Famous Deaths on March 19

  • 1238 Duke Henry I of Poland (b. 1163)
  • 1263 Hugo of St-Cher/a S Caro, French cardinal, dies
  • 1279 Emperor Bing of Song China (b. 1271)
  • 1286 King Alexander III of Scotland (b. 1241)
  • 1330 Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1301)

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1406 Ibn Khaldūn, North African Islamic scholar, philosopher and historian (Muqaddimah), dies at 73

Islamic Scholar, Philosopher and Historian Ibn Khaldūn
Islamic Scholar, Philosopher and Historian
Ibn Khaldūn
  • 1556 Lieven van der Maude, [Ammonius], South Netherlands poet, dies at 70
  • 1623 Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1556)
  • 1635 Pieter Christiaensz Bor, Dutch historian, dies
  • 1637 Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal and statesman (b. 1570)
  • 1638 Paul Moreelse, Dutch painter/master builder, dies at about 66
  • 1649 Gerhard Johann Vossius, German classical scholar and theologian (b. 1577)
  • 1683 Thomas Killigrew, English dramatist (b. 1612)
  • 1687 Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle, Fren explorer (Louisiana), killed at 43
  • 1702 William III, William of Orange, King of England and Scotland (1689-1702) and Stadtholder, dies at 51 [O.S. 8 Mar]
  • 1711 Thomas Ken, English bishop and hymn-writer (b. 1637)
  • 1717 John Campbell, 1st Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, Scottish royalist
  • 1721 Clement XI, [Giovanni F Albani], Italian Pope (1700-21), dies at 71
  • 1782 Adrien Trudo Sale, composer, dies at 59
  • 1782 Louis-Henry Paisible, composer, dies at 33
  • 1796 Stephen Storace, composer, dies at 33
  • 1796 Hugh Palliser, British naval officer and administrator (b. 1722)
  • 1797 Philip Hayes, composer, dies at 58
  • 1811 Frantisek Adam Mica, composer, dies at 65
  • 1816 Philip Mazzei, Italian physician (b. 1730)
  • 1845 George Augustus Kollmann, composer, dies at 56
  • 1850 Adalbert Gyrowetz, Bohemian composer, dies at 87
  • 1862 F Wilhelm von Schadow, German painter (Modern Vasari), dies at 73
  • 1866 Louis Clapisson, composer, dies at 57
  • 1869 Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (triangulatie), dies at 64
  • 1871 Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (b. 1795)
  • 1876 Jozef Stefani, composer, dies at 75
  • 1884 Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, composer, dies at 54
  • 1893 Karel Komzák I, Bohemian composer and musician, dies at 69
  • 1897 Antoine T d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 87
  • 1898 Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet, dies at 26
  • 1900 John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (b. 1815)
  • 1900 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (b. 1819)
  • 1905 Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer, dies at 49
  • 1907 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, US writer (Stillwater Tragedy), dies at 70
  • 1913 John Thomas, Welsh composer and harpist, dies at 87
  • 1914 Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (b. 1850)
  • 1916 Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
  • 1918 Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/liberal politician, dies at 73
  • 1924 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/author, dies at 71

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1930 Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1902-05) and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), dies of unremitting circulatory trouble at 81

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • 1934 Anthony J Block, lawyer (Dutch strafproces), dies at 66
  • 1936 John Larkin IV, actor/writer (Charlie Chan in Panama), dies at 63
  • 1937 Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet, commits suicide at 58
  • 1939 Lloyd L. Gaines, American civil rights activist
  • 1940 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54
  • 1942 Clinton Hart Merriam, American zoologist (b. 1855)
  • 1943 Vicente Ripolles, composer, dies at 75
  • 1943 Frank Nitti, American gangster (b. 1883)
  • 1944 William Hale Thompson, American mayor of Chicago (b. 1869)
  • 1945 Fritz Fromm, German supreme commander of Reserve army, executed
  • 1946 Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Buah Rindu), dies at 35
  • 1947 Willem F J Pijper, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 52
  • 1950 Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
  • 1954 Walter Braunfels, composer, dies at 71
  • 1958 Vernon Ransford, cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies
  • 1961 Edric Cundell, composer, dies at 68
  • 1969 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer, dies at 65
  • 1971 Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82
  • 1971 Mary Dorna, Dutch author, dies at 79
  • 1974 Anne Klien, fashion designer, dies at 51
  • 1974 Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), dies at 58
  • 1974 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, dies at 70
  • 1975 John A DeMott, dies at 63
  • 1976 George Sklavos, composer, dies at 87
  • 1976 Paul Kossoff, rock guitarist (Free), dies of heart failure at 25
  • 1976 Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (b. 1889)
  • 1978 Gaston Julia, French mathematician (b. 1893)
  • 1979 Al Hodge, actor (Capt Video), dies at 65
  • 1979 Richard Beckinsale, actor (Doing Time, Porridge, Lovers), dies at 31
  • 1982 Randy Rhoads, heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), dies in an air crash at 25
  • 1984 Garry Winogrand, American photographer (b. 1928)
  • 1987 Arch Oboler, radio writer (Lights Out), dies at 77
  • 1987 Emile Meyer, actor (Young Jesse James, Lineup), dies
  • 1987 Louis Broglie, French physicist (Nobel 1929), dies at 94
  • 1987 Tony Stratton-Smith, journalist/record co CEO (Charisma), dies at 53
  • 1989 Alan Civil, English French horn player (b. 1929)
  • 1990 Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (b. 1966)
  • 1991 John Russell Thomas, NFL general manager (Detroit Lions), dies
  • 1991 Ron Pagano, dies after lengthy illness at 37
  • 1991 Sunday Wilshin, actor (Murder by Rope), dies at 86
  • 1992 Cesare Danova, actor (Tentacles, Viva Las Vegas), dies at 66
  • 1993 Barend P Tammeling, journalist (Trouw, Peek on the North), dies at 58
  • 1993 Jeff Ward, drummer (9 Inch Nails), commits suicide at 30
  • 1994 Giuseppe Diana, Italian anti-mafia priest, murdered
  • 1994 Jose Coronel Urtecho, poet, dies at 87
  • 1995 Fernand Lodewick, literature historian (Literature), dies at 85
  • 1995 Gerard Tebroke, 5/10 km-dasher, dies at 45
  • 1995 Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless, priest folk musician, dies at 83
  • 1996 Christopher John Magenis Headington, musician, dies at 65
  • 1996 William Hutchinson Murray, mountaineer/author, dies at 83
  • 1997 Willem De Kooning, artists (Abstract), dies of Alzheimer at 92
  • 1999 Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (b. 1926)
  • 1999 Tofilau Eti Alesana, former Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924)
  • 2001 Charles K. Johnson, President of the Flat Earth Society (b. 1924)
  • 2003 Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (b. 1926)
  • 2003 Émile Genest, Canadian actor (b. 1921)
  • 2004 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (b. 1911)
  • 2005 John De Lorean, American automobile engineer (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Calvert DeForest, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Luther Ingram, American soul singer and songwriter (b. 1937)

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2008 Arthur C. Clarke, English science fiction author (2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End), dies at 90

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke
  • 2008 Raghuvaran, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam actor (b. 1948)
  • 2008 Hugo Claus, Belgian writer (b. 1929)

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2008 Paul Scofield, English actor (A Man for All Seasons and Quiz Show), dies from leukemia at 86

  • 2009 Ion Dolănescu, Romanian singer and politician (b. 1944)
  • 2011 Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (b. 1920)
  • 2012 William Charette, American navy hospital corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, dies at 79
  • 2013 Harry Reems, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2017 Jimmy Breslin, American author and columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday), dies at 88
  • 2017 Mary Maples Dunn, American college president (Smith College), dies at 85