Famous Deaths In May - 20
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
0685 On this day in history death of king Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645)
1277 On this day in history john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
1285 On this day in history death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)
1444 Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1506 Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.
1509 On May - 20 catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1550 Death of Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (b. 1510) on May - 20.
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on this day in history.
1622 Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies on May - 20.
1648 Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies on May - 20.
1650 On this day in history francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44
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 May - 20.
1713 Death of Thomas Sprat, English writer (b. 1635) on May - 20.
1717 On May - 20 death of john Trevor, British statesman (b. 1637)
1722 Death of SĂ©bastien 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 this day in history.
1782 Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68 on May - 20.
1793 Death of Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist (b. 1720) on this day in history.
1795 Death of IgnĂˇc Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded on May - 20.
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 May - 20.
1841 On this day in history joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies
1847 On May - 20 mary Lamb, writer, dies
1864 John Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1873 On this day in history death of sir George-Ă‰tienne 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 On May - 20 eugene LFC prince the Ligne, Belgian prince of Ambise, dies at 76
1883 William Chambers, author/publisher, dies on this day in history.