Famous Deaths In May - 20
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
0685 Death of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645) on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55
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 May - 20.
1622 Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies on May - 20.
1648 On this day in history wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies
1650 Francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44 on May - 20.
1669 Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies on May - 20.
1677 On this day in history death of george Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (b. 1612)
1713 Death of Thomas Sprat, English writer (b. 1635) on this day in history.
1717 Death of John Trevor, British statesman (b. 1637) on this day in history.
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 On May - 20 domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38
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 On this day in history death of ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded
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 Joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies on May - 20.
1847 Mary Lamb, writer, dies on May - 20.
1864 On May - 20 john Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70
1873 On this day in history death of sir George-Étienne Cartier, French-Canadian statesman (b. 1814)
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 May - 20 william Chambers, author/publisher, dies