Deaths in History on April 14

  • 711 Childebert III, king of French, dies at about 27
  • 911 Sergius III, Italian Pope (904-11), dies
  • 1099 Conrad, bishop of Utrecht, stabbed to death
  • 1132 Mstislav of Kiev (b. 1076)
  • 1240 Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of Wales, dies
  • 1279 Boleslaw the Pious, Polish duke
  • 1279 Boleslaus of Greater Poland
  • 1322 Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Lord Badlesmere, English soldier (b. 1275)
  • 1345 Richard Aungerville, English bishop and writer (b. 1287)
  • 1427 John IV, duke of Brabant, dies
  • 1433 Lidwina, Dutch mystic (Christ's Bride) and saint, dies at 53
  • 1471 Richard Neville [16th Earl of Warwick], English nobleman and military commander known as Warwick the Kingmaker, slain in battle at 42
  • 1552 Laurentius Andreae, [Lars Andersson], Swedish church reformer, dies
  • 1574 Christoffel Palts, German general strategist, dies in battle
  • 1574 Hendrik, count of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle
  • 1574 Louis, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle at 35
  • 1578 James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, consort of Mary I of Scotland
  • 1599 Henry Wallop, English statesman
  • 1662 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (b. 1582)
  • 1682 Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (b. 1621)
  • 1692 Carlos de Gurrea, Spanish viceroy (Spanish Netherlands), dies
  • 1695 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables), dies at 73
  • 1716 Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral
  • 1721 Michel Chamillart, French statesman (b. 1652)
  • 1722 Pieter Erberveld, German-Thai merchant on Java, Indonesia. He was accused of plotting a rebellion with the Javanese, tortured and executed at around 62
  • 1764 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer, dies at 84
  • 1785 William Whitehead, English writer and poet, British Poet Laureate (1757-85), dies at about 70
  • 1792 Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (b. 1720)
  • 1874 Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch author/engineer on Curacao, dies at 86
  • 1910 Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (b. 1856)
  • 1911 Henri Elzéar Taschereau, French Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
  • 1912 Henri Brisson, French statesman (b. 1835)
  • 1913 Karl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren), dies at 68
  • 1914 Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist, dies at 58
  • 1914 Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • 1915 James Hutton Brew, Pioneer of West African Journalism, dies
  • 1917 Lew [Lejzer L] Zamenhof, Polish doc/linguist (Esperanto), dies at 57

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1924 Louis Sullivan, architect (father of skyscrapers), dies at 67

Architect and Father of Skyscrapers Louis Sullivan
Architect and Father of Skyscrapers
Louis Sullivan
  • 1924 Roland Napoleon Bonaparte, Fr officer/explorer (Surinam), dies at 65
  • 1925 Pieter D van Essen, Dutch artillery officer, dies at 54
  • 1930 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet, dies at 36
  • 1935 Amalie Emmy Noether, German mathematician (b. 1882)
  • 1941 Jack Edmonson, Australian corporal in Tobruk (Victoria Cross), dies
  • 1941 Guillermo Kahlo, father of Frida Kahlo (b. 1871)
  • 1943 Asser B Kleerekoper, SDAP-Second-Member of parliament, dies at 62
  • 1948 Walter P Reuther, Pres (United Auto Workers), shot at his home
  • 1949 Joseph A Cushman, US paleontologist, dies at 68
  • 1950 Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
  • 1953 Emmanuel K de Bom, Flemish writer (Scheldelucht), dies at 84
  • 1960 Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgeon, dies

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1964 Rachel Carson, American biologist/author (Silent spring), dies at 56

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 1964 Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (b. 1876)
  • 1965 Leonard Mudie, dies of heart ailment at 82
  • 1965 Perry E Smith, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • 1965 Robert E Hickok, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • 1971 Armand Spitz, developer of small educational planetarium, dies
  • 1973 Minna Gombell, dies in Santa Monica CA
  • 1976 José Revueltas, Mexican writer (b. 1914)
  • 1977 Riekus Waskowsky, Dutch poet, dies at 44
  • 1985 Enver Hoxha, Albanian leader (1944-85), dies

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1986 Simone de Beauvoir, French author and feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex, She Came to Stay), dies of pneumonia at 78

  • 1988 John Stonehouse, British politician (b. 1925)
  • 1990 Martin Kessel, writer, dies on 89th birthday
  • 1992 David Miller, dies of cancer at 82
  • 1993 Jo Boer, Dutch painter/writer/author (Heir, dies at 85
  • 1993 Sam Ntombani, ANC-secretary in Soweto South-Africa, shot to death
  • 1994 Selometsi Baholo, vice-premier of Lesotho, murdered
  • 1994 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • 1995 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Advent), dies at 89
  • 1995 Donald Keech, entrepreneur, dies at 74
  • 1995 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, jungian analyst educator, dies at 89
  • 1996 Benjamin "Zik" Azikiwe Nnamdi, politician, dies at 91
  • 1996 Mervyn Levy, artist/critic, dies at 81
  • 1998 Maurice Stans, American politician, Secretary of Commerce and Watergate figure, dies at 90
  • 2000 Phil Katz, American computer programmer (b. 1962)
  • 2001 Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)
  • 2007 June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author and social activist (b. 1924)
  • 2008 Ollie Johnston, the last living member of Disney's Nine Old Men. (b. 1912)
  • 2011 Walter Breuning, American supercentenarian (b. 1896)