Famous Deaths on January 11

  • 314 Pope Miltiades, saint and Bishop of Rome (311-314)
  • 705 John VI, Catholic Pope (701-05), dies
  • 802 St. Paulinus II of Aquileia
  • 812 Staurakios, Byzantine Emperor
  • 844 Michael I Rhangabes, Byzantine Emperor
  • 1055 Constantine IX Monomachos, emperor of Byzantium, dies
  • 1083 Otto of Nordheim, Duke of Bavaria (c. 1020)
  • 1494 Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian artist (b. 1449)
  • 1495 Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (b. 1428)
  • 1547 Pietro Bembo, Italian author, literary theorist, and Catholic cardinal (b. 1470)
  • 1552 Johannes Cochlaeus, [Dobeneck], German humanist/theologist, dies
  • 1641 Franciscus Gomarus, [Francois Gomaer], French theologist, dies
  • 1641 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (b. 1583)
  • 1650 Paul Hallman, composer, dies at 49
  • 1674 Jan Zoet, actor/playwright/poet (Brutal-Roffel), dies at 58
  • 1696 Charles Albanel, French missionary explorer in Canada (b. 1616)
  • 1703 Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (b. 1632)
  • 1713 Pierre Jurieu, French Protestant leader (b. 1637)
  • 1735 Danilo I, Vladika of Montenegro (b. c. 1670)
  • 1753 Hans Sloane, English physician (British Museum), dies at 92
  • 1762 Louis-François Roubiliac, French sculptor (b. 1695)
  • 1763 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (b. 1676)
  • 1771 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'Argens, French author, dies at 66
  • 1775 Yemelyan Pugachov, Don Cossack rebel, executed by tsarist Russia
  • 1775 Prithvi Narayan Shah, began the unification of modern Nepal (b. 1723)
  • 1784 Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 59
  • 1791 William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh hymnist (b. 1717)
  • 1797 Francis Lightfoot Lee, American advocate for independence (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 62
  • 1801 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Matrimonio segreto), dies at 51
  • 1836 John Molson, Canadian brewer (b. 1763)
  • 1837 John Field, Irish pianist/composer (Nocturnes), dies at 54
  • 1843 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to "Star Spangled Banner" dies at 63
  • 1847 Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld], German author, dies at 83
  • 1856 Nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23]
  • 1867 Sir Stuart Donaldson, first Premier of the Colony of New South Wales (b. 1812)
  • 1870 Adolf Ganz, German composer, dies at 73
  • 1874 Gail Borden, American Manufacturer and Inventor of condensed milk, dies at 72
  • 1877 Pietro Romani, composer, dies at 85
  • 1882 Theodor Schwann, German physiologist (b. 1810)
  • 1891 Georges-Eugene Haussmann, French senator/baron, dies at 81
  • 1893 Benjamin F Butler, US gen/presidential candidate (anti-monopoly), dies at 74
  • 1898 Gaetano Capocci, composer, dies at 86
  • 1901 Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer, dies at 34
  • 1902 Johnny Briggs, cricketer (118 wkts for England), dies in an asylum
  • 1905 Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter, Warsaw, Hasidic rabbi (b. 1847)

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1914 Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist, dies at 71

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • 1914 Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and patron of the arts after whom the Carlsberg brewery was named (b. 1842)
  • 1923 Constantine I, king of Greece (1913-17, 20-22), dies at 54
  • 1928 Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
  • 1929 Julio Antonio Mella, Cuban revolutionary, murdered at about 28
  • 1931 Oscar Fetras, composer, dies at 76
  • 1931 James Milton Carroll, American Baptist pastor, leader, historian, and author (b. 1852)
  • 1941 Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (b. 1868)
  • 1943 Agustín Pedro Justo, President of Argentina (1932-38) during the Infamous Decade, dies at 66
  • 1943 Carlo Tresca, NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered
  • 1944 Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies
  • 1947 Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born singer and entertainer (b. 1879)
  • 1950 Karin Michaelis, writer, dies at 77
  • 1952 Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny, gen (N-Africa/Indo-China), dies at 61
  • 1952 Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor (b. 1885)
  • 1953 Ernst H Ridder Rappard, Dutch Nazi founder (NSNAP), dies at 53
  • 1953 Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter, dies at 58
  • 1953 Noach Zjordanija, Georgian Premier (1918-21), dies at 84
  • 1954 Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher/drawer, dies at 77
  • 1954 Emmy Arbous, Dutch actress/cabaret performer (Boefje), dies at 56
  • 1954 Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (Brave Soldier), dies at 83
  • 1955 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian Marshal, fascist and Viceroy of Italian East Africa, dies at 72
  • 1957 Sir Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and early leading expert in Australian constitutional law (b. 1867)
  • 1958 Alec Rowley, English composer, dies at 65
  • 1959 Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies
  • 1960 Johan E Elias, Dutch historian (Elias Family), dies at 84
  • 1961 Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)
  • 1963 Arthur D Nock, English/Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
  • 1966 Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64
  • 1966 Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61
  • 1966 Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (b. 1889)
  • 1969 Richmal Crompton, British author (b. 1890)
  • 1971 I. (Irene) Rice Pereira, American abstract artist dies aged 68
  • 1973 Isabel Randolph, actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83
  • 1973 Rudolf Kubin, composer, dies a day after 64th birthday
  • 1975 Max Lorenz, German heldentenor famous for Wagner roles (b. 1901)
  • 1976 Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies
  • 1978 Michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57
  • 1978 Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humorist and Urdu poet (b. 1927)
  • 1979 Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63
  • 1980 Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)
  • 1981 Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 88
  • 1983 Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies at 79
  • 1983 Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator (b. 1894)
  • 1984 Fritz Geissler, composer, dies at 62
  • 1984 Jack La Rue, TV narrator (Lights Out), dies at 81
  • 1985 Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
  • 1986 Sid Chaplin, UK novelist (b. 1916)
  • 1987 Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist (b. 1911)
  • 1988 Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, ace WW II pilot, dies at 75 of cancer
  • 1988 Isidor Isaac Rabi, nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89
  • 1988 Florence Knapp, American, one-time oldest person in the world (b. 1873)
  • 1990 Mary Jane Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife), dies
  • 1991 Jason Christmas, dies of gunshot wound during robbery in NY at 49

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1991 Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • 1993 Lacey Fosburgh, author (Closing Time), dies of breast cancer at 50
  • 1994 John Bradley, raised US flag at Iwo Jima, dies at 70
  • 1994 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz piano player/composer, dies at 80
  • 1994 Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (b. 1902)
  • 1995 Adrian J "Ad" Kaland, Dutch MP (CDA 1977-93), dies at 72
  • 1995 John AG Gere, English art historian (Raphael & his Circle), dies at 73
  • 1995 Onat Kutlar, Turkish screenplay/producer (Hazal), murdered at 59
  • 1995 Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist (Concert Building), dies at 76
  • 1995 Josef Gingold, Russian-American violinist (b. 1909)
  • 1996 Eric Hebborn, artist/faker, dies at 61
  • 1996 Harold Walter Bailey, philologist, dies at 96
  • 1996 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist, dies at 87
  • 1996 Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, dies at 76
  • 1997 Cavan O'Connor, singer, dies at 97
  • 1997 Duncan Wood, television director/producer, dies at 71
  • 1997 Helen Foster Snow, writer, dies at 89
  • 1997 Joshua William Steward, polymath, dies at 83
  • 1997 Sheldon Leonard, producer/director (Dick Van Dyke), dies at 89
  • 1998 Klaus Tennstedt, conductor, dies at 71
  • 1999 Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)
  • 1999 Brian Moore, Irish-born writer (b. 1921)
  • 1999 Fabrizio de André, Italian singer (b. 1940)
  • 2000 Betty Archdale, Anglo-Australian educationalist and cricketer (b. 1907)
  • 2000 Ivan Combe, American inventor (b. 1911)
  • 2000 Bob Lemon, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 79
  • 2001 Sir Denys Lasdun, English architect (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Michael Williams, British actor, husband of Judi Dench (b. 1935)
  • 2002 Henri Verneuil, French playwright and film director (b. 1920)
  • 2002 Struan Sutherland, Australian medical researcher (b. 1936)
  • 2003 Richard Simmons, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 2003 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (b. 1925)
  • 2003 Mickey Finn, English drummer (T. Rex) (b. 1947)
  • 2004 Mervyn Pike [Baroness Pike], British politician (C), dies at 85
  • 2005 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (b. 1913)
  • 2005 Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1938)
  • 2005 James Griffin, American musician (Bread) (b. 1943)
  • 2005 Fabrizio Meoni, Italian motorcyclist (b. 1957)
  • 2006 Markus Löffel (Mark Spoon), German DJ (b. 1966)
  • 2006 Nixzmary Brown, American child abuse victim (b. 1998)
  • 2007 Puchi Balseiro, Puerto Rican singer & songwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2007 Robert Anton Wilson, American author (b. 1932)
  • 2007 Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)
  • 2008 Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (b. 1917)

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2008 Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer/1st to climb Mt Everest in 1953, dies from a heart attack at 88

Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary
Mountaineer and Explorer
Edmund Hillary
  • 2009 David Vine, British sports broadcaster (b. 1936)
  • 2010 Miep Gies, Dutch Humanitarian, discoverer of Anne Frank's diary (b. 1909)
  • 2010 Mick Green, British guitarist (b. 1944)
  • 2010 Joe Rollino, American strongman, weightlifter, and boxer (b. 1905)
  • 2013 Aaron H. Swartz, American computer programmer, dies from an apparent suicide at 26
  • 2014 Ariel Sharon, Israeli politician and general, dies from heart failure at 85

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2015 Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress (La Dolce Vita) and Miss Sweden 1950, dies at 83

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg