Famous Deaths on August 1

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30 BC Mark Antony, Roman Politician and General, commits suicide after he is defeated by Octavian at the Battle of Actium at 53

Roman Politician and General Mark Antony
Roman Politician and General
Mark Antony
  • 371 St Eusebius of Vercelli, Italian bishop (b. c. 283)
  • 527 Justin I, Byzantine emperor (518-27), dies (b. c. 450)
  • 1137 Louis VI, King of France, dies (1108-37)
  • 1190 Floris III, Count of Holland, dies
  • 1227 Shimazu Tadahisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1179)
  • 1402 Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (b. 1341)
  • 1457 Laurentius Valla, Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50

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1464 Cosimo de Medici, Italian de facto ruler of Florence, dies at 74

Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron Cosimo de Medici
Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron
Cosimo de Medici
  • 1541 Simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493)
  • 1546 Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1506)
  • 1557 Olaus Magnus, Swedish writer (b. 1490)
  • 1580 Albrecht Giese, German politician and diplomat (b. 1524)
  • 1589 Jacques Clément, French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)
  • 1628 Francesco Gonzaga, composer, dies at 37
  • 1630 Federico Cesi, Italian Naturalist and founder of the first modern scientific society, the Accademia dei Lincei, dies at 45
  • 1667 Paul Foot, lawyer/historian, dies at 48
  • 1708 Edward Tyson, British Physician and father of comparative anatomy (The Anatomy of a Pygmy, 1698), dies at 57
  • 1714 Anne Stuart, Queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49
  • 1743 Richard Savage, English poet and playwright, dies at about 46
  • 1787 Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/saint, dies at 90
  • 1796 Robert Pigot, British army officer (b. 1720)
  • 1798 François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (killed in battle) (b. 1753)
  • 1805 Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, composer, dies at 51
  • 1812 Yakov Kulnev, Russian general (killed in battle) (b. 1763)
  • 1813 Carl Stenborg, Swedish composer, dies at 60
  • 1821 Elizabeth Inchbald [Simpson], English actress and author (Lovers' Vows, Lady Abbess), dies at 68
  • 1834 Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies
  • 1837 Walter Geikie, painter, dies
  • 1846 Peter Ritter, composer, dies at 83
  • 1851 William Joseph Behr, German writer (b. 1775)
  • 1857 Charles Turner, engraver, dies
  • 1866 John Ross (aka. Kooweskoowe), Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1790)
  • 1882 Henry Clarence Kendall, Australian poet, dies of tuberculosis at 43
  • 1883 Karl Wilhelm Dindorf, classic scholar, dies
  • 1884 Heinrich Laube, writer, dies
  • 1887 Joseph Rainey, American politician, 1st African American in US House of Representatives (1870-1879), dies at 55
  • 1896 William Robert Grove, Welsh Physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell, dies at 85
  • 1902 Ludwig Beckmann, painter, dies

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1903 Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Canary], American frontierswoman, dies at 51

Frontierswoman Calamity Jane
Frontierswoman
Calamity Jane
  • 1911 Konrad Duden, German linguist (Das, grosse Duden Lexicon), dies
  • 1916 Claude Newberry, South African cricket All-rounder (v England 1913-14), dies
  • 1917 Frank Little, American labor organizer (lynched) (b. 1879)
  • 1918 John Riley Banister, American cowboy and Texas Ranger (b. 1854)
  • 1920 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian hindu leader, dies
  • 1922 Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer, dies at 72
  • 1925 John Pieter Veth, painter/lithographer/etcher/writer, dies at 61
  • 1926 Israel Zangwill, British zionists writer (Ghetto tragedies), dies
  • 1929 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies
  • 1932 Arnold Fothergill, cricketer (8 wickets in 2 Tests for Eng 1889), dies
  • 1934 Piotr Maszynski, composer, dies at 79

  • 1943 Ismar Elbogen, German/US learned/rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68

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1944 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42), dies of tuberculosis at 65

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • 1946 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht) executed at 45
  • 1954 Charles-A Cingria, writer, dies
  • 1957 Harvey Glatmin, 1st bondage-photo victim, executed [or 8/18/59]
  • 1962 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62
  • 1963 Theodore Roethke, US poet (Praise to the end!), dies
  • 1965 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77
  • 1966 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 41
  • 1966 Charles Whitman, former marine, kills 16 at U of Texas, shot by cops
  • 1970 Frances Farmer, American actress ("The Toast of New York", "Come & Get It"), dies at 56
  • 1970 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician (Nobel-1931), dies at 86
  • 1973 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
  • 1973 Walter Ulbricht, pres German DR, dies at 80
  • 1974 Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
  • 1975 Howard Joslin, American actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68
  • 1977 Francis Gary Powers, US U-2 pilot, dies at 47

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1980 Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61

  • 1980 Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (b. 1944)
  • 1981 Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58
  • 1981 Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, composer, dies at 49
  • 1983 Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62
  • 1985 Joseph Walker, cameraman, dies at 92
  • 1986 Willem Klein, variety artist, dies at about 73
  • 1986 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, dies at 70
  • 1987 Benson Fong, American actor (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), dies at 70
  • 1987 Pola Negri, actress (Forbidden Paradise), dies at 92
  • 1988 Florence Eldridge, Broadway actress (The Swan), dies at 86
  • 1988 John Cardinal Dearden, US cardinal, dies at 80
  • 1988 Trindad Silva, actor (Hill St Blues), dies at 38 in an auto accident
  • 1989 John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • 1990 Norbert Elias, German/English/Neth philosopher/sociologist, dies
  • 1991 Stuart Wilson, actor (The Girl Who Had Everything), dies at 87
  • 1992 Chico Alvarez, trumpeteer (Stan Kenton Orch), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1992 Kenny Sacha, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), dies of AIDS at 39
  • 1992 Stanley Dudek, US platform diver (watershows), dies
  • 1993 Alfred Manessier, Fr painter (glass-in-lead), dies in car crash at 81
  • 1993 Anatoli Koretski, Russian major general, murdered
  • 1993 Ewing Kaufman, founder/owner (KC Royals), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 1993 Lea Verschuuren-Smulders, Dut author (Kleutertje Luister), dies at 72
  • 1993 Viktor Polyanitshko, governor of Kaukasus, murdered
  • 1994 George Dixon, trumpet/sax, dies at 85
  • 1994 Gerard van de Groenekan, furniture maker/designer, dies at 90
  • 1995 Loudi Nijhoff, Dutch actress (Alicia, Van Geluk Gesproken), dies
  • 1995 Robert L "Bob" Talley, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1996 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), dies at 75
  • 1996 Mohamed Farrah Aidid, President (ANS-CUS)/Somalia, dies
  • 1996 Pierre Lucien Claverie, bishop of Oran, dies at 58
  • 1996 Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish/Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950), dies at 99
  • 1996 Frida Boccara, French singer (b. 1940)
  • 1996 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian physician and international aid worker (b. 1929)
  • 1997 Ngiratkel Etpison, president of Palau (1989-92), dies
  • 1997 Svyatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, dies of heart attack at 82
  • 1998 Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (Crimson Pirate), dies at 72
  • 1999 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (b. 1897)
  • 2001 Korey Stringer, American football player (b. 1974)
  • 2003 Guy Thys, Belgian football coach (b. 1922)
  • 2003 Marie Trintignant, French actress (b. 1962)
  • 2004 Philip Abelson American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1913)
  • 2005 Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
  • 2005 Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1982-2005), dies at 84
  • 2005 Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (b. 1918)
  • 2006 Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (b. 1965)
  • 2006 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)
  • 2007 Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (b. 1932)
  • 2008 Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian politician (b. 1916)
  • 2008 Ashok Mankad, Indian cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78), dies at 61

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2009 Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92), dies of colon cancer at 76

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • 2010 Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)
  • 2010 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket international player and referee/umpire (b. 1910)
  • 2016 Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), dies at 87
  • 2016 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], dies at 92