Famous Deaths on March 7

  • 322 BC Aristotle, Greek philosopher (b. 384 BC)

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161 Antoninus Pius [Titus Aurelius], 15th Emperor of Rome (138-161 AD), dies at 74

Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius
Roman Emperor
Antoninus Pius
  • 203 Perpetua and Felicitas, Christian martyrs (perhaps after 209)
  • 308 Saint Eubulus, Christian martyr
  • 851 Nominoe, Duke of Brittany
  • 1111 Bohemund I of Tarente, French ruler of Antioch, dies
  • 1226 William de Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader

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1274 Thomas Aquinas, Italian thelogian/saint, dies at 48

  • 1305 Gwijde van Dampierre, count of Flanders/count of Namur, dies at 78
  • 1578 Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, dies at 62
  • 1625 Johann Bayer, German astronomer (b. 1572)
  • 1719 Steven J Vennekool, Amsterdam's master builder, buried
  • 1724 Innocent XIII, [Michelangiolo dei Conti], Pope (1721-24), dies at 68
  • 1737 Guido Starhemberg, Austrian earl/fieldmarshal, dies at 79
  • 1750 Cornelis Troost, Dutch portrait painter (Beslikte Zwaentje), dies at 52
  • 1761 Antonio Palella, Italian composer and harpsichordist, dies at 68
  • 1767 Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer (b. 1680)
  • 1778 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720)
  • 1786 Frantisek Benda, composer, dies at 76
  • 1802 Johann Georg Witthauer, composer, dies at 50
  • 1809 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austrian composer, dies at 73
  • 1810 Albertus H Wiese, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at about 48
  • 1810 Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (b. 1750)
  • 1833 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German author, dies at 61
  • 1842 Christian Theodor Weinlig, composer, dies at 61
  • 1862 Ben McCulloch, US Confederate brigadier general (KIA), dies at 50
  • 1862 John Baillie McIntosh, US general-major (Union Army), dies at 32
  • 1862 William Slack, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle
  • 1904 Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (b. 1828)
  • 1907 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, French pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1911 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • 1913 Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet
  • 1924 Pat Moran, manager (Cincinnati Reds), dies of Bright's Disease
  • 1926 Jindrich Z Albestu Kaan, composer, dies at 73
  • 1928 Robert Abbe, American surgeon (b. 1851)
  • 1931 Akseli V Gallen-Kallela, Finnish painter/illustrator, dies at 65
  • 1931 Theo van Doesburg, [Christian Kupper], painter/architect, dies at 47
  • 1932 Aristide Briand, 11 x Prime Minister of France (Nobel Peace Prize 1926), dies at 69
  • 1938 Andreas Michalakopoulos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)
  • 1939 Amadeo Roldan, composer, dies at 38
  • 1939 John Jules Barrish, Irish writer (b. 1885)
  • 1941 Arnold Schering, German musicologist, dies at 63
  • 1941 Gunther Prien, German commandant (U-47), dies in battle
  • 1945 Adolf Bartels, German writer/racist, dies at 82
  • 1949 Francis Dodd, English artist (b. 1874)
  • 1951 Ali Razmara, Shah of Iran (1950-51), assassinated
  • 1951 Shah Ali Razmara, of Iran, assassinated
  • 1952 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • 1954 Otto Diels, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)
  • 1955 Tom Dugan, actor (Pick a Star), dies at 66
  • 1957 Wyndham Lewis, British author (b. 1882)

  • 1959 Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare), dies
  • 1959 Hinsdale Smith, developer of roll-down auto windows, dies at 88
  • 1961 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42
  • 1961 Max Hymans, WW II resistance fighter/Head of Air France, dies at 60
  • 1964 Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analyst, dies at 73
  • 1966 Mike Millward, English musician (The Fourmost), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • 1967 Alice B. Toklas, American companion to Gertrude Stein (b. 1877)
  • 1973 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgium WW I pilot [Eagle of Flanders], dies at 78
  • 1974 Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • 1975 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), dies at 73
  • 1975 Francine Larrimore, French actress (John Meade's Woman), dies at 76
  • 1975 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (b. 1895)
  • 1976 Erwin Kroll, German composer, dies at 90
  • 1976 Wright Patman, American politician (b. 1893)
  • 1978 Steve Bilko, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 1979 Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
  • 1979 Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at 72
  • 1981 John Gnagy, artist (Learn to Draw), dies at 73
  • 1981 Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin, Russian conductor/composer, dies at 67
  • 1982 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer, dies at 68
  • 1983 Igor Markevich, composer, dies at 70
  • 1983 Robert Bray, actor (Corey-Lassie, Simon-Stagecoach West), dies at 65
  • 1984 Paul Rotha, English director (b. 1907)
  • 1985 George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76
  • 1985 Robert W Woodruff, CEO (Coca-Cola), dies at 95
  • 1985 Victor W Farris, inventor of paper milk carton, etc, dies
  • 1986 Jacob K Javits, American politician (Sen-R-NY), dies in Palm Beach, Florida at 81
  • 1988 Divine, [Harris Milstead], female impersonator (Pink Flamingos), dies
  • 1988 Robert Livingston, actor (The Lone Ranger), dies at 83 of emphysema
  • 1990 Max Neuhaus, American percussionalist and composer (sound sculptures), dies of cancer at 50

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1991 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, dies at 87

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • 1991 Greta Schoon, German poet, dies at 81
  • 1993 Arnold Franchetti, Ital/US composer, dies
  • 1993 Earl Wrightson, singer/actor (Pinafore), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1993 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), dies at 76
  • 1995 Don Cook, British foreign correspondent, dies at 74
  • 1995 Jaap van den Hurk, TV-director (NCRV), dies
  • 1995 Jacques Lefebvre, Belgian air force gen, commits suicide at 64
  • 1995 John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer teacher organist, dies at 69
  • 1995 Paul-Emile Victor, French pole explorer, dies at 87
  • 1995 Thijmen Kuijt, resistance fighter/co-found paper (Typhoon), dies at 82
  • 1996 Aled Eames, mAritime historian, dies at 74
  • 1997 E. H. Bronner, German-American soap magnate (b. 1908)
  • 1999 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (b. 1918)

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1999 Stanley Kubrick, American film director (2001 A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange) dies at 70

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • 2000 Charles Gray, British actor (b. 1928)
  • 2000 Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 2004 Paul Winfield, American actor (b. 1941)
  • 2005 John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (b. 1950)
  • 2006 Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician (b. 1939)
  • 2006 Gordon Parks, photographer (b. 1912)
  • 2006 John Junkin, British performer (b. 1930)
  • 2009 Jang Ja-yeon, South Korean actress (b. 1982)
  • 2010 Mary Josephine Ray, Canadian-American supercentenarian, dies at 114
  • 2012 Jimmy Ellis, American soul singer, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 74
  • 2013 Kevin Ball, English Jazz musician, dies from pneumonia at 82
  • 2013 Peter Banks, English rocker, dies at 65
  • 2013 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • 2013 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies at 82
  • 2016 Michael White, British theater/film producer (The Rocky Horror Show), dies at 80
  • 2017 Hans Dehmelt, German-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 1989), dies at 94