Famous Deaths In May - 20
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
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 On this day in history death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)
1444 On this day in history bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
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 On May - 20 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 this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (b. 1510)
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on May - 20.
1622 Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies on this day in history.
1648 Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies on this day in history.
1650 On May - 20 francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44
1669 Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies on this day in history.
1677 On May - 20 death of george Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (b. 1612)
1713 Death of Thomas Sprat, English writer (b. 1635) on May - 20.
1717 Death of John Trevor, British statesman (b. 1637) on May - 20.
1722 Death of Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (b. 1669) on May - 20.
1732 Death of Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (b. 1676) on this day in history.
1751 Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.
1782 On May - 20 carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68
1793 On May - 20 death of charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist (b. 1720)
1795 Death of Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded on May - 20.
1825 Death of Papaflessas, Greek priest and government official (b. 1788) on May - 20.
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 May - 20 death of sir George-Étienne Cartier, French-Canadian statesman (b. 1814)
1875 On this day in history amalia, wife of King Otto of Greece, dies at 58
1876 On May - 20 harold, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old
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 May - 20.