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Bubonic Plague (Yersinia pestis) Famous Deaths

Famous People who have died from Bubonic Plague (Yersinia pestis) infection:
  • 429 BC - Pericles - Greek Statesman
  • 251 - Hostilian (Gaius Valens Hostilianus Messius Quintus) (Roman Emperor 251 AD) (251 AD)
  • 664 - Saint Cedd (Missionary Bishop, Northumbria)
  • 775 - Constantinos Copronymos - Emperor, died 14 September, 775.
  • 1270 - Louis IX of France.
  • 1348 - Andrea Pisano (Architect & Sculptor, Florence) possibly Black Death. [10]
  • 1348 - Giovanni Villani - Banker, Florence.[10]
  • 1348 - Joan Plantagenet (daughter of King Edward III) (1348)
  • 1348 - John de Foxton (Deputy coroner for London)
  • 1348 - Relatives of Giovanni Boccaccio - father, stepmother, & many friends died from the plague.
  • 1348 - Bernardo Daddi (Painter, Florence)
  • 1348 - Ambrogio Lorenzetti (Painter, Siena) [10]
  • 1348 - Parents & siblings of Francisco Datini (Merchant of Prato) [10,W]
  • 1348 - Piettro Lorenzetti (Painter, Siena) [10]
  • 1349 - Jeuan Gethin (Welsh Poet)
  • 1349 - John de Ufford (sometimes John de Offord or John Offord; Chancellor, Archbishop of Canterbury)
  • 1349 - Master of the Hospital of St Thomas (inferred Black Plague death) [11]
  • 1349 - Ralph de Swantone (Priory Infirmarer, Norwich Cathedral)
  • 1349 - Richard Rolle of Hampole (English Mystic) [10]
  • 1349 - Sir John Pulteney (Master Draper, 4x Mayor of London) [10]
  • 1349 - Walter Heslerton, husband of Eustacia Percy (manoress of medieval village Wharram Percy). [12]
  • 1349 - William of Ockham (Franciscan monk, philosopher) [10]
  • 1349 - Thomas Bradwardine (Archbishop of Canterbury and noted Oxford academic)
  • 1361 - Lord Reginald Cobham (one of Edward III’s leading commanders)
  • 1361 - Johannes Tauler O.P. (Mystic, Pastor, Preacher)
  • 1361 - One of native Irish kings succumbed.
  • 1363 - Matteo Villani (brother of Giovanni Villani)
  • 1363 - Pietro Farnese (Italian Soldier)
  • 1394 - Anne of Bohemia (Wife of King Richard II)
  • 1476 - Regiomontanus (mathematical & astronomical prodigy)
  • 1505 - Jacob Obrecht (great Dutch Composer)
  • 1510 - Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco, painter)
  • 1521 - Bernhard von Reesen (Danzig merchant)
  • 1538 - Family of Nostradamus' (Astrologer) - wife & 2 children.
  • 1558 - Joan, elder sister of William Shakespeare.
  • 1543 - Hans Holbein the Younger (famous miniature painter)
  • 1579 - Father of Caravaggio in 1579.
  • 1591 - St Aloysius Gonzaga
  • 1598 - Ludwig Helmbold (Hymn-Writer, Composer)
  • 1599 - Francisco Guerrero (Composer)
  • 1638 - Adriaen Brouwer (Flemish painter, ? died of the plague)
  • 1645 - John Paulitious (Edinburgh’s first official plague doctor).
  • 1698 - Catholic Archibishop Pjetër Bogdani (Kosovo)
  • 1713 - Prince Paul I. Esterházy
  • 2009 - Professor Malcolm Casadaban (Molecular geneticist & plague researcher).
Others (date to be confirmed):
  • Abu Ubeida Amer ibn Al-Jarrah (Prophet Mohammad's relative, died age 58 years)
  • Derar ibn Al-Azwar (poet & warrior)
  • George Dalton (Official London remembrancer)
  • Hunyady Moldavia Wallachian province, ruler.
  • Johann Heinrich von Schmelzer - composer and violinist of the Baroque era.
  • Lorenzetti
  • Shurahbil ibn Hasanah
  • Titian (Painter)
  • Sir John Montgomery (John de Montgomery) ex Governor of Calais 1347? [10]
William Shakespeare family members who died of bubonic plague:
  • Sisters Joan, Margaret (just babies) & Anne (aged 7).
  • Brother Edmund (aged 27).
  • Son, Hamnet, who died age eleven years old.

Related Links:

The Plague (Bubonic Plague, Yersinia pestis)
Professor Malcolm Casadaban (1949-2009, RIP)
Plague Mask
Plague Doctor (Medical History)
Black Death (Bubonic Plague)
Bubonic Plague Famous Deaths
The Real Mary Kings Close (Edinburgh)
Black Death (Bubonic Plague) Spread in Europe 1347-1351
Septicaemic Plague (Yersinia pestis)

References:
  • [W] - Wikipedia
  • [10] - Barbara W. Tuchman (1978). A Distant Mirror - The Calamitous 14th Century.
  • [11] - J. F. D. Shrewsbury (2005). A History of Bubonic Plague in the British Isles. Cambridge University Press.
  • [12] - Benedict Gummer (2009). The Scourging Angel. Publishers The Bodley Head.
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