June 1574 in history

Born in June 1574

Jun 20 Wilhelm Kettler the second Duke of Courland, a region of Latvia. Wilhelm ruled the western Courland portion of the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia while his brother Friedrich ruled the eastern Semigallia portion

Died in June 1574

Jun 12 Renée of France the younger surviving child of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany. She was the Duchess of Ferrara due to her marriage to Ercole II d'Este, grandson of Pope Alexander In her later life she became an important supporter of the Protestant reformation and ally of John Calvin
Jun 26 Gabriel comte de Montgomery a captain in Henry II's Scots Guards. He is remembered for mortally injuring Henry in a jousting accident and subsequently converting to Protestantism, the faith that the Scottish Guard sought to suppress
Jun 27 Giorgio Vasari an Italian painter, architect, writer and historian, most famous today for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, considered the ideological foundation of art-historical writing.