Died in 1577

Jan 14 Jakob Bagge a Norweigan born Swedish admiral who fought for Sweden in the Count's Feud of 1534-1536 and the Northern Seven Years' War of 1563-1570. He also took part in the suppression of the rebellion of Nils Dacke. By the 1550s, Bagge was considered the most experienced of Sweden's admirals. He was the son of Norweigan nobleman Thord Olofsson Bagge and his wife Ingeborg Jakobsdotter
Feb 23 Nicolas Duke of Mercœur the second son of Antoine, Duke of Lorraine and Renée de Bourbon.
Feb 23 Ibrahim Mirza now mainly remembered as a patron of the arts, especially the Persian miniature. Although most of his library and art collection was apparently destroyed by his wife after his murder, surviving works commissioned by him include the manuscript of the Haft Awrang of the poet Jami which is now in the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington D.C
Feb 26 Eric XIV of Sweden King of Sweden from 1560 until he was deposed in 1568. Eric XIV was the son of Gustav I and Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg. He was also ruler of Estonia, after its conquest by Sweden in 1561
Mar 6 Rémy Belleau a poet of the French Renaissance. He is most known for his paradoxical poems of praise for simple things and his poems about precious stones
Mar 23 Charles II Margrave of Baden-Durlach nicknamed Charles with the bag, governed the Margravate of Durlach from 1552 to 1577. On June 1, 1556, Charles issued a new Church Order, which made Lutheranism the official religion in Baden-Durlach
Apr 13 Bartolomeo Scappi a famous Renaissance chef. His origins had been the subject of speculation, but a recent research shows that he came from the town of Dumenza in Lombardy, according to the inscription on a stone plaque in the church of Luino. Prior to this, the first known fact in his life had been that in April 1536, he organised a banquet while he was in the service of Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio. He served several other cardinals after this, then began to serve pope Pius IV, entering the service of the Vatican kitchen. He continued to work as a chef for the pope Pius V
May 5 Viglius the name taken by Wigle Aytta van Zwichem, a Dutch statesman and jurist, a Frisian by birth.
Jun 4 Alvise I Mocenigo There were three Doges, and many other prominent Venetians, called Alvise Mocenigo. Alvise I Mocenigo was doge of Venice from 1570 to 1577
Jul 23 Scipione Rebiba an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
Jul 26 Blaise de Lasseran-Massencôme seigneur de Montluc a marshal of France.
Aug 12 Thomas Smith (diplomat) an English scholar and diplomat.
Sep 11 Pedro de Villagra a Spanish soldier who participated in the conquest of Chile, being appointed its Royal Governor between 1563 and 1565.
Oct 7 George Gascoigne an English poet, soldier and unsuccessful courtier. He is considered the most important poet of the early Elizabethan era, following Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and leading to the emergence of Philip Sidney. He was the first poet to deify Queen Elizabeth I, in effect establishing her cult as a virgin goddess married to her kingdom and subjects. His most noted works include A Discourse of the Adventures of Master FJ , an account of courtly sexual intrigue and one of the earliest English prose fictions; The Supposes, , an early translation of Ariosto and the first comedy written in English prose, which was used by Shakespeare as a source for The Taming of the Shrew; the frequently anthologised short poem "Gascoignes wodmanship" ; and "Certayne Notes of Instruction concerning the making of verse or ryme in English" , the first essay on English versification
Oct 10 Maria of Portugal Duchess of Viseu a Portuguese infanta daughter of King Manuel I and his wife Eleanor of Austria.
Nov 19 Matsunaga Hisahide a daimyo of Japan following the Sengoku period of the 16th century.
Nov 24 Ismail II the third Safavid Shah of Iran.
Dec 18 Anna of Saxony the heiress of Maurice, Elector of Saxony, and Agnes, eldest daughter of Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse. Maurice's only son, Albert, died in infancy. Anna was the second wife of William the Silent