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Famous Deaths In May - 14

Thursday, 17 April 2014

0347  On this day in history pachomius, Egyptian monastery founder/abbot (Coenobieten), dies  

0649  On this day in history theodore, Greek Pope (642-49) (excommunicated by Paul II), dies  

0964  John XII, [Octavianus], Pope (955-64), dies on this day in history.  

1470  On this day in history death of charles VIII of Sweden (b. 1409)  

1565  Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reform theologist, dies on this day in history.  

1574  Death of Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (b. 1479) on this day in history.  

1608  Death of Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1543) on this day in history.  

1610  On this day in history death of henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of France (1572, 89-1610), murdered at 56  

1643  Louis XIII, king of France (1610-43), dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1649  On this day in history death of friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian (b. 1600)  

1669  Death of Georges de Scudéry, French writer (b. 1601) on this day in history.  

1688  On this day in history death of antoine Furetière, French writer (b. 1619)  

1726  On this day in history john B Wellekens, poet/painter (Wedding Guests), dies  

1742  On this day in history dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop, dies at 64  

1754  Death of Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (b. 1692) on this day in history.  

1761  On this day in history thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rule of Simpson), dies at 50  

1801  Johann Ernst Altenburg, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1818  On this day in history death of matthew Gregory Lewis, English novelist (b. 1775)  

1820  Paul Friedrich Struck, composer, dies at 43 on this day in history.  

1832  On this day in history death of john van Speijk, Dutch heroic sailor, buried  

1833  On this day in history johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow, composer, dies at 88  

1847  On this day in history fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, composer, dies at 41  

1860  On this day in history death of ludwig Bechstein, German writer (b. 1801)  

1863  Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history william N Green Jr, Union brig-general, dies  

1870  Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1873  Death of Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician and writer (b. 1797) on this day in history.  

1877  On this day in history john Roberts, composer, dies at 54  

1878  Death of Ookubo Toshimichi, Japanese statesman, samurai, and one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji Restoration (b. 1830) on this day in history.  

1887  On this day in history death of lysander Spooner, American philosopher (b. 1808)  

1889  On this day in history death of volney E. Howard, American politician (b. 1809)  

1893  Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician (surface of Kummer), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor, dies at 78  

1906  On this day in history death of carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (b. 1829)  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 14

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1316  On this day in history birth of charles IV, King of Bohemia (1346-78)/emperor (1355-78)  

1316  Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1378) was born on this day in history.  

1553  On this day in history birth of margaret of Valois, wife of Henry IV (d. 1615)  

1652  On this day in history birth of johann Philipp Fortsch, composer  

1666  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1732)  

1679  On this day in history birth of peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer  

1686  On this day in history birth of daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Prussia, inventor (thermometer) [NS=5/24]  

1699  Hans Joachim von Zieten, Prussian field marshal (d. 1786) was born on this day in history.