Died in 1525

Jan 24 Franciabigio an Italian painter of the Florentine Renaissance. His true name may have been Francesco di Cristofano, however he also is referred to as either Marcantonio Franciabigio or Francia Bigio
Feb 24 Louis II de la Trémoille a French general. He served under three kings: Charles VIII, Louis XII, and Francis He was killed in combat at the Battle of Pavia
Feb 24 Guillaume Gouffier seigneur de Bonnivet a French soldier.
Feb 28 Cuauhtémoc the Mexica ruler of Tenochtitlan from 1520 to 1521, making him the last Aztec Emperor. The name Cuāuhtemōc means "One That Has Descended Like an Eagle", commonly rendered in English as "Descending Eagle" as in the moment when an eagle folds its wings and plummets down to strike its prey, so this is a name that implies aggressiveness and determination
Mar 31 René of Savoy a French nobleman and soldier. He was count of Villars and of Tende. Known as "the Great Bastard of Savoy", he was the illegitimate son of Philip II, Duke of Savoy and Libera Portoneri - this made him the originator of the Savoie-Villars branch of the House of Savoy
Apr 3 Giovanni di Bernardo Rucellai an Italian humanist, poet, dramatist and man of letters in Renaissance Florence, in Tuscany, Italy. A member of a wealthy family of wool merchants and one of the richest men in Florence, he was cousin to Pope Leo X and linked by marriage to the powerful Strozzi and de' Medici families. He was born in Florence, and died in Rome. He was the son of Bernardo Rucellai and grandson of Giovanni di Paolo Rucellai. He is now remembered mostly for his poem Le Api, "The Bees"
May 5 Frederick III Elector of Saxony Elector of Saxony from 1486 to his death. Frederick was the son of Ernest, Elector of Saxony and his wife Elisabeth, daughter of Albert III, Duke of Bavaria. He is notable as being one of the most powerful early defenders of Martin Luther, Lutheranism and the Protestant Reformation although he had little personal contact with Luther himself. Fredericks' treasurer Degenhart Pfaffinger , spoke on behalf of him to Martin Luther. Pfaffinger supported Frederick since the joint pilgrimage to the holy land. He is considered to have remained a Roman Catholic all his life, yet gradually inclining toward doctrines of the Reformation
May 9 Gregor Reisch a German Carthusian humanist writer. He is best known for his compilation Margarita philosophica
May 18 Pietro Pomponazzi an Italian philosopher. He is sometimes known by his Latin name, Petrus Pomponatius
May 27 Thomas Müntzer an early Reformation-era German theologian, who became a rebel leader during the Peasants' War. He thought that the questioning of authority promoted by the Lutheran Reformation should be applied to the economic sphere. Under pressure, Luther had to distance from him, stating that the Reformation he supported was only spiritual. Müntzer was eventually captured, tortured and decapitated
Jun 10 Florian Geyer a Franconian nobleman, diplomat, and knight. He became widely known for leading peasants during the German Peasants' War
Jul 22 Richard Wingfield an influential courtier and diplomat in the early years of the Tudor dynasty of England.
Aug 4 Andrea della Robbia an Italian Renaissance sculptor, especially in ceramics.
Nov 17 Eleanor of Viseu a Portuguese infanta and later queen consort of Portugal.
Dec 3 Fernando d'Avalos an Italian condottiero of Spanish extraction. As a general of the Spanish army, he participated in the Italian Wars. At the Battle of Ravenna in 1512 he was taken prisoner by the French, but was released at the conclusion of the War of the League of Cambrai. He was the chief commander of the Habsburg armies in Italy during the Habsburg-Valois Wars and defeated the French at Bicocca and Pavia
Dec 30 Jakob Fugger a major merchant, mining entrepreneur and banker of Europe. He was a descendant of the Fugger merchant family located in the Free Imperial City of Augsburg, where he was also born and later also elevated through marriage to Grand Burgher of Augsburg. Within a few decades he expanded the family firm to a business operating in all of Europe. He began his education at the age of 14 in Venice, which also remained his main residence until 1487. At the same time he was a cleric and held several prebendaries, even though he never lived in a monastery