Famous Deaths In May - 20
Thursday, 27 February 2020
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 Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on this day in history.
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 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on May - 20.
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 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on May - 20.
1550 Death of Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (b. 1510) on this day in history.
1597 On this day in history 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 May - 20.
1650 Francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44 on May - 20.
1669 Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies on May - 20.
1677 Death of George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (b. 1612) on May - 20.
1713 On this day in history death of thomas Sprat, English writer (b. 1635)
1717 Death of John Trevor, British statesman (b. 1637) on May - 20.
1722 On this day in history death of sĂ©bastien Vaillant, French botanist (b. 1669)
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 this day in history 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 Death of Papaflessas, Greek priest and government official (b. 1788) on this day in history.
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 May - 20 mary Lamb, writer, dies
1864 On this day in history john Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70
1873 Death of Sir George-Ă‰tienne Cartier, French-Canadian statesman (b. 1814) on May - 20.
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 Eugene LFC prince the Ligne, Belgian prince of Ambise, dies at 76 on May - 20.
1883 On this day in history william Chambers, author/publisher, dies