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Famous Deaths In May - 01

Friday, 19 September 2014

0408  On this day in history death of arcadius, Eastern Roman emperor (b. 337/338)  

1118  Death of Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England (b. c. 1080) on this day in history.  

1171  Dermot MacMurrough, last Irish King of Leinster, dies on this day in history.  

1240  On this day in history death of jacques de Vitry, Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati and dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals  

1277  Stefanus IV Uros I de Great, King of Serbia (1243-76), dies on this day in history.  

1308  Death of Albrecht I van Habsburg, German King (1298-1308), murdered on this day in history.  

1447  Louis VII, Duke of Baveria (1413-43), dies on this day in history.  

1456  Hugues de Lannoy, Flemish viceroy of Holland/Zealand, dies on this day in history.  

1471  Thomas a Kempis, spiritual writer (Navolging of Christ), dies at 91 on this day in history.  

1539  Death of Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (b. 1503) on this day in history.  

1555  Marcellus II, [Marcello Cervini], Italian Pope (1555), dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1572  On this day in history pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri], great-inquisiteur/Pope (1566-72), dies  

1679  Esaias Reusner, composer, dies at 43 on this day in history.  

1700  On this day in history john Dryden, English poet/playwright (Rival Ladies), dies  

1703  Death of Kiva Yoshinaka, Japanese monarch, murdered on this day in history.  

1731  On this day in history death of johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (b. 1677)  

1738  On this day in history death of charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English statesman (b. c. 1669)  

1772  On this day in history gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer/statistics/economist, dies at 52  

1813  Death of Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French marshal (killed in combat) (b. 1768) on this day in history.  

1831  On this day in history antonius van Alphen, apostle vicar of De Bosch, dies at 82  

1863  On this day in history edward Dorr Tracy, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 29  

1870  On this day in history death of francisco Solano Lopez, fieldmarshal/president of Paraguay  

1872  On this day in history amalia, princess of Weimar/wife of prince Hendrik the Navigator, dies  

1873  David Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1874  Vilem Blodek, composer, dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1886  Death of Conrad Busken Huet, writer (Country of Rubens) on this day in history.  

1892  Willem A Scholten, manufacturer (potatoes), dies at 89 on this day in history.  

1896  Death of Nasr-ed-Din, shah of Persia (184.-96), murdered at 65 on this day in history.  

1898  Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1899  On this day in history death of ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (b. 1824)  

1902  On this day in history john Glover, English chemist (production sulfuric acid), dies at 85  

1903  Arthur Haygarth, cricketer (compiler of "Scores & Biographies"), dies on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history antonínDvorak, Czech composer (Slavic Dancing), dies at 62  

1913  On this day in history death of john Barclay Armstrong, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal (b. 1850)  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1218  John I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257) was born on this day in history.  

1218  Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291) was born on this day in history.  

1238  On this day in history birth of magnus VI Lagabuter, King of Norway (1263-80)  

1285  Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326) was born on this day in history.  

1493  Phillippus Paracelsus, Switzerland, physician/alchemist (or 11/10) was born on this day in history.  

1545  On this day in history birth of franciscus Junius, [Francois du Jon], French/Neth calvinist theologist  

1567  Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter was born on this day in history.  

1577  On this day in history birth of francois van Kinschot, Dutch treasurer