Famous Deaths on June 10

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323 BC Alexander the Great, Macedonian king, dies from either fever or excessive wine at 32, (or the 11th June)

Macedonian King and Conqueror of Persia Alexander the Great
Macedonian King and Conqueror of Persia
Alexander the Great
  • 1075 Ernest of Austria (b. 1027)

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1099 El Cid [Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar], Spanish general strategist, dies at 59

Spanish National Hero El Cid
Spanish National Hero
El Cid

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1190 Frederick I Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1122)

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa
  • 1247 Rodrigo Jimenez de Rada, archbishop Toledo/advisor Alfonso VIII, dies
  • 1424 Duke Ernest of Austria (b. 1377)
  • 1552 Alexander Barclay, English poet
  • 1556 Martin Agricola [M Sore], German composer/cantor, dies
  • 1560 Mary de Guise, queen-mother of Scotland
  • 1580 Luis Vaz de Camoes, Portugal's national poet (Os Lusiados), dies
  • 1584 Francois-Hercule de Valois, French crown prince, dies at 28
  • 1588 Valentin Weigel, German mystic, dies
  • 1607 John Popham, English politician
  • 1654 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 58
  • 1680 Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (b. 1635)
  • 1727 George Ludwig, German monarch of Hannover/king of England, dies at 67
  • 1735 Thomas Hearne, English antiquarian (b. 1678)
  • 1776 Leopold Widhalm, Austrian luthier (b. 1722)
  • 1791 Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1720)
  • 1800 Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German composer, dies at 53
  • 1831 Hans Karl von Diebitsch, Russian field marshal (b. 1785)
  • 1834 Antonius van Gils, RC theologist (against Relief), dies at 75
  • 1836 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (b. 1775)
  • 1839 Nathaniel Pryor, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies
  • 1849 Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner, composer, dies at 63
  • 1849 Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (b. 1784)
  • 1868 Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Sweden, murdered
  • 1883 Carl Gradener, composer, dies at 71
  • 1893 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 49
  • 1896 Amelia Dyer, English murderer (b. 1829)
  • 1898 Tuone Udaina, last speaker of the Dalmatian language.
  • 1899 Ernest Chausson, French composer (Solitude dance le bois), dies at 44
  • 1901 Robert Williams Buchanan, British dramatist (b. 1841)
  • 1902 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist, dies at 68
  • 1902 Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)
  • 1903 Alexander I, King of Serbia are assassinated
  • 1903 Dragia, Queen of Serbia, assassinated
  • 1903 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician (grafostatica), dies
  • 1906 Richard John Seddon, longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand, 61
  • 1909 Edward Everett Hale, American author (b. 1822)
  • 1912 Anton Aškerc, Slovenian poet (b. 1856)
  • 1918 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer, dies at 76
  • 1923 Pierre Loti, [Julien Viaud], French sea officer/writer, dies
  • 1924 Giacomo Matteotti, Italian socialist deputy, assassinated by fascists
  • 1926 Antonio Gaudi y Cornet, Spanish architect, dies
  • 1930 Adolf Harnack, German theologian (b. 1851)
  • 1934 Frederick Delius, English composer (Suite Florida), dies at 72

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1937 Robert Borden, eighth Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 82

8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden
8th Prime Minister of Canada
Robert Borden
  • 1941 Herschel Mayall, actor (Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 78
  • 1941 Marcus Garvey, US African American leader (Back to Africa Movement), dies at 52
  • 1942 Jean François van Royen, Sect-Gen of Concentration Camp Amersfoort, dies at 63
  • 1942 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1937), dies
  • 1942 Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up, Over She Goes), dies at 48
  • 1944 French Duwaer, Dutch printer/resistance fighter, executed
  • 1944 Gerrit Jan van der Veen, [Wolffensperger], resister, executed at 41
  • 1944 Johan Limpers, sculptor/resistance fighter, executed at 28
  • 1944 Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (b. 1910)
  • 1946 Ananda Mahidol, king of Siam, shot dead at 20
  • 1946 Jack Johnson, 1st African American world heavyweight boxing champion, dies in a car accident aged 68
  • 1947 Alexander Bethune, Canadian politician (b. 1852)
  • 1949 Sigrid Undset, Norwegian writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
  • 1953 Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer, dies at 73
  • 1954 Will Rossiter, composer, dies at 87
  • 1958 Angelina Weld Grimke, American journalist (b. 1880)
  • 1959 Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (b. 1883)
  • 1963 Anita King, actress (Tender Loving Care), dies of heart attack at 74
  • 1964 Louis Gruenberg, composer, dies at 79
  • 1967 Frank Butler, actor/screenwriter (Road to Bali, China), dies at 76

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1967 Spencer Tracy, US actor (Woman of the Year, Father of the Bride), dies at 67

  • 1968 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, composer, dies at 65
  • 1969 Frank Lawton, actor (David Copperfield, Skin Game), dies at 64
  • 1971 Michael Rennie, actor (Day the Earth Stood Still), dies at 61
  • 1971 Virginia Eames, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 82
  • 1973 William M Inge, US playwright (Come Back Little Sheba), dies at 60
  • 1974 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/baron Culloden, dies at 74
  • 1976 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103
  • 1980 Denys Morkel, South African cricketer (batsman scored 663 runs 1927-32), dies
  • 1981 Russell "Lucky" Hayden, actor (Judge Roy Bean), dies at 68
  • 1982 Addie "Micki" Harris, US singer (Shirelles-Mama Said), dies at 42
  • 1982 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director, dies of drug overdose at 36
  • 1985 Bob Prince, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), dies at 68
  • 1985 George Chandler, actor (Lassie), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • 1986 Merle Miller, American biographer (b. 1919)
  • 1987 Elizabeth Hartman, actress (Fixer, Patch of Blue), dies at 45
  • 1988 Louis L'Amour, western writer (Bowdrie), dies at 80 of cancer
  • 1989 Richard Quine, director/actor (Babes on Broadway), dies at 68
  • 1991 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Silence of Mer), dies
  • 1992 Hachidal Nakamura, composer (Sukiyaki), dies at 61 of heart failure
  • 1992 Otto FAH van Nispen, mayor of Pannerden/MP (KVP), dies at 85
  • 1992 Peter Von Zerneck, actor (Foreign Affair), dies at 84
  • 1992 Zak Hernández, American soldier (b. 1973)
  • 1993 Alexis Smith, actress (Constant Nymph), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1993 Alice Reinhart, entertainer, dies at 83
  • 1993 Richard Webb, actor (Captain Midnight), shoots himself at 77
  • 1993 Les Dawson, English Comedian (b. 1934)
  • 1994 Edward Kienholz, US sculptor (Back seat of a '38 Dodge), dies at 66
  • 1994 Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, dies at 64
  • 1995 Ernest Anderson, publicist, dies at 85
  • 1995 Masaya Hanai, businessamn, dies at 82
  • 1995 Ron Morrisby, cricketer (prolific batsman for Tasmania 1931-52), dies
  • 1995 Ernest Flatt, American choreographer (Carol Burnett Show), dies at 76
  • 1996 Hugh Burnton Mitchell, US senator, dies at 89
  • 1996 Jo Van Fleet, actress (Seize the Day, Cinderella), dies at 75
  • 1996 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, painter, dies at 89
  • 1996 Norman Lambert, British restuarateur, dies
  • 1996 Uno Chiyo, Japanese writer (Confessions of Love), dies at 98
  • 1998 Hammond Innes, English author (b. 1914)
  • 1998 Jim Hearn, American baseball player (b. 1921)
  • 2000 Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (b. 1930)
  • 2000 Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
  • 2001 Princess Leila of Iran (b. 1970)
  • 2001 Mike Mentzer, American bodybuilder (b. 1951)

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2002 John Gotti, American gangster (b. 1940)

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • 2002 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner, dies at 75
  • 2003 Donald Regan, Chief of Staff and U.S. Treasury Secretary (b. 1918)
  • 2003 Bernard Williams, English philosopher (b. 1929)
  • 2003 Dr Phil Williams, Welsh politician and scientist (b. 1939)

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2004 Ray Charles, Grammy winning crooner who blended gospel and blues, dies at 73

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • 2005 Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
  • 2007 Augie Auer, Meteorologist and television presenter (b. 1940)
  • 2008 Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani-Soviet writer, dies of lung and kidney failure at 79
  • 2009 Tenniel Evans, English actor (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
  • 2011 Brian Lenihan, Jnr, Irish politician and minister dies of cancer at 52
  • 2013 Barbara Vucanovich, American politician, dies at 91
  • 2016 Margaret Heldt, American hairdresser who created the Beehive, dies at 98

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2016 Gordie Howe, Canadian NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings), dies at 88

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe