Famous Deaths on April 13

  • 799 Paul the Deacon / Paulus Diaconus Warnefred, Italian Benedictine monk and chronicler (born c. 720)
  • 814 Khan Krum of Bulgaria (803-814)
  • 1093 Prince Vsevolod I of Kiev (b. 1030)
  • 1517 Tuman Bey, last Mamelukken sultan of Egypt, hanged
  • 1612 Sasaki Kojirō, Japanese samurai
  • 1635 Fakhr-al-Din II, Druze Prince of Lebanon (b. 1572)
  • 1641 Richard Montagu, English clergyman (b. 1577)
  • 1695 Jean de La Fontaine, poet, dies
  • 1722 Charles Leslie, Irish controversialist, dies
  • 1728 Johann Christoph Schmidt, composer, dies at 63
  • 1742 Giovanni Veneziano, composer, dies at 59
  • 1756 Johann T Gottlieb Goldberg, German klavecinist/composer, dies at 29
  • 1793 Pierre Gaspard Chaumette, French revolutionary (b. 1763)
  • 1794 Nicolas Chamfort, French writer (b. 1741)
  • 1806 Jean-Jacques Bachelier, French painter, dies at about 82
  • 1822 Gaetano Valeri, composer, dies at 61
  • 1825 Josef Gelinek, composer, dies at 66
  • 1826 Franz Danzi, German composer and cellist, dies at 62
  • 1831 Ferdinand Kauer, composer, dies at 80
  • 1853 Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (b. 1788)
  • 1853 James Iredell, Jr., American politician (b. 1788)
  • 1855 Henry De la Beche, English geologist (b. 1796)
  • 1864 Johann Schneider, German composer and organist, dies at 74
  • 1868 Tewodros II / Theodorus II, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1818) commits suicide
  • 1873 Carlo Coccia, composer, dies at 90
  • 1880 Robert Fortune, Scottish botanist (b. 1813)
  • 1882 Bruno Bauer, German theologian (b. 1809)
  • 1886 Karoly Thern, composer, dies at 68
  • 1890 Samuel J. Randall, American politician (b. 1828)
  • 1903 Derk J A Haspels, Dutch actor, dies at 65
  • 1904 Vasili Vereshtshagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), dies
  • 1909 Whitley Stokes, British lawyer (b. 1830)
  • 1910 William Orchardson, British painter, dies
  • 1911 George Washington Glick, American politician (b. 1827)
  • 1911 John McLane, American politician (b. 1852)
  • 1912 Ishikawa Takuboku, Japanese author (b. 1886)
  • 1918 Lavr Georgevich Kornilov, Russian general (b. 1870)
  • 1928 Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer, dies at 36
  • 1932 Johannes T de Visser, 1st Dutch Min of Education, dies at 75 [or 14th]
  • 1936 Demertzis, Greek premier, dies
  • 1936 Milton Brown, American swing bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 1938 Archibald Belaney, Canadian conservationist (b. 1888)

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1941 Annie Jump Cannon, US astronomer (Henry Draper catalogues), dies at 77

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon
Astronomer
Annie Jump Cannon
  • 1942 Henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58
  • 1944 Cecile Chaminade, composer, dies at 86
  • 1944 Paul Hazard, French literature historian, dies at 65
  • 1945 Ernst Cassirer, German philosopher (b. 1874)
  • 1946 William Henry Bell, composer, dies at 72
  • 1949 C V France, dies at 80
  • 1952 [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress (Adelaarsjong), dies at 79
  • 1954 Angus Lewis Macdonald, Canadian politician (b. 1890)
  • 1959 Eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor, dies at 57
  • 1959 Rigardus "Rijn" Rijnhout, Giant of Rotterdam (2.375m), dies at 38
  • 1961 John A. Bennett, American convicted rapist (b. 1935)
  • 1962 Culbert Olson, American politician (b. 1876)
  • 1966 Abdul Salam Arif, Iraqi politician (b. 1921)
  • 1966 Georges Duhamel, French writer (b. 1884)
  • 1967 Luis Somoza Debayle, President of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44
  • 1971 Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1949)
  • 1971 Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (b. 1921)
  • 1973 Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73
  • 1974 Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
  • 1975 Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60
  • 1975 N'garta Tombalbaye, president Chad, dies
  • 1978 Paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74
  • 1978 Jack Chambers, Canadian artist (b. 1931)
  • 1980 Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1956)
  • 1981 Prince Asaka Yasuhiko of Japan (b. 1887)
  • 1983 Theodore Stephanides, Greek doctor and naturalist (b. 1896)
  • 1984 Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self
  • 1984 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), dies at 72
  • 1984 Dionyssis Papayannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • 1986 Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies
  • 1986 Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, commits suicide at 53
  • 1990 Luis Trenker, dies at 97
  • 1990 Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor, dies at 74
  • 1992 Brian Oulton, dies at 84
  • 1992 Wallace Stegner, novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84
  • 1992 Walter Stuart Surridge, cricketeer (Capt of Surrey), dies at 74
  • 1993 Barry Karas, dies of leukemia at 49
  • 1993 Henny Budie, Dutch director/producer (Sterrenslag), dies
  • 1993 Max Tripels, Dutch attorney/MP, dies at 72
  • 1994 Donald Benjamin Harden, archaeologist, dies at 92
  • 1994 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, actor (Telegram), dies at 83
  • 1994 Nikolai Krjoetsjkov, Russian actor (Ballad of Soldatje), dies at 83
  • 1994 P J Engels, Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 70
  • 1994 Rudolf Hrusinsky, Czech actor (Short Cut, Golden Eels), dies at 72
  • 1994 Taleb Ali al-Suheil, Iran sheik, murdered in Lebanon at 64
  • 1995 Edward Firth Henderson, arabist, dies at 77
  • 1995 Lawrence Allan Laurie Scott, script writer, dies at 87
  • 1996 Denis Sargan, econometrician, dies at 71
  • 1996 George Mackey Brown, poet, dies at 74
  • 1996 James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, criminal, dies at 64
  • 1997 Ann Craft, researcher/writer, dies at 53
  • 1997 Dorothy Frooks, American author and military figure (b. 1896)
  • 1997 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (b. 1903)
  • 1998 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfer (b. 1960)
  • 1999 Ortvin Sarapu, New Zealand chess player (b. 1924)
  • 1999 Willi Stoph, German politician (b. 1914)
  • 2000 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (b. 1916)
  • 2001 Robert Moon, American postal inspector (b. 1917)
  • 2002 Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racecar driver (b. 1928)
  • 2003 Possum Bourne, New Zealand rally car driver (b. 1956
  • 2004 Lou Berberet, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • 2004 Caron Keating, British television presenter (b. 1962)
  • 2005 Don Blasingame, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • 2005 Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (b. 1924)
  • 2005 Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (b. 1945)
  • 2005 Philippe Volter, Belgian actor (b. 1959)
  • 2006 Bill Baker, American baseball player (b. 1911)

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2006 Muriel Spark, Scottish author, dies at 88

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark
  • 2007 Don Selwyn, Māori actor and film director (b. circa 1936)
  • 2008 John Wheeler, American physicist and educator (b. 1911)
  • 2009 Harry Kalas, American sportscaster (b. 1936)
  • 2009 Bruce Snyder, American football coach (b. 1940)
  • 2009 Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (b. 1954)
  • 2013 Chi Cheng, American Bassist (Deftones), dies at 42
  • 2015 Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and writer, dies at 74

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2015 Günter Grass, German writer (The Tin Drum) and playwright and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), dies at 87

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass