Famous Deaths on March 11

  • 222 Julia Soaemias, mother of Elagabalus (b. 180). Ruler during her son's minority, murdered by the Praetorian Guard

MurderMurder of Interest

222 Elagabalus, Roman Emperor (218-22), murdered by the Praetorian Guard at 18

Roman Emperor Elagabalus
Roman Emperor
Elagabalus
  • 638 Sophronius of Jerusalem, saint/patriarch of Jerusalem, dies
  • 859 Eulogius of Cordoba, Spanish Bishop and Christian Martyr
  • 1198 Marie de Champagne, daughter of Louis VII of France (b. 1145)
  • 1486 Albrecht III Achilles, elector of Brandenburg, dies at 71
  • 1514 Donato Bramante, Italian architect (b. 1444)
  • 1575 Matthias Flacius, Croatian Protestant reformer (b. 1520)
  • 1602 Emilio de' Cavalieri, Italian composer
  • 1607 Giovanni Maria Nanino, Italian composer
  • 1715 Jan-Erasmus Quellinus, Flemish painter, dies at 80
  • 1722 John Toland, Irish philosopher (b. 1670)
  • 1759 John Forbes, British general (b. 1710)
  • 1772 Johann George Reutter, composer, dies at 63
  • 1786 Jacobus Bellamy, [Zelandus], Dutch/Swiss poet, dies at 28
  • 1786 Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1714)
  • 1787 Maximilian JLP Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer, dies at 45
  • 1807 Anton Eberl, Austrian composer, dies at 41
  • 1820 Benjamin West, British painter (Death of General Wolfe), dies at 81
  • 1826 Gervais-Francois Couperin, composer, dies at 66
  • 1833 Fridolin Weber, composer, dies at 71
  • 1851 George McDuffie, Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790)
  • 1854 Willard Richards, American religious leader (b. 1804)
  • 1856 James Beatty, Irish railway engineer (b. 1820)
  • 1857 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (A la paz), dies at 84
  • 1863 Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, English general (b. 1803)
  • 1869 Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1803)
  • 1870 Moshoeshoe I, King of Lesotho (1822-70), dies at about 47
  • 1874 Charles Sumner, a white civil rights leader, dies at 63
  • 1894 John Selby, cricketer (6 Tests for England 1877-82), dies
  • 1897 Berthold Tours, composer, dies at 58
  • 1897 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist, evangelist, dies at 45
  • 1898 William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
  • 1900 Edmund Peate, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1881-86), dies
  • 1907 Nikola Petkow, premier (Bulgaria), murdered
  • 1907 Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (b. 1847)
  • 1908 Peter Milne, Scottish composer, dies at 83
  • 1908 Revd Benjamin Waugh, American activist (b. 1839)
  • 1915 Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (b. 1826)
  • 1919 Harald Fryklof, composer, dies at 36
  • 1920 Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (b. 1865)
  • 1921 Sherburne W Burnham, US astronomer (binary stars), dies at 83
  • 1925 Andreas Hallen, composer, dies at 78
  • 1926 John Henry Anderson, cricketer (score 32 & 11 in Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1931 F.W. Murnau, German film director (b. 1888)
  • 1932 Dora Carrington, British Bloomsbury artist commits suicide aged 38
  • 1937 Paul Scheinpflug, composer, dies at 61
  • 1937 Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (b. 1860)
  • 1941 Walford Davies, British organist/composer, dies at 71
  • 1944 Hendrik W van Loon, Neth/US radio commentator/writer, dies at 62
  • 1947 Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer, dies at 45
  • 1949 Juan Lamonte de Grignon, composer, dies at 76
  • 1950 Florence Arliss, actress (Disraeli), dies at 78
  • 1951 Philippe of Isacker, Belgian minister, dies at 66
  • 1952 Pierre Renoir, French stage and film actor and director (b. 1885)

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1955 Alexander Fleming, English bacteriologist (penicillin), dies at 73

  • 1955 Oscar Mayer, Bavarian-born American meat packer (b. 1859)
  • 1956 Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, Russian opera composer, dies at 83

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1957 Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), dies at 68

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • 1958 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor of Legos (b. 1891)
  • 1959 Haydn Wood, English composer, dies at 76
  • 1960 Roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76
  • 1962 Will Vesper, German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79
  • 1963 Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies
  • 1965 James Reeb, US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered
  • 1967 Geraldine Farrar, soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85
  • 1969 John Wyndham, [Parkes Lucas B Harris], author (Chrysalids), dies at 65

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1970 Erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • 1971 Philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer, dies at 64
  • 1971 Roy Glenn, dies in Los Angeles at 56
  • 1971 Whitney M Young Jr, leader (National Urban League 1961-71), dies at 49
  • 1972 Fredric [William] Brown, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65
  • 1975 Philip Bezanson, composer, dies at 59
  • 1975 Sammy Spear, orchestra leader (Dom Deluise Show), dies at 65
  • 1975 Walter Kinsella, American actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 74
  • 1977 Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • 1977 Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist (b. 1893)
  • 1978 Claude François, French singer (b. 1939)
  • 1979 Victor Kilian, American actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88
  • 1982 Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
  • 1982 Horace Gregory, American poet (b. 1898)
  • 1984 Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher/poet, dies in Rytutakuji monastery at 76
  • 1984 Kostas Roukounas, Greek rembetiko singer and song writer (b. 1903)
  • 1986 Sonny Terry, American bind Piedmont blues musician, dies at 74
  • 1987 [Wayne] Woody Hayes, football coach (Ohio State), dies at 74
  • 1988 Pham Hung, premier of Vietnam, dies at about 74
  • 1989 Johan Fleerackers, Flemish linguist, dies at 57
  • 1989 James Kee, American politician (b. 1917)
  • 1989 John J. McCloy, United States Secretary of War (b. 1895)
  • 1990 Dean Horrix, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • 1992 David Carroll, actor (Grand Hotel), dies of pulmonary embolism at 41
  • 1992 Manuel De Dios Unanue, US anti-drug journalist, murdered at 48
  • 1992 Richard Brooks, director (Blackboard Jungle, Key Largo), dies at 79
  • 1993 Dino Bravo, wrestler (WWF), shot to death at 44
  • 1993 Edgar Nelson Barclift, dancer, dies after lengthy illness at 76
  • 1993 Manuel da Fonseca, Portuguese writer (Cerro Maior), dies at 81
  • 1994 Jacques Doucet, French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69
  • 1995 Carel Birnie, found Utrecht Opera/Dutch Dance Theater, dies at 69
  • 1995 Ernest Kabushemeye, Burundese minister of Mijnbouw, murdered
  • 1995 Frank Fidler, English artist, dies at 84
  • 1996 Barry Appleby, cartoonist, dies at 86
  • 1996 Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer, dies at 92
  • 1996 Clifton Eugene Bancroft Robinson, public servant, dies at 70
  • 1996 John Henry Pyle Pafford, librarian, dies at 96
  • 1996 Vince Edwards, actor (Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1999 Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)
  • 2002 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2003 Brian Cleeve, Irish author (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Ivar Hansen, speaker of the Danish Folketing (b. 1938)
  • 2006 Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1931)

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2006 Slobodan Milošević, President of Serbia and of Yugoslavia (b. 1941)

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • 2007 Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
  • 2009 Charles Lewis, Jr., American businessman, promoter and entertainer
  • 2010 Hans van Mierlo, Dutch politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1931)
  • 2010 Leena Peltonen-Palotie, Finnish human geneticist (b. 1952)
  • 2010 Merlin Olsen, American football player / Actor (b. 1940)
  • 2012 Sid Couchey, American comic book artist, dies at 92