Died in 1524

Jan 5 Marko Marulić a Croatian national poet and Christian humanist, known as the Crown of the Croatian Medieval Age and the father of the Croatian Renaissance. He signed his works as Marko Marulić Splićanin , Marko Pečenić, Marcus Marulus Spalatensis, or Dalmata. He was also the first who defined and used the notion of psychology, which is today in current use
Jan 21 Alexander Gordon 3rd Earl of Huntly a Scottish nobleman. He was a member of Parliament, a member of the Privy Council, a regent and Lieutenant of the kingdom
Feb 10 Catherine of Saxony Archduchess of Austria the second wife of Sigismund, Archduke of Austria and Regent of Tyrol.
Feb 11 Isabella of Aragon Duchess of Milan the daughter of King Alfonso II of Naples and Ippolita Maria Sforza. From 1489 to 1494, she was the Duchess consort of Milan, and from 1499 to 1524 the suo jure Duchess of Bari and Princess of Rossano. After her brother Ferdinand II's death, she was the heir of the Brienne claim to the title King of Jerusalem
Mar 10 Salaì an Italian artist and pupil of Leonardo da Vinci from 1490 to 1518. Salai entered Leonardo's household at the age of 10. He created paintings under the name of Andrea Salai. He was described as one of Leonardo's students and lifelong servant and is the presumed model for Leonardo's paintings John the Baptist and Bacchus
Mar 23 Giulia Farnese mistress to Pope Alexander She was known as Giulia la bella, meaning "Julia the beautiful" in Italian.
Apr 30 Pierre Terrail seigneur de Bayard a French soldier, generally known as the Chevalier de Bayard. Throughout the centuries since his death, he has been known as "the knight without fear and beyond reproach". He himself however, preferred the name given him by his contemporaries for his gaiety and kindness, "le bon chevalier", or "the good knight"
May 21 Thomas Howard 2nd Duke of Norfolk the only son of John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, by his first wife, Katherine Moleyns. The Duke was the grandfather of both Queen Anne Boleyn and Queen Catherine Howard and the great grandfather of Queen Elizabeth He served four monarchs as a soldier and statesman
May 23 Ismail I Shah of Iran and the founder of the Safavid dynasty which survived until 1736. Isma'il started his campaign in Iranian Azerbaijan in 1500 as the leader of the Safaviyya, a Twelver Shia militant religious order, and unified all of Iran by 1509. Born in Ardabil in Northwestern Iran, he reigned as Shah Ismail I of Iran from 1501 to 1524
Jun 12 Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar a Spanish conquistador. He conquered and governed Cuba on behalf of Spain
Jul 20 Claude of France queen consort of France and duchess regnant of Brittany. She was the eldest daughter of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany, as well as the first spouse of Francis I of France
Sep 18 Charlotte of Valois the second child and second daughter of King Francis I and his wife Claude.
Oct 5 Joachim Patinir a Flemish Northern Renaissance history and landscape painter from the area of modern Wallonia. He was probably the uncle of Herri met de Bles, his follower in establishing the world landscape, a distinct style of panoramic northern Renaissance landscapes
Oct 20 Thomas Linacre a humanist scholar and physician, after whom Linacre College, Oxford and Linacre House The King's School, Canterbury are named.
Nov 17 Wenceslaus II Duke of Cieszyn a Duke of Cieszyn since 1518 until his death.
Dec 23 Vasco da Gama a Portuguese explorer. He was the first European to reach India by sea, linking Europe and Asia for the first time by ocean route, as well as the Atlantic and the Indian oceans entirely and definitively, and in this way, the West and the Orient
Dec 28 Johann von Staupitz a theologian, university preacher, Vicar-General of the Augustinian Order in Germany who supervised Martin Luther during a critical period in that man's spiritual life. Martin Luther himself remarked, "If it had not been for Staupitz, I should have sunk in hell." Although he died as a Catholic monk and had repudiated the Reformation, he is commemorated on 8 November as a priest in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church