Famous Deaths on 16th July

  • 276 Mark Annius Florianus, emperor of Rome (276), murdered
  • 599 Monulphus, bishop of Tongeren-Maastricht (St Servaaskerk), dies
  • 1139 Walram II, duke of Limburg/Neth-Lutherans, dies
  • 1216 Innocent III [Lotario de' Conti di Segni], Italian Pope (1198-1216), dies at 54 or 55
  • 1324 Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (b. 1267)
  • 1342 King Charles I of Hungary
  • 1482 John van Schaffelaar, Gelders knight, dies
  • 1546 Anne Askew, English Protestant (burned at the stake) (b. 1521)

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1557 Anne of Cleves, queen of England/4th wife of Henry VIII, dies at 41

Queen of England Anne of Cleves
Queen of England
Anne of Cleves
  • 1590 Bartholomaeus a Martyribus, [Fernandez], pontiff of Portugal, dies
  • 1594 Thomas Kyd, author of The Spanish Tragedy (b. 1558)
  • 1647 Masaniello, [Tommaso Aniello] Neapolitan rebel (b. 1622)
  • 1664 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, dies at 47
  • 1686 John Pearson, English theologian (b. 1612)
  • 1691 Francois-Michel Le Tellier, marquis de Louvois, statesman, dies
  • 1698 Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer, dies at 84
  • 1729 Johann David Heinichen, composer, dies at 46
  • 1730 Elijiah Fenton, poet, dies
  • 1736 Thomas Yalden, poet/fable writer, dies
  • 1747 Giuseppe Maria Crespi, painter/etcher, dies
  • 1762 Jacques Hotteterre, composer, dies at 87
  • 1764 Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia (1740-41), murdered at 23
  • 1770 Francis Cotes, English painter (b. 1726)
  • 1782 Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden/wife of Adolf Frederik, dies at 61
  • 1796 George Howard, British field marshal (b. 1718)
  • 1827 Josiah Spode, potter, dies
  • 1831 Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (b. 1763)
  • 1843 Hubert MAJ van Asch van Wijck, politician, dies at 68
  • 1857 Pierre-Jean de Baranger, poet, dies
  • 1864 Victor JB Girardey, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 27
  • 1868 Louis-Francois Dauprat, composer, dies at 87
  • 1871 Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln
  • 1879 Edward Deas Thomson, Australian politician (b. 1800)

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1882 Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States (b. 1818)

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln
  • 1886 Ned Buntline, [Edward Zane Carroll Judson], author, dies
  • 1887 Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle at Woeringen), dies at 73
  • 1889 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education, dies at 83
  • 1890 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss novelist and poet, dies at 70
  • 1896 Edmond-Louis-Antoine Huot de Goncourt, novelist, dies at 74
  • 1896 William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies
  • 1897 Levin Goldschmidt, German business law expert, dies

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1915 ellen white, American co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, dies at 87

Christian Pioneer Ellen G. White
Christian Pioneer
Ellen G. White
  • 1916 Ludwig P Scharwenka, German composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
  • 1916 Victor Alexander Haden Horsley, physician, dies
  • 1917 Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, Ger composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
  • 1923 Louis M A Couperus, poet/writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60
  • 1931 Charles Studd, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1882-83), dies
  • 1939 Beatrice Erskine Lane Suzuki, Zen student, dies
  • 1944 John Post, Dutch farmer/resistance fighter (passage fight), executed
  • 1947 Horatio Mbelle, South African interpreter, community leader and politician, dies in Pretoria at 77
  • 1949 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet (b. 1866)
  • 1953 Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, author (Path to Rome), dies at 82
  • 1955 Jean de Merode, [Marie-Louise Courtenay], Belgian princess, dies at 81
  • 1960 Albrecht von Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Italy), dies at 74
  • 1960 John Phillips Marquand, novelist, dies at 66
  • 1961 [Louise] Sophie M E de Vries, actress (English Prof), dies at 88
  • 1962 Jan M Romein, historian (Breaking of Two Ages), dies
  • 1971 H T Tsiang, dies at 65
  • 1972 Giorgio Nataletti, composer, dies at 65
  • 1972 Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, dies at 70
  • 1973 Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91
  • 1976 Carmelo Soria, Spanish diplomat assassinated in 1976 by the Chilean DINA
  • 1979 James F Mcintyre, archbishop of Los Angeles, dies at 93
  • 1979 Alfred Deller, English countertenor (b. 1912)
  • 1981 Harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38
  • 1982 Leendert Braat, sculptor/writer (White World), dies
  • 1982 Patrick Dewaere, actor (Catherine & Co), shoots self at 35
  • 1982 Charles Robberts, The first State President of South Africa, dies at 88
  • 1984 Billy Williams, singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73
  • 1985 Wayne King, orchestra leader (Wayne King Show), dies at 84
  • 1985 Heinrich Böll, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • 1989 Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor, dies at 81
  • 1990 Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (b. 1927)
  • 1990 Sidney Torch, English composer, conductor and organist (b. 1908)
  • 1991 Cornelis Z Forster, [Da Kuneisi], Suriname granman/gaanman, dies
  • 1991 Dwight Weist, Radio actor/film narrator (Radio Days), dies at 81
  • 1991 Frank Rizzo, (Mayor-D-Philadelphia, 1972-80), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1991 Robert Motherwell, US painter (Elegies to Spanish Rep), dies at 76
  • 1992 "Gorgeous" George, [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84
  • 1992 Buck Buchanan, NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), dies at 51
  • 1992 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
  • 1994 M Vink, surgeon (1st Dutch kidney transplant), dies at 78
  • 1994 Madzy Rollin Couquerque, tennis star/international hockey, dies at 91
  • 1995 Charles Bruck, Hungarian/French/US conductor (Dutch Opera), dies at 83
  • 1995 Eleanore M "May" Sarton, Belg/US writer (Land of Silence), dies at 83
  • 1995 Juan Manuel Fangio, racing Driver, dies at 84
  • 1995 Max Factor Jr, makeup inventor, dies
  • 1995 Mordechai Gur, Israeli general, commits suicide at 65
  • 1995 Patsy Ruth Miller, actress (Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), dies at 91
  • 1995 Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher, dies at 83
  • 1995 Stephen Harold Spender, writer, dies at 86
  • 1995 Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher, dies at 91
  • 1996 John Panozzo, drummer, dies at 48
  • 1996 Adolf von Thadden, German politician, (b. 1921)
  • 1998 John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)
  • 1999 Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. (b. 1966)

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1999 John F. Kennedy Jr., American publisher (George) and lawyer, dies in a plane crash at 38

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • 1999 Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer (b. 1979)
  • 2001 Maurice De Bevere, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1923)
  • 2001 Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • 2002 John Cocke, American computer scientist (b. 1925)
  • 2003 Celia Cruz, Cuban musician (b. 1924)
  • 2003 Carol Shields, Canadian author (b. 1935)
  • 2004 George Busbee, Governor of Georgia (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Prince Gu of Korea (b. 1931)
  • 2005 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (b. 1920)
  • 2006 Bob Orton, Sr., American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 2006 Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (b. 1948)
  • 2008 Jo Stafford, American singer of traditional pop music (b. 1917)
  • 2010 James Gammon, American actor (b. 1940)
  • 2011 Forrest Blue, American football player (b. 1944)
  • 2012 Jon Lord, English musician, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 71
  • 2012 Kitty Wells, American country singer, dies from complications after a stroke at 92
  • 2014 Johnny Winter, American Hall of Fame blues musician, dies at 70
  • 2016 Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), dies of leukemia at 74
  • 2016 Bonnie Brown, American country singer (The Browns), dies at 77