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The Tudor Society

August 17 – Sweating sickness kills a royal servant

On this day in Tudor history, 17th August 1517, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Italian humanist scholar, cleric and poet Andreas Ammonius (Ammonio) died in London. He was laid to rest at St Stephen's, Westminster.

Ammonius, who had also served Henry VIII as his Latin secretary and was a great friend of the famous humanist scholar, Erasmus, died of sweating sickness.

Find out more about Ammonius and the sweating sickness epidemic which caused his death...

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August 17 – Sweating sickness kills a royal servant