Lorenzo II de Medici, Duke of Urbino 1492 – 1519

Born – 12th September 1492 Died – 4th May 1519 Father – Piero the Unfortunate (1472 – 1503) Mother – Alfonsina Orsini (1472 – 1520) Spouse – Madeleine de La Tour d’Auvergne Children – by Madeleine – Catherine de Medici (1519 – 1589), illegitimate – Alessandro, Duke of Florence (1510 – 1537) Lord of Florence … Read more

Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk 1517 – 1554

Born – 17th January 1517 Died – Executed 23rd February 1554 Father – Thomas Grey, Marquess of Dorset (1477 – 1530) Mother – Margaret Wotton (1485 – 1535) Spouse – Frances Brandon (1517 – 1559) Children – Jane (1537 – 1554), Katherine (1540 – 1568), Mary (1545 – 1578); by Adrian Stokes – Elizabeth (1555 … Read more

Giovanni de Medici, Pope Leo X 1475 – 1521

Born – 11th December 1475 Died – 1st December 1521 Father – Lorenzo de Medici (1449 – 1492) Mother – Clarice Orsini (1450 – 1488) Spouse – Not Married Children – No children Bishop of Rome – Pope Leo X – 1513 – 1521 Preceded by – Pope Julius II – 1503 – 1513 Succeeded … Read more

John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland 1504 – 1553

Born – 1504 Died – 22nd August 1553 (executed) Father – Edmund Dudley (1462 – 1510) Mother – Elizabeth Grey (1482 – 1526) Spouse – Jane Guildford (1508 – 1555) Children – Henry (d. young), Thomas (d. young), John (1527 – 1554), Mary (1529 – 1586), Ambrose (1530 – 1590), Henry (1531 – 1557), Robert … Read more

King Francis I of France 1494 – 1547

Born – 12th September 1494 Died – 31st March 1547 Father – Charles d’Orleans, Count of Angouleme (1459 – 1496) Mother – Louise of Savoy (1476 – 1531) Spouses – m. 1514 – Claude of Brittany (1499 – 1524); m. 1530 – Eleanor of Austria (1498 – 1558) Children – By Claude of Brittany – … Read more

Tudor Executions 1485 – 1603

It is estimated that around 85,000 people were executed during the reigns of the Tudor Monarchs. This timeline details the most notable Tudor executions. See also: The Tudor Period 1485 – 1603 Tudor executions during the reign of King Henry VII 1485 – 1509 1485 (25th August) William Catesby aged about 35 years William Catesby … Read more

Martin Luther 1483 – 1546

Born – 10th November 1483 Died – 18th February 1546 Father – Hans Luther Mother – Margarethe Lindemann Spouse – m. 1525 – Katharina von Bora (1499 – 1552) Children – Hans (b. 1526), Elisabeth (1527 – 1528), Magdalena (1529 – 1542), Martin (b. 1531) , Paul (1533 – 1593), Margarethe  (b. 1534) Known to … Read more

Margaret Douglas 1515 – 1578

Born – 8th October 1515 Died – 7th March 1578 Father – Archibald Douglas  (c. 1489 – 1577) Mother – Margaret Tudor (1489 – 1541) Spouse – m. 1544 – Matthew Stuart (1516 – 1571) Children – Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545 – 1567); Charles Stuart, Earl of Lennox (1557 – 1576) Known to History … Read more