Deaths in History on April 13

  • 799 Paul the Deacon / Paulus Diaconus Warnefred, Italian Benedictine monk and chronicler (born c. 720)
  • 814 Khan Krum of Bulgaria (803-814)
  • 1093 Prince Vsevolod I of Kiev (b. 1030)
  • 1517 Tuman Bey, last Mamelukken sultan of Egypt, hanged
  • 1612 Sasaki Kojirō, Japanese samurai
  • 1635 Fakhr-al-Din II, Druze Prince of Lebanon (b. 1572)
  • 1641 Richard Montagu, English clergyman (b. 1577)
  • 1695 Jean de La Fontaine, poet, dies
  • 1722 Charles Leslie, Irish controversialist, dies
  • 1793 Pierre Gaspard Chaumette, French revolutionary (b. 1763)
  • 1794 Nicolas Chamfort, French writer (b. 1741)
  • 1806 Jean-Jacques Bachelier, French painter, dies at about 82
  • 1853 Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (b. 1788)
  • 1853 James Iredell, Jr., American politician (b. 1788)
  • 1855 Henry De la Beche, English geologist (b. 1796)
  • 1868 Tewodros II / Theodorus II, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1818) commits suicide
  • 1880 Robert Fortune, Scottish botanist (b. 1813)
  • 1882 Bruno Bauer, German theologian (b. 1809)
  • 1890 Samuel J. Randall, American politician (b. 1828)
  • 1904 Vasili Vereshtshagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), dies
  • 1909 Whitley Stokes, British lawyer (b. 1830)
  • 1910 William Orchardson, British painter, dies
  • 1911 George Washington Glick, American politician (b. 1827)
  • 1911 John McLane, American politician (b. 1852)
  • 1912 Ishikawa Takuboku, Japanese author (b. 1886)
  • 1918 Lavr Georgevich Kornilov, Russian general (b. 1870)
  • 1932 Johannes T de Visser, 1st Dutch Min of Education, dies at 75 [or 14th]
  • 1936 Demertzis, Greek premier, dies
  • 1938 Archibald Belaney, Canadian conservationist (b. 1888)

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1941 Annie Jump Cannon, US astronomer (Henry Draper catalogues), dies at 77

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon
Astronomer
Annie Jump Cannon
  • 1942 Henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58
  • 1944 Paul Hazard, French literature historian, dies at 65
  • 1945 Ernst Cassirer, German philosopher (b. 1874)
  • 1949 C V France, dies at 80
  • 1954 Angus Lewis Macdonald, Canadian politician (b. 1890)
  • 1959 Rigardus "Rijn" Rijnhout, Giant of Rotterdam (2.375m), dies at 38
  • 1961 John A. Bennett, American convicted rapist (b. 1935)
  • 1962 Culbert Olson, American politician (b. 1876)
  • 1966 Abdul Salam Arif, Iraqi politician (b. 1921)
  • 1966 Georges Duhamel, French writer (b. 1884)
  • 1967 Luis Somoza Debayle, President of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44
  • 1971 Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (b. 1921)
  • 1973 Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73
  • 1975 N'garta Tombalbaye, president Chad, dies
  • 1978 Jack Chambers, Canadian artist (b. 1931)
  • 1981 Prince Asaka Yasuhiko of Japan (b. 1887)
  • 1983 Theodore Stephanides, Greek doctor and naturalist (b. 1896)
  • 1984 Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self
  • 1990 Luis Trenker, dies at 97
  • 1992 Brian Oulton, dies at 84
  • 1992 Wallace Stegner, novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84
  • 1993 Barry Karas, dies of leukemia at 49
  • 1993 Max Tripels, Dutch attorney/MP, dies at 72
  • 1994 Donald Benjamin Harden, archaeologist, dies at 92
  • 1994 P J Engels, Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 70
  • 1994 Taleb Ali al-Suheil, Iran sheik, murdered in Lebanon at 64
  • 1995 Edward Firth Henderson, arabist, dies at 77
  • 1995 Lawrence Allan Laurie Scott, script writer, dies at 87
  • 1996 Denis Sargan, econometrician, dies at 71
  • 1996 George Mackey Brown, poet, dies at 74
  • 1996 James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, criminal, dies at 64
  • 1997 Ann Craft, researcher/writer, dies at 53
  • 1997 Dorothy Frooks, American author and military figure (b. 1896)
  • 1999 Ortvin Sarapu, New Zealand chess player (b. 1924)
  • 1999 Willi Stoph, German politician (b. 1914)
  • 2000 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (b. 1916)
  • 2001 Robert Moon, American postal inspector (b. 1917)

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2006 Muriel Spark, Scottish author, dies at 88

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark
  • 2008 John Wheeler, American physicist and educator (b. 1911)
  • 2015 Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and writer, dies at 74

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2015 Günter Grass, German writer (The Tin Drum) and playwright and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), dies at 87

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass