16th Century Historical Personalities
Find out more about the greatest 16th Century Historical Personalities, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I of England, Mary I of England, James VI and I and Anne Boleyn.
Mary, Queen of ScotsMary, Queen of Scots
08 December 1542, Scottish
Queen of Scotland
Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I of England
07 September 1533, British
Queen of England

Anne BoleynAnne Boleyn
1501 AD, British
Marquess of Pembroke

Oda NobunagaOda Nobunaga
23 June 1534, Japanese
16th Century Japanese Feudal Lord

Henry VIIHenry VII of England
28 January 1457, British
King of England

Mary I of EnglandMary I of England
18 February 1516, British
Queen of England and Ireland
Suleiman the MagnificentSuleiman The Magnificent
06 November 1494, Turkish
10th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

Catherine of AragonCatherine of Aragon
16 December 1485, British
Ambassador

AkbarAkbar
14 October 1542, Indian
Mughal Emperor
Lady Jane GreyLady Jane Grey
1537 AD, British
Monarch

Philip II of SpainPhilip II of Spain
21 May 1527, Spanish
King of Spain
Francis II of FranceFrancis II of France
19 January 1544, French
King of France

Catherine de' MediciCatherine de' Medici
13 April 1519, Italian
Queen of France

Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
09 May 1540, Indian
Ruler of Mewar

Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592, Indian
Mughal Emperor

Ivan the TerribleIvan the Terrible
25 August 1530, Russian
First Russian Tsar
Charles V, Holy Roman EmperorCharles V, Holy Roman Emperor
24 February 1500, Italian
Former Holy Roman Emperor

Edward VI of EnglandEdward VI of England
12 October 1537, British
King of England

Anne of ClevesAnne of Cleves
22 September 1515, German, British
Former Queen of England

Catherine HowardCatherine Howard
1523 AD, British
Queen of England from (1540-1541)
Margaret TudorMargaret Tudor
28 November 1489, Scottish
Queen Consort of Scotland

JahangirJahangir
31 August 1569, Indian
Mughal Emperor
Catherine ParrCatherine Parr
31 July 1512, British
Queen of England & Ireland

Henry Stuart, Lord DarnleyHenry Stuart, Lord Darnley
07 December 1545, British
King Consort of Scotland (1565-1567)

Selim IISelim II
28 May 1524, Turkish
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
Henry II of FranceHenry II of France
31 March 1519, French
King of France

Mariam-uz-ZamaniMariam-uz-Zamani
1542 AD, Indian
Akbar's Third Wife
Henry IV of FranceHenry IV of France
13 December 1553, French
King of France, King of Navarre

Mary BoleynMary Boleyn
1499 AD, British
Mistress of Henry VIII

Charles IX of FranceCharles IX of France
27 June 1550, French
King of France
Henry III of FranceHenry III of France
19 September 1551, French
King of France

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James V of ScotlandJames V of Scotland
10 April 1512, Scottish
Former King of Scotland
HumayunHumayun
17 March 1508, Indian
Mughal Emperor

Lady Margaret BeaufortLady Margaret Beaufort
31 May 1443, British
Mother of King Henry VII

Murad IIIMurad III
04 July 1546, Turkish
Ottoman Sultan

Francis I of FranceFrancis I of France
12 September 1494, French
King of France
Selim ISelim I
10 October 1470, Turkish
ottoman Sultan
Joanna of CastileJoanna of Castile
06 November 1479, Spanish
Queen

Ferdinand II of AragonFerdinand II of Aragon
10 March 1452, Spanish
King of Aragon

Mary of GuiseMary of Guise
22 November 1515, French
Regent of Scotland

James IV of ScotlandJames IV of Scotland
17 March 1473, Scottish
King
Philip III of SpainPhilip III of Spain
14 April 1578, Spanish
King

Ferdinand I, Holy Roman EmperorFerdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
10 March 1503, Spanish
King

Marie de' Medici Marie de' Medici
26 April 1576, French
Queen consort of France and Navarre

Anne of DenmarkAnne of Denmark
12 December 1574, Danish, British
Queen of England

Margaret of France Margaret of Valois
14 May 1553, French
Queen consort of France
AtahualpaAtahualpa
1502 AD, Peruvian
Last Inca Emperor

Ferdinand II, Holy Roman EmperorFerdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor
09 July 1578, Austrian
Holy Roman Emperor
Maximilian II, Holy Roman EmperorMaximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor
31 July 1527, Hungarian
Holy Roman Emperor

Louis XII of FranceLouis XII of France
27 June 1462, French
King

Gustav I of SwedenGustav I of Sweden
12 May 1496, Swedish
King
Hausa Queen AminaHausa Queen Amina
1533 AD, Nigerian
Queen of Nigeria

Isabella of PortugalIsabella of Portugal
24 October 1503, Spanish
Queen of Spain
Abdul Rahim Khan-I-KhanaAbdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana
17 December 1556, Indian
Poet

Kösem SultanKösem Sultan
1589 AD, Turkish
Ottoman sultana

Mary Tudor, Queen of FranceMary Tudor, Queen of France
18 March 1496, French, British
Queen

Louis II of HungaryLouis II of Hungary
01 July 1506, Hungarian
Politician

Nur JahanNur Jahan
31 May 1577, Afghan, Indian
Empress
Toyotomi HideyoriToyotomi Hideyori
08 September 1593, Japanese
Ruler

Nurbanu SultanNurbanu Sultan
1525 AD, Turkish
Sultan Selim II

Elisabeth of ValoisElisabeth of Valois
02 April 1545, French
Queen of Spain

Michael I of RussiaMichael I of Russia
12 July 1596, Russian
 
Rudolf II, Holy Roman EmperorRudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor
18 July 1552, Austrian
Politician

Ismail IIsmail I
17 July 1487, Iranian
sovereign, poet, writer
Louis, Prince of CondeLouis, Prince of Conde
07 May 1530, French
Prince

Francis, Duke of AnjouFrancis, Duke of Anjou
18 March 1555, French
Duke

Claude of FranceClaude of France
12 November 1547, German, French
French Princess
Hong TaijiHong Taiji
28 November 1592, Chinese
Emperor

Manuel I of PortugalManuel I of Portugal
31 May 1469, Portuguese
King
Henry Howard, Earl of SurreyHenry Howard, Earl of Surrey
1517 AD, British
Politician

Cosimo ICosimo I
12 June 1519, Italian
Duke of Florence and Tuscany

Ibrāhīm LodīIbrāhīm Lodī
Indian
Sultan
Margaret of YorkMargaret of York
03 May 1446, British
Politician

Christian IV of DenmarkChristian IV of Denmark
12 April 1577, Danish, Norwegian
King
Anne of BrittanyAnne of Brittany
25 January 1477, French
Queen

Seqenenre TaoSeqenenre Tao
Egyptian
Pharaoh

Eleanor of AustriaEleanor of Austria
15 November 1498, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Queen consort

Rani DurgavatiRani Durgavati
05 October 1524, Indian
Queen
Matthias, Holy Roman EmperorMatthias, Holy Roman Emperor
24 February 1557, Austrian
 
Wanli EmperorWanli Emperor
04 September 1563, Chinese
Emperor

Muhammad XII of GranadaMuhammad XII of Granada
1460 AD, Spanish
Naṣrid ruler

Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of FlorenceAlessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence
22 July 1510, Italian
Duke

Abbas I of PersiaAbbas I of Persia
27 January 1571, Afghan
Politician
Maurice, Prince of OrangeMaurice, Prince of Orange
14 November 1567, Dutch
Politician

Irina GodunovaIrina Godunova
1557 AD, Russian
Consort

Antoine of NavarreAntoine of Navarre
22 April 1518, French
King of Navarre

Maria of Aragon, Queen of PortugalMaria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal
29 June 1482, Portuguese
Queen

Stephen BáthoryStephen Báthory
27 September 1533, Hungarian, Romanian
King
Isabella Clara EugeniaIsabella Clara Eugenia
12 August 1566, Spanish
Sovereign

Muhammad Quli Qutb ShahMuhammad Quli Qutb Shah
1580 AD, Indian
poet
Rani KarnavatiRani Karnavati
Indian
Rana Sanga's wife, Princess

Anna of Austria, Queen of SpainAnna of Austria, Queen of Spain
02 November 1549, Spanish
Queen
JiajingJiajing
16 September 1507, Chinese
Emperor
Philip I, Landgrave of HessePhilip I, Landgrave of Hesse
13 November 1504, German