Born in 1495

Jan 26 Emperor Go-Nara the 105th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. He reigned from June 9, 1526 until September 27, 1557, during the Sengoku period. His personal name was Tomohito. In older English literature, he may also be referred to as Nara II
Feb 4 Francesco II Sforza Duke of Milan from 1521 until his death. He was the last member of the Sforza family to rule Milan
Feb 4 Jean Parisot de Valette a French nobleman and 49th Grand Master of the Order of Malta, from 21 August 1557 to his death in 1568. As a Knight Hospitaller, joining the order in the Langue de Provence, he fought with distinction against the Turks at Rhodes. As Grand Master, Valette became the Order's hero and most illustrious leader, commanding the resistance against the Ottomans at the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, sometimes regarded as one of the greatest sieges of all time
Mar 6 Luigi Alamanni an Italian poet and statesman. He was regarded as a prolific and versatile poet. He was credited with introducing the epigram into Italian poetry
Mar 8 John of God a Portuguese-born soldier turned health-care worker in Spain, whose followers later formed the Brothers Hospitallers of John of God, a worldwide Catholic religious institute dedicated to the care of the poor sick and those suffering from mental disorders. He has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church, and is considered one of Spain's leading religious figures
Apr 16 Petrus Apianus a German humanist, known for his works in mathematics, astronomy and cartography.
Sep 18 Louis X Duke of Bavaria Duke of Bavaria , together with his older brother William IV, Duke of Bavaria. His parents were Albert IV and Kunigunde of Austria, a daughter of Emperor Frederick III
Sep 23 Bagrat III of Imereti a King of Imereti from April 1, 1510, to 1565. He succeeded upon the death of his father, Alexander II, and faced repeated assaults from the Ottoman Turks as well as the conflicts with his ostensible vassal princes of Mingrelia, Guria, and Abkhazia who were frequently joining the enemy
Nov 21 John Bale an English churchman, historian and controversialist, and Bishop of Ossory. He wrote the oldest known historical verse drama in English , and developed and published a very extensive list of the works of British authors down to his own time, just as the monastic libraries were being dispersed. His unhappy disposition and habit of quarreling earned him the nickname "bilious Bale"
Dec 5 Nicolas Cleynaerts born at Diest, in Brabant.