Death Mask of Agamemnon
The so-called death mask of Agamemnon - the king of Mycenae in Homer's Iliad. Gold funeral mask from Grave Circle A, Mycenae (mid-16th century BCE). The mask in fact predates Agamemnon by 400 years but nevertheless remains solid evidence...
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 Pedro de Alvarado
A scene from the 16th-century Codex Telleriano-Remensis showing the death of Pedro de Alvarado (c. 1485-1541), the Spanish conquistador who became the first governor of Guatemala in 1527. Alvarado was killed in Mexico when his horse fell...
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 Admiral de Coligny
Death of Admiral de Coligny, illustration of the murder of Gaspard II de Coligny, Admiral of France (l. 1519-1572) during the St. Bartholomew's Day Masscacre in the Book of Martyrs by John Foxe, illustrated by Joseph Martin Kronheim, 1887.
Death Mask of Oliver Cromwell
Death mask of Oliver Cromwell who served as Lord Protector of England, Ireland and Scotland (1653-8) after the English Civil Wars (1642-51). (Warwick Castle, England)
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 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 Marion du Fresne at the Bay of Islands
Painting by Charles Meryon (1821-1868) depicting the death of French explorer, Marion du Fresne (1724-1772), who is surrounded by Maori with children in the background and showing parts of a pa (fortification).
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.