Famous Deaths In May - 20
Friday, 30 July 2021
0685 On May - 20 death of king Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645)
1277 John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on May - 20.
1285 On May - 20 death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)
1444 Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.
1449 On May - 20 peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
1471 On this day in history henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies
1503 Death of Lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463) on May - 20.
1506 Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.
1509 On this day in history catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1550 On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (b. 1510)
1597 On this day in history matthijs Heldt, dies in battle
1622 On May - 20 osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies
1648 On May - 20 wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies
1650 Francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.
1669 On this day in history joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies
1677 On May - 20 death of george Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (b. 1612)
1713 On May - 20 death of thomas Sprat, English writer (b. 1635)
1717 On this day in history death of john Trevor, British statesman (b. 1637)
1722 Death of Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (b. 1669) on May - 20.
1732 Death of Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (b. 1676) on May - 20.
1751 Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38 on May - 20.
1782 On May - 20 carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68
1793 Death of Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist (b. 1720) on this day in history.
1795 On this day in history death of ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded
1825 Death of Papaflessas, Greek priest and government official (b. 1788) on May - 20.
1834 Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert de Motier, nobleman, dies on this day in history.
1841 Joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies on this day in history.
1847 On this day in history mary Lamb, writer, dies
1864 On May - 20 john Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70
1873 On May - 20 death of sir George-Étienne Cartier, French-Canadian statesman (b. 1814)
1875 On May - 20 amalia, wife of King Otto of Greece, dies at 58
1876 Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old on May - 20.
1880 On this day in history eugene LFC prince the Ligne, Belgian prince of Ambise, dies at 76
1883 William Chambers, author/publisher, dies on this day in history.