Deaths in History on August 25

  • 79 Gaius Plinius Secundus, [Pliny the Elder], Roman admiral/writer, dies during eruption of Mount Vesuvius
  • 383 Gratian (Flavius Gratianus), Emperor of Rome (375-383), murdered at 25
  • 471 Gennadius I, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 458)
  • 882 Louis III, King of France (879-82), dies at 19
  • 1192 Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142)
  • 1227 Ghengis Khan, [Temudjin], founded Mongolia, dies
  • 1270 Louis IX, the Saint, King of France (1226-70), dies from plague at 56
  • 1282 Thomas Cantilupe, English saint (b. ca 1218)
  • 1330 Sir James Douglas, Scottish soldier (b. 1286)
  • 1346 Louis of Nevers, Count of Flanders, dies in battle

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1482 Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI of England, dies at 52

Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England Margaret of Anjou
Queen Consort to King Henry VI of England
Margaret of Anjou
  • 1554 Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English great admiral, dies
  • 1556 David Jorisz, Flemish glass blower/sect leader, dies at about 54
  • 1580 Frederick Schenk van Toutenburg, last archbishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1632 Thomas Dekker, English dramatist (b. ca. 1572)
  • 1649 Richard Crashaw, English clergyman/poet, dies at about 36

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1688 Henry Morgan, Welsh pirate and privateer who raided Spanish settlements and shipping, dies at 53

Pirate Henry Morgan
Pirate
Henry Morgan
  • 1699 King Christian V of Denmark (b. 1646)
  • 1711 Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician

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1776 David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (A Treatise of Human Nature), dies of abdominal cancer at 65

Philosopher David Hume
Philosopher
David Hume
  • 1789 Mary Ball Washington, mother of George, dies
  • 1792 Jacques Cazotte, French writer (b. 1719)

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1819 James Watt, Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer and chemist (steam engine), dies at 83

Inventor, Engineer and Chemist James Watt
Inventor, Engineer and Chemist
James Watt

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1822 William Herschel, German-British astronomer (discovered Uranus), dies at 83

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel
  • 1835 Ann Rutledge, said to be Abraham Lincoln's true love, dies at 22
  • 1840 Karl Leberecht Immermann, German writer, dies at 44
  • 1846 Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian nature investigator/diplomat, dies at 73
  • 1867 Michael Faraday, English scientist who discovered principle of electric motor, dies at 75
  • 1868 Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60
  • 1868 Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar (Iowa), dies at 62
  • 1868 Jacob van Lennep, Dutch 2nd member of parliament, dies at 66
  • 1900 Kuroda Kiyotaka, 2nd Prime Minister of Japan (1894-1899), dies of a brain haemorrhage at 59

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1900 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher and philologist (Übermensch and the doctrine of eternal return), dies at 55

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
  • 1901 Clara Maass, army nurse sacrificied her life at 25 to prove that the mosquito carries yellow fever
  • 1904 William Hall, Canadian Royal Naval sailor (b. 1827)

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1908 Henri Becquerel, French physicist who discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), dies at 55

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • 1924 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (b. 1818)
  • 1925 Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (b. 1852)
  • 1936 Grogorij J Zinovjev, Russian revolutionary, dies
  • 1938 Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Jama), dies at 67
  • 1942 George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39
  • 1942 W van Daalen, opposition leader on Celebes, beheaded
  • 1942 George Edward Alexander Windsor, Duke of Kent (b. 1902)
  • 1944 Krijn van den Helm, resistance fighter (KP Leeuwarden), shot to death
  • 1944 Mussa Dshalil, writer, dies
  • 1945 John Birch, American intelligence officer and missionary (b. 1918)
  • 1947 Clark Wissler, US cultural anthropologist, dies at 76
  • 1956 Alfred C Kinsey, American biologist, zoologist and sexologist ("The Kinsey Reports"), dies at 62 from a heart ailment and pneumonia
  • 1957 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, dies at 74
  • 1967 George Lincoln Rockwell, head of American Nazi Party, assassinated
  • 1967 Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)

  • 1975 John R Dunning, US physicist, dies at 67
  • 1976 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76

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1984 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), dies of liver cancer at 59

  • 1988 Price Daniel, (Gov/Sen-D-Texas), dies at 77
  • 1990 Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (b. 1903)
  • 1991 Don Nute, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
  • 1991 Niven Busch, American writer (Duel in the Sun), dies
  • 1991 Sergei Ajromeiev, soviet general, commits suicide
  • 1992 Jan G Toonder, writer (Castle in Ireland), dies at 78
  • 1993 Amy Biehl, US activist in South-Africa, murdered at 26
  • 1994 Ramdas Nayak, Indies hindu leader/politician, murdered at about 52
  • 1996 Dai Houying, writer, dies at 58
  • 1996 Erskine Childers, UN official/civil servant, dies at 67
  • 1996 Les Burns, local councillor, dies at 53
  • 1997 Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
  • 1997 Robert Pinget, novelist/Playwright, dies at 78
  • 2000 Carl Barks, American cartoonist (b. 1901)
  • 2002 Dorothy Hewett, Australian writer (b. 1923)
  • 2005 Peter Glotz, German politician (b. 1939)
  • 2008 Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian mountaineer (b. 1959)
  • 2009 Edward [Ted] M. Kennedy, United States Senator from Massachusetts (b. 1932)

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2012 Neil Armstrong, American astronaut, dies from heart surgery complications at 82

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • 2015 Frank E. Petersen Jr, American soldier and 1st African American Marine aviator & General, dies at 83
  • 2016 Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer, dies at 86
  • 2016 James Cronin, American nuclear physicist (Physics Nobel Prize 1980), dies at 84
  • 2016 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer (Miles Davis, John Coltrane), dies at 91