On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1605

  • Feb 19 Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, Italian composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 5 Clement VIII, [Ippolito Aldofireini], Pope (1592-1605), dies at 69
  • Mar 17 Pieter Bast, [Bastius], Dutch engraver/cartographer, dies at about 34
  • Apr 5 Adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513)
  • Apr 6 John Stow, English historian (Survey of London), dies
  • Apr 23 Boris Godunov, chief adviser to Tsar Fyodor I and Tsar of Russia (1598-1605), dies after a lengthy illness and a stroke at approximately 20
  • Apr 25 Naresuan, King of Siam (b. 1555)
  • Apr 27 Leo XI, [Alessandro O de' Medici], Italian Pope (1605), dies at 69
  • May 4 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist and naturalist, dies at 82
  • Sep 14 Jan Tarnowski, Archbishop of Krakow (b. 1550)
  • Sep 23 Pontus de Tyard, French poet
  • Sep 24 Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer (bc. 1547)
  • Oct 13 Theodore Beza, French Reformed Protestant theologian, dies at 86

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Oct 27 Akbar, 3rd Mughal Emperor of India (1556-1605), dies at 63

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar
  • Nov 8 Robert Catesby, English conspirator (b. 1573)