Famous Deaths In May - 20
Thursday, 13 August 2020
0685 Death of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645) on May - 20.
1277 On this day in history john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
1285 Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on May - 20.
1444 On May - 20 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 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 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on this day in history.
1550 Death of Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (b. 1510) on this day in history.
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on May - 20.
1622 On this day in history osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies
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 this day in history.
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 SĂ©bastien Vaillant, French botanist (b. 1669) on May - 20.
1732 On this day in history death of thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (b. 1676)
1751 Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38 on May - 20.
1782 On May - 20 carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68
1793 Death of Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist (b. 1720) on this day in history.
1795 On May - 20 death of ignĂˇc Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded
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 Joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies on May - 20.
1847 Mary Lamb, writer, dies on May - 20.
1864 John Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70 on May - 20.
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 this day in history.
1876 Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old on this day in history.
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.