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CHRONOLOGICAL NAME LIST 1500 to 1549


Antonio Musa Brassavola, Italian physician (1500 - 1570)   
Benvenuto Cellini, Italian goldsmith and sculptor (1500 - 1571)      READ QUOTES (1)     CHECK READING LIST (1)  
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor 1519-58, King of Spain 1516-56 (1500 - 1558)      READ QUOTES (4)  
Dr. Henry Cole, English divine, controversialist and Dean of St. Paul's (1500? - 1580)   
Hernando de Soto, Spanish explorer (1500? - 1542)   
Friar John Elston, English friar (fl. 1540)   
Cardinal Reginald Pole, English cardinal and archbishop of Canterbury (1500 - 1558)      READ QUOTES (2)  
George Tankerfield, English martyr (? - 1555)   
Richard Wever (Weaver), English dramatist (1500? - 1560?)   
Giovanni Della Casa, Italian priest and poet (1503 - 1556)   
Ferdinand I, Spanish emperor of Germany (1503 - 1564)   
John Frith, English Protestant martyr (1503 - 1533)   
Sir Thomas Wyatt (Wyat), English diplomatist and poet (1503? - 1542)      READ QUOTES (7)  
Sir William Butts, English physician (fl. 1545)   
John Knox, Scottish reformer, theologian and historian (1505 - 1572)      READ QUOTES (1)  
John Rogers, English churchman and martyr (1505 - 1555)   
Richard Taverner, English religious reformer and author (1505? - 1575)   
Nicholas Udall (Uvedale), English dramatist and Latin scholar (1505 - 1556)      READ QUOTES (1)  
George Buchanan, Scottish scholar, historian, Latin poet and tutor to James VI (1506 - 1582)   
Gilbert Cousin (Cognatus), French scholar and writer (1506 - 1567)   
Matteo Gribaldi, Italian jurist, educator and antitrinitarian (1506 - 1562)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Jeronymo (Jeronimo) Osorio (Hieronymus Osorius), Portuguese ecclesiastic and scholar (1506 - 1580)   
Angelo de Constantini, Italian historian and poet (1507 - ?)   
Richard Bullein, English physician (? - 1563)   
William Paten (Patten or Patin), English historian (fl. 1548 - 1580)   
Charles Wriothesley, English herald and chronicler (1508? - 1562)   
Sir Nicholas Bacon, English Lord-Keeper of Great Seal (1509 - 1579)   
John Calvin, French theologian and ecclesiastical statesman (1509 - 1564)      READ QUOTES (8)     CHECK READING LIST (1)  
John Erskine (1), Scottish reformer (1509 - 1591)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Grobianus (F. Dedekind), German student (fl. 1549)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Francis Segar (Seager), English translator and poet (fl. 1549 - 1563)   
Sir William (Guilliaulme) Staunforde (Staunford or Stanford), English judge and legal writer (1509 - 1558)      READ QUOTES (1)  
John Bradford, English Protestant martyr (1510? - 1555)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Briand de Vallee, French courtier (fl. 1550)   
Hadrianus Julius, Latin commentator (c. 1550)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Bernard Palissy, French potter (1510? - 1589?)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Robert Recorde, English mathematician and writer (1510? - 1558)   
Hugh Rhodes, English author (fl. 1550 - 1555)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Lord Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden, English poet (1510 - 1557)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Thomas Kirchmayer (used pseudonym Naogeorgius), German Latin poet (1511 - 1563)   
Giorgio Vasari, Florentine (Italian) painter (1511 - 1575)   
Thomas Becon, English Protestant divine and religious writer (1512 - 1567)   
Thomas Bentham, English bishop (1512 - 1579)   
Richard Huloet, English lexicographer (fl. 1552)      READ QUOTES (1)  
James V of Scotland, Scottish king (1512 - 1542)   
Jacques Amyot, French scholar, translator and man of great learning (1513 - 1593)   
Robert Wisdom, English prelate (? - 1568)   
George Wishart, Scottish reformer (1513? - 1546)   
Andreas Vesalius, Belgian anatomist (1514 - 1564)   
Roger Ascham, English classical scholar and writer (1515 - 1568)      READ QUOTES (11)  
Charles Fontaine, French poet (1515 - 1590)   
St. Filippo Neri, Italian priest (1515 - 1595)   
Saint Teresa of Avila (Saint Teresa of Jesus) (Saint Theresa), Spanish Carmelite nun (1515 - 1582)      READ QUOTES (2)  
St. Theresa of Avila (St. Teresa), Spanish Carmelite nun (1515 - 1582)   
John Foxe, English martyrologist (1516 - 1587)   
Konrad von Gesner, Swiss naturalist (1516 - 1565)   
Walter Haddon, English writer and educator (1516 - 1572)   
Mary I, English queen (1516 - 1558)   
Cardinal Carlo Carafa (Caraffa), cardinal and legate of Paul IV (1517 - 1561)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Bernard Gilpin, English divine (1517 - 1583)      READ QUOTES (4)  
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, English courtier, scholar, soldier and poet (1517? - 1547)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Robert Crowley (Crole or Croleus), English writer, printer and divine (1518? - 1588)   
Andrea Palladio, Italian architect (1518 - 1580)   
Conrad Wolffhart (Conrad Lycosthenes), Swiss philologist (1518 - 1561)   
William Baldwin, English editor of Mirror for Magistrates, textbook of English history (fl. 1559)   
John Bercher, English writer (fl. 1559)   
Cosmus (Cosimo de Medici) ("Cosimo I") ("Cosimo the Great"), Italian Duke of Florence (1519 - 1574)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Nicholas Grimoald (Grimald or Grimalde), English poet and translator (1519 - 1562)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Edmund Grindal, English prelate and archbishop of Canterbury (1519? - 1583)   
Thomas Marshe, English printer of Mirror for Magistrates, textbook of English history (fl. 1559)   
Lord William Cecil Burghley (Burleigh), 1st Baron Burghley, English statesman (1520 - 1598)   
Thomas Churchyard, English miscellaneous writer (c. 1520 - 1604)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Leonard Digges, English mathematician (1520? - 1569?)   
Thomas Ingelend, English writer of interludes (fl. 1560)   
George Puttenham, English poet (1520? - 1590)   
Richard Puttenham, English author (1520? - 1601?)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Sixtus V (Felix Peretti), Italian pope (1521 - 1590)      READ QUOTES (1)  
William Fullwood, English didactic writer (fl. 1562)   
Richard Grafton, English chronicler and printer (? - c. 1572)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Bishop John Jewell (Jewel), English clergyman and founder of English Protestantism (1522 - 1571)      READ QUOTES (3)  
Lazarus von Schwendi, German statesman and general (1522 - 1584)   
Richard Edwards, English dramatic poet (1523 - 1566)      READ QUOTES (3)  
Gabriel Paleotti, Italian cardinal and devotional writer (1524 - 1597)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Pierre de Ronsard, French poet (1524 - 1585)   
John Baret (Barret), English lexicographer (? - 1580?)   
Joachim du Bellay, French poet and prose writer (1525 - 1560)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Pieter Bruegel, the Elder, Flemish painter (c. 1525 - 1569)   
Luis de Camoens, Portuguese epic poet (1525 - 1579)      READ QUOTES (1)  
George Gascoigne, English poet (1525? - 1577)      READ QUOTES (6)  
Vicentius Lupanus (Vincent de La Loupe), French (16th century)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Sir Roger Manwood, English Chief Baron of the Exchequer, judge and writer on forest laws (1525 - 1593)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Pier Angelo Manzolli (Marzello Palingenio Stellato), Italian physician and author (16th century)   
Michael Neander (Neumann), German philologist (1525 - 1595)   
Marcus Stellatus Palingenius (Pier Angelo Manzolli), Italian physician and author (16th century)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Alexander Scott, Scottish poet (1525? - 1584?)   
William Sherlocke, English divine and controversialist (fl. 1565)   
Thomas Wilson (1), English scholar (1525? - 1581)   
Federico Barocci, Italian painter (1526 - 1612)   
Lewis Wager, English rector and author (fl. 1566)   
William Wager, English writer of interludes (fl. 1566)   
Thomas Harman, English writer on beggars (fl. 1567)   
Philip II, Spanish king (1527 - 1598)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Thomas Tusser, English poet (c. 1527 - 1580)      READ QUOTES (23)  
Lady Anne Bacon, English woman of letters and translator, wife of Nath. Bacon (Eng. 1547-1622) (1528 - 1610)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Henri Estienne, French scholar (1528 - 1598)   
Henri Etienne (Estienne), French printer and scholar (1528 - 1598)      READ QUOTES (3)  
Thomas Howell, English miscellanist (fl. 1568)   
Jeanne d'Albret, Navarre queen, mother of Henri IV (1528 - 1572)   
Richard Sheale, English ballad writer (16th century)   
William Ellerton, English (fl. 1569?)   
Guy de Faur, Lord of Pibrac, French jurist and poet (1529 - 1584)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Etienne Pasquier, French lawyer, historian and man of letters (1529 - 1615)   
Sir Henry Sidney (1), English courtier and statesman (1529 - 1586)      READ QUOTES (1)  
F. Geronimo Bermudes, Spanish poet (c. 1530 - 1589)   
Jean Bodinus (Bodin), French political philosopher and advocate (1530 - 1596)      READ QUOTES (1)  
James Calfhill (Calfield), English divine and poet (1530? - 1570)   
Raphael Holinshed (Holingshed), English chronicler (? - 1580)   
Gabriel Meurier (Meurir or Murier), Flemish educationist, philologist and writer of "Tresor des Sentences" (1530 - 1601)      READ QUOTES (1)  
William Stevenson of Durham, English clergyman and author (1530? - 1575)   
Sir Francis Walsingham, English statesman (1530 - 1590)   
John Whitgift, English writer and Archbishop of Canterbury (1530? - 1604)   
Francois de la Noue ("Bras de Fer"), French Huguenot general, father of Odet de la Noue (1531 - 1591)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Sir John Popham, English Lord Chief Justice (1531? - 1607)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, English courtier (1532? - 1588)   
John Hawkins, English slave trader (1532 - 1595)   
Humphrey Robert, English miscellaneous writer (fl. 1572)   
Elizabeth I, English queen (1533 - 1603)      READ QUOTES (17)  
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, French philosopher and essayist (1533 - 1592)      READ QUOTES (219)     CHECK READING LIST (1)  
Dick (Richard) Tarleton, English comic actor and jester (? - 1588)   
Lewis Evans, English controversialist (fl. 1574)   
Dr. William Butler, English eccentric physician (1535 - 1618)   
Jasper Heywood, English Jesuit writer and translator (1535 - 1598)   
Sir James Melville, English autobiographer (1535 - 1617)   
Thomas North, English translator (1535? - 1601?)   
Clement Robinson, English song writer (fl. 1566 - 1584)   
Richard Shacklock, English divine and theological writer (fl. 1575)   
John Woolton, English divine (1535? - 1594)   
Arthur Golding, English translator (1536? - 1605?)   
William Lambarde, English historian of Kent (1536 - 1601)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Amyas Paulet, English guard for Mary, Queen of Scots (1536 - 1588)   
Sir Amice Pawlet (Amias or Amyas) (Paulet or Poulet), English courtier and custodian of Mary Queen of Scots (1536? - 1588)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Thomas Sackville, 5th Earl of Dorset and Baron Buckhurst, English Lord high treasurer and poet (1536 - 1608)   
Thomas Underdowne, English poet and translator (fl. 1566 - 1586)   
John Grange, English poet (fl. 1577)   
Lady Jane Grey, English noble, daughter of Henry VII (1537 - 1554)   
Giambattista Guarini (Giovanni Battista Guarini), Italian poet (1537 - 1612)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Timothy Kendall, English compiler of epigrams (fl. 1577)   
Edward More, English poet (1537? - 1620)   
John Northbrooke, English preacher and writer against the theatre (fl. 1577)      READ QUOTES (1)  
St. Carlo Borromeo, Italian noble and ecclesiastic (1538 - 1584)   
Henry Goldingham, English writer (fl. 1578)   
Barnaby (Barnabe) Googe, English poet and translator (c. 1538 - 1594)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Reginald (Reynold) Scott (Scot), English writer on witchcraft (1538? - 1599)   
Sir Geoffrey Fenton, English translator and statesman (1539? - 1608)   
Sir Humphrey Gilbert, English navigator and explorer who made two expeditions to America (1539 - 1583)   
William Kethe, English (Scottish-born?) clergyman (? - 1608? (possibly 1594))   
Richard Tottel, English publisher (? - 1594)   
Pierre de Bourdeilles ("Brantome"), French historian (1540 - 1614)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Sir Francis Drake, English circumnavigator and admiral (1540? - 1596)   
Rev. Thomas East, English clergyman (1540? - 1608?)   
William Kemp, English author (fl. 1590)   
William Painter, English writer and adapter (1540? - 1594)   
Francesco Pucci, Italian archdeacon and theological writer (1540 - 1583)   
Joseph Justus Scaliger, French scholar and critic (1540 - 1609)   
George Turberville (Turbervile), English poet (1540? - 1610?)   
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English poet and courtier (c. 1540 - 1604)   
Pierre Charron, French philosopher and theologian (1541 - 1603)      READ QUOTES (19)  
Giacomo della Porta, Italian architect (1541 - 1604)   
Jan Zamoyski (Zamoiski or Zamojski)(John Sarius), Polish general, statesman and scholar (1541 - 1605)   
St. John of the Cross, Spanish mystic and poet, founder of discalced Carmelites (1542 - 1591)   
Mary, Queen of Scots, Scottish queen and daughter of James V of Scotland (1542 - 1587)      READ QUOTES (3)  
Eusebius Paget, English clergyman (1542 - 1617)   
Claudio Aquaviva, Italian general of the Jesuits (1543 - 1615)      READ QUOTES (1)  
William Byrd (Bird), English church music composer and organist for Elizabeth I (1543 - 1623)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Thomas Deloney, English ballad writer and pamphleteer (1543? - 1607?)   
Sir Edward Dyer, English poet and courtier (1543 - 1607)      READ QUOTES (8)  
Thomas Lupton, English miscellaneous writer (fl. 1583)   
Brian Melbancke, English euphuistic writer (fl. 1583)   
Bishop John Still, English learned prelate and writer (1543? - 1608)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Richard Bancroft, English prelate opposed to the Puritans, Archbishop of Canterbury (1544 - 1610)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Sir Thomas Bodley, British diplomat and founder of Bodleian Library at Oxford (1544 - 1612)   
Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas, French poet and diplomatist (1544 - 1590)      READ QUOTES (27)  
Torquato Tasso, Italian epic poet (1544 - 1595)      READ QUOTES (12)  
George Whetstone, English writer, poet and dramatist (1544? - 1587?)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Nicholas Breton, English poet (c. 1545 - 1624)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Thomas Cogan (1), English physician and medical writer (1545? - 1607)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Ulpian Fulwell, English poet (1545? - 1586?)   
Gabriel Harvey, LL.D., English lawyer, poet and translator (c. 1545 - 1630)   
Richard Knolles, English writer (c. 1545 - 1610)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Francis Thynne (Botevile), English herald (1545? - 1608)   
Robert Wilson, the Elder, English actor and playwright (? - 1600)   
Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer (1546 - 1601)   
Nathaniel Bacon (1), English son of Sir Nicholas Bacon (1547 - 1622)      READ QUOTES (1)  
William Barclay, Scottish jurist (1547 - 1608)   
Jan van olden Barneveldt, Dutch lawyer and statesman (1547 - 1619)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra), Spanish author (1547 - 1616)      READ QUOTES (179)     CHECK READING LIST (1)  
Feisi (Feiyasi or Faizi) (Abul Feis ibn Mubarak), Indo-Persian poet and scholar (1547 - 1595)      READ QUOTES (1)  
Claude de Guichard, antiquary (? - 1607)   
Richard Stanyhurst, English historian and translator (1547 - 1618)   
Philip Stubbs (Stubbes), English pamphleteer (fl. 1583 - 1591)   
Guillaume Dubuc, French pastor and professor of theology (? - 1603)   
Edward Fenton, English captain and navigator (? - 1603)   
George Pettie, English writer of romances (1548 - 1589)   
Geffrey Whitney, English poet (1548? - 1601?)   
Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher and pantheist (1549 - 1600)      READ QUOTES (2)  
Robert Cawdray, English writer and clergyman (fl. 1589)   
Martin Fotherby, English bishop of Salisbury (1549? - 1620)   
Phillippe de Mornay, French politician (1549 - 1623)      READ QUOTES (1)  


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