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

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

Anne BoleynAnne Boleyn
1501 AD, British
Marquess of Pembroke

Catherine of AragonCatherine of Aragon
16 December 1485, British
Ambassador
AkbarAkbar
14 October 1542, Indian
Mughal Emperor

Ivan the TerribleIvan the Terrible
25 August 1530, Russian
First Russian Tsar

Lady Jane GreyLady Jane Grey
1537 AD, British
Monarch

Edward VI of EnglandEdward VI of England
12 October 1537, British
King of England
Margaret TudorMargaret Tudor
28 November 1489, Scottish
Queen Consort of Scotland

Philip II of SpainPhilip II of Spain
21 May 1527, Spanish
King of Spain
Lady Margaret BeaufortLady Margaret Beaufort
31 May 1443, British
Mother of King Henry VII

Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592, Indian
Mughal Emperor

Catherine HowardCatherine Howard
1523 AD, British
Queen of England from (1540-1541)
Francis II of FranceFrancis II of France
19 January 1544, French
King of France

Charles V, Holy Roman EmperorCharles V, Holy Roman Emperor
24 February 1500, Italian
Former Holy Roman Emperor
Joanna of CastileJoanna of Castile
06 November 1479, Spanish
Queen

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

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)

JahangirJahangir
31 August 1569, Indian
Mughal Emperor
Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
09 May 1540, Indian
Ruler of Mewar

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

Mary BoleynMary Boleyn
1499 AD, British
Mistress of Henry VIII

Henry IV of FranceHenry IV of France
13 December 1553, French
King of France, King of Navarre
HumayunHumayun
17 March 1508, Indian
Mughal Emperor
Henry II of FranceHenry II of France
31 March 1519, French
King of France

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

Henry III of FranceHenry III of France
19 September 1551, French
King of France

Oda NobunagaOda Nobunaga
23 June 1534, Japanese
16th Century Japanese Feudal Lord
Charles IX of FranceCharles IX of France
27 June 1550, French
King of France

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Mariam-uz-ZamaniMariam-uz-Zamani
1542 AD, Indian
Akbar's Third Wife

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

James IV of ScotlandJames IV of Scotland
17 March 1473, Scottish
King

Ferdinand II of AragonFerdinand II of Aragon
10 March 1452, Spanish
King of Aragon
Louis XII of FranceLouis XII of France
27 June 1462, French
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

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

Marie de' Medici Marie de' Medici
26 April 1576, French
Queen consort of France and Navarre
Margaret of France Margaret of Valois
14 May 1553, French
Queen consort of France

Selim ISelim I
10 October 1470, Turkish
ottoman Sultan
AtahualpaAtahualpa
1502 AD, Peruvian
Last Inca Emperor

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

Suleiman the MagnificentSuleiman The Magnificent
06 November 1494, Turkish
10th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

Charles IXCharles IX
27 June 1550, French
King of France
Hausa Queen AminaHausa Queen Amina
1533 AD, Nigerian
Queen of Nigeria

Isabella I of CastileIsabella I of Castile
 

Francis I of FranceFrancis I of France
12 September 1494, French
Painter, Politician

Kösem SultanKösem Sultan
1589 AD, Turkish
Ottoman sultana
Ferdinand II, Holy Roman EmperorFerdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor
09 July 1578, Austrian
 

Rudolf II, Holy Roman EmperorRudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor
18 July 1552, Austrian
Politician
Ismail IIsmail I
17 July 1487, Iranian
sovereign, poet, writer

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

Christian IV of DenmarkChristian IV of Denmark
12 April 1577, Danish
King
Matthias, Holy Roman EmperorMatthias, Holy Roman Emperor
24 February 1557, Austrian
 

Anne of BrittanyAnne of Brittany
25 January 1477, French
queen
Muhammad Quli Qutb ShahMuhammad Quli Qutb Shah
1580 AD, Indian
poet

Nurbanu SultanNurbanu Sultan
1525 AD, Turkish
Sultan Selim II

Queen MaryQueen Mary
18 February 1516, British
Politician, Queen
Maurice, Prince of OrangeMaurice, Prince of Orange
14 November 1567, Dutch
Politician

Rani DurgavatiRani Durgavati
05 October 1524, Indian
Queen
Stephen BáthoryStephen Báthory
27 September 1533, Hungarian, Romanian
King

Michael I of RussiaMichael I of Russia
12 July 1596, Russian
 

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

Toyotomi HideyoriToyotomi Hideyori
08 September 1593, Japanese
Ruler
Louis II of HungaryLouis II of Hungary
01 July 1506, Hungarian
Politician
Charles II, Archduke of AustriaCharles II, Archduke of Austria
03 June 1540, Austrian
Archduke of Austria

Anna JagiellonAnna Jagiellon
18 October 1523, Polish
 

Chand BibiChand Bibi
1550 AD, Indian
Regent and Warrior

Maria of Austria, Holy Roman EmpressMaria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress
21 June 1528, Spanish
Queen
Christina of DenmarkChristina of Denmark
31 October 1521, Danish
princess

CuitláhuacCuitláhuac
1476 AD, Mexican
King

Philip I, Landgrave of HessePhilip I, Landgrave of Hesse
13 November 1504, German
 

Rani KarnavatiRani Karnavati
Indian
Rana Sanga's wife, Princess

Charlotte of AlbretCharlotte of Albret
1480 AD, French
French noblewoman
Margaret of ParmaMargaret of Parma
05 July 1522, Belgian
Governor

Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of SavoyCharles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy
12 January 1562, Italian
Draughtsperson
Charles VCharles V
24 February 1500, Spanish
Ruler, King

Dmitry PozharskyDmitry Pozharsky
17 October 1577, Russian
 

NurhachiNurhachi
21 February 1559, Chinese
Emperor
Cosimo ICosimo I
12 June 1519, Italian
Duke of Florence and Tuscany

Henry Stewart, Lord DarnleyHenry Stewart, Lord Darnley
07 December 1545, British
King consort
AtahuallpaAtahuallpa
1502 AD, Peruvian
Emperor

Margaret of FranceMargaret of France
14 May 1553, French
 

JiajingJiajing
16 September 1507, Chinese
Emperor

Fyodor IFyodor I
31 May 1557, Russian
Emperor
ZhengdeZhengde
27 October 1491, Chinese
Emperor