Deaths in History on April 25

  • 68 Saint Mark, the first Pope of Alexandria and the founder of Christianity in Africa
  • 974 Ratherius of Verona/Liege, bishop/abbot, dies at about 84
  • 1265 Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester, English crusader
  • 1295 Sancho IV, the Brave, scholar/king of Castile/Leon, dies
  • 1342 Benedict XII, [Jacques Fournier], Pope (1334-42), dies
  • 1516 John Yonge, English diplomat (b. 1467)
  • 1566 Diane de Poitiers, mistress of French King Henry II, dies at 66
  • 1566 Louise Labé, French poet
  • 1595 Torquato Tasso, Italian poet/playwright, dies at 51
  • 1605 Naresuan, King of Siam (b. 1555)
  • 1607 Don Juan Alvarez, Spanish Admiral (Gibraltar), dies in battle
  • 1607 Jacob van Heemskerck, Dutch Admiral (Nova Zambia), dies in battle
  • 1635 Alessandro Tassoni, Italian political writer (Rape of Bucket), dies at 69
  • 1647 Matthias Gallas, Austrian earl of Campo/duke of Lucerna, dies at 62
  • 1660 Henry Hammond, English churchman (b. 1605)
  • 1690 David Teniers the Younger, Flemish painter (Pictorium), dies at 79
  • 1728 John Woodward, geologist/physician, dies
  • 1740 Shrimant Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhat, also known as Baji Rao I, a general and Peshwa (b. 1699)

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1744 Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (proposed the Celsius temperature scale), dies at 42

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  • 1770 Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (b. 1700)
  • 1792 Nicolas J Pelletier, French highwayman, 1st person guillotined
  • 1800 William Cowper, English lawyer/poet (Olney Hymns), dies at 68
  • 1828 John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman, dies at 64
  • 1840 Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician (b. 1781)
  • 1845 Thomas Duncan, painter, dies

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1853 William Beaumont, physiologist, dies at 67

  • 1862 Charles Ferguson Smith, US Union Gen-Maj, dies of infection at 55
  • 1873 Walter de la Mare, Engl poet/author (Behold the Dreamer), dies at 43
  • 1878 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), dies at 58
  • 1891 Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (b. 1811)
  • 1892 Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (b. 1840)
  • 1905 Jacob Olie, Dutch photographer, dies at about 70
  • 1911 Emilio Salgari, Italian novelist (b. 1862)
  • 1915 Frederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1830)
  • 1923 Louis-Olivier Taillon, Quebec politician (b. 1840)
  • 1926 Ellen K S Key, Swedish author/feminist (Century of the Child), dies at 76
  • 1928 Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron general, dies at 49
  • 1937 Clem Sohn, air show performer dies at 26 when his chute fails to open
  • 1937 Michał Drzymała, Polish rebel (b. 1857)
  • 1942 Paul Kornfeld, writer, dies at 52
  • 1954 Joseph Hergesheimer, novelist (Java Head), dies
  • 1955 Paulus B Barth, Swiss painter/lithographer, dies at 73
  • 1960 Amanullah, emir/king of Afhanistan (1919-28), dies at 67
  • 1961 Hans F Blunck, writer, dies
  • 1966 Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70
  • 1978 Lee Kim Lai, Singaporean police officer (b. 1960)
  • 1980 Katia Mann, wife of German writer Thomas Mann (b. 1883)
  • 1982 John Cody, US cardinal/archbishop of Chicago (1965-82), dies at 74
  • 1982 Paul de Vree, Flemish writer/essayist (Round Table), dies
  • 1982 William R Burnett, US, writer (Asphalt Jungle), dies at 82
  • 1988 Clifford D[onald] Simak, sci-fi author (Hugo, Way Station), dies at 83
  • 1992 Dany [Daniel S] Tuijnman, Dutch min of traffic & water, dies at 77
  • 1992 Panos Christi, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 54
  • 1994 George Gennimatas, Greek minister of National Economy, dies at 55
  • 1994 Talaat Yassin Hamman, militant Muslim leader, shot dead at 32
  • 1995 Art Fleming, game show host (Jeopardy), dies at 74
  • 1995 Francis Henry Smith, librarian, dies at 85
  • 1996 John Eustace Theodore Brancker, lawyer/parliamentarian, dies at 87
  • 1996 John Lorne Campbell, folklorist, dies at 90
  • 1998 Wright Morris, American writer (b. 1910)
  • 2000 David Merrick, American theatrical producer (b. 1911)
  • 2000 Lucien le Cam, French mathematician (b. 1924)
  • 2002 Indra Devi, yoga teacher (b. 1899)
  • 2003 Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (b. 1966)
  • 2004 Thom Gunn, British poet (b. 1929)
  • 2005 Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk (b. 1908)
  • 2006 Jane Jacobs, American-born Canadian urbanist (b. 1916)
  • 2009 John Marchi, American politician (b. 1921)
  • 2010 Dorothy Provine, loving grandmother, (b. 1935)
  • 2010 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), dies at 82