Deaths in History on April 6

  • 885 Methodius, Greek apostle of the slaves/archbishop of Sirmium, dies
  • 912 Nottker "the Stamelaar", benedictine monk/poet, dies at about 71
  • 1147 Frederick II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1090)

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1199 Richard I, the Lion-hearted, King of England (1189-99), dies at 41

  • 1199 Pierre Basile, French soldier
  • 1252 Peter of Verona, [Peter Martyr], Italian inquisitor/st, dies at 45
  • 1348 Petrarch's Laura, dies of plague
  • 1362 Jacques de Bourbon, count of Marche, killed in battle
  • 1472 Pieter Bladelin, Belgian land owner (Middelburg castle), dies
  • 1489 Hans Waldmann, Swiss military/mayor (Zurich), beheaded
  • 1490 Matthias Corvinus, king of Hungary, dies

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1520 Raphael [Sanzio], Italian artist (Sistine Madonna, School of Athens), dies on his 37th birthday

Italian painter and architect Raphael
Italian painter and architect
Raphael
  • 1528 Albrecht Durer, German painter/graphic artist, dies in Germany at 56
  • 1551 Joachim Vadianus, Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen, dies at 66
  • 1571 John Hamilton, Scottish prelate and politician
  • 1590 Francis Walsingham, English secretary of state, dies at about 57
  • 1593 Henry Barrow, English puritian/Congressionalist, hanged
  • 1593 John Greenwood, English Congressionalist, hanged
  • 1605 John Stow, English historian (Survey of London), dies
  • 1655 David Blondel, French Protestant clergyman (b. 1591)
  • 1661 John Webster, colonial Governor of Connecticut (Fundamental Orders of Connecticut), dies at about 71
  • 1686 Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, English royalist statesman (b. 1614)
  • 1707 Willem Van de Velde, the Young, Dutch seascape painter, dies a 73
  • 1755 Richard Rawlinson, English minister and antiquarian (b. 1690)
  • 1825 Vladimir Borovikovsky [Vоlоdymyr Borovyk], Russian painter, died at 67
  • 1829 Niels H Able, Norwegian mathematician (infinite series), dies at 26
  • 1833 Adamantios Korais, Greek humanist scholar (b. 1748)
  • 1838 Jose B de Andrada e Silva, premier of Brazil (1822-23), dies at 74
  • 1854 William Strickland, US architect, dies
  • 1862 Adley Hogan Gladden, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 51
  • 1862 Albert Sidney Johnston, US Confederate general, dies in battle at 59
  • 1865 John Austin Wharton, US Confederate general-major, dies at 36
  • 1865 Reuben B Boston, US Confederate cavalery colonel, dies in battle
  • 1883 Benjamin Wright Raymond, American politician (b. 1801)
  • 1884 Emanuel Geibel, writer, dies at 68
  • 1906 Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57
  • 1926 Giovanni Amendola, antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo), dies at 43
  • 1933 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (b. 1842)
  • 1935 Edward Arlington Robinson, US poet, dies
  • 1939 Robert Courtneidge, British theater producer, dies
  • 1945 Benjamin M Telders, president (Dutch Liberal States Party), dies at 42
  • 1947 Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (b. 1896)
  • 1953 Idris Davies, Welsh poet (b. 1905)
  • 1961 Jules J B V Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (Nobel 1919), dies at 90
  • 1962 J C Heldring, Dutch businessman, dies at 74
  • 1963 Otto Struve, Russian-born astronomer (b. 1897)
  • 1968 Bobby Hutton, US Black Panther leader, shot to death
  • 1970 Sam Sheppard, American accused murderer (b. 1923)
  • 1974 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89
  • 1974 Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b.1895)

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1975 Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975), dies at 87

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek

  • 1976 Ruth P Thomson, writer, dies
  • 1976 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
  • 1982 Paul Wiens, German writer and Stasi informant, dies at 59
  • 1983 Ana Maria, Salvador guerilla leader, murdered
  • 1990 Nancy Hawkes, (1946 best dress woman), dies at 73
  • 1990 Ronald E Evans, astronaut (Apollo 17), dies of a heart attack at 57

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1992 Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), dies from kidney failure at 72

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 1993 Hedi Amira Nouira, PM of Tunisia (1970-80), dies
  • 1994 Cyprian Niayamira, president of Burundi (1993-94), assassinated
  • 1994 Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society), dies at 75
  • 1994 Theo Bosch, humanist/architect (Amsterdam), dies at 54
  • 1994 Cyprien Ntaryamira, 5th President of Burundi (1994), assassinated by missile strike on the plane he was travelling on over Kigali, Rwanda at 39

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1994 Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan General, Dictator and President of Rwanda (1973-94), assassinated by missile strike on his plane over Kigali, Rwanda at 57

Dictator and President of Rwanda Juvénal Habyarimana
Dictator and President of Rwanda
Juvénal Habyarimana
  • 1995 Vieno J Sukselainen, PM of Finland (1959-61), dies
  • 2000 Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician (b. 1903)
  • 2003 David Bloom, American reporter (b. 1963)
  • 2003 Gerald Emmett Cardinal Carter, Canadian religious figure (b. 1912)
  • 2004 Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (b. 1929)
  • 2005 Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (1949-2005), dies at 81
  • 2006 Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (b. 1917)
  • 2010 Wilma Mankiller, Native American activist, 1st woman chief of the Cherokee Nation, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2012 Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident, dies at 76
  • 2012 Bingu wa Mutharika, President of Malawi, dies from heart attack at 78
  • 2012 Thomas Kinkade, American artist, dies from acute intoxication at 54
  • 2014 Mickey Rooney, American Emmy award-winning actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), dies at 93