Antonio Rinaldeschi Antonio Rinaldeschi was an Italian gambler and blasphemer, who gained notoriety for throwing dung at a painting of the Virgin Mary above the doorway of the church of Santa Maria delgi Alberghi i...
Aonio Paleario Aonio Paleario (c. 1500 – July 3, 1570) was an Italian humanist and reformer.
Balthasar Báthory Balthasar Báthory de Somlyó (Báthory Boldizsár; 1560 – 11 September 1594) was a Transylvanian politician from the Báthory family, like his brother, prince Andrew Báthory, opponent of the Ha...
Bernhard Krechting Bernhard Krechting was one of the leaders of the Anabaptist Kingdom of Münster.
Brian O'Neill (1574) Brian mac Felim Ó Néill was the last chieftain of the Ó Néills of Clanaboy elected through tannistry by the clan, and last Lord of Clanaboy.
Carlo Carafa Carlo Carafa of a distinguished family of Naples, vicious and talented was successively condottiero in the service of France and of Spain, vying for their protectorates in Italy until 1555, ...
Caupolicán Caupolicán was a Toqui, the military leader of the Mapuche people of Chile, who commanded their army during the first Mapuche rising against the Spanish conquistadors from 1553 to 1558.
Choe Bu Choe Bu was a Korean official during the early Joseon Dynasty.
Didrik Slagheck Didrik Slagheck, dead January 24, 1522, was a Danish archbishop, military commander during the Swedish War of Liberation, and often pointed out as an active participant in the Stockholm Bloodbath.
Diego de Almagro II Diego de Almagro II, called El Mozo, was the assassin of Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro.
Dominique Phinot Dominique Phinot was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance, active in Italy and southern France.
Dulla Bhatti Dulla Bhatti (popularly referred to as the "Son of Punjab" or "Robin Hood of Punjab", sometimes spelled Dulha Bhatti and also known as Abdullah Bhatti) (died 1599) came f...
Edmund de la Pole, 3rd Duke of Suffolk Edmund de la Pole, 3rd Duke of Suffolk, 6th Earl of Suffolk, KG (1471/1472 – 30 April 1513), Duke of Suffolk, was a son of John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk and his wife Elizab...
Edward Bocking Edward Bocking was a controversial monk during the reign of King Henry VIII. He attended Oxford where he received a B.D. in 1513 and a D.D. in 1518.
Edward Habington Edward Habington, Abington, or Abingdon (1553?–1586), was one of the conspirators in the plot formed by Anthony Babington.
Juan de Lebu Juan de Lebú was a Moluche cacique or Ulmen of the Lebu region, captured by the Spanish sometime before 1568.
Juan López de Padilla Juan López de Padilla was an insurrectionary leader in the Castilian War of the Communities, where the people of Castile made a stand against policies of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and his...
Jón Arason Jón Arason was an Icelandic Roman Catholic bishop and poet, who was executed in his struggle against the imposition of the Protestant Reform in Iceland.
Jöran Persson Jöran Persson, alternatively Göran Persson, was King Eric XIV of Sweden's favorite, most trusted, counsellor and head of the King's network of spies.
Kara Ahmed Pasha Kara Ahmed Paşa (b ? - d. september 29, 1555 ) was an Ottoman statesman of Albanian origin.
Klein Henszlein Klein Henszlein Klaus Hanslein Was a German pirate from 1560 to 1573 who raided shipping in the North Sea until his defeat and capture by a fleet from Hamburg.
Martin Guerre Martin Guerre, a French peasant of the was at the center of a famous case of imposture.
Mary, Queen of Scots Mary, Queen of Scots (7/8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, was queen regnant of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567 ...
Mustafa Çelebi Mustafa Çelebi, also called Düzmece Mustafa was an Ottoman prince who struggled for throne in the early years of the fifteenth century Mustafa was one of the sons of Beyazıt I, the Ottoman sultan.
Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha ("Ibrahim Pasha of Parga"; 1493, Parga, Republic of Venice – 15 March 1536, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire), also known as Frenk Ibrahim Pasha ("the Westerner"), M...
Sawney Bean Alexander "Sawney" Bean was the semi-mythical head of a 48-member clan in 15th- or 16th-century Scotland, reportedly executed for the mass murder and cannibalisation of over 1,000 people.
Sebastiano de Montecuccoli Count Sebastiano de Montecuccoli, also spelt Montecucoli or Montecuculli (died 7 October 1536) was an Italian nobleman in the service of Francis I of France, executed for allegedly h...
Skipper Clement Klemen Andersen "Skipper Clement" was a Danish merchant, captain, privateer and leader of the peasant rebellion that was part of the civil war known as the Count's Feud.
Sándor Kendi Sándor Kendi de Szarvaskend (Kendy; ? – 30 August 1594) was a Hungarian noble in the Principality of Transylvania, member of the Royal Council, who served as Governor of Transylvania fo...
Thomas Kozaki The Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan refers to a group of Christians who were executed by crucifixion on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki.
Thomas Müntzer Thomas Müntzer (ca. 1489 – 27 May 1525) was an early Reformation-era German theologian, who became a rebel leader during the Peasants' War.
Thomas Stafford (rebel) The Hon. Thomas Stafford was the ninth child of Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford and Ursula Pole.
Trier witch trials The Witch Trials of Trier in Germany in the years from 1581 to 1593 was perhaps the biggest witch trial in European history.
Walpurga Hausmannin Walpurga Hausmännin was an German midwife executed for witchcraft, vampirism, and child murder.
Walter Milne Walter Milne (died April 1558), also recorded as Mill or Myln, was the last Protestant martyr to be burned in Scotland before the Scottish Reformation changed the country from Catholic to Presby...
Weyn Ockers Weyn Ockers, or Adriaen Ockersdochter,, was a Dutch Protestant iconoclastic.
Wilhelm von Grumbach Wilhelm von Grumbach was a German adventurer, chiefly known through his connection with the so-called Grumbach feuds, the last attempt of the Imperial Knights to prevail against the power of the...
William Filby William Filby was an English Roman Catholic priest.
Witches of Warboys The Witches of Warboys is the name used to describe the accusation, trial and execution for witchcraft of Alice Samuel and her family between 1589 and 1593 in the village of Warboys, in the fens...