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

Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I of England

07 September 1533

British

Anne BoleynAnne Boleyn

1501 AD

British

Mary I of EnglandMary I of England

18 February 1516

British

Catherine of AragonCatherine of Aragon

16 December 1485

British

AkbarAkbar

14 October 1542

Indian

Edward VI of EnglandEdward VI of England

12 October 1537

British

Francis II of FranceFrancis II of France

19 January 1544

French

Mary BoleynMary Boleyn

1499 AD

British

Lady Jane GreyLady Jane Grey

1537 AD

British

Catherine de' MediciCatherine de' Medici

13 April 1519

Italian

Philip II of SpainPhilip II of Spain

21 May 1527

Spanish

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Charles V, Holy Roman EmperorCharles V, Holy Roman Emperor

24 February 1500

Italian

Shah JahanShah Jahan

05 January 1592

Indian

Anne of ClevesAnne of Cleves

22 September 1515

German,British

Catherine ParrCatherine Parr

31 July 1512

British

JahangirJahangir

31 August 1569

Indian

Henry II of FranceHenry II of France

31 March 1519

French

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Margaret TudorMargaret Tudor

28 November 1489

Scottish

Ivan the TerribleIvan the Terrible

25 August 1530

Russian

Henry IV of FranceHenry IV of France

13 December 1553

French

Oda NobunagaOda Nobunaga

23 June 1534

Japanese

Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap

09 May 1540

Indian

James V of ScotlandJames V of Scotland

10 April 1512

Scottish

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Charles IX of FranceCharles IX of France

27 June 1550

French

Henry III of FranceHenry III of France

19 September 1551

French

Mariam-uz-ZamaniMariam-uz-Zamani

1542 AD

Indian

HumayunHumayun

17 March 1508

Indian

Ferdinand II of AragonFerdinand II of Aragon

10 March 1452

Spanish

Marie de' Medici Marie de' Medici

26 April 1576

French

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Margaret of France Margaret of Valois

14 May 1553

French

Maximilian II, Holy Roman EmperorMaximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor

31 July 1527

Hungarian

Isabella of PortugalIsabella of Portugal

24 October 1503

Spanish

Suleiman the MagnificentSuleiman The Magnificent

06 November 1494

Turkish

Charles IXCharles IX

27 June 1550

French

James VI and IJames VI and I

19 June 1566

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Francis I of FranceFrancis I of France

12 September 1494

French

Isabella I of CastileIsabella I of Castile

Mary of GuiseMary of Guise

22 November 1515

French

Joanna of CastileJoanna of Castile

06 November 1479

Spanish

William the SilentWilliam the Silent

24 April 1533

German,Dutch

Rudolf II, Holy Roman EmperorRudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor

18 July 1552

Austrian

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Ferdinand II, Holy Roman EmperorFerdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor

09 July 1578

Austrian

Ismail IIsmail I

17 July 1487

Iranian

Christian IV of DenmarkChristian IV of Denmark

Danish

Anne of BrittanyAnne of Brittany

25 January 1477

French

Matthias, Holy Roman EmperorMatthias, Holy Roman Emperor

24 February 1557

Austrian

Queen MaryQueen Mary

18 February 1516

British

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Nurbanu SultanNurbanu Sultan

1525 AD

Turkish

Maurice, Prince of OrangeMaurice, Prince of Orange

14 November 1567

Dutch

Rani DurgavatiRani Durgavati

05 October 1524

Indian

Chand BibiChand Bibi

1550 AD

Indian

Muhammad Quli Qutb ShahMuhammad Quli Qutb Shah

1580 AD

Indian

Abbas I of PersiaAbbas I of Persia

27 January 1571

Afghan

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Anna JagiellonAnna Jagiellon

18 October 1523

Polish

Michael I of RussiaMichael I of Russia

12 July 1596

Russian

Louis II of HungaryLouis II of Hungary

01 July 1506

Hungarian

Charles II, Archduke of AustriaCharles II, Archduke of Austria

03 June 1540

Austrian

Maria of Austria, Holy Roman EmpressMaria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress

21 June 1528

Spanish

Rani KarnavatiRani Karnavati

Indian

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Christina of DenmarkChristina of Denmark

31 October 1521

Danish

Charlotte of AlbretCharlotte of Albret

1480 AD

French

Philip I, Landgrave of HessePhilip I, Landgrave of Hesse

13 November 1504

German

Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of SavoyCharles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy

12 January 1562

Italian

Charles VCharles V

24 February 1500

Spanish

Dmitry PozharskyDmitry Pozharsky

17 October 1577

Russian

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Margaret of FranceMargaret of France

14 May 1553

French