Died in 1562

Jun 2 Tamás Nádasdy the son of Ferenc I Nádasdy and his first wife Orsolya Therjék de Szenterzsébet. After his mother's death, his stepmother was Orsolya Véssey de Vésse. He was educated at Graz, Bologna and Rome
Jul 4 Johann Hommel a German astronomer and mathematician.
Jul 23 Götz von Berlichingen a German Imperial Knight and mercenary. He was born around 1480 into the noble family of Berlichingen in modern-day Württemberg. Götz bought Hornberg castle in 1517, and lived there until his death in 1562
Oct 9 Gabriele Falloppio one of the most important anatomists and physicians of the sixteenth century.
Oct 13 Claudin de Sermisy a French composer of the Renaissance. Along with Clément Janequin he was one of the most renowned composers of French chansons in the early 16th century; in addition he was a significant composer of sacred music. His music was both influential on, and influenced by, contemporary Italian styles
Oct 18 Peter of Alcantara Saint Peter of Alcantara, O.F.M. was a Spanish Franciscan friar canonized in 1699
Oct 18 Anne d'Alençon a French noblewoman and a Marquise of Montferrat as the wife of William IX, Marquis of Montferrat. She acted as Regent of the Marquisate of Montferrat for her son, Boniface from 1518 to his death in 1530
Oct 28 George Gordon 4th Earl of Huntly a Scottish nobleman.
Nov 17 Antoine of Navarre the King of Navarre through his marriage to Queen Jeanne III, from 1555 until his death. He was the first monarch of the House of Bourbon, of which he was head from 1537. He was the father of Henry IV of France
Nov 20 Giovanni de' Medici (cardinal) an Italian cardinal.
Dec 6 Garzia de' Medici the son of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Eleonora di Toledo. He was the subject of a famous painting by Bronzino when he was an infant. He was born in Florence and died of malaria along with his mother while traveling to Pisa, a few days after his brother Giovanni also died of the disease
Dec 6 Jan van Scorel an influential Dutch painter credited with the introduction of High Italian Renaissance art to the Netherlands.
Dec 7 Adrian Willaert a Netherlandish composer of the Renaissance and founder of the Venetian School. He was one of the most representative members of the generation of northern composers who moved to Italy and transplanted the polyphonic Franco-Flemish style there
Dec 17 Eleanor of Toledo a Spanish noblewoman who was Duchess of Florence from 1539. She is credited with being the first modern first lady, or consort. She served as regent of Florence during the absence of her spouse