Famous Deaths In May - 17
Friday, 07 August 2020
1050 On May - 17 guido van Arezzo, Italian music theorist, dies
1189 Death of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (b. 1159) on May - 17.
1336 On May - 17 death of emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (b. 1288)
1365 On May - 17 death of louis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria and Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1328)
1395 Death of Constantine Dragas, Serbian ruler of a semi-independent realm on May - 17.
1464 Death of Thomas de Ros, 10th Baron de Ros, English politician (executed) (b. 1427) on this day in history.
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 Matthew Parker, archbishop of Canterbury (1559-75), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1591 Jost/Jobst/Jodocus Amman, Swiss cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 51 on May - 17.
1606 On May - 17 death of forges Dimitri #1, czar of Russia (1605-06), murdered
1626 On May - 17 death of juan Pujol, Catalan composer (b. 1570)
1695 On this day in history cornelis de Heem, painter, dies
1727 Catherine I, Empress of Russia (1725-27), dies on May - 17.
1729 On May - 17 samuel Clarke, theologian, dies
1765 Death of Alexis Claude Clairault, French mathematician (b. 1713) on May - 17.
1796 On May - 17 jacob Wilhelm Lustig, composer, dies at 89
1797 Death of Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (b. 1719) on this day in history.
1801 On May - 17 death of william Heberden, English physician (b. 1710)
1807 Death of John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (b. 1745) on this day in history.
1809 On May - 17 leopold Auenbrugger von Auenbrugg, physician, dies
1822 On May - 17 death of armand-Emmanuel du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, French-Russian statesman (b. 1766)
1829 Death of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1745) on this day in history.
1838 Death of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French diplomat (b. 1754) on this day in history.
1839 On May - 17 death of archibald Alison, Scottish author (b. 1757)
1840 Niccolo Paganini, composer, dies at 57 on May - 17.
1851 On May - 17 jean E "Adrian" van Bevervoorde, journalist (Treason), dies at 31
1864 N Hawthorne, writer, dies at 59 on May - 17.
1866 Adolf Bernhard Marx, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1868 Death of Isami Kondo, Shinsengumi Commander (b. 1834) on this day in history.
1872 On this day in history fryderyk Edward Sobolewski, composer, dies at 63
1875 On May - 17 death of john C. Breckinridge, Vice President of the United States (b. 1821)
1879 Death of Asa Packer, railroad magnate and founder of Lehigh Valley Railroad (b. 1805) on this day in history.
1883 Lydia Estes Pinklham, patent-medicine manufacturer, dies on this day in history.