Famous Deaths on September 24

  • 366 Liberius, Italian Pope (352-66), dies
  • 768 Pippin III, the short, King of France, dies at 53
  • 786 Al-Hadi, Arabic kalief of Islam (185-86), dies
  • 911 Ludwig III, the child, last Carolingian German King (899-911), dies
  • 1054 Hermannus Contractus, scholar (b. 1013)
  • 1118 Robert of Knaresborough, hermit (b. 1160)
  • 1120 Welf II, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1072)
  • 1143 Innocent II, [Gregorio de' Papareschi], Italian Pope (1130-43), dies
  • 1143 Agnes of Germany, daughter of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1072)
  • 1180 Manuel I Comnenus, Byzantine emperor (1143-80), dies
  • 1213 Gertrude of Merania, wife of Andrew II of Hungary (murdered) (b. 1185)
  • 1228 Stefanus I Nemanjic de Eerstgekroonde, king of Serbia (1217-28), dies
  • 1230 Alfonso IX, king of Leon/Castile, dies
  • 1275 Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford, Constable of England (b. 1208)
  • 1435 Isabeau of Bavaria, Queen and wife of Charles VI of France (bc. 1370)
  • 1494 Poliziano, Italian humanist (b. 1454)
  • 1517 Frederik IV, of Baden, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1536 Janus Secundus, neo latin poet (Basia), dies at 24

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1541 Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist, dies at 47

Physician/Alchemist Paracelsus
Physician/Alchemist
Paracelsus
  • 1545 Albrecht von Brandenburg, archbishop/monarch of Mainz, dies at 55
  • 1568 Antoon van Stralen, Flemish mayor of Antwerp, beheaded at about 47
  • 1605 Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer (bc. 1547)
  • 1621 Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Polish military commander (b. 1560)
  • 1646 Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer (bc. 1565)
  • 1707 Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (b. 1642)
  • 1732 Emperor Reigen of Japan (b. 1654)
  • 1742 Johann Matthias Hase, German scientist (b. 1684)
  • 1755 Georg Gebel, German composer, dies at 45
  • 1790 John Keyse Sherwin, engraver/painter, dies
  • 1802 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer, commits suicide by drinking poison at 53
  • 1813 Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry, composer, dies at 72
  • 1815 John Sevier, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn), dies at 70
  • 1834 A J Pedro I van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil (1822-31), dies
  • 1855 Alexandre Stievenard, composer, dies at 86
  • 1856 Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies
  • 1865 Frantiszek Soltyk, composer, dies at 81
  • 1875 William Walker, composer, dies at 66
  • 1881 Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer, dies at 74
  • 1892 Cornelis A van Sypesteyn, Dutch governor of Suriname, dies at 69
  • 1892 Patrick S Gilmore, composer, dies at 62
  • 1894 Martinus Nijhoff, founder Nijhoff's book publisher (Van Dale), dies
  • 1896 Percy McDonnell, cricketer (19 Tests 1880-88, 3 centuries), dies
  • 1896 Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (b. 1818)
  • 1898 Bartel Wilton, ship builder, dies at 70
  • 1910 Rudolf Dellinger, composer, dies at 53
  • 1919 Frank Laver, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies
  • 1930 William A. MacCorkle, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)
  • 1933 Mike Donlin, baseball player (b. 1878)
  • 1933 Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)
  • 1934 Edwin Lehare, composer, dies at 69
  • 1938 Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1939 Carl Laenmie, film producer, dies
  • 1948 Warren William, actor (Fear, Wolf Man, Madame X), dies at 53
  • 1949 Pierre Breville, composer, dies at 88
  • 1951 Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75
  • 1953 Berthold Viertel, writer, dies at 68
  • 1954 Edward Pilgrim, British suicide hastened by bureaucracy (b. 1904)
  • 1960 Matyas Seiber, composer, dies at 55
  • 1960 Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies
  • 1961 Sumner Welles, US diplomat (Good Neighbor Policy), dies at 68
  • 1967 Orville Caldwell, Deputy Major (LA-1940), dies at 71
  • 1967 Robert H van Gulik, diplomat/writer (Judge Tie), dies
  • 1968 Harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67
  • 1968 Robert Arthur Ley, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47
  • 1975 Clive Morton, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), dies at 71
  • 1975 Ian Hunter, actor (Sir Richard-Robin Hood), dies at 75
  • 1975 Earle Cabell, Texas politician (b. 1906)
  • 1976 Bruno VeSota, actor/director (Chopper, Teenage Doll), dies at 54
  • 1976 Romney Brent, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz), dies at 74
  • 1978 Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80
  • 1981 Patsy Kelly, American actress (Rosemary's Baby, North Ave Irregulars), dies at 71
  • 1982 Sarah Churchill, actress (Royal Wedding, Spring Meeting), dies at 67
  • 1983 Isobel Baillie, Scottish oratorio singer, dies at 88
  • 1984 Neil Hamilton, actor (Com Gordon-Batman), dies of asthma at 85
  • 1990 Jay Currin, stuntman/actor (Back to the Beach, Serial), dies at 34
  • 1991 Mary Lawrence, actress (Best Man), dies of respiratory failure at 73

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1991 Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), children's author, dies of cancer at 87

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • 1991 Peter Bellamy, folk singer (b. 1944)
  • 1993 Zita Johann, Hungarian/US actress (Mummy), dies at 89
  • 1993 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (b. 1913)
  • 1993 Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)
  • 1994 Colin Berry Haycraft, publisher, dies at 65
  • 1994 David Napley, solicitor, dies at 79
  • 1994 Otto F Walther, Swiss publisher/author (Der Stumme), dies at 66
  • 1994 Otto F. Walter, Swiss writer and publisher (Walter Verlag), dies at 66
  • 1996 Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, egyptologist, dies at 87
  • 1996 Mark Frankel, actor (Solitaire for 2, Simon-Sisters), dies at 34
  • 1996 Pavel Anatolievich Sudoplatov, spy, dies at 89
  • 1997 Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47
  • 2002 Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian rebel (b. 1953)
  • 2002 Mike Webster, National Football League player (b. 1952)
  • 2002 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, dies at 62
  • 2003 Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (b. 1924)
  • 2003 Lyle Bettger, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2004 Françoise Sagan, French writer (b. 1935)
  • 2005 Tommy Bond, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2008 Mickey Vernon, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 2009 Susan Atkins, American murderer (b. 1948)
  • 2010 Gennady Yanayev, Soviet politician (b. 1937)
  • 2016 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stantley Dural Jr] US accordionist (On Track), dies at 68
  • 2016 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), dies at 63