Deaths in History on April 3

  • 33 Christ, crucified (according to astronomer Humphreys & Waddington)
  • 628 Chosroes II, emperor of Persia (579..628), murdered by his son
  • 963 William III, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 915)
  • 1287 Honorius IV, [Giacomo Savelli], Italian Pope (1285-87), dies
  • 1350 Eudes IV, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1295)
  • 1512 Richard Pafraet, Dutch printer, dies
  • 1525 Giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api), dies at 49
  • 1581 Huibert Duifhuis, Roman Catholic pastor (Rotterdam/Utrecht), dies
  • 1606 Charles Blount, 1st Earl of Devon, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1680 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha Empire, India (b. 1630)
  • 1680 Shivaji Bhonsle, Indian warrior (formed the Maratha Empire) dies of fever and dysentery around the age of 52
  • 1682 Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish painter, dies
  • 1691 Jean Petitot, Swiss enamel painter (b. 1608)
  • 1694 Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere, Flemish painter, buried at 64
  • 1695 Melchior de Hondecoeter, Dutch still life painter, dies at about 58
  • 1717 Jacques Ozanam, French mathematician (b. 1640)
  • 1728 James Anderson, Scottish lawyer (b. 1662)
  • 1769 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist/poet (in blood), dies at 71
  • 1792 George Pocock, British admiral (b. 1706)
  • 1804 Jędrzej Kitowicz, Polish priest (b. 1727/1728)
  • 1811 Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen, Flemish (court)painter, dies at 83
  • 1822 Friedrich Bertuch, writer, dies
  • 1826 Reginald Heber, bishop & hymn writer, dies
  • 1827 Ernst Chladni, German physicist (b. 1756)
  • 1838 Francesco Antommarchi, Napoleon's physician on St Helena, dies at 57
  • 1849 Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Father of the Plague-Patient), dies at 39
  • 1862 James Clark Ross, Arctic explorer, dies
  • 1876 Henriette Davidis, writer, dies

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1882 Jesse James, American outlaw, shot dead at 34, in St Joseph Mo by Robert Ford

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  • 1884 Carel JCH van Nispen tot Sevenaer, Dutch Cath politician, dies at 59
  • 1936 Bruno Hauptmann, convicted Lindbergh baby killer, executed
  • 1941 Pal Teleki-von Szek, PM Hungary (1920-21, 39-41), suicide at 61
  • 1945 Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Vienna Verbatim), dies at 43
  • 1946 Masaharu Homma, Lt Gen (responsible for Bataan Death March), executed
  • 1950 Carter G. Woodson, American historian (African American studies), dies at 74
  • 1951 Johannes C Kielstra, Dut economist/gov (Suriname 1933-44), dies at 72
  • 1956 T Kostov, Bulgarian vice-premier, executed
  • 1958 Theodor Kramer, Austrian poet and writer, dies at 61
  • 1960 Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
  • 1965 Ernst Kirchweger, Austrian communist and resistance fighter (born 1897 or 1898)
  • 1966 Russel Crouse, US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73
  • 1971 Joseph Valachi, US gangster, dies at 66
  • 1971 Manfred Bonnington Lee, [Ellery Queen], detective writer, dies at 65
  • 1981 Juan Trippe, Airline entrepreneur and pioneer, Pan Am founder (b. 1899)
  • 1982 Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist, dies at 69
  • 1988 Milton A Caniff, US cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), dies at 81

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1991 Graham Greene, British writer (3rd Man, Our man in Havana), dies at 86

  • 1993 Eduardo Cabellero Calderon, Colombian writer/diplomat, dies at 83
  • 1993 Pinky Lee, kiddie host (Pinky Lee Show), dies of heart attack at 85
  • 1994 Frank G Wells, US company director (Walt Disney Co.), dies in a helicopter crash at 62
  • 1994 Jerome Lejeune, French geneticist (Syndrome of Down), dies at 67
  • 1995 David Alexander Reginald Herbert, writer, dies at 86
  • 1996 Carl Stokes, 1st African American mayor of a major US city (Cleve), dies
  • 1996 Christopher John Seward, aid worker, dies at 45
  • 1996 Ron Brown, American Secretary of Commerce, dies in an air accident aged 54
  • 1996 Ronald Harmon Brown, politician, dies at 54
  • 1997 Judy Flannery, master triathelete, killed by a car at 56
  • 1998 Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 2000 Terence McKenna, American writer and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • 2001 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist, dies at 89
  • 2003 Michael Kelly, American journalist (b. 1957)
  • 2007 Marion Eames, Welsh novelist (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Nina Wang, Asia's richest woman (b. 1937)
  • 2014 Freda Kida, American cartoonist, dies at 93
  • 2015 Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist, dies at 73
  • 2016 Joseph Medicine Crow, Native American chief and historian, dies at 102