Famous Deaths on 4th February

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211 Lucius Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome (193-211), dies at 64

Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
Roman Emperor
Septimius Severus
  • 708 Sisinnius, Greek-Syrian pope (708, 20 days), dies
  • 856 Hrabanus Maurus, East France, archbishop of Mainz, dies
  • 869 Saint Cyril, Greek missionary to the Slavs (b. 827)
  • 1189 Gilbert of Sempringham, English monastery founder/saint, dies
  • 1222 Willem I, earl of Holland (1203-22), dies
  • 1503 Queen Elizabeth, consort of Henry VII of England, dies
  • 1505 Joan of Valois, Queen of France/saint, dies at 40
  • 1508 Conrad Celtes, German humanist scholar (b. 1459)
  • 1553 Caspar Othmayr, composer, dies at 37
  • 1590 Gioseffo Zarlino, composer, dies at 73
  • 1615 Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
  • 1615 Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535)
  • 1617 Louis Elsevier, Dutch publisher, dies at about 76
  • 1640 Hendrick C Vroom, Dutch seascape painter, dies
  • 1694 Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (b. 1651)
  • 1714 Duke of Berry, French King Louis XIV's grandson, dies
  • 1746 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave), dies at 46
  • 1774 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
  • 1781 Josef Myslivecek, composer, dies at 43
  • 1781 Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies), dies in battle at 59
  • 1799 Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (b. 1728)
  • 1815 Geert Reinders, Dutch cattle breeder/inoculation proponent, dies at 77
  • 1815 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 58
  • 1816 Meingosus Gaelle, composer, dies at 63
  • 1834 Amelie Julia Candielle, composer, dies at 66
  • 1844 Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/literary, dies at 49
  • 1854 Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66
  • 1869 Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author/novelist (Future), dies at 60

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1880 James Donnelly, patriarch of the "Black Donnellys", murdered in the Black Donnelly massacre at 63

Squatter James Donnelly
Squatter
James Donnelly
  • 1894 Antoine J "Adolphe" Sax, instrument maker (saxophone), dies at 79
  • 1895 Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer, dies at 71
  • 1896 Henry David Leslie, composer, dies at 73
  • 1905 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (b. 1841)
  • 1911 Peter A "Piet" Cronje, South Africa Boer general, dies at about 75
  • 1921 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator, dies at 75
  • 1927 Thomas Linnemann Laub, composer, dies at 74
  • 1928 Hendrik A Lorentz, physicist (L transformation-Nobel 1902), dies at 74
  • 1933 Archibald Sayce, English educator (b. 1846)
  • 1936 Wilhelm Gustloff, German leader of the Swiss Nazi party (b. 1895)
  • 1939 Edward Sapir, US linguist/cultural antropologist (indian), dies at 55
  • 1939 Henri W A Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell), dies at 72
  • 1940 Nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895)
  • 1941 Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian, dies at 79
  • 1943 Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies
  • 1944 Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (b. 1867)
  • 1944 Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (b. 1872)
  • 1946 Margarete Boie, writer, dies
  • 1953 Alexander Loudon, Dutch diplomat (League of Nations), dies at 60
  • 1954 Vaclav Vackar, composer, dies at 72
  • 1956 Leendert A Donker, Dutch soc dem party-minister of Justice, dies at 56
  • 1956 Peder Gram, composer, dies at 74
  • 1957 Joseph Hardaway, creator of Bugs Bunny, dies at 66
  • 1957 Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican illustrator, dies
  • 1958 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince, dies at 46
  • 1959 Una O'Connor, actress (Banjo, Invisible Man), dies at 78
  • 1964 Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71
  • 1965 U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
  • 1966 Gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90
  • 1967 Albert Orsborn, 6th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1886)
  • 1968 Ed Baker, actor (Keystone Kops), dies of emphysema at 70
  • 1968 Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New), dies at 67
  • 1968 Neal Cassady, American writer (b. 1926)
  • 1974 Mihail Andricu, composer, dies at 79
  • 1974 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)

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1975 Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • 1975 Howard Hill, American archer (b. 1899)
  • 1977 Brett Halliday, American writer (b. 1904)
  • 1978 Bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73
  • 1982 Sue Carol, actress (She's My Weakness), dies at 73 of a heart attack
  • 1982 Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935)
  • 1982 Georg Konrad Morgen, German judge (b. 1909)
  • 1983 Jim Ameche, actor (Festival of Stars), dies at 68
  • 1983 Karen Carpenter, rock drummer (Carpenters), dies of anorexia at 32
  • 1983 Reginald Denham, director/writer (Death at BC House), dies at 89

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1987 Liberace, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67

Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • 1987 Carl Rogers, American psychologist (b. 1902)
  • 1989 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69
  • 1990 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1917)
  • 1991 Bob Leslie, actor (Cinderella, Mako: Jaws of Death), dies at 64
  • 1992 Fred Slyter, dialogue coach, dies after long illness at 56
  • 1992 John Dehner, actor (Apache, Cowboy, Boys from Brazil), dies at 76
  • 1994 Han Jansen, Dutch painter, dies at 62
  • 1994 Harold Schneider, US producer (5 Easy Pieces, War Games), dies at 55
  • 1994 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI), dies at 84
  • 1994 Justinus Darmojuwono, Indonesian archbishop/cardinal, dies at 79
  • 1995 Betty Davis, British dance teacher of Dame Margot Fonteyn, dies
  • 1995 Patricia Highsmith, [Mary Patricia Plangman], US/Swiss, dies at 74
  • 1995 Roel Wiersma, Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62
  • 1997 James Friell, political cartoonist, dies at 84
  • 2000 Carl Albert, American politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)
  • 2000 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), dies at 58
  • 2000 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)
  • 2001 J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (b. 1924)
  • 2001 Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer and architect (b. 1922)
  • 2002 George Nader, American film and television actor (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Charlie Biddle, Canadian jazz bassist (b. 1926)
  • 2003 Benyoucef Ben Khedda, Algerian politician (b. 1920)
  • 2003 André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)

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2006 Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist, dies of congestive heart failure at 85

  • 2006 Myron Waldman, American animator (b. 1908)
  • 2007 Steve Barber, American baseball pitcher (b. 1938)
  • 2007 José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian World Cup footballer (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (b. 1959)
  • 2007 Jules Olitski, Ukrainian-born American abstract painter and sculptor (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (b. 1934)
  • 2008 Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (b. 1942)
  • 2009 Lux Interior, Frontman of the garage rock band The Cramps (b. 1946)
  • 2012 Florence Green, last surviving veteran of World War One, dies at 110
  • 2012 Robert Glaser, American educational psychologist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • 2012 Istvan Csurka, Hungarian writer and politician, dies at 77
  • 2012 Robert Daniel, five term American congressman for Virginia, dies at 75
  • 2013 Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
  • 2013 Reg Presley, English rocker, dies from lung cancer at 71
  • 2016 Maurice White, American singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), dies at 74
  • 2016 Dave Mirra, American BMX rider, commits suicide at 41
  • 2016 Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), dies at 98
  • 2016 Edgar Mitchell, NASA astronaut (Apollo 14), dies at 85
  • 2016 Leslie Bassett, American classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), dies at 93