Deaths in History on February 13

  • 858 Kenneth I of Scotland [Kenneth MacAlpin], claimed first Scottish King (d. 858)
  • 1130 Honorius II, [Lamberto], Pope (1124-30), dies
  • 1141 Béla II of Hungary (b. 1110)
  • 1199 Stefanus Nemanja (Symeon), monk, dies
  • 1219 Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (b. 1192)
  • 1237 Jordanus of Saxon, 2nd general of Dominicans, drowns
  • 1315 Jean I of Chalon-Arlay, mayor of Neuchôtel, dies
  • 1332 Andronicus II Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1282-1328)/monk, dies
  • 1539 Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (b. 1474)
  • 1542 Catharine Howard, queen of England/5th wife of Henry VIII, beheaded
  • 1585 Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (b. 1515)
  • 1592 Jacopo Bassano, Italian painter
  • 1600 Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (b. 1538)
  • 1602 Alexander Nowell, English churchman, dean of St Paul's, dies
  • 1608 Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski, Lithuanian prince (b. 1526)
  • 1624 Stephen Gosson, English satirist (b. 1554)
  • 1635 Georg R Weckerlin, German poet, dies at 50
  • 1660 Charles X Gustaaf, king of Sweden (1654-60), dies at 37
  • 1662 Elisabeth Stuart, of James I of Scotland and England, dies at 65
  • 1727 William Wotton, English scholar (b. 1666)

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1728 Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister, dies at 65

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  • 1732 Charles-René d'Hozier, French historian (b. 1640)
  • 1784 Charles Gravier, French earl of Vergennes/min of For affairs, dies
  • 1787 Ruđer Bošković, Croatian scientist and diplomat (b. 1711)
  • 1787 Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (b. 1717)
  • 1798 Wilhelm H Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies of Art), dies at 24
  • 1813 Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (b. 1725)
  • 1818 George Rogers Clark, American military leader (b. 1752)
  • 1826 Petr Alekseevich Pahlen, Russian general (b. 1745)
  • 1837 Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and writer (b. 1809
  • 1841 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
  • 1845 Henrik Steffens, Norwegian-German philosopher (b. 1773)
  • 1873 Petrus AS van Limburg Brouwer, [Abraham van Luik], literary, dies
  • 1882 Henry Highland Garnet, diplomat, dies in Monrovia Liberia at 66
  • 1883 Pavel Melnikov, [Petsjerski], Russian historian, dies at 64
  • 1888 Jean Baptiste Lamy, 1st Archbishop of Santa Fe (b. 1814)
  • 1889 João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (b. 1885)
  • 1891 David Dixon Porter, US rear admiral (Union), dies at 77
  • 1893 Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), dies at 58
  • 1894 Franjo Racki, Croatian historian/politician, dies at 65
  • 1905 Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (b. 1844)
  • 1906 Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (b. 1866)
  • 1907 Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer, dies at 59
  • 1921 Willem P C Knuttel, Dutch bibliography/librarian, dies at 67
  • 1927 Brooks Adams, US philosopher (New Empire), dies at 78
  • 1935 Violet Paget, British author (Gospels of Anarchy), dies at 78
  • 1937 C A Bernoulli, writer, dies
  • 1942 Epitácio Pessoa, Brazilian president (b. 1865)
  • 1943 William Walraven, journalist/writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
  • 1950 Rafael Sabatini, Italian author (b. 1875)
  • 1951 Lloyd C. Douglas, American author (b. 1877)
  • 1952 Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
  • 1958 Georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86
  • 1958 Dame Christabel Pankhurst, a leading suffragette (English) "Queen of the mob" (b.1880)
  • 1960 Delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79
  • 1963 Harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies
  • 1964 Werner Heyde, German psyhiatrist (b. 1902)
  • 1965 William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher, dies at 93
  • 1966 Elio Vittorini, writer, dies
  • 1975 Henry P Van Dusen, US protestant theologist, dies at 77
  • 1976 General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup
  • 1982 Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, grew to 8'1" (tallest woman), dies at 17
  • 1984 Andre Stander, South African police captain and bank robber (b. 1946)
  • 1989 Wayne Hays, American politician (b. 1911)
  • 1992 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • 1992 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • 1993 Agatha Hagtingius-Seger, Dutch author (Sparkles Chain), dies at 91
  • 1994 Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist, dies at 84
  • 1994 Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer, dies at 79
  • 1995 Abdelhafid Said, Algerian student leader, murdered
  • 1995 Alberto Burri, Ital's physician/sculptor/painter), dies at 79
  • 1995 Azeddine Medjoubi, head Algerian nationally theater, murdered at 49
  • 1995 Joan A C Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury, dies at 84
  • 1998 Jo Clayton, author, Cancer Died, Drums of Chaos, dies at 58
  • 2000 James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (b. 1932)
  • 2003 Walt Rostow, U.S. government official (b. 1916)
  • 2004 Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen leader (b. 1952)
  • 2005 Lúcia Santos, Carmelite nun and Fatima visionary (b. 1907)
  • 2005 Dick Weber, American professional bowler (b. 1929)
  • 2005 Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist (b. 1965)
  • 2006 Peter Frederick Strawson, British philosopher (b. 1919)
  • 2007 Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Charlie Norwood, American politician (b. 1941)
  • 2007 Richard Gordon Wakeford, Air Marshal, Royal Air Force (b. 1922)
  • 2012 Mohamed Lamari, Chief of Staff of the Algerian Army, dies from a heart attack at 72
  • 2012 Lillian Bassman, American photographer and painter, dies at 94
  • 2016 Antonin Scalia, American 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986-2016), dies at 79