Famous People Who Died in May 1471

  • May 1 Thomas a Kempis, German Dutch spiritual writer (Navolging of Christ), dies at 91
  • May 4 Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset, English military commander (executed)
  • May 4 Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, dies at 17, becoming the only heir apparent to the English throne to ever die in battle

Henry VI of EnglandHenry VI of England (1421-1471)

May 21 King of England (1422-61, 1470-71), executed in the Tower of London at 49