Famous Deaths In May - 20
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
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 this day in history.
1285 Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on May - 20.
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 this day in history.
1471 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on this day in history.
1503 On May - 20 death of lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)
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 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 On May - 20 francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44
1669 On May - 20 joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies
1677 Death of George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (b. 1612) on this day in history.
1713 On this day in history death of thomas Sprat, English writer (b. 1635)
1717 On May - 20 death of john Trevor, British statesman (b. 1637)
1722 On May - 20 death of sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (b. 1669)
1732 Death of Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (b. 1676) on May - 20.
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 On this day in history death of ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded
1825 On May - 20 death of papaflessas, Greek priest and government official (b. 1788)
1834 On May - 20 marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert de Motier, nobleman, dies
1841 Joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies on this day in history.
1847 Mary Lamb, writer, dies on May - 20.
1864 On this day in history john Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70
1873 Death of Sir George-Étienne Cartier, French-Canadian statesman (b. 1814) on this day in history.
1875 On May - 20 amalia, wife of King Otto of Greece, dies at 58
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 this day in history.
1883 William Chambers, author/publisher, dies on May - 20.