Died in 1587

Feb 8 Mary Queen of Scots Queen of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567 and Queen consort of France from 10 July 1559 to 5 December 1560.
Feb 26 Magdalene of Lippe a German noblewoman. She was a Countess of Lippe by birth. By her marriage to George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt she was the first Landgravine of Hesse-Darmstadt
Mar 15 Caspar Olevian a significant German Reformed theologian during the Protestant Reformation and along with Zacharius Ursinus was said to be co-author of the Heidelberg Catechism. That theory of authorship has been questioned by some modern scholarship
Mar 30 Ralph Sadler an English statesman, who served Henry VIII as Privy Councillor, Secretary of State and ambassador to Scotland. Sadler went on to serve Edward VI, although having signed the device settling the crown on Jane Grey, was obliged to retire to his estates during the reign of Mary Sadler was restored to royal favour during the reign of Elizabeth I, serving as a Privy Councillor and once again participating in Anglo-Scottish diplomacy. He was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in May 1568
Apr 18 John Foxe an English historian and martyrologist, the author of Actes and Monuments , an account of Christian martyrs throughout Western history but emphasizing the sufferings of English Protestants and proto-Protestants from the fourteenth century through the reign of Mary Widely owned and read by English Puritans, the book helped mould British popular opinion about the Catholic Church for several centuries.
May 17 Gotthard Kettler the last Master of the Livonian Order and the first Duke of Courland and Semigallia.
Jun 15 Frederick II Duke of Holstein-Gottorp a Danish-German nobleman. He was the eldest son of Duke Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp and his wife, Christine of Hesse
Jun 21 Uluç Ali Reis a corsair who later became an Ottoman admiral , Bey of the Regency of Algiers, and finally Grand Admiral of the Ottoman Fleet in the 16th century.
Jun 23 Ōmura Sumitada Japanese daimyo lord of the Sengoku period. He achieved fame throughout the country for being the first of the daimyo to convert to Christianity following the arrival of the Jesuit missionaries in the mid-16th century. Following his baptism, he became known as "Dom Bartolomeu". Sumitada is also known as the lord who opened the port of Nagasaki to foreign trade
Aug 14 Guglielmo Gonzaga Duke of Mantua Duke of Mantua and Montferrat from 1550 to 1587. He was the second son of Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Margaret Palaeologina of Montferrat. In 1574, Montferrat was elevated to a Duchy and he became its first duke. He was succeeded by his son Vincenzo
Oct 17 Francesco I de' Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany the second Grand Duke of Tuscany, ruling from 1574 until his death in 1587. He was the second grand duke of the house of Medici
Oct 17 Bianca Cappello an Italian noblewoman who was the mistress, and afterward the second wife, of Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Her husband officially made her his consort
Oct 20 Anne de Joyeuse a royal favourite and active participant in the French Wars of Religion.
Nov 13 Hai Rui a Chinese official of the Ming Dynasty. In China he is remembered as a model of honesty and integrity in office. A play based on his career, Hai Rui Dismissed from Office, gained political significance in the 1960s during the Cultural Revolution