Deaths in History on August 7

  • 461 Majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)
  • 479 Emperor Yūryaku of Japan
  • 1033 Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine

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1106 Henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54

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  • 1485 Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince
  • 1547 Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies
  • 1613 Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)
  • 1616 Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (Procurazie Nuove, Venice), dies
  • 1635 Friedrich von Spee, German writer (b. 1591)
  • 1639 Martin van den Hove, Dutch scientist (b. 1605)
  • 1657 Robert Blake, English admiral (Dover, Dungeness), dies at about 57
  • 1661 Jin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic (b. 1608)
  • 1799 John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58
  • 1816 Dionysius G van der Keessel, Dut lawyer (Theses selectae), dies at 77
  • 1817 Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French industrialist (b. 1739)
  • 1834 Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor (b. 1752)
  • 1848 Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (b. 1779)
  • 1855 Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (b. 1802)
  • 1864 Li Xiucheng, late Taiping's Field Marshal and soul person.(b. 1823)
  • 1885 Antony EJ Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83), dies at 46
  • 1912 François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (b. 1841)
  • 1916 Charles E Manning, Australian judge/major, dies in battle at 36
  • 1917 Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning, first pilot to land his aircraft on a moving ship. (b. 1891)
  • 1921 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), dies at 40
  • 1923 Hendrik Pierson, Dutch theologist (H Pierson Foundation), dies at 89
  • 1928 Alphonse MAJ Ariëns, Dutch RC pastor/social worker, dies at 68
  • 1938 Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russian director (S Method), dies at 75

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1941 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer (Nobel 1913), dies at 80

  • 1942 Richard Gott, British gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43
  • 1943 Gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle
  • 1962 Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49
  • 1970 Harold Haley, US judge, shot dead in courthouse shootout in San Rafael at 67
  • 1970 James McClain, US African American activist, shot dead
  • 1970 Jonathan Jackson, US African American activist, shot dead in a shootout at 17
  • 1970 William Christmas, US African American activist, shot dead
  • 1974 Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (b. 1925)
  • 1987 Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87
  • 1987 Nobusuke Kishi, premier of Japan (1957-60), dies at 90
  • 1989 Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia
  • 1991 Shapur Bahktiar, PM of Iran (1979), assassinated
  • 1993 Kelly Ahrendt, 1st NYer to die of rabies in 40 years, dies at 14
  • 1995 Brigid Brophy, novelist/campaigner, dies at 66
  • 1995 Tom Scott, poet/editor, dies at 77
  • 1996 Peter Winter, naval commander, dies at 78
  • 1997 Douglas Gray, archivist, dies at 74
  • 1997 Vincent Gulliver, Britain's oldest man, dies at 109
  • 2004 Red Adair, American oil field firefighter (b. 1915)
  • 2004 Colin Bibby, English ornithologist (b. 1948)
  • 2006 Mary Anderson Bain, American New Deal politician (b. 1911)
  • 2007 Hal Fishman, Los Angeles based local news anchor. (b. 1931)
  • 2007 Angus Tait, New Zealand electronics innovator and businessman (b. 1919)
  • 2008 Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent/manager and producer (b. 1931)
  • 2008 Andrea Pininfarina, CEO of Pininfarina S.p.A.
  • 2009 Louis E. Saavedra, American Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico (b. 1933)
  • 2011 Nancy Wake, British war agent (b. 1912)
  • 2015 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), dies at 101
  • 2016 Edward Daly, Irish Bishop "Bloody Sunday" priest, dies at 82