On This Day

Deaths in History in 1274

Person of interestThomas Aquinas

Mar 7 Thomas Aquinas, Italian theologian, Philosopher and Doctor of the Church (Summa Theologica), dies at 48 or 49

  • Jun 26 Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Persian philosopher, architect and mathematician (Tadhkirah fi ʿilm al-hay) dies at 73
  • Jul 15 Saint Bonaventure [Giovanni di Fidanza], Italian Franciscan, theologian, philosopher and patron saint of bowel disorders, dies at 52 or 53
  • Aug 15 Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne College, dies at 72
  • Sep 2 Prince Munetaka, Japanese shogun (b. 1242)
  • Oct 20 Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies