Famous Deaths In May - 17
Saturday, 23 January 2021
1050 Guido van Arezzo, Italian music theorist, dies on May - 17.
1189 Death of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (b. 1159) on May - 17.
1336 Death of Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (b. 1288) on May - 17.
1365 On this day in history death of louis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria and Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1328)
1395 On May - 17 death of constantine Dragas, Serbian ruler of a semi-independent realm
1464 On May - 17 death of thomas de Ros, 10th Baron de Ros, English politician (executed) (b. 1427)
1510 Alessandro di Botticelli, painter (Birth of Venus), dies at about 65 on May - 17.
1521 On May - 17 death of edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (b. 1478)
1575 Matthew Parker, archbishop of Canterbury (1559-75), dies at 68 on May - 17.
1591 Jost/Jobst/Jodocus Amman, Swiss cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 51 on this day in history.
1606 On this day in history death of forges Dimitri #1, czar of Russia (1605-06), murdered
1626 On this day in history death of juan Pujol, Catalan composer (b. 1570)
1695 On this day in history cornelis de Heem, painter, dies
1727 On May - 17 catherine I, Empress of Russia (1725-27), dies
1729 On this day in history 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 On May - 17 death of michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (b. 1719)
1801 Death of William Heberden, English physician (b. 1710) on this day in history.
1807 Death of John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (b. 1745) on this day in history.
1809 Leopold Auenbrugger von Auenbrugg, physician, dies on this day in history.
1822 Death of Armand-Emmanuel du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, French-Russian statesman (b. 1766) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1840 Niccolo Paganini, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1851 Jean E "Adrian" van Bevervoorde, journalist (Treason), dies at 31 on May - 17.
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 May - 17.
1872 On May - 17 fryderyk Edward Sobolewski, composer, dies at 63
1875 Death of John C. Breckinridge, Vice President of the United States (b. 1821) on this day in history.
1879 On May - 17 death of asa Packer, railroad magnate and founder of Lehigh Valley Railroad (b. 1805)
1883 Lydia Estes Pinklham, patent-medicine manufacturer, dies on May - 17.