Famous Deaths on July 11

  • 155 Pius I, bishop of Rome (approx 140-155)/saint/martyr, dies
  • 472 Anthemius, Emperor of the Western Roman Empire
  • 937 King Rudolph II of Burgundy
  • 969 Olga of Kiev, Regent and ruler of Kievan Rus, dies at about 79
  • 1174 Amalrik I, [Morri], French King of Jerusalem, dies
  • 1183 Otto I Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria
  • 1302 Jacques de Châtillon, count of Saint-Pol/gov of Flaanders, dies
  • 1302 Pierre Flote, French 1st legist/chancellor of king Philip IV, dies
  • 1302 Robert II of Artois, French soldier (b. 1250)
  • 1382 Nicholas van Oresme, French philosopher/bishop of Lisieux, dies at 62
  • 1535 Joachim I Nestor, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 51
  • 1540 Jan Szapolyai, anti-king of Hungarian, dies
  • 1553 Mauritius, duke/monarch of Saksen (1547-53), dies of injuries at 32
  • 1581 Peder Skram, Danish senator and naval hero
  • 1593 Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1st surrealist painter, dies (birth date unkn)
  • 1649 Margaret Coventry, 1st English earl of Shaftesbury, dies
  • 1667 John Fox, Amsterdam writer, buried
  • 1679 William Chamberlayne, English poet (b. 1619)
  • 1686 Michel Anguier, French sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1688 King Narai of Siam (b. 1629)
  • 1690 Friedrich H duke van Schomberg, marshal, dies in battle at 75
  • 1766 Elizabeth Farnese, wife of Philip V of Spain (b. 1692)
  • 1768 Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu, composer, dies at 66
  • 1774 Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer
  • 1775 Simon Boerum, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
  • 1781 Adolph Carl Kunzen, composer, dies at 60
  • 1797 Ienăchiţă Văcărescu, Wallachian writer (b. 1740)
  • 1806 James Smith, Irish/US attorney/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 87
  • 1825 Thomas P. Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War soldier (b. 1744)
  • 1826 Carl Bernhard Wessely, composer, dies at 57
  • 1844 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (b. 1800)
  • 1847 Joachim G le Sage at Trousers, RC foreman/publicist, dies at 71
  • 1866 James Henry Lane, US General during Civil War (Union) and Senator (Kansas), commits suicide at 52
  • 1874 Xavier FMG earl Merode, Belgium pontifical defense minister, dies at 54
  • 1876 Ottho G Heldring, vicar (H-gestichten), dies at 72
  • 1882 Eugene L Simonis, Belgian sculptor, dies on 72nd birthday
  • 1889 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet, dies at 34
  • 1896 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian (Olympia), dies at 81
  • 1898 Charles Chanoine, French lt/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • 1909 Simon Newcomb, celestial mechanics authority (Stars), dies at 74
  • 1914 Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Die Deutsche Rundschau), dies
  • 1916 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies
  • 1921 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist, dies at 75

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1926 Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist, dies at 57

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • 1929 Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)
  • 1932 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, dies at 46
  • 1936 James Murray, American actor (b. 1901)
  • 1937 George Gershwin, American composer (An American in Paris), dies at 38
  • 1942 Simon de la Bella, Dutch president (NVV), dies in Dachau
  • 1944 Wolfgang Redlich, German major/pilot, dies in battle
  • 1948 Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semite theologist, dies
  • 1948 King Baggot, actor (Tish, San Francisco), dies at 68
  • 1950 Timotei Popovici, composer, dies at 79

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1957 Aga Khan III, Pakistani 48th Shia Iman, dies at 79

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • 1958 Karel Wellens, Flemish painter, dies at 69
  • 1959 C W L Parker, cricketer (3,776 1st-class wickets, 2nd best ever), dies

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1962 Owen D. Young, American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), dies at 87

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young
  • 1964 Maurice Thorez, sec-general French communist party, dies at 64
  • 1965 Ray Collins, actor (Halls of Ivy, Perry Mason), dies at 75
  • 1966 Delmore Schwartz, US poet/critic (Shenandoah), dies at 52
  • 1967 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer, politician and judge (b. 1917)
  • 1971 Carleton Young, actor (Court of Last Resorts), dies at 64
  • 1971 John W Campbell, US, sci-fi writer (Space Beyond), dies at 61
  • 1971 Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 1973 Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov, Russian composer (Zavod), dies at 72
  • 1973 Isabel Randolph, actress (Mrs Nester-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 83
  • 1973 Robert Ryan, US actor (Dirty Dozens, Longest Day), dies at 63
  • 1974 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
  • 1975 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, dies at 89
  • 1979 Claude Wagner, French Canadian judge and politician (b. 1925)
  • 1980 Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer, dies at 80
  • 1980 Peggy Knudson, actress (April-So This is Hollywood), dies at 57
  • 1983 Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian writer (b. 1915)
  • 1984 Karel Mengelberg, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 1987 Thomas F Waddell, founder (Gay Olympics), dies of AIDS at 50
  • 1987 Avi Ran, Israeli footballer (b. 1963)
  • 1987 Yaakov Yitzchak Ruderman, American Rosh Yeshiva (b. 1901)
  • 1988 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), dies at 84

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1989 Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen acting great (Hamlet, Rebecca), dies at 82

  • 1990 Onno Molenkamp, Dutch actor (Ciske the Rat, Lifespan), dies at 67
  • 1991 Hitoshi Igarashi, Japanese interpreter (Satanic Verses), murdered
  • 1991 James McCallion, actor (PT 109, Big Combo), dies at 72
  • 1992 Annette Fischer, Danish chairman Amnesty Intl, dies
  • 1992 Antoon J Hubben, mayor of Maasbree/President KVM/Unie BLHP, dies at 73
  • 1993 Deng Yingchao, high ranking communist China official, dies at 88
  • 1993 Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner, dies
  • 1993 Henri van Soede, sub commandant (WW II), dies at about 83
  • 1993 Kelly Ahrendt, 1st death by rabies in NY since 1954, dies
  • 1993 Mario Bauza, Cubans/US jazz musician, dies at 82
  • 1993 Sergey Vozovikov, cosmonaut, dies during underwater test at 34
  • 1994 Alan David Melville, polymath, dies at 82
  • 1994 Bart Scheepens, actor/director, dies of AIDS at 50
  • 1994 Charles "Lefty" Edwards, saxophonist, dies at 67

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1994 Gary Kildall, creator of CP/M, dies at 52

Computer scientist Gary Kildall
Computer scientist
Gary Kildall
  • 1994 James Topping, author of CP/M, dies at 52
  • 1994 Lex P Humphries, drummer, dies at 57
  • 1994 Wim Jurg, corrector/chairman (Werelddambond FMJD), dies at 49
  • 1994 Savannah [Shannon Michelle Wilsey], American pornographic film actress, dies after a suicide attempt at 23
  • 1995 John Cruickshank, French scholar, dies at 70
  • 1996 Louis Gottlieb, musician, dies at 72
  • 1996 Martin Corbett, gay activist, dies at 51
  • 1999 Helen Forrest, American singer (b. 1917)
  • 2000 Pedro Mir, Dominican poet (b. 1913)
  • 2000 Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1921)
  • 2001 Herman Brood, Dutch singer and artist (b. 1946)
  • 2004 Laurance Rockefeller, American conservationist and philanthropist (b. 1910)
  • 2005 Gretchen Franklin, English actress (b. 1911)
  • 2005 Frances Langford, American actress and singer (b. 1914)
  • 2005 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine professional racing driver (b. 1922)
  • 2006 Barnard Hughes, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2006 John Spencer, English snooker player (b. 1935)
  • 2007 Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
  • 2007 Alfonso López Michelsen, 32nd Colombian President (b. 1913)
  • 2007 Ed Mirvish, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1914)
  • 2007 Glenda Adams, Australian author (b. 1939)
  • 2008 Michael DeBakey, American surgeon and inventor (b. 1908)
  • 2009 Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian professional boxer (b. 1972)
  • 2009 Ji Xianlin, Chinese linguist and paleographer (b.1911)
  • 2010 Walter Hawkins, Gospel music singer
  • 2010 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer (b. 1910)
  • 2013 Eugene Wilkinson, American naval officer, died at 94
  • 2014 Tommy Ramone [Erdélyi Tamás], Hungarian-American punk rock drummer/bassist (Ramones), dies of bile duct cancer at 65
  • 2014 Charlie [Charles Edward] Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra), dies at 76
  • 2015 Satoru Iwata, Japanese CEO of Nintendo (Nintendo DS and Wii), dies of cancer at 55
  • 2015 Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), dies of cancer at 56