat or Warning for Common Cursitors, vulgarly called vagabonds was first published in 1566 b...
Abraham Hartwell the Elderunknown1560
 
1569unknown
 an English poet, who wrote in Latin. When Richard Shacklock published a translation of a letter w...
John Rollandunknown1560
 
1569unknown
 a Scottish poet who appears to have been a priest of the diocese of Glasgow, and to have been kno...
Aonghus Fionn O Dalaighunknown1520
 
1570unknown
 an Irish poet. Thought to have been born in County Meath, Aonghus Fionn was the head of the branc...
Arthur ap Huwunknown1555
 
1570unknown
 a clergyman, patron of Welsh poets, and a translator of religious literature into Welsh. He was a...
John Knox1513 ca1546
 
15721572, Nov 24
 a Scottish clergyman, theologian, and writer who was a leader of the Protestant Reformation and i...
Isabella Whitney1547 ca1567
 
1573unknown
 the earliest identified woman to have published secular poetry in the English language. She has b...
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 ...
Paulus Juusten1516/201563
 
15751575, Aug 22
 the first bishop of Viipuri, and later, bishop of Turku for the Lutheran Finish Church from 1563 ...
John Awdelyunknown1559
 
1577unknown
 an English printer in London, known as a writer of popular and miscellaneous works. Many of his p...
Anthony Jenkinson15291550
 
15791610/1611
 one of the first Britons to explore Muscovy and present day Russia. Jenkinson was a traveller and...
George Buchanan1506, Feb1529
 
15821582, Sep 28
  a Scottish historian and humanist scholar. According to historian Keith Brown, Buchanan was "the...
Jan Kochanowski15301559
 
15841584, Aug 22
 a Polish Renaissance poet who established poetic patterns that would become integral to the Polis...
John Bellendenunknown1533
 
1587unknown
 a Scottish writer of the 16th century. At the request of James V he translated Hector Boece's His...
Mary Stuart1542, Dec 81558
 
15871587, Feb 8
 reigned over Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. As Mary was an infant when she inher...
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...
William Webbeunknown1568
 
1591unknown
 an English critic and translator. Little is known about him except that he attended Trinity Colle...
Michel de Montaigne1533, Feb 281546
 
15921592, Sep 13
 one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the es...
Queen Elizabeth I1533, Sep 71558
 
16031603, Mar 24
 Queen of England and Ireland (and Supreme Governor of the Church of England ) from 17 November 15...
Vincenzo Scamozzi1548, Sep 21568
 
16141616, Aug 7
 an Italian architect and a writer on architecture, active mainly in Vicenza and Republic of Venic...
George Silverunknown1550
 
1629unknown
 a gentleman of England during the late 16th and early 17th centuries, who is known for his writin...
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