Deaths in History on August 10

  • 612 BC Sinsharishkun, Assyrian king
  • 258 Saint Lawrence, Christian martyr, burned to death
  • 794 Fastrada, 3rd wife of French King Charles the Great, dies at 30
  • 955 Conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle
  • 1002 Al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies
  • 1250 Erik IV Plovpenning, king of Denmark, murdered
  • 1535 Ippolito de' Medici, ruler of Florence (poisoned) (b. 1509)
  • 1589 Maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49
  • 1628 Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned
  • 1637 Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (b. 1582)
  • 1653 Maarten Harpertsz Tromp, [Bestevaer], lt-adm, dies in battle at 55
  • 1655 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter, dies at 50
  • 1717 Nicolaas Witsen, etcher/mayor (Amsterdam), dies
  • 1723 Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman (b. 1656)
  • 1759 Ferdinand VI, the wise, king of Spain, dies at 46
  • 1784 Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter and artist (b. 1713)
  • 1802 Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist, dies at 77
  • 1839 John St Aubyn, British fossil collector (b. 1758)
  • 1842 Captain William Hobson, first British Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, dies of a stroke at 49
  • 1843 Jakob F Fries, German philosopher, dies
  • 1857 John Wilson Croker, politician
  • 1859 George Staunton, writer
  • 1861 Nathaniel Lyon, US Union brig-gen, dies in battle at 43
  • 1862 Shusaku Honinbo, Japanese Go player (b. 1829)
  • 1875 Karl (Theodor) Andree, German journalist (Globus), dies at 66
  • 1896 Otto Lilienthal, German aircraft pioneer, dies
  • 1904 Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French foreign minister (Dreyfus), dies
  • 1905 Kinjikitile "Bokero" Ngwale, E African prophet/rebel leader, hanged
  • 1915 Henry Moseley, English physicist (b. 1887)
  • 1918 Erich Lowenhardt, Germany flying ace of World War I (b. 1897)
  • 1920 Ádám Politzer, Austrian physician (b. 1835)
  • 1921 John M Martin, last confederate congress member, dies
  • 1929 Aletta Henriette Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor and feminist, dies at 75
  • 1929 Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (b. 1878)
  • 1932 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (b. 1918)
  • 1934 John Kane, Scottish/US miner/painter, dies at 73
  • 1943 C Bergsma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • 1943 J Janzen, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • 1943 J Posthuma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • 1944 Berthold Schenk von Stauffenberg, attempt Hitler assassination, dies

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1945 Robert H. Goddard, American rocket pioneer, dies at 62

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • 1948 E Ball-Hennings, writer, dies at 63
  • 1948 Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian(b. 1873)
  • 1948 Andrew Brown, Scottish football coach (b. 1870)
  • 1948 Montague Summers, English writer (b. 1880)
  • 1960 Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
  • 1960 Frank Lloyd, director (Berkeley Square, Blood on the Sun), dies at 72
  • 1960 Oswald Veblin, mathematician
  • 1963 Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn), dies at 60
  • 1963 Patrick Kennedy, son of US President JFK, dies at only 3 days
  • 1963 Ernst Wetter, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1877)
  • 1966 Felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79
  • 1966 Jacobus C Bloem, poet (Cinders), dies
  • 1969 Leno LaBianca, American businessman (murdered) (b. 1925)
  • 1969 Rosemary LaBianca, American housewife (murdered) (b. 1930)
  • 1976 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), dies at 74
  • 1979 Walther Gerlach, German Physicist (Stern–Gerlach effect) dies at 90
  • 1987 I W Able, CEO (United Steel Workers of America, 1965-77), dies at 87
  • 1988 Adela Rogers St John, journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94
  • 1988 Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama, dies at 86
  • 1990 Richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies
  • 1991 Josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies
  • 1994 Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao, murdered at 58
  • 1995 Fay Honey Knopp, activist, dies at 76
  • 1996 Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest, dies at 78
  • 1999 Padma Bhushan Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Eminent Sanskrit Scholar in India (b. 1899)
  • 2002 Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1926)
  • 2007 Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American member of Tuskegee Airmen and civil rights activist (b. 1925)
  • 2007 James E. Faust, Second Councilor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (b. 1920)
  • 2012 Carlo Rambaldi, Italian Special effects artist, dies at 86