Famous Deaths on 22nd February

  • 606 Sabinian, Italian Pope (604-06), dies
  • 965 Odo, Duke of Burgundy (b. 944)
  • 1071 Arnulf III, earl of Flanders/Hainault (Arnulf I), dies in battle
  • 1076 Godfried III, with the Hump, duke of Lower Lorraine, murdered [or Feb 26]
  • 1078 Johannes van Fecamp, Italian mystic writer, dies
  • 1111 Roger Borsa, King of Sicily
  • 1213 Wibert of Gembloers, benediction/writer/abbot of Gembloers, dies
  • 1371 David II Bruce, King of Scots (1331..71), dies at 46
  • 1478 Hendrik Herp (Herpius/Harphius), writer (Spieghel volcomenheit), dies

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1512 Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer (America), dies at 60

  • 1627 Olivier van Noort, Dutch navigator (b. 1558)
  • 1674 John Wilson, composer, dies at 78
  • 1674 Jean Chapelain, French writer (b. 1595)
  • 1680 Catherine Monvoisin, French sorceress (b. c.1640)
  • 1690 Charles Le Brun, classical painter (Academie de Peinture), dies at 70
  • 1727 Francesco Gasparini, composer, dies at 58
  • 1731 Frederik Ruysch, Dutch anatomist, dies at 92
  • 1732 Francis Atterbury, English bishop and man of letters (b. 1663)
  • 1742 Charles Rivington, English publisher (b. 1688)
  • 1750 Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer, dies at 71
  • 1770 Christopher Snider, 11, Boston, becomes 1st martyr of US Revolution
  • 1788 Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer, dies at 63
  • 1797 Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German officer and adventurer (b. 1720)
  • 1799 Heshen, infamous Qing Dynasty Chinese official at court (b. 1750)
  • 1816 Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist/historian, dies at 92
  • 1822 Johann Ignaz Walter, composer, dies at 66
  • 1824 John Davy, composer, dies at 60
  • 1829 Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general, dies at 53

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1832 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer, dies at 82

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • 1836 John Clarke-Whitfeld, composer, dies at 65
  • 1838 Friedrich Johann Eck, composer, dies at 70
  • 1846 Carolus Antonius Fodor, composer, dies at 77
  • 1846 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher, dies at 49 [OS]
  • 1849 Alexander Ernst Fesca, composer, dies at 28

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1875 Charles Lyell, British geologist (Elements of Geology), dies at 77

Geologist Charles Lyell
Geologist
Charles Lyell
  • 1875 Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter (b. 1796)
  • 1878 Franz Hunten, composer, dies at 84
  • 1890 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (b. 1822)
  • 1890 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (b. 1834)
  • 1892 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (b. 1828)
  • 1896 Thomas Hughes, politican/author of Tom Brown's Schooldays, Brighton
  • 1903 Frederick William Farrar, writer/dean (Canterbury 1895-1903), dies
  • 1903 Hugo Filipp Jakob Wolf, Austrian composer (Corregidor), dies at 42
  • 1904 Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (b. 1832)
  • 1912 Richard Andree, German geographer (Andree's Handatlas), dies at 76
  • 1913 Ferdinand Mongin de Saussure, Swiss linguist, dies at 55
  • 1913 Francisco Indalecio Madero, Mex pres, assassinated in milt coup at 39
  • 1913 Suarez, Mexican vice pres, assassinated in a miltary coup
  • 1914 Valliamma Mudaliar, took part in Indian passive resistance, dies of a fever contracted in prison
  • 1921 Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1864)
  • 1925 Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72
  • 1925 Nina David, [Mrs Radcliffe N Salomon], poet/author, dies
  • 1925 Thomas C Allbutt, English physiologist, dies at 88
  • 1930 Godfried CE van Daalen, Dutch general/governor of Atjeh, dies at 66
  • 1934 Willem Kes, violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • 1936 Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74
  • 1939 Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (b. 1875)
  • 1943 Christoph Probst, German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose), dies
  • 1943 Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded at 24
  • 1943 Sophie Scholl, German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded
  • 1944 Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mohandas Gandhi (b. 1869)
  • 1945 Osip Brik, Russian writer (b. 1888)
  • 1949 Russell Porter, actor (Betsy, Hanna's War, British Empire), dies
  • 1957 Harry Sothern, actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers), dies at 72
  • 1959 Helen Parrish, actress (Hour Glass), dies of cancer at 36
  • 1960 Hubert Cuypers, composer/choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86
  • 1960 Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (b. 1905)
  • 1961 George de las Cuevas Bustillo y Teheran, Chilean marquis, dies at 75
  • 1961 Nick LaRocca, American jazz musician (b. 1889)
  • 1964 Edie Martin, actor (Titfield Thunderbolt), dies at 84
  • 1965 Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)
  • 1966 Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74
  • 1967 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP), dies at 53
  • 1967 Joe Forte, actor (Horwitz-Life With Luigi), dies at 70
  • 1968 Omer CFL Tulippe, Belgian geographer, dies at 71
  • 1968 Peter Arno, American cartoonist (b. 1904)
  • 1971 Barry Macollum, actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81
  • 1971 Matt McHugh, actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast), dies at 77
  • 1971 Rudolf Mauersberger, composer, dies at 82
  • 1972 Walter Sande, actor (Adventures of Tugboat Annie), dies at 65
  • 1973 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73
  • 1973 Katina Paxinou, actress (For Whom the Bell Tolls, Zita), dies at 72
  • 1973 Winthrop Rockefeller, US governor (Arkansas), dies at 60
  • 1973 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Quebec politician, Premier of Quebec (b. 1916)
  • 1974 Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
  • 1976 Angela Baddeley, actress (Speckled Band), dies at 71
  • 1976 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies of a heart attack at 32
  • 1976 Michael Polany, Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84
  • 1977 Edith Barrett, actress (Molly & Me, Ghost Ship), dies at 64
  • 1977 Jack O'Connor, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England 1929-30), dies
  • 1978 Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74
  • 1978 Phyllis McGinley, US poetess (Pulitzer 1961), dies at 72
  • 1980 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66
  • 1980 Oskar Kokoschka, Austria/British painter/graphic artist, dies at 93
  • 1980 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), murdered in his New York apartment at 46
  • 1982 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
  • 1983 Christina E "Christine" Auwen, singer/wife of John Kelly, dies at 75
  • 1983 Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1935), dies at 70
  • 1984 David, spent most of his life in a plastic bubble, dies at 12
  • 1984 Jessamyn West, American writer (b. 1902)
  • 1985 Alexander Scourby, actor (Victory at Sea, Ransom), dies at 71
  • 1985 Efrem A Zimbalist, Russian/US composer/violinist, dies at 95
  • 1985 Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (b. 1913)

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1987 Andy Warhol, pop artist, dies of a heart attack at 58

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • 1987 David Susskind, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), dies at 66
  • 1987 Glenway Wescott, US writer (Apartment in Athens), dies at 85
  • 1989 Joan Woodbury, actress (Super Sleuth, Northwest Trail), dies
  • 1990 Stephen Burns, actor (Casey's Shadow), dies
  • 1992 Richard Sheldon, dies at 59
  • 1993 Jean Lecanuet, French UDF-presidential candidate, dies at 72
  • 1993 Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/procureur-general (Aruba), dies at 63
  • 1994 "Papa" John Creach, US jazz musician (Papa Blues), dies at 76
  • 1995 Ed Flanders, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere), commits suicide at 60
  • 1995 Elfi Althoff-Jacobi, Austrian circus director, dies at 80
  • 1995 Lembarek Boumaarafi, Algerian murderer of Pres Boudiaf, dies
  • 1996 Helmut Schoen, soccer coach, dies at 80
  • 1996 Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician, dies at 79
  • 1997 Austin Andrew Wright, sculptor, dies at 85
  • 1997 Frank Launder, director/scriptwriter, dies at 91
  • 1997 Joseph Aiuppa, American gangster (b. 1907)
  • 1998 Grandpa [Louis Marshall] Jones, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 84
  • 1998 Jose Maria de Areilza, Sp minister of foreign affairs (1975-76), dies
  • 1998 Sandy Hume, correspondent (Fox News), commits suicide at 28
  • 1998 Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (b. 1910)
  • 1999 Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)
  • 2000 Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
  • 2002 Chuck Jones, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
  • 2002 Jonas Savimbi, Angolan rebel leader (b. 1934)
  • 2002 Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat and war hero (b. 1916)
  • 2002 Daniel Pearl, American journalist (b. 1963)
  • 2003 Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • 2004 Andy Seminick, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 2004 Roque Máspoli, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1917)
  • 2005 Zdzisław Beksiński, Polish artist (b. 1929)
  • 2005 Simone Simon, French actress (b. 1910)
  • 2005 Lee Eun Ju, Korean actress (b. 1980)
  • 2006 Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961)
  • 2007 Dennis Johnson, American basketball player (b. 1954)
  • 2007 Howard Verne Ramsey, oldest U.S. veteran of WWI (b. 1898)
  • 2007 Samuel Hinga Norman, Sierra Leonean alleged war criminal (b. 1940)
  • 2007 George Jellicoe, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords & Special Boat Service veteran (b. 1918)
  • 2011 Nicholas Courtney, British actor (b. 1929)
  • 2012 Billy Strange, American singer-songwriter, dies at 81
  • 2013 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist dies aged 89
  • 2013 Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater, dies at 74
  • 2014 Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist & Poet, dies at 98