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Famous Deaths In May - 01

Friday, 22 August 2014

0408  Death of Arcadius, Eastern Roman emperor (b. 337/338) on this day in history.  

1118  On this day in history death of edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England (b. c. 1080)  

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  On this day in history louis VII, Duke of Baveria (1413-43), dies  

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

1471  On this day in history thomas a Kempis, spiritual writer (Navolging of Christ), dies at 91  

1539  On this day in history death of isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (b. 1503)  

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

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

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

1700  John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Rival Ladies), dies on this day in history.  

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

1731  Death of Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (b. 1677) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of jean-Baptiste Bessières, French marshal (killed in combat) (b. 1768)  

1831  Antonius van Alphen, apostle vicar of De Bosch, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1863  Edward Dorr Tracy, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 29 on this day in history.  

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

1872  Amalia, princess of Weimar/wife of prince Hendrik the Navigator, dies on this day in history.  

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

1874  On this day in history vilem Blodek, composer, dies at 39  

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  On this day in history death of nasr-ed-Din, shah of Persia (184.-96), murdered at 65  

1898  On this day in history alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian, dies at 81  

1899  Death of Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (b. 1824) on this day in history.  

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

1903  On this day in history arthur Haygarth, cricketer (compiler of "Scores & Biographies"), dies  

1904  AntonínDvorak, Czech composer (Slavic Dancing), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291)  

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  On this day in history birth of phillippus Paracelsus, Switzerland, physician/alchemist (or 11/10)  

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

1567  On this day in history birth of michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter  

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