Deaths in History on August 29

  • 29 John the Baptist, beheaded
  • 886 Basilius I, the Macedonier, Byzantine emperor (867-886), dies
  • 1093 Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)
  • 1123 King Eystein I of Norway (b. ca. 1088)
  • 1395 Duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349)
  • 1442 John VI, Duke of Brittany (b. 1389)
  • 1523 Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot, dies at 35
  • 1526 Louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20
  • 1533 Atahualpa, last Inca King of Peru, murdered by Spanish conquerors
  • 1542 Cristov√£o da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516)
  • 1653 Gillesz de Hondecoeter, painter/Hostage rights, buried at about 49
  • 1657 John Lilburne, English dissenter
  • 1712 Gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63
  • 1758 Gerard Van Wage, historian, dies at 75
  • 1758 Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal, dies at 56
  • 1769 Edmond Hoyle, games expert, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1780 Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (b. 1713)
  • 1782 Richard Kempenfelt, Royal Navy Admiral drowns (b. 1718)
  • 1799 Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71
  • 1844 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (b. 1762)
  • 1856 Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (b. 1778)
  • 1865 John Brough, US publisher/(gov-R-Ohio), dies at about 54

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1877 Brigham Young, 2nd president of Mormon Church, dies of peritonitis at 76

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • 1889 Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (b. 1815)
  • 1893 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Rus poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52 [OS=8/17]
  • 1904 Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876), dies
  • 1909 Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist, dies
  • 1910 Johann O Backlund, Swedish astronomer, dies at 64
  • 1910 John YWJ Eilerts de Cock, sea officer (Suriname), dies at 44
  • 1914 ... Machagovsky, Russian general (Tannenberg), dies in battle
  • 1918 Max Dauthendey, writer, dies at 51
  • 1921 Joel Asaph Allen, US zoologist (rule of Allen), dies at 83
  • 1928 Richard B Haldane, British viscount/lord-chancellor, dies at 72
  • 1930 William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)
  • 1931 David Abercrombie, Abercrombie & Fitch founder
  • 1935 Astrid S L T Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden, dies
  • 1941 Henri Louis, French officer/resistance fighter, executed at 40
  • 1941 Jan L G "Yvan" Doornik, Dutch resist fighter in France, executed at 36
  • 1946 J E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed
  • 1960 Hazza el-Majali, PM of Jordan is assassinated
  • 1960 Vicki Baum, writer, dies
  • 1966 Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theoretician (b. 1906)
  • 1968 Victor Sutherland, dies at 79
  • 1968 Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier and planner (b. 1881)
  • 1970 Mary Clare, dies at 76
  • 1975 Eamon de Valera, Irish president (1937..59), dies at 92
  • 1982 Nahum Goldmann, pres Zionist World Organization, dies at 87
  • 1983 William Goyen, American writer, dies at 68
  • 1984 Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian statesman (b. 1901)
  • 1989 Peter Scott, English explorer, naturalist, and painter (b. 1909)
  • 1990 Sandy, dog in the play Annie, dies at 16
  • 1991 Daniel Ocko, dies of respiratory condition at 78
  • 1991 Dixie Dunbar, [Charlotte King], dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1991 Kathryn Cravens, news correspondent, dies at 92
  • 1991 Libero Grassi, Italian underwear manufacturer/anti mafia, dies
  • 1992 Mary Norton, children book author (Borrowers), dies at 88
  • 1993 Henry J "Harry" Smeets, dealer of Volkskrant, dies at 56
  • 1994 Arthur Ernest Mourant, haematologist, dies at 90
  • 1994 Jean-Marie Vincent, Haitian Catholic priest, shot dead
  • 1994 Michael Peters, dies of complications due to AIDS at 46
  • 1994 Tushar Kanti Ghosh, longest serving newspaper editor, dies at 93
  • 1995 Frank Perry, US dir (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), dies at 65
  • 1995 Harry Broadhurst, British airman, dies at 89
  • 1995 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist, dies at 70
  • 1995 Thomas Strittmatter, writer, dies at 33
  • 2003 Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b.1939)
  • 2003 Patrick Procktor, English artist (b. 1936)
  • 2007 Pierre Messmer, French politician and Prime Minister (b. 1916)
  • 2007 Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (b. 1920)
  • 2007 James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (b. 1914)
  • 2015 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You), dies at 75
  • 2016 Gene Wilder, [Jerome Silberman], American actor ( Blazing Saddles, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), dies at 83