Deaths in History on August 13

  • 586 St. Radegund, Frankish princess, wife of Clotaire I and founder of the Convent of Our Lady of Poitiers.
  • 662 Maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies
  • 900 Zwentibold, king of Lutherans (895-900), dies in battle at 29
  • 1134 Irene of Hungary [Piroska], Byzantine empress, dies at 46
  • 1191 Philips van Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne, dies
  • 1278 Daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65
  • 1382 Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (b. 1358)
  • 1523 Gerard David, Flemish painter
  • 1617 Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman (b. 1540)
  • 1637 Dirck J Bas, Dutch merchant/regent/government leader (OIC), dies
  • 1667 Jeremy Taylor, Irish author and bishop (b. 1613)
  • 1674 Lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet, dies at 35
  • 1686 Louis Maimbourg, French-born historian (b. 1610)
  • 1721 Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer (b. 1665)
  • 1744 John Cruger, Dutch-born Mayor of New York (b. 1678)
  • 1749 J E Schlegel, writer, dies
  • 1762 John Alberti, theologist/philological, dies at 64
  • 1787 Isaac de Pinto, merchant/lender/Dutch States-general, dies
  • 1826 René Laënnec, French physician (invented the stethoscope), dies of tuberculosis at 46
  • 1860 Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro, dies
  • 1863 Eugène Delacroix, French painter (b. 1798)
  • 1865 Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist, dies at 47
  • 1895 Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition), dies
  • 1896 John Everett Millais, English painter, dies at 67
  • 1897 Antonius von der Linde, Neth/German librarian, dies at 63

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1910 Florence Nightingale, British nurse (Crimean War), dies at 90

  • 1912 Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement, dies of cancer at 73
  • 1913 F August Bebel, German social-democrat, dies
  • 1927 James Curwood, US journalist/writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
  • 1937 Arthur Plunkett, English civil engineer (b. 1890)

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1946 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (The War of the Worlds, Time Machine), dies at 79

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  • 1958 Otto Witte, acrobat and, purportedly, King of Albania (b. 1868)
  • 1964 Peter Anthony Allen is the last person executed (for murder) in England and United Kingdom at Walton Prison, Liverpool
  • 1965 Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1899)
  • 1973 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75
  • 1974 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Pray for the Wanderer), dies at 76
  • 1977 Henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), dies
  • 1988 Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77), dies at 88
  • 1989 Larkin Smith, U.S. Representative from Mississippi (b. 1944)
  • 1991 Jack Ryan, inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels), dies at 65
  • 1992 Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], poet (Geen letterheren), dies
  • 1994 Manfred Worner, German general/sec-gen of NATO (1988-94), dies at 59
  • 1995 Alison Hargreaves, mountaineer, dies at 33
  • 1995 Per-Jakez Helias, Writer/teacher, dies at 81
  • 1995 Jan Křesadlo, Czech-born writer (b. 1926)
  • 1996 António de Spínola, Portuguese general and conservative President of Portugal (1974), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 86
  • 1996 Christopher John Gray, priest, dies at 42
  • 1996 David Randall, British priest, founder of Cara, dies at 49
  • 1996 W Gordon Smith, playwright, dies at 67
  • 1998 Julien Green, American-French writer (Frere Francois), dies at 97
  • 2000 Antony Duff, British diplomat, Head of MI5, advocate for the homeless, dies at 80
  • 2005 David Lange, 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1942)
  • 2007 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (b. 1902)
  • 2007 Yone Minagawa, Japanese woman, oldest person (114) (b. 1893)
  • 2008 Bill Gwatney, American political figure (b. 1959)
  • 2008 Dino Toso, American Formula-1 engineer (b. 1969)
  • 2008 Jack Weil, American oldest working CEO (b. 1901)
  • 2008 Sandy Allen, American second-tallest woman in the world (b. 1955)
  • 2008 Henri Cartan, French Mathematician, dies at 104
  • 2010 Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (b. 1919)
  • 2012 Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher, dies at 90
  • 2016 Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu spiritual leader (BAPS), dies at 94