Famous Deaths In May - 17
Thursday, 20 June 2019
1050 On May - 17 guido van Arezzo, Italian music theorist, dies
1189 On this day in history death of minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (b. 1159)
1336 Death of Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (b. 1288) on May - 17.
1365 Death of Louis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria and Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1328) on this day in history.
1395 Death of Constantine Dragas, Serbian ruler of a semi-independent realm on this day in history.
1464 On May - 17 death of thomas de Ros, 10th Baron de Ros, English politician (executed) (b. 1427)
1510 On May - 17 alessandro di Botticelli, painter (Birth of Venus), dies at about 65
1521 On this day in history death of edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (b. 1478)
1575 On May - 17 matthew Parker, archbishop of Canterbury (1559-75), dies at 68
1591 On May - 17 jost/Jobst/Jodocus Amman, Swiss cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 51
1606 Death of Forges Dimitri #1, czar of Russia (1605-06), murdered on this day in history.
1626 On May - 17 death of juan Pujol, Catalan composer (b. 1570)
1695 On May - 17 cornelis de Heem, painter, dies
1727 Catherine I, Empress of Russia (1725-27), dies on this day in history.
1729 Samuel Clarke, theologian, dies on this day in history.
1765 Death of Alexis Claude Clairault, French mathematician (b. 1713) on this day in history.
1796 Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, composer, dies at 89 on May - 17.
1797 Death of Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (b. 1719) on this day in history.
1801 Death of William Heberden, English physician (b. 1710) on May - 17.
1807 Death of John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (b. 1745) on May - 17.
1809 On May - 17 leopold Auenbrugger von Auenbrugg, physician, dies
1822 Death of Armand-Emmanuel du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, French-Russian statesman (b. 1766) on May - 17.
1829 On May - 17 death of john Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1745)
1838 Death of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French diplomat (b. 1754) on this day in history.
1839 Death of Archibald Alison, Scottish author (b. 1757) on May - 17.
1840 Niccolo Paganini, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1851 Jean E "Adrian" van Bevervoorde, journalist (Treason), dies at 31 on this day in history.
1864 On this day in history n Hawthorne, writer, dies at 59
1866 On May - 17 adolf Bernhard Marx, composer, dies at 70
1868 On this day in history death of isami Kondo, Shinsengumi Commander (b. 1834)
1872 On this day in history fryderyk Edward Sobolewski, composer, dies at 63
1875 Death of John C. Breckinridge, Vice President of the United States (b. 1821) on May - 17.
1879 Death of Asa Packer, railroad magnate and founder of Lehigh Valley Railroad (b. 1805) on this day in history.
1883 On this day in history lydia Estes Pinklham, patent-medicine manufacturer, dies