Famous Deaths In June - 17
Friday, 21 February 2020
0656 Death of Osman ibn Affan, 3rd kalief of Islam (644-56) murdered on June - 17.
0676 On June - 17 adeodatus II, Italian Pope (672-76), dies
0855 On this day in history leo IV, Italian Pope (847-55), dies
1091 Dirk V, count of Holland (1061-91), dies on June - 17.
1119 Boudouin VII with the Axe, earl of Flanders (1111-19), dies on this day in history.
1463 Death of Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (b. 1436) on June - 17.
1501 Jan I Olbracht, King of Poland, dies on June - 17.
1565 Death of Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shogun (b. 1536) on this day in history.
1672 Orazio Benevoli, Italian composer, dies at 67 on June - 17.
1678 On June - 17 giacomo Torelli, composer, dies at 69
1694 Death of Philip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic Cardinal (b. 1629) on this day in history.
1696 On this day in history jan III Sobieski, King of Poland (1674-96), dies at 72
1719 On this day in history joseph Addison, English poet/writer/secretary of state, dies at 47
1734 Duke of Berwick, French general strategist, dies in battle on June - 17.
1740 On this day in history death of sir William Wyndham, English politician (b. 1687)
1762 Death of Prosper Jolyot de CrĂ©billon, French writer (b. 1674) on this day in history.
1775 Death of Major John Pitcairn, British marine (killed in battle) (b. 1722) on this day in history.
1797 Death of Aga Mohammed Khan, cruel ruler of Persia, castrated & killed on this day in history.
1813 On this day in history death of charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician (b. 1726)
1815 On this day in history hammida, Algerian admiral, dies in battle
1821 On June - 17 death of martĂn Miguel de GĂĽemes Argentine military leader (b. 1785)
1858 On this day in history death of rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North India, one of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857 (b. 1828)
1862 Charles J Canning, English 1st viceroy of British-Indies, dies at 49 on this day in history.
1863 Isham W Garrott, US attorney/Confederate brig-general, dies in battle on June - 17.
1885 Gen Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, mayor (Elzas-Lothar'n), dies on this day in history.
1898 Death of Edward Burne-Jones, English artist (b. 1833) on this day in history.
1906 On June - 17 harry N Pillsbury, US chess player, dies
1910 Lady Mosley, biographer, dies on June - 17.
1918 On this day in history derek Barber, CEO (Countryside Commission), dies
1928 On June - 17 ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (Virulo, mocedades), dies
1936 Kenneth Loach, TV director (Singing the Blues in Red), dies on this day in history.
1938 H V "Ranji" Hordern, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia 1910-12, dies on this day in history.
1939 Death of Eugene Weldman, last guillotined in France on June - 17.
1941 On this day in history johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 78