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a Welsh-language poet, one of the Beirdd yr Uchelwyr (Poets of the Nobility), from the cwmwd (commote) of Llifon (cy) on Ynys Môn, north Wales. About 110 of his poems survive, mostly traditional praise poems and elegies for members of the Welsh gentry, especially of north Wales.
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Lewys Monunknown1485
 
1527unknown

Ludovico di Varthema1470 ca1502
 
 
15071517
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Rhys Nanmorunknown1480
 
1513unknown
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Ignatius Jacob [1]unknown1512
 
 
15171517
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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...
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...
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...
Bernard Etxepare1475 ca1512
 
1549unknown
 a Basque writer of the 16th century, most famous for a collection of poems titled Linguæ Vasconu...
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...
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...
Ignatius of Loyola1491, Oct 231508
 
15551556, Jul 31
 a Spanish priest and theologian, who founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jes...
Philip Melanchthon1497, Feb 161514
 
15601560, Apr 19
 a German reformer, collaborator with Martin Luther, the first systematic theologian of the Protes...
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...
Benvenuto Cellini1500, Nov 31519
 
15691571, Feb 13
 an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote a famous ...
Aonghus Fionn O Dalaighunknown1520
 
1570unknown
 an Irish poet. Thought to have been born in County Meath, Aonghus Fionn was the head of the branc...
Donald Monrounknown1526
 
1574unknown
 a Scottish clergyman, who wrote an early and historically valuable description of the Hebrides an...
Morus Dwyfechunknown1520
 
1590unknown
 a Welsh-language poet. There is very little information available concerning the details of his l...
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