Famous Deaths on March 1

  • 589 Saint David, Patron Saint of Wales (b. 500)
  • 965 Leo VIII, Italian (anti-)Pope (963-65), dies
  • 986 King Lothair of France (b. 941)
  • 1131 Stephen II, King of Hungary (1116-31), dies
  • 1233 Count Thomas I of Savoy (b. 1178)
  • 1244 Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Fawr, son of Llywelyn the Great (b. 1200)
  • 1383 Amadeus VI, (Green Earl), earl of Savoy, dies at 49
  • 1510 Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier, explorer and 1st Viceroy of India dies at Table Bay, Africa at about 59
  • 1535 Bernardo Accolti, [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia), dies
  • 1546 George Wishart, Scottish religious reformer (martyred) (b 1513)
  • 1619 Thomas Campion, English physician/composer/poet (Poemata), dies at 53
  • 1633 George Herbert, English poet, dies at 39
  • 1643 Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian composer/organist, dies at 59
  • 1661 Richard Zouch, English jurist (b. 1590)
  • 1693 Benedict Schultheiss, composer, dies at 39
  • 1697 Francesco Redi, Italian physician (b. 1626)
  • 1706 Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and Governor of Berlin (b. 1632)
  • 1734 Roger North, English biographer (b. 1653)
  • 1757 Edward Moore, English writer (b. 1712)
  • 1768 Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (b. 1694)
  • 1771 Isfrid Kayser, composer, dies at 58
  • 1773 Jan Wagenaar, Dutch historian, dies at 63
  • 1773 Luigi Vanvitelli, [Louis van Wittel], Italian architect, dies at 72
  • 1777 Georg Christoph Wagenzeil, Austria (court) composer/pianist, dies at 62
  • 1788 Orazio Mei, composer, dies at 56

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1792 Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1765-90) and Holy Roman Emperor (1790-92), dies at 44

Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II
Holy Roman Emperor
Leopold II
  • 1797 Juan Manuel Olivares, composer, dies at 36
  • 1804 Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer, dies at 63
  • 1817 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • 1826 J J Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect/archaeologist, dies at 59
  • 1841 Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Belluno, French marshal (b. 1764)
  • 1859 Josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61
  • 1862 Peter Barlow, English mathematician (b. 1776)
  • 1865 Anna Paulowna Romanova, great monarch of Russia, dies at 70
  • 1869 Alphonse MLP de Lamartine, Fr poet (History of Girondins), dies at 78
  • 1870 Francisco S Lopez, President of Paraguay (1862-70), dies at 43
  • 1875 Tristan Corbière, French poet (b. 1845)
  • 1879 Joachim Heer, Swiss politician (b. 1825)
  • 1884 Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician (b. 1820)
  • 1892 Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist, dies at 60
  • 1896 Albertone, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • 1896 Arimondi, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • 1896 Vittorio Dabormida, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • 1898 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825)
  • 1899 Gyorgy earl Apponyi, Hungarian MP, dies at 90
  • 1906 José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (b. 1833)
  • 1911 Jacobus H van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58
  • 1912 George Grossmith, English actor and comic writer (b. 1847)
  • 1914 Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin, composer, dies at 47
  • 1914 Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (b. 1845)
  • 1918 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer, dies at 64
  • 1920 Joseph Trumpeldor, killed defending Tel-Mai against arab attack
  • 1920 John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator (b. 1842)
  • 1921 Nicholas Petrovic Njegos, King of Montenegro (1910-18), dies at 79
  • 1922 Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (b. 1892)
  • 1924 Louise MA, princess of Belgium, dies at 66
  • 1926 Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58
  • 1928 Albert Herbert Brewer, composer, dies at 62
  • 1928 Jacob Adolf Hagg, composer, dies at 77
  • 1929 Royal H. Weller, American politician (b. 1881)
  • 1932 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti Orfici), dies at 46
  • 1932 Frank Teschemacher, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1906)
  • 1933 Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (b. 1900)
  • 1938 G D'Annunzio, writer, dies at 74
  • 1938 Gabrielle d'Annunzio, Italian poet/fascist (Il fuoco), dies at 74
  • 1940 Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
  • 1940 Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (b. 1878)
  • 1942 George S. Rentz, Navy Chaplain (b. 1882)
  • 1944 ... Formans, director Milos Formans mother, dies in Auschwitz
  • 1947 J Boogaard, nazi collaborator, executed
  • 1952 Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (b. 1873)
  • 1953 Anton GO Ridder Van Rappard, painter/lithographer/etcher, dies
  • 1958 Giacomo Balla, Italian painter, dies at 86
  • 1962 Roscoe Ates, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass), dies at 70
  • 1963 Irish Meusel, American baseball player (b. 1893)
  • 1963 Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
  • 1964 Sergius Kagen, composer, dies at 54
  • 1965 Boleslav Vomacka, composer, dies at 77
  • 1966 Fritz Houtermans, German physicist (b. 1903)
  • 1968 G v d Vring, writer, dies
  • 1968 Georg von der Vring, German painter (Camp Lafayette), dies at 78
  • 1970 Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Na jaren), dies at 59
  • 1970 Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (b. 1894)
  • 1972 Victor Babin, composer, dies at 63
  • 1972 Violet Trefusis, English writer and socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, dies at 77
  • 1974 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
  • 1974 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (b. 1935)
  • 1976 Jean Martinon, French conductor/composer, dies at 66
  • 1979 Dolores Costello, actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73
  • 1979 Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iranian Kurd leader (KDP), dies at 75
  • 1980 John Jacob Niles, composer, dies at 87
  • 1980 Dixie Dean, English footballer (b. 1907)
  • 1980 Wilhelmina, high-fashion model and owner of model agency (b. 1940)
  • 1983 Arthur Koestler, Hung/British writer ("Darkness at Noon"), commits suicide at 77

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1984 Jackie Coogan, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), dies at 69

  • 1985 Eugene List, US concert pianist, dies at 66
  • 1988 Jean Le Poulain, actor (Divine), dies at 63
  • 1988 Joe Besser, comedian (3's Stooges, Abbott & Costello), dies at 80
  • 1989 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host, dies at 64
  • 1989 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/dir (Bluejackets), dies at 72
  • 1990 Claude Spaak, Belgian dramatist, dies

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1991 Edwin Land, American inventor of instant photography and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, dies at 81

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • 1991 Katharine Blake, actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
  • 1991 Scott Huston, composer, dies at 74
  • 1993 Luis Kutner, US co-founder (Amnesty International), dies at 84
  • 1993 Terry Frost, actor (Waterfront, Dead Man's Trail), dies at 86
  • 1994 Eliseo Diego, Cuban poet, dies at 74
  • 1994 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/writer, dies at 75
  • 1994 Manmohan Desai, filmmaker, dies at 57
  • 1994 Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer Musician, dies at 51
  • 1994 Walter Kent, US composer (I'll Be Home for Christmas), dies at 82
  • 1994 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and pianist, dies at 87
  • 1995 Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher, dies at 56
  • 1995 Vladislav Listyev, Russian TV-journalist, murdered at 38
  • 1996 Margaret McKay, politician, dies at 85
  • 2000 Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
  • 2005 Peter Malkin Israeli secret agent (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Harry Browne, American politician and author (b. 1933)
  • 2006 Johnny Jackson, American musician (b. 1951)
  • 2006 Peter Osgood, English footballer (b. 1947)
  • 2010 Kristian Digby, British television presenter and director (b. 1977)
  • 2012 Andrew Breitbart, American conservative blogger and publisher, dies at 43
  • 2013 Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2015 Minnie Minoso, Cuban American baseball player (1st black player for White Socks), dies at 92
  • 2015 Orrin Keepnews, American Jazz record label executive and producer (Riverside records), dies at 91
  • 2016 Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], actor and tv screenwriter (Coronation Street), dies at 79
  • 2016 Jim Kimsey, American co-founder of AOL, dies at 76
  • 2016 Martha Wright, American actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), dies at 92