Deaths in History on February 10

  • 1126 William IX, Duke of Aquitaine, poet (b. 1071)
  • 1134 Robert III/II Curthouse, Duke of Normandy, dies
  • 1162 King Baldwin III of Jerusalem, son of King Fulco of Anjou/husband of Theodora, dies. (b. 1130)
  • 1242 Emperor Shijō of Japan (b. 1231)
  • 1278 Margaret II of Flanders (b. 1202)
  • 1482 Luca della Robbia, Italian sculptor (majolica reliefs), dies at 81
  • 1495 William Stanley, Engl lord chamberlain, executed for conspiracy
  • 1567 Lord Darnley Stuart, husband of English queen Mary, murdered
  • 1576 Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (b. 1532)
  • 1588 Joost Sybrantsz Buyck, Amsterdam merchant/regent, dies at about 82
  • 1598 Anna van Bull, 1st wife of Polish/Swedish king Sigismund II, dies
  • 1657 Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzabethian painter, dies at 59
  • 1678 Philip Vingboons, Amsterdam's master builder, buried
  • 1686 William Dugdale, English antiquarian and Garter King of Arms (1677-86), dies at 80
  • 1711 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Meleager & Atalante), dies at 22
  • 1722 Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (b. 1682)
  • 1755 Montesquieu, French writer (b. 1689)
  • 1758 Thomas Ripley, English architect
  • 1772 Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general, dies at 75
  • 1782 Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (b. 1702)
  • 1822 Albert-Kasimir, duke of Saxon-Teschen/governor of Hungary, dies at 83
  • 1825 Paul van Hemert, Dutch theologist/philosopher (Kant), dies at 68
  • 1829 Leo XII [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68
  • 1837 Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet and writer (Eugene Onegin), killed in a duel at 37
  • 1857 David Thompson, Canadian explorer (b. 1770)
  • 1861 Francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies
  • 1865 Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (b. 1804)
  • 1876 Reverdy Johnson, American politician and jurist (Dred Scott v. Sandford), dies at 79
  • 1887 Ellen Wood, English author (Pomeroy Abbey), dies at 73
  • 1887 Pieter JBCR van der Aa, Dutch geographer, dies at 54
  • 1891 Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1850)
  • 1902 J N Krieger, German Selenographer, dies
  • 1904 John A. Roche, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1844)
  • 1906 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician, dies at 78
  • 1908 Mustafa Kamil Pasha, Egyptian lawyer, journalist, Nationalist and a founder of Egyptian National Party, dies at 33
  • 1912 Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, surgeon (pioneer of antiseptic), dies
  • 1915 Albert J-BJ Thijs, Belgian Colonial pioneer (Congo), dies at 65
  • 1917 John William Waterhouse, Italian-born artist (b. 1849)
  • 1918 Abdul Hamid II Ottoman Sultan (b. 1842)

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1918 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 84

Italian Pacifist Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italian Pacifist
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta

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1923 Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist who discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901), dies of cancer at 77

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1932 R H Edgar Wallace, British writer/journalist (3 Just Men), dies at 76
  • 1939 Pius XI, [Ambrogio D A Ratti], Italian Pope (1922-39), dies at 81
  • 1943 Wa'er, shot dead by Defiance
  • 1944 Eugène Michel Antoniadi, Greek astronomer, a crater on Mars and the Antoniadi crater on the Moon were named in his honor (b. 1870)
  • 1945 Anacleto Diaz, Filipino jurist (b. 1878)
  • 1950 Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (b. 1872)
  • 1952 Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (b. 1880)
  • 1957 Laura Ingalls Wilder, US author (Little House on Praries), dies at 90
  • 1960 Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (b. 1898)
  • 1962 Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter/graphic artist, dies at 83
  • 1964 Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (b. 1905)
  • 1966 Billy Rose [William Samuel Rosenberg], American theatrical producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66
  • 1968 Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist, dies at 79
  • 1975 Nikos Kavvadias, Greek poet and writer (b. 1910)
  • 1987 Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi, Pakistani painter, calligrapher and artist (b. 1930)

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1992 Alex Haley, US writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1992 Florence Tarlow, dies of cancer at 70
  • 1992 Mau Kopuit, Dutch editor-in-chief (New Israeli Weekly Newspaper), dies
  • 1992 Thomas Graftdijk, Dutch writer (Dr Faustus), dies
  • 1993 John Grossman, Czech director (Process, Revisor), dies
  • 1993 Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, PM of France (1957), dies
  • 1993 Fred Hollows, New Zealand ophthalmologist (b. 1929)
  • 1995 Kenton Kilmer, American writer, dies of cancer at 85
  • 1995 Louis Sen A Kaw, Suriname's great dam builder, dies at 75
  • 1995 Paul Monette, American writer, dies of AIDS at 49
  • 1995 S van der Linde, church historian, dies at 89
  • 1996 Hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist, dies at 67
  • 1997 Milton Cato, 1st Prime Minister of San Vincent and the Grenadines (1979-84), dies at 82
  • 1997 Matthew Eappen of Newton Massachusetts (b. 1996)
  • 1998 Buddy the Wonder Dog, dog (Air Bud), dies of cancer at 9
  • 1998 Maurice Schumann, French foreign minister (1969-73), dies
  • 2001 Abraham Beame, Mayor of New York City (b. 1906)
  • 2002 Traudl Junge, Adolf Hitler's secretary (b. 1920)
  • 2003 Edgar de Evia, American photographer (b. 1910)
  • 2003 Clark MacGregor, United States Congressman from Minnesota (b. 1922)
  • 2003 Al Ruffo, Mayor of San Jose, California (b. 1908)
  • 2003 Ron Ziegler, White House press secretary to Richard Nixon (b. 1939)
  • 2003 Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum, dies at 86

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2005 Arthur Miller, American playwright, dies at 89

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • 2008 Steve Gerber, American comics writer (b. 1947)
  • 2010 Charles Wilson, American politician (b. 1933)
  • 2012 Jeffrey Zaslow, American author and columnist, dies in a car accident at 53
  • 2013 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, dies at 85
  • 2013 Eugenio Trias, Spanish philosopher, dies at 70