Death of Harold, Bayeux Tapestry
A scene from the 11th century CE Bayeux Tapestry showing the death of King Harold of England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 CE. (Centre Guillaume le Conquérant, Bayeux, France)
Death of Ferdinand Magellan
An illustration depicting the death of the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan (c. 1480-1521) whose expedition was the first to circumnavigate the globe in 1519-22. Magellan was killed on 27 April 1521 at the Battle of Mactan on the island...
Death of King Władysław Jagiellończyk
Depicted here is the Death of King Władysław Jagiellończyk (r. 1424-1444 CE) at the Battle of Varna. This was a decisive moment in the Crusade of Varna, as the Turks under Sultan Murad II (r. 1421-1444 CE and 1446-1451 CE) won a decisive...
Death of King Philip or Metacom
An early 20th-century illustration showing the death of King Philip, aka Metacom (l. 1638-1676) who led a coalition of Native American tribes in King Philip’s War (aka Metacom’s War, 1675-1678) against English colonists.
Death of William Barents
Painting depicting the death of William Barents (Willem Barentsz) (1550-1597). Oil on canvas, 1836, by Christiaan Julius Lodewijk Portman (1799–1868).
Death of Alexander Clay Tablet
This is a diary of astronomical and meteorological phenomena observed during the 2nd month of the years 323-322 BCE. Written in cuneiform inscription, it records the death of Alexander on the 29th day of the lunar month. The author describes...
Death of King Arthur by Marek Szyszko
"The Death of King Arthur" by Marek Szyszko. Courtesy of Medieval Warfare Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers.
Death of Louis IX at Tunis, 1270 CE
A 15th century CE painting depicting the death of French king Louis IX in 1270 CE during the Eighth Crusade at Tunis.
Death Mask of Khaemweset
Gold death mask, possibly of Khaemweset (c. 1281 - c. 1225 BCE), son of Ramesses II, Crown Prince, high priest of Ptah at Memphis and famous restorer of Egyptian monuments. Saqqara tomb, Egypt. (Louvre Museum, Paris)
Death of Orpheus
An Attic red-figure stamnos depicting the death of Orpheus, c. 470 BCE. (Louvre, Paris)