Born in 1484

Jan 1 Huldrych Zwingli a leader of the Reformation in Switzerland. Born during a time of emerging Swiss patriotism and increasing criticism of the Swiss mercenary system, he attended the University of Vienna and the University of Basel, a scholarly centre of Renaissance humanism. He continued his studies while he served as a pastor in Glarus and later in Einsiedeln, where he was influenced by the writings of Erasmus
Jan 17 George Spalatin the pseudonym taken by Georg Burkhardt , an important German figure in the history of the Reformation.
Feb 21 Joachim I Nestor Elector of Brandenburg a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, his nickname was taken from King Nestor of Greek mythology
Mar 4 George Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach a Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach from the House of Hohenzollern.
Apr 12 Antonio da Sangallo the Younger an Italian architect active during the Renaissance.
Apr 12 Rana Sanga the Rajput ruler of Mewar, which was located within the geographic boundaries of present-day India's modern state of Rajasthan. He ruled between 1509 and 1527
Apr 23 Julius Caesar Scaliger an Italian scholar and physician who spent a major part of his career in France. He employed the techniques and discoveries of Renaissance humanism to defend Aristotelianism against the new learning. In spite of his arrogant and contentious disposition, his contemporary reputation was high, judging him so distinguished by his learning and talents that, according to Jacques August de Thou, none of the ancients could be placed above him, and the age in which he lived could not show his equal
Jul 13 Pedro Álvarez de Toledo Marquis of Villafranca the first effective Spanish viceroy of Naples, 1532–1552, responsible for considerable social, economic and urban change in the city and southern Italian kingdom, in general.
Nov 29 Joachim Vadian a Swiss Humanist and scholar and also mayor and reformer in Gallen.
Dec 13 Paul Speratus a Catholic priest who became a Protestant preacher and song-writer. In 1523, he helped Martin Luther to create the First Lutheran hymnal, published in 1524 and called Achtliederbuch