Deaths in History on April 29

  • 852 Amalarius/Fortunatus/Symphosius of Metz/Lyon, bishop, dies at 76
  • 926 Burchard II, Duke of Swabia
  • 1380 Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (b. 1347)
  • 1499 John IV, Dutch army leader/earl of Egmond, dies
  • 1535 John Houghton, English, executed
  • 1594 Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and writer
  • 1630 Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet (b. 1552)
  • 1658 John Cleveland, English poet (b. 1613)
  • 1676 Michiel A de Ruyter, Dutch rear-admiral, (Newport), killed at 69
  • 1698 Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (b. 1655)
  • 1699 Samuel Apostool, vicar/theologist (Zonisten), dies at 50
  • 1707 George Farquhar, Irish dramatist (b. 1678)
  • 1743 Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (b. 1658)
  • 1768 Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist (b. 1694)
  • 1776 Edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713)
  • 1793 Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi (b. 1713)
  • 1793 John Michell, English scientist (b. 1724)
  • 1798 Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist (b. 1723)
  • 1841 A Bertrand, writer, dies
  • 1854 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (b. 1768)
  • 1864 Charles-Julien Brianchon, math (Brianchon's theorem), dies at 80

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1864 Abraham Gesner, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene), dies at 66

Physician and Geologist Abraham Gesner
Physician and Geologist
Abraham Gesner
  • 1871 John Gelinde van Blom, Fries notary/author, dies at 75
  • 1903 Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (b. 1835)
  • 1916 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (b. 1850)
  • 1918 Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian murderer of arch duke Ferdinand, dies at 22
  • 1920 William Henry Seward, Jr., Union Brigadier General in the American Civil War (b. 1839)
  • 1928 Henrich Federer, Switz, writer (I Switch Off The Light), dies at 61
  • 1933 Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (b. 1863)
  • 1936 Florentinus M Wibaut, Amsterdam social alderman, dies at 76
  • 1943 Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
  • 1944 Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (b. 1851)
  • 1945 Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, German SS officer (b. 1893)
  • 1947 Irving Fisher, US economist, dies at 80
  • 1951 Ludwig J J Wittgenstein, Austria/English philosopher, dies at 62
  • 1953 Moise Kisling, Polish/French painter (La souris boiteuse), dies at 62
  • 1954 Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier, dies at 82
  • 1964 Albert Saverys, Flemish painter, dies at 77
  • 1967 Anthony Mann, US director (El Cid, Last Frontier), dies at 60
  • 1972 Ntare V, deposed King of Burundi, killed in an abortive coup
  • 1975 Darwin Judge, USMC-corporal, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • 1975 Michael John Shea, USMC-lt/pilot, 1 of last soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • 1975 William Craig Nystul, USMC capt, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • 1979 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (b. 1907)
  • 1986 Seamus McElwaine, Irish IRA-terrorist, killed at 25
  • 1991 Claude Gallimard, French publisher, dies
  • 1993 Cy Howard, director (Lovers & Other Strangers), dies at 77
  • 1994 Oscar Sheldon A Williams, artist/critic, dies at 74
  • 1995 Robert Gibb, zoo/theme park creator, dies at 57
  • 1995 Angier Biddle Duke, American diplomat and the youngest American ambassador in history, dies at 79
  • 1996 Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist, dies at 71
  • 1996 Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia, dies at 72
  • 1996 Tony Hymphris, political activist, dies at 45
  • 1997 Mike Royko, columnist, dies of stroke at 64
  • 1997 Peter Tali Coleman, gov of Americ Samoa (1956-61, 78-85, 89-93), dies

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2006 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award), dies of natural causes at 97

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • 2007 Ivica Račan, former Prime Minister of Croatia (b. 1944)
  • 2007 Zhang Taofang, Chinese sniper (b. 1931)
  • 2008 Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist, known as the first to synthesize LSD (b. 1906)
  • 2012 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister, dies at 69
  • 2012 Amarillo Slim, American professional poker player, dies at 83
  • 2014 Bob Hoskins, English actor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), dies from pneumonia at 71
  • 2015 Jean Nidetch, American businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, dies at 91