Today in History, English
Today in History, English

52321May.06Death1596 – Giaches de Wert, Flemish-Italian composer (b. 1535)
52322May.06Death1631 – Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington, English historian and politician, founded the Cotton library (b. 1570)
52323May.06Death1638 – Cornelius Jansen, Dutch-French bishop and theologian (b. 1585)
52324May.06Death1708 – François de Laval, French-Canadian bishop (b. 1623)
52325May.06Death1757 – Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1683)
52326May.06Death1757 – Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (b. 1684)
52327May.06Death1782 – Christine Kirch, German astronomer and academic (b. 1696)
52328May.06Death1840 – Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombian general and politician, 4th President of the Republic of the New Granada (b. 1792)
52329May.06Death1859 – Alexander von Humboldt, German geographer and explorer (b. 1769)
52330May.06Death1862 – Henry David Thoreau, American author and philosopher (b. 1817)
52331May.06Death1877 – Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Swedish-Finnish poet and hymn-writer (b. 1804)
52332May.06Death1882 – Thomas Henry Burke, Irish civil servant (b. 1829)
52333May.06Death1882 – Lord Frederick Cavendish, English-Irish politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (b. 1836)
52334May.06Death1902 – Bret Harte, American-English author and poet (b. 1836)
52335May.06Death1910 – Edward VII of the United Kingdom (b. 1841)
52336May.06Death1913 – Alexandros Schinas, Greek assassin of George I of Greece (b. 1870)
52337May.06Death1919 – L. Frank Baum, American journalist and author (b. 1856)
52338May.06Death1939 – Konstantin Somov, Russian-French painter and illustrator (b. 1869)
52339May.06Death1949 – Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian-French poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
52340May.06Death1951 – Élie Cartan, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1869)
52341May.06Death1952 – Maria Montessori, Italian-Dutch physician and educator (b. 1870)
52342May.06Death1959 – Ragnar Nurkse, Estonian-American economist and academic (b. 1907)
52343May.06Death1961 – Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright, and philosopher (b. 1895)
52344May.06Death1963 – Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, and engineer (b. 1881)
52345May.06Death1963 – Ted Weems, American violinist, and trombonist, and bandleader (b. 1901)
52346May.06Death1963 – Monty Woolley, American actor and director (b. 1888)
52347May.06Death1967 – Zhou Zuoren, Chinese author and translator (b. 1885)
52348May.06Death1970 – Alexander Rodzyanko, Russian general (b. 1879)
52349May.06Death1972 – Deniz Gezmiş, Turkish activist (b. 1947)
52350May.06Death1973 – Ernest MacMillan, Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1893)

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