On This Day

Deaths in History in May 1781

  • May 8 Richard Jago, English poet (b. 1715)
  • May 18 Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian-Indian revolutionary, a descendant of the last Inca ruler Túpac Amaru, dies at 43
  • May 27 Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist, dies at 64