Famous Deaths In May - 20
Monday, 16 December 2019
0685 Death of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645) on May - 20.
1277 On May - 20 john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
1285 Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on this day in history.
1444 On this day in history bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
1449 Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on May - 20.
1471 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on this day in history.
1503 Death of Lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463) on May - 20.
1506 On this day in history christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55
1509 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on this day in history.
1550 On May - 20 death of ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (b. 1510)
1597 On May - 20 matthijs Heldt, dies in battle
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 Death of George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (b. 1612) on this day in history.
1713 Death of Thomas Sprat, English writer (b. 1635) on this day in history.
1717 Death of John Trevor, British statesman (b. 1637) on May - 20.
1722 On May - 20 death of sĂ©bastien Vaillant, French botanist (b. 1669)
1732 Death of Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (b. 1676) on May - 20.
1751 On May - 20 domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38
1782 On May - 20 carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68
1793 Death of Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist (b. 1720) on May - 20.
1795 Death of IgnĂˇc Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded on this day in history.
1825 On May - 20 death of papaflessas, Greek priest and government official (b. 1788)
1834 Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert de Motier, nobleman, dies on this day in history.
1841 Joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies on May - 20.
1847 On this day in history mary Lamb, writer, dies
1864 John Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1873 Death of Sir George-Ă‰tienne Cartier, French-Canadian statesman (b. 1814) on this day in history.
1875 Amalia, wife of King Otto of Greece, dies at 58 on this day in history.
1876 On this day in history 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 May - 20.
1883 William Chambers, author/publisher, dies on this day in history.