Deaths in History on August 3

  • 808 P'ang Yun, [Layman P'ang], Exemplary Zen practitioner, dies in China
  • 1387 Olaf V Haakonsson, King of Denmark (1376-87)/Norway (1380-87), dies
  • 1460 King James II of Scotland (b. 1430)
  • 1527 Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal
  • 1530 Philibert Chalon, prince of Orange/viceroy of Naples, dies
  • 1546 Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (b. 1484)
  • 1546 Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer (b. 1509)
  • 1604 Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander
  • 1621 Guillaume du Vair, French writer (b. 1556)
  • 1667 Francesco Borromini, Italian sculptor and architect, dies at 67
  • 1712 Joshua Barnes, English scholar (b. 1654)
  • 1720 Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch statesman (b. 1641)
  • 1721 Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-born woodcarver (b. 1648)
  • 1761 Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar (b. 1691)
  • 1773 Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (b. 1700)
  • 1779 Henry Kobell, Dutch painter/cartoonist, dies at 27
  • 1780 Etienne B de Condillac, French philosopher (sensualism), dies at 64

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1792 Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (created the spinning frame), dies at 59

Industrialist and Inventor Richard Arkwright
Industrialist and Inventor
Richard Arkwright
  • 1797 Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America, dies at 80
  • 1802 Henry DFL, prince of Prussia/general/diplomat, dies
  • 1805 Christopher Anstey, English writer (b. 1724)
  • 1811 Sebastiaan C Nederburgh, Dutch dir-gen of East Indies Co, dies at 49
  • 1823 Jacob A Uitenhage de Mist, Dutch politician/colonial dir, dies at 74
  • 1833 Stoffel Muller, Dutch sect leader, dies
  • 1839 Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (b. 1763)
  • 1857 Eugène Sue, French novelist (b. 1804)
  • 1867 Philipp August Böckh, German scholar and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • 1879 Joseph Severn, English painter (b. 1793)
  • 1890 Louise Ackermann-Choquet, French author (Journal), dies at 76
  • 1894 George Inness, US landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap), dies at 69
  • 1907 August Saint-Gaudens, Irish/US sculptor (Mrs Henry Adams), dies at 59
  • 1910 Nicolas Kinet, Belgian pilot, dies
  • 1916 Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, executed by the British at 51
  • 1918 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (Het Volk), dies at 41

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1924 Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • 1929 Thorstein Veblen, American economist (b. 1857)
  • 1929 Emil Berliner, German-born telephone and recording pioneer (b. 1851)
  • 1938 Alexander Malyschkin, writer, dies
  • 1944 Felix Nussbaum, German painter (Widerstandskunst), dies in Auschwitz
  • 1944 Felka Platek, wife of painter Felix Nussbaum, dies in Auschwitz
  • 1948 Albert F Pollard, British historian (Evolution of parliament), dies at 78

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1954 Colette, [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • 1957 John Vernou "Black Jack" Bouvier, father of Jacqueline Kennedy, dies of cancer
  • 1964 Flannery O'Connor, writer (Good Man is Hard to Find), dies at 39
  • 1968 Constantine Rokossovski, vice-premier of Poland (1952-56), dies at 71
  • 1973 Richard Marshall, U.S. Army general (b. 1895)
  • 1977 Makarios III, [Michail Mouskos], archbishop/pres (Cyprus), dies at 63
  • 1978 Ezzedin Kalak, Palestinian PLO representative in Paris, murdered
  • 1979 Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1981 Robert Peci, Italian brother of Red Brigade leader, murdered
  • 1984 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), dies at 60
  • 1986 Paul [Saul] de Groot, chairman Dutch Communist party, dies at 87
  • 1990 Florida Edwards, dies of pneumonia at 79
  • 1992 Wang Hongwen, vice-President Chinese Comm Party (1973-76), dies
  • 1994 Carel van Dillen, resistance fighter, dies at 77
  • 1994 Christy Henrich, US turnster, dies of anorexia nervosa at 22
  • 1994 John Hidalgo Moya, architect, Designer of Skylon, dies at 74
  • 1994 John van Raay, [John Oradi], radio-imitator (Paul Flanders)
  • 1995 Marcus Chenault, killer of Martin Luther King Jr's mother, dies at 54
  • 1995 Edward Whittemore, American writer (b. 1933)
  • 1996 Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman, dies at 87
  • 1997 Pietro Rizzuto, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • 1999 Rodney William "Rod" Ansell, Australian bushman and inspiration for "Crocodile Dundee", dies following a shootout with police officers at 44

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2004 Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer, dies at 95

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer
Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • 2005 Françoise d'Eaubonne, French feminist (b. 1920)
  • 2007 John Gardner, British author (b. 1926)

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2008 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer, dies at 89

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 2008 Skip Caray, American TV and radio broadcaster (b. 1939)
  • 2015 Les Munro, New Zealand WWII pilot (Dambusters), dies at 96
  • 2015 Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), dies at 98
  • 2017 Theodore "Ted" Stanley, American anesthesiologist and medical entrepreneur (created the fentanyl lollipop), dies at 77