Famous Deaths on May 13

  • 384 Servatius/Aravatius, bishop of Tongeren, dies at 65+
  • 1162 Géza II, King of Hungary and Croatia (1141-62)
  • 1176 Matthias I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1119)
  • 1312 Theobald II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1263)
  • 1381 John of Chatillon, governor/viceroy of Holland, dies
  • 1390 Robert II the Steward, King of Scots (1371-90), dies
  • 1573 Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (b. 1521)
  • 1619 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, lands advocate, beheaded
  • 1704 Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (b. 1632)
  • 1732 Theodor Schwartzkopff, composer, dies at 72
  • 1742 Ludwig IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (b. 1719)
  • 1776 Anton de Haen, medical Ratio medendi, dies at 71
  • 1787 Johann Michael Malzat, composer, dies at 38
  • 1793 Martin Gerbert, composer, dies at 72
  • 1807 Eliphalet Dyer, American statesman and judge (b. 1721)
  • 1812 Johann Matthias Sperger, composer, dies at 62
  • 1831 Christian G Korner, German lawyer, dies at 74

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1832 Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)

Naturalist and Zoologist Georges Cuvier
Naturalist and Zoologist
Georges Cuvier
  • 1835 John Nash, British town planner/architect (Regent's Park), dies
  • 1839 Israel Ashkenazi of Shklov, found Ashkenazic community (1815), dies
  • 1839 Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator, dies
  • 1864 Junius Daniel, Confederate brig-general, dies at 35
  • 1866 Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician (b. 1796)
  • 1873 Kaspar Masek, composer, dies at 79
  • 1882 Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer, murdered at 35

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1884 Cyrus Hall McCormick, American inventor (mechanical reaper), dies at 75

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus Hall McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus Hall McCormick
  • 1885 Juliana Horatia [Gatty] Ewing, author (Lob Lie-by-the-Fire), dies
  • 1885 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician (b. 1809)
  • 1892 Jean Alexander Ferdinand Poise, composer, dies at 63
  • 1896 Nora Perry, writer, dies
  • 1901 Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist and literary critic (b. 1851)
  • 1904 Jan Boissevain, ship owner/politician, dies
  • 1914 R E Foster, only dual England captain at cricket & soccer, dies
  • 1916 Sholem Aleichem, yiddish writer (Fiddler on the Roof), dies
  • 1921 Jean Aicard, French poet and novelist (b. 1848)
  • 1925 Boris V Savinkov, Russian writer/terrorist, dies
  • 1926 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (b. 1857)

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1930 Fridtjof Nansen, Arctic explorer/diplomat (Nobel 1922), dies at 68

Arctic explorer/Nobel Laureate Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic explorer/Nobel Laureate
Fridtjof Nansen
  • 1930 Helena Lange, German feminist, dies
  • 1931 Josif Marinkovic, composer, dies at 79
  • 1933 Paul Ernst, German writer, dies at 67
  • 1937 Ekaterina Geladze, mother of Joseph Stalin (b. 1858)
  • 1938 Charles Edouard Guillaume, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
  • 1942 Hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41
  • 1945 Tubby Hall, American musician (b. 1895)
  • 1951 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, author (Issue Beukennoot), dies at 65
  • 1956 Aleksandr A Fadejev, Russ author (Young Guard), commits suicide at 54
  • 1961 Gary Cooper, 2 time Acad award winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60
  • 1962 Frank Jenks, actor (Colonel Flack), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1962 Franz Jozef Kline, US expressionist painter, dies at 51
  • 1962 H Trendley Dean, doctor (introduced fluoridation into water)
  • 1963 Alois Hudal, bishop, helped Nazi war criminals escape (b. 1885)
  • 1966 Henk [Hendrik M] of Randwijk, poet/editor in chief (illegal), dies
  • 1967 Frank McGrath, actor (Wagon Train), dies at 64
  • 1971 Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, composer, dies 67
  • 1972 Dan Blocker, American actor (Hoss-Bonanza), dies at 43
  • 1974 Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican writer (b. 1902)

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1974 Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • 1975 Bob Wills, actor (Lone Prairie), dies at 69
  • 1978 Albert Roberts, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies
  • 1979 Nelly Aenders, actress (In Pyama), dies at 65
  • 1981 Carl Weinrich, composer, dies at 76
  • 1982 Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer, dies at 64
  • 1982 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • 1985 Leatrice Joy, silent screen star, dies in Riverdale (Bronx) NYC at 91
  • 1985 Selma Diamond, comedienne (Selma-Night Court), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1988 Chet Baker, jazz trumpeter, fell to death out of a hotel window at 59
  • 1990 Venedikt Jerofejev, Russian writer, dies
  • 1991 Jimmy McPartland, jazz cornetist, dies of cancer at 83
  • 1992 Floyd Arceneaux, trumpeter, dies at 58
  • 1992 Gisela Elsner, German writer, commits suicide at 55
  • 1992 F. E. McWilliam, Northern Irish sculptor (b. 1909)
  • 1993 Joaquin Garcia [Vargas] "Borolas", Mexican comedian and actor (Santa Sangre), dies at 71
  • 1993 Evert "Eef" Dolman, Dutch cyclist (Olympic-gold-1964), dies at 47
  • 1994 Arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist, dies at 77
  • 1994 Duncan Hamilton, driver, dies at 74
  • 1994 Ruth Gillette, actress (Wild Gold), dies of cancer at 88
  • 1995 Cecil Marley, cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies
  • 1996 John "Jack" Baines, mountaineering publisher, dies at 57
  • 1997 Laurie Lee, English writer ('Cider with Rosie'), dies at 82
  • 1999 Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b. 1902)
  • 2000 Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)

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2001 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (b. 1906)

Novelist R.K. Narayan
Novelist
R.K. Narayan
  • 2001 Jason Miller, American playwright (b. 1939)
  • 2002 Valeri Lobanovsky, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1939)
  • 2002 Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress (b. 1925)
  • 2005 George Dantzig, American mathematician (b. 1914)
  • 2005 Michael Ross, American serial killer (b. 1959)
  • 2005 Eddie Barclay, French record producer (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (b. 1923)
  • 2006 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (b. 1949)
  • 2008 Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait (b. 1930)
  • 2008 Ron Stone, American television reporter (b. 1936)
  • 2009 Rabbi Meir Brandsdorfer, member of the Rabbinical Court of the Edah HaChareidis, Jerusalem
  • 2009 Frank Aletter, American character actor (b. 1926)
  • 2011 Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982)
  • 2011 Bruce Ricker, American jazz and blues documentarian (b. 1942)
  • 2012 Donald "Duck" Dunn, American bassist, dies at 70
  • 2013 Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, dies from respiratory failure at 85
  • 2013 Chuck Muncie, American football running back, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 2013 Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoer, dies at 56