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
Catherine of AragonCatherine of Aragon
16 December 1485, British
Ambassador

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

Anne BoleynAnne Boleyn
1501 AD, British
Marquess of Pembroke

Mary I of EnglandMary I of England
18 February 1516, British
Queen of England and Ireland

AkbarAkbar
14 October 1542, Indian
Mughal Emperor
Catherine HowardCatherine Howard
1523 AD, British
Queen of England from (1540-1541)

Lady Jane GreyLady Jane Grey
1537 AD, British
Monarch

Margaret TudorMargaret Tudor
28 November 1489, Scottish
Queen Consort of Scotland
Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I of England
07 September 1533, British
Queen of England

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

Francis II of FranceFrancis II of France
19 January 1544, French
King of France

Philip II of SpainPhilip II of Spain
21 May 1527, Spanish
King of Spain

Charles V, Holy Roman EmperorCharles V, Holy Roman Emperor
24 February 1500, Italian
Former Holy Roman Emperor

Catherine ParrCatherine Parr
31 July 1512, British
Queen of England & Ireland
Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592, Indian
Mughal Emperor

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

JahangirJahangir
31 August 1569, Indian
Mughal Emperor

Mariam-uz-ZamaniMariam-uz-Zamani
1542 AD, Indian
Akbar's Third Wife
Ivan the TerribleIvan the Terrible
25 August 1530, Russian
First Russian Tsar

Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
09 May 1540, Indian
Ruler of Mewar
Henry II of FranceHenry II of France
31 March 1519, French
King of France

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

Lady Margaret BeaufortLady Margaret Beaufort
31 May 1443, British
Mother of King Henry VII
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
Henry Stuart, Lord DarnleyHenry Stuart, Lord Darnley
07 December 1545, British
King Consort of Scotland (1565-1567)

HumayunHumayun
17 March 1508, Indian
Mughal Emperor

Joanna of CastileJoanna of Castile
06 November 1479, Spanish
Queen
Francis I of FranceFrancis I of France
12 September 1494, French
King of France

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James V of ScotlandJames V of Scotland
10 April 1512, Scottish
Former King of Scotland
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

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

James IV of ScotlandJames IV of Scotland
17 March 1473, Scottish
King
Selim IISelim II
28 May 1524, Turkish
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
Selim ISelim I
10 October 1470, Turkish
ottoman Sultan

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

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

Murad IIIMurad III
04 July 1546, Turkish
Ottoman Sultan
Marie de' Medici Marie de' Medici
26 April 1576, French
Queen consort of France and Navarre

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

AtahualpaAtahualpa
1502 AD, Peruvian
Last Inca Emperor

Margaret of France Margaret of Valois
14 May 1553, French
Queen consort of France
Anne of DenmarkAnne of Denmark
12 December 1574, Danish, British
Queen of England

Ferdinand II, Holy Roman EmperorFerdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor
09 July 1578, Austrian
Holy Roman Emperor
Abdul Rahim Khan-I-KhanaAbdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana
17 December 1556, Indian
Poet

Maximilian II, Holy Roman EmperorMaximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor
31 July 1527, Hungarian
Holy Roman Emperor

Isabella of PortugalIsabella of Portugal
24 October 1503, Spanish
Queen of Spain
Gustav I of SwedenGustav I of Sweden
12 May 1496, Swedish
King

Suleiman the MagnificentSuleiman The Magnificent
06 November 1494, Turkish
10th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire
Hausa Queen AminaHausa Queen Amina
1533 AD, Nigerian
Queen of Nigeria

Charles IXCharles IX
27 June 1550, French
King of France

Kösem SultanKösem Sultan
1589 AD, Turkish
Ottoman sultana

Nur JahanNur Jahan
31 May 1577, Afghan, Indian
Empress

Nurbanu SultanNurbanu Sultan
1525 AD, Turkish
Sultan Selim II
Ismail IIsmail I
17 July 1487, Iranian
sovereign, poet, writer

Henry Howard, Earl of SurreyHenry Howard, Earl of Surrey
1517 AD, British
Politician

Rudolf II, Holy Roman EmperorRudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor
18 July 1552, Austrian
Politician

Hong TaijiHong Taiji
28 November 1592, Chinese
Emperor
Francis, Duke of AnjouFrancis, Duke of Anjou
18 March 1555, French
Duke

Rani DurgavatiRani Durgavati
05 October 1524, Indian
Queen
Manuel I of PortugalManuel I of Portugal
31 May 1469, Portuguese
King

MarinaMarina
1501 AD, Mexican, American
Native American princess

Anne of BrittanyAnne of Brittany
25 January 1477, French
queen
Matthias, Holy Roman EmperorMatthias, Holy Roman Emperor
24 February 1557, Austrian
 

Muhammad XII of GranadaMuhammad XII of Granada
1460 AD, Spanish
Naṣrid ruler
Christian IV of DenmarkChristian IV of Denmark
12 April 1577, Danish, Norwegian
King

Rani KarnavatiRani Karnavati
Indian
Rana Sanga's wife, Princess

Wanli EmperorWanli Emperor
04 September 1563, Chinese
Emperor
Isabella Clara EugeniaIsabella Clara Eugenia
12 August 1566, Spanish
Sovereign

Chand BibiChand Bibi
1550 AD, Indian
Regent and Warrior
Muhammad Quli Qutb ShahMuhammad Quli Qutb Shah
1580 AD, Indian
poet

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

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

Maurice, Prince of OrangeMaurice, Prince of Orange
14 November 1567, Dutch
Politician
Stephen BáthoryStephen Báthory
27 September 1533, Hungarian, Romanian
King
Toyotomi HideyoriToyotomi Hideyori
08 September 1593, Japanese
Ruler

Askia Mohammad IAskia Mohammad I
1443 AD, Senegalese
Political figure

Abbas I of PersiaAbbas I of Persia
27 January 1571, Afghan
Politician

Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of GandíaFrancis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía
28 October 1510, Spanish
Jesuits
Charles II, Archduke of AustriaCharles II, Archduke of Austria
03 June 1540, Austrian
Archduke of Austria

Henry, King of PortugalHenry, King of Portugal
31 January 1512, Portuguese
King of Portugal

Seqenenre TaoSeqenenre Tao
Egyptian
Pharaoh

Anna JagiellonAnna Jagiellon
18 October 1523, Polish
 

Maria of Austria, Holy Roman EmpressMaria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress
21 June 1528, Spanish
Queen
BayinnaungBayinnaung
16 January 1516, Burmese
King

Queen MaryQueen Mary
18 February 1516, British
Politician, Queen
António, Prior of CratoAntónio, Prior of Crato
20 March 1531, Portuguese
King

Philip I, Landgrave of HessePhilip I, Landgrave of Hesse
13 November 1504, German
 
Charlotte of AlbretCharlotte of Albret
1480 AD, French
French noblewoman
Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of SavoyCharles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy
12 January 1562, Italian
Duke