Died in 1567

Jan 23 Jiajing Emperor the 11th Ming dynasty Emperor of China who ruled from 1521 to 1567. Born Zhu Houcong, he was the former Zhengde Emperor's cousin. His father, Zhu Youyuan , the Prince of Xing, was the fourth son of the Cheng-hua emperor and the eldest son of three sons born to the emperor's concubine, Lady Shao
Jan 26 Nicholas Wotton an English diplomat.
Feb 10 Henry Stuart Lord Darnley king consort of Scotland from 1565 until his murder at Kirk o' Field in 1567. Many contemporary narratives describing his life and death refer to him as Lord Darnley, his title as heir apparent to the Earldom of Lennox, and it is by this appellation that he is now generally known
Feb 20 Estácio de Sá a Portuguese soldier and officer. Sá travelled to the colony of Brazil on the orders of the Portuguese crown to wage war on the French colonists commanded by Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon. These French colonists had established themselves in 1555 at Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, in a settlement known as France Antarctique. He was the founder of Rio de Janeiro, now the second largest city in Brazil
Mar 31 Philip I Landgrave of Hesse a leading champion of the Protestant Reformation and one of the most important of the early Protestant rulers in Germany.
Apr 1 Jan Krzysztof Tarnowski Count Jan Krzysztof Tarnowski -Polish nobleman , Leliwa coat of arms. Son of Hetman Jan Tarnowski and Zofia née Szydłowiecka. He was married to Zofia Odrowąż since 1555, but had no issue. He was educated in the worldly affairs at the court of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, at his father's great expense claimed Orzechowski. He was owner of Tarnów, Wiewiórka, Przeworsk, Rożnów and Stare Sioło. Secretary of King Sigismund II Augustus since 1554, held offices of castellan of Wojnicz, starost of Sandomierz, Stryj and Dolina. Poor health disallowed Jan Krzysztof to have a substantial career in the military, Niesiecki said: King was shoving a lesser military command to him during the Muscovy war , but his health weak due to consumption prevented him from achieving knightly deeds.' Died prematurely, most likely to the ravages of tuberculosis, and was buried next to his father, Piotr Skarga presided over his funeral at Tarnów. On his person ended the Tarnów line of the Tarnowski family clan. Poet Jan Kochanowski dedicated his poem Chess to him
Apr 18 Wilhelm von Grumbach a German adventurer, chiefly known through his connection with the so-called “Grumbach Feud” , the last attempt of the Imperial Knights to prevail against the power of the territorial Princes of the Holy Roman Empire.
Apr 19 Michael Stifel a German monk and mathematician. He was an Augustinian who became an early supporter of Martin Luther. He was later appointed professor of mathematics at Jena University
May 2 Marin Držić considered the finest Croatian Renaissance playwright and prose writer.
May 31 Guido de Bres a Walloon pastor and theologian, a student of John Calvin and Theodore Beza in Geneva. He was born in Mons, County of Hainaut, Southern Netherlands, and martyred at Valenciennes, aged 45. De Bres compiled and published the Walloon Confession of Faith known as the Belgic Confession still in use today in Belgium and the Netherlands. It is also used by many Reformed Churches all over the world
Jun 2 Shane O'Neill an Irish king of the O'Neill dynasty of Ulster in the mid 16th century. Shane O'Neill's career was marked by his ambition to be The Ó Néill Mór – Sovereign of the dominant Ó Néill Mór family of Tyrone... and thus head overking or Rí ruirech of the entire province. This brought him into conflict with competing branches of the O'Neill family and with the English government in Ireland, who recognised a rival claim. Shane's support was considered worth gaining by the English even during the lifetime of his father Conn O'Neill, 1st Earl of Tyrone. But rejecting overtures from Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, the lord deputy from 1556, Shane refused to help the English against the Scottish settlers on the coast of Antrim, allying himself instead with the MacDonnells, the most powerful of these immigrants
Jun 12 Richard Rich 1st Baron Rich Lord Chancellor during the reign of King Edward VI of England from 1547 until January 1552. The founder of Felsted School with its associated alms houses in Essex in 1564, he was also a persecutor and torturer of Protestants
Jun 19 Anna of Brandenburg Duchess of Mecklenburg a Princess of Brandenburg and by marriage Duchess of Mecklenburg.
Oct 1 Pietro Carnesecchi an Italian humanist.
Nov 4 Girolamo Priuli (1486–1567) a Venetian noble, who served as the eighty-third Doge of Venice, from 1 September 1559 until his sudden death from a stroke. He was the elder brother of the preceding doge, Lorenzo Priuli. Girolamo's face is familiar from Tintoretto's portrait
Nov 12 Anne de Montmorency a French soldier, statesman and diplomat. He became Marshal of France and Constable of France
Nov 13 Pedro de la Gasca a Spanish bishop, diplomat and the second viceroy of Peru, from April 10, 1547 to January 27, 1550.