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 Marat
Death of Marat, oil on canvas by Jacques-Louis David, 1793. Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels.
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 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...
The Pyramid Texts: Guide to the Afterlife
The Pyramid Texts are the oldest religious writings in the world and make up the principal funerary literature of ancient Egypt. They comprise the texts which were inscribed on the sarcophogi and walls of the pyramids at Saqqara in the 5th...
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 Orpheus
An Attic red-figure stamnos depicting the death of Orpheus, c. 470 BCE. (Louvre, Paris)
Death of King Arthur by Marek Szyszko
"The Death of King Arthur" by Marek Szyszko. Courtesy of Medieval Warfare Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers.
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 of Clodobert
Death of Clodobert, the young son of King Chilperic I and Queen Fredegund. Clodobert and his brother Dagobert died of dysentery in 580, depriving Chilperic of suitable heirs. Chilperic and Fredegund are depicted praying as their son lies...