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Deaths in History in June 1631

  • Jun 17 Mumtaz Mahal, Empress consort of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal as her mausoleum and symbol of his undying love, dies during childbirth of her 14th child at 38

Person of interestJohn Smith

Jun 21 John Smith, English explorer (Chesapeake Bay, New England) and leader of the Virginia Colony (Jamestown), dies at 51

Explorer John Smith
John Smith
  • Jun 26 Justinus van Nassau, ltalian admiral (Armada), dies