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

Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I of England
07 September 1533, British
Queen 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

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

Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
09 May 1540, Indian
Ruler of Mewar

Lady Jane GreyLady Jane Grey
1537 AD, British
Monarch
Catherine HowardCatherine Howard
1523 AD, British
Queen of England from (1540-1541)

Anne of ClevesAnne of Cleves
22 September 1515, German, British
Former Queen of England
Catherine de' MediciCatherine de' Medici
13 April 1519, Italian
Queen of France

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

Catherine ParrCatherine Parr
31 July 1512, British
Queen of England & Ireland

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

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

Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592, Indian
Mughal Emperor

JahangirJahangir
31 August 1569, Indian
Mughal Emperor
Mariam-uz-ZamaniMariam-uz-Zamani
1542 AD, Indian
Akbar's Third Wife

Margaret TudorMargaret Tudor
28 November 1489, Scottish
Queen Consort of Scotland
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

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

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

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

Charles IX of FranceCharles IX of France
27 June 1550, French
King of France
James V of ScotlandJames V of Scotland
10 April 1512, Scottish
Former King of Scotland

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Joanna of CastileJoanna of Castile
06 November 1479, Spanish
Queen
Selim IISelim II
28 May 1524, Turkish
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

HumayunHumayun
17 March 1508, Indian
Mughal Emperor

Selim ISelim I
10 October 1470, Turkish
ottoman Sultan

Mary of GuiseMary of Guise
22 November 1515, French
Regent of Scotland
Ferdinand II of AragonFerdinand II of Aragon
10 March 1452, Spanish
King of Aragon
Murad IIIMurad III
04 July 1546, Turkish
Ottoman Sultan

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

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

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

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
Gustav I of SwedenGustav I of Sweden
12 May 1496, Swedish
King

Abdul Rahim Khan-I-KhanaAbdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana
17 December 1556, Indian
Poet

Isabella of PortugalIsabella of Portugal
24 October 1503, Spanish
Queen of Spain
Charles IXCharles IX
27 June 1550, French
King of France

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

Isabella I of CastileIsabella I of Castile
22 April 1451, Spanish
Queen

Kösem SultanKösem Sultan
1589 AD, Turkish
Ottoman sultana

Francis I of FranceFrancis I of France
12 September 1494, French
King

Nurbanu SultanNurbanu Sultan
1525 AD, Turkish
Sultan Selim II
Henry Howard, Earl of SurreyHenry Howard, Earl of Surrey
1517 AD, British
Politician

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

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

Ismail IIsmail I
17 July 1487, Iranian
sovereign, poet, writer
MarinaMarina
1501 AD, Mexican, American
Native American princess

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

Matthias, Holy Roman EmperorMatthias, Holy Roman Emperor
24 February 1557, Austrian
 

Muhammad XII of GranadaMuhammad XII of Granada
1460 AD, Spanish
Naṣrid ruler
Isabella Clara EugeniaIsabella Clara Eugenia
12 August 1566, Spanish
Sovereign

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

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

Christina of DenmarkChristina of Denmark
31 October 1521, Danish
princess
Toyotomi HideyoriToyotomi Hideyori
08 September 1593, Japanese
Ruler

Anna JagiellonAnna Jagiellon
18 October 1523, Polish
 
Maurice, Prince of OrangeMaurice, Prince of Orange
14 November 1567, Dutch
Politician

Rani KarnavatiRani Karnavati
Indian
Rana Sanga's wife, Princess

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
Henry, King of PortugalHenry, King of Portugal
31 January 1512, Portuguese
King of Portugal
Chand BibiChand Bibi
1550 AD, Indian
Regent and Warrior

Askia Mohammad IAskia Mohammad I
1443 AD, Senegalese
Political figure

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

Abbas I of PersiaAbbas I of Persia
27 January 1571, Afghan
Politician
Muhammad Quli Qutb ShahMuhammad Quli Qutb Shah
1580 AD, Indian
poet

Charlotte of AlbretCharlotte of Albret
1480 AD, French
French noblewoman

Maria of Austria, Holy Roman EmpressMaria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress
21 June 1528, Spanish
Queen

BayinnaungBayinnaung
16 January 1516, Burmese
King

Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of GandíaFrancis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía
28 October 1510, Spanish
Jesuits
Queen MaryQueen Mary
18 February 1516, British
Politician, Queen

Philip I, Landgrave of HessePhilip I, Landgrave of Hesse
13 November 1504, German
 
AhuitzotlAhuitzotl
1440 AD, Mexican
Aztec king

Longqing EmperorLongqing Emperor
04 March 1537, Chinese
Emperor of Ming dynasty
António, Prior of CratoAntónio, Prior of Crato
20 March 1531, Portuguese
King
Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of SavoyCharles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy
12 January 1562, Italian
Duke