Deaths on May 22

1501 :Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66
1540 :Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57
1667 :Alexander VII, [Fabio Chigi], Italian Pope (1655-67), dies at 68
1688 :Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist, dies at 70
1781 :Garret Wesley Mornington, composer, dies at 45
1801 :Heinrich Gottfried Reichard, composer, dies at 58
1819 :John H van Kinsbergen, lt-admiral/founder (Corps Marines), dies at 84
1825 :Domenico Corri, composer, dies at 80
1859 :Ferdinand II, [Re Bomba], Dutch King of Sicily, dies at 49
1868 :Julius Plcker, German mathematician/physicist (formula of P), dies
1878 :Franz von Holstein, composer, dies at 52
1880 :Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician, dies at 80
1885 :Victor(-Marie) Hugo, French writer (Les Mis‚rables), dies at 83
1898 :Edward Bellamy, writer, dies at 48
1910 :Jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46
1921 :Marie E Wilton, writer, dies
1925 :John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Brit field marshall (WWI), dies at 72
1928 :William HT Gairdner, Engl missionary (Nile Mission Press), dies at 54
1932 :Lady Augusta, [Isabella Gregory], playwright (Gold Apple), dies at 80
1939 :Ernst Toller, writer, dies at 45
1939 :Willem de M‚rode, poet (Precious Blood), dies at 51
1945 :Carel A Lion Cachet, lithographer/wood carver, dies
1948 :Claude McKaye, Jamaican/US author (Banjo, Home to Harlem), dies at 57
1949 :Hans Erich Pfitzner, Russian/German composer, dies at 80
1949 :Klaus H T Mann, German/US writer (Turning Point), dies
1953 :Vaclav Klicka, composer, dies at 70
1957 :Langston Hughes, poet laureate, dies
1958 :Magdalene Sz‚kely-Lulofs, author (Our Italian Employees), dies at 58
1961 :Joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53
1965 :Bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77
1965 :Heinrich Barth, Swiss philosopher (Das Sein in der Zeit), dies
1966 :Tom Goddard, cricketer (22 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1930-39), dies
1967 :Henry C Rmke, psychiatrist (Light of Man), dies at 74
1967 :J Langston Hughes, US author (Tambourines to Glory), dies at 65
1970 :Joseph W Krutch, US writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76
1972 :Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Murder Ahoy, VIP's), dies at 80
1975 :Torben Meyer, actor (Viking, Roberta, Sunny), dies at 90
1977 :Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67), dies at 73
1977 :Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer, dies at 80
1978 :Bjarne Brustad, composer, dies at 83
1984 :John Marley, actor (Cat Ballou), dies at 77 following heart surgery
1986 :Martin Gabel, actor (Thief, Marnie), dies at 63
1987 :Mario Zafred, composer, dies at 65
1988 :Dennis Day, tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71
1988 :Giorgio Almirante, Italy, fascist (member of parliament), dies at 73
1990 :Max Wall, actor (Jabberwocky), dies
1990 :Rocky Graziano, boxer, dies at 71, of heart failure
1991 :Lino Brocka, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51
1993 :Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish/US pianist (Carnegie Hall), dies at 100
1994 :Frederick Hemming McClintock, criminologist, dies at 68
1994 :Mitacq, [Michel Tacq], Belg comic strip artist (Beaver Patrol), dies
1995 :Robert Flemyng, actor (Kafka, Rebecca, Funny Face), dies at 83
1996 :Duncan Montgomery Stewart, academic, dies at 66
1996 :Rex Collings, writer/publisher, dies at 70



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