Famous Deaths In May - 20
Thursday, 22 April 2021
0685 Death of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645) on this day in history.
1277 John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on May - 20.
1285 Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on May - 20.
1444 On this day in history bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
1449 On this day in history peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
1471 On May - 20 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 May - 20.
1509 On May - 20 catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1550 Death of Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (b. 1510) on this day in history.
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on May - 20.
1622 Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies on May - 20.
1648 Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies on this day in history.
1650 Francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44 on May - 20.
1669 Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies on this day in history.
1677 On this day in history 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 May - 20 death of john Trevor, British statesman (b. 1637)
1722 Death of Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (b. 1669) on May - 20.
1732 On May - 20 death of thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (b. 1676)
1751 Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38 on May - 20.
1782 On May - 20 carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68
1793 On this day in history death of charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist (b. 1720)
1795 Death of Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded on May - 20.
1825 On May - 20 death of papaflessas, Greek priest and government official (b. 1788)
1834 On May - 20 marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert de Motier, nobleman, dies
1841 On May - 20 joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies
1847 On this day in history mary Lamb, writer, dies
1864 John Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70 on May - 20.
1873 On this day in history death of sir George-Étienne Cartier, French-Canadian statesman (b. 1814)
1875 Amalia, wife of King Otto of Greece, dies at 58 on May - 20.
1876 On May - 20 harold, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old
1880 Eugene LFC prince the Ligne, Belgian prince of Ambise, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1883 On May - 20 william Chambers, author/publisher, dies