Born in 1524

Feb 10 Albrecht Giese a councilman and diplomat of the city of Danzig.
Feb 17 Charles Cardinal of Lorraine a French Cardinal, a member of the powerful House of Guise. He was known at first as the Cardinal of Guise, and then as the second Cardinal of Lorraine, after the death of his uncle, John, Cardinal of Lorraine. He was the protector of Rabelais and Ronsard and founded Reims University. He is sometimes known as the Cardinal de Lorraine
May 28 Selim II the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1566 until his death in 1574. He was a son of Suleiman the Magnificent and Haseki Hürrem Sultan
Aug 14 Elizabeth of Denmark Duchess of Mecklenburg Danish princess and a Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and later of Mecklenburg-Güstrow through marriage. She was the elder daughter of King Frederick I of Denmark and his second spouse Sophie of Pomerania
Aug 23 François Hotman a French Protestant lawyer and writer, associated with the legal humanists and with the monarchomaques, who struggled against absolute monarchy. His first name is often written 'Francis' in English. His surname is Latinized by himself as Hotomanus, by others as Hotomannus and Hottomannus. He has been called "one of the first modern revolutionaries"
Sep 7 Thomas Erastus a Swiss physician and theologian best known for a posthumously published work in which he argued that the sins of Christians should be punished by the state, and not by the church withholding the sacraments. A generalization of this idea, that the state is supreme in church matters, is known somewhat misleadingly as Erastianism
Sep 11 Pierre de Ronsard a French poet and "prince of poets".
Oct 5 Rani Durgavati born in the family of famous Rajput Chandel Emperor Keerat Rai. She was born at the fort of Kalanjar. Chandel Dynasty is famous in the Indian history for the defense of king Vidyadhar who repulsed the attacks of Mahmud Ghaznavi. Her love for sculptures is shown in the world famed temples of Khajuraho and Kalanjar fort. Rani Durgavati maravi's achievements further enhanced the glory of her ancestral tradition of courage and patronage of arts
Oct 9 Ottavio Farnese Duke of Parma reigned as Duke of Parma and Piacenza from 1547 and Duke of Castro from 1545 until his death.
Oct 16 Nicolas Duke of Mercœur the second son of Antoine, Duke of Lorraine and Renée de Bourbon.
Nov 12 Diego de Landa a Spanish bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Yucatán. He left future generations with a mixed legacy in his writings, which contain much valuable information on pre-Columbian Maya civilization, and his actions which destroyed much of that civilization's history, literature, and traditions. He is a major figure in the so-called "Black Legend"
Dec 26 Victorinus Strigel a Philippist Lutheran Theologian.