Famous Deaths on April 6

  • 885 Methodius, Greek apostle of the slaves/archbishop of Sirmium, dies
  • 912 Nottker "the Stamelaar", benedictine monk/poet, dies at about 71
  • 1147 Frederick II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1090)

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1199 Richard I, the Lion-hearted, King of England (1189-99), dies at 41

  • 1199 Pierre Basile, French soldier
  • 1252 Peter of Verona, [Peter Martyr], Italian inquisitor/st, dies at 45
  • 1348 Petrarch's Laura, dies of plague
  • 1362 Jacques de Bourbon, count of Marche, killed in battle
  • 1472 Pieter Bladelin, Belgium, land owner (Middelburg castle), dies
  • 1489 Hans Waldmann, Swiss military/mayor (Zurich), beheaded
  • 1490 Matthias Corvinus, king of Hungary, dies

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1520 Raphael [Sanzio], artist (Sistine Madonna), dies on his 37th birthday

Italian painter and architect Raphael
Italian painter and architect
Raphael
  • 1528 Albrecht Durer, German painter/graphic artist, dies in Germany at 56
  • 1551 Joachim Vadianus, Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen, dies at 66
  • 1571 John Hamilton, Scottish prelate and politician
  • 1590 Francis Walsingham, English secretary of state, dies at about 57
  • 1593 Henry Barrow, English puritian/Congressionalist, hanged
  • 1593 John Greenwood, English Congressionalist, hanged
  • 1605 John Stow, English historian (Survey of London), dies
  • 1655 David Blondel, French Protestant clergyman (b. 1591)
  • 1661 John Webster, colonial Governor of Connecticut (Fundamental Orders of Connecticut), dies at about 71
  • 1686 Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, English royalist statesman (b. 1614)
  • 1707 Willem Van de Velde, the Young, Dutch seascape painter, dies a 73
  • 1755 Richard Rawlinson, English minister and antiquarian (b. 1690)
  • 1779 Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52
  • 1782 Rynoldus Popma van Oevering, composer, dies at 90
  • 1805 Lorenz Justinian Ott, composer, dies at 56
  • 1817 Bonaventura Furlanetto, composer, dies at 78
  • 1822 Franz Xaver Partsch, composer, dies at 62
  • 1825 Vladimir Borovikovsky, Russian painter (b. 1757)
  • 1829 Niels H Able, Norwegian mathematician (infinite series), dies at 26
  • 1833 Adamantios Korais, Greek humanist scholar (b. 1748)
  • 1838 Jose B de Andrada e Silva, premier of Brazil (1822-23), dies at 74
  • 1854 William Strickland, US architect, dies
  • 1862 Adley Hogan Gladden, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 51
  • 1862 Albert Sidney Johnston, US Confederate general, dies in battle at 59
  • 1865 John Austin Wharton, US Confederate general-major, dies at 36
  • 1865 Reuben B Boston, US Confederate cavalery colonel, dies in battle
  • 1883 Benjamin Wright Raymond, American politician (b. 1801)
  • 1884 Emanuel Geibel, writer, dies at 68
  • 1906 Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57
  • 1913 Jose Marraco y Ferrer, composer, dies on 78th birthday
  • 1919 Stefan Surzynski, composer, dies at 63
  • 1926 Giovanni Amendola, antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo), dies at 43
  • 1931 Giuseppi Radiciotti, composer, dies at 73
  • 1933 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (b. 1842)
  • 1935 Edward Arlington Robinson, US poet, dies
  • 1939 Robert Courtneidge, British theater producer, dies
  • 1940 Andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49
  • 1945 Benjamin M Telders, president (Dutch Liberal States Party), dies at 42
  • 1947 Vaclav Kapral, composer, dies at 58
  • 1947 Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (b. 1896)
  • 1949 Stanley Christopherson, cricketer (1884, MCC Pres during WWII), dies
  • 1951 Halfdan Cleve, composer, dies at 71
  • 1953 Idris Davies, Welsh poet (b. 1905)
  • 1961 Jules J B V Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (Nobel 1919), dies at 90
  • 1962 J C Heldring, Dutch businessman, dies at 74
  • 1963 Otto Struve, Russian-born astronomer (b. 1897)
  • 1966 Julia Faye, actress (10 Commandments. Samson & Delilah), dies at 73
  • 1968 Bobby Hutton, US Black Panther leader, shot to death
  • 1970 Sam Sheppard, American accused murderer (b. 1923)
  • 1970 Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)

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1971 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • 1974 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89
  • 1974 Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b.1895)

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1975 Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975), dies at 87

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1976 Ruth P Thomson, writer, dies
  • 1976 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
  • 1978 Nicolas Nabokov, composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74
  • 1978 Reinoud Anders, Dutch actor (Unrest of Grave), dies at 65
  • 1979 M Marie Widlow, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61
  • 1979 Milton Ager, US composer, dies at 85
  • 1982 Paul Wiens, German writer and Stasi informant, dies at 59
  • 1983 Ana Maria, Salvador guerilla leader, murdered
  • 1984 Jimmy Kenndy, British songwriter (South of the Border), dies
  • 1984 Ral Donner, singer/narrator, dies at 41
  • 1985 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), dies at 82
  • 1990 Nancy Hawkes, (1946 best dress woman), dies at 73
  • 1990 Ronald E Evans, astronaut (Apollo 17), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1991 Bill Ponsford, cricketer (Test avg 48 22, 1st-class avg 65 18), dies

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1992 Isaac Asimov, Sci-Fi author (I Robot), dies from kidney failure at 72

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 1992 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), dies of Alzheimers at 94
  • 1993 Divya Bharati, "Baby Doll" Indian Bollywood actress (Diwana), dies at 19 by mysteriously falling from her husband's apartment
  • 1993 Hedi Amira Nouira, PM of Tunisia (1970-80), dies
  • 1994 Agatha Uwilingiyimana, Rwanda/1st female PM in Africa, assassinated
  • 1994 Cyprian Niayamira, president of Burundi (1993-94), assassinated
  • 1994 Dick Cary, jazz musician, dies at 77
  • 1994 Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society), dies at 75
  • 1994 Theo Bosch, humanist/architect (Amsterdam), dies at 54
  • 1994 Cyprien Ntaryamira, Burundian politician (b. 1956)
  • 1995 Vieno J Sukselainen, PM of Finland (1959-61), dies
  • 1996 Greer Garson, British actress (Goodbye Mr Chips, Mrs Miniver), dies at 92
  • 1997 Jack Kent Cooke, NFL owner (Wash Redskins), dies at 84

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1998 Tammy Wynette, American country singer, dies at 55

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1998 Wendy O. Williams, American singer (Plasmatics) (b. 1949)
  • 1999 Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1908)
  • 2000 Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician (b. 1903)
  • 2001 Charles Pettigrew, American singer (b. 1963)
  • 2003 David Bloom, American reporter (b. 1963)
  • 2003 Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Gerald Emmett Cardinal Carter, Canadian religious figure (b. 1912)
  • 2004 Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (b. 1929)
  • 2004 Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (b. 1937)
  • 2005 Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (1949-2005), dies at 81
  • 2006 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • 2006 Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, dies at 76
  • 2007 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (b. 1916)
  • 2009 Shawn Mackay, Brumbies rugby player (b. 1982)
  • 2010 Wilma Mankiller, Native-American activist, chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1945)
  • 2010 Corin Redgrave, British actor and political activist (b. 1939)
  • 2012 Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident, dies at 76
  • 2012 Bingu wa Mutharika, President of Malawi, dies from heart attack at 78
  • 2012 Thomas Kinkade, American artist, dies from acute intoxication at 54
  • 2014 Mickey Rooney, American Emmy award-winning actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), dies at 93
  • 2015 James Best [Jewel Franklin Guy],American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, Sounder), dies at 88

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2016 Merle Haggard, American country music singer (Death Valley Days), dies at 79

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard