Deaths in History on February 4

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211 Lucius Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome (193-211), dies at 64

Roman Emperor Septimius Severus
Roman Emperor
Septimius Severus
  • 708 Sisinnius, Greek-Syrian pope (708, 20 days), dies
  • 856 Hrabanus Maurus, East France, archbishop of Mainz, dies
  • 869 Saint Cyril, Greek missionary to the Slavs (b. 827)
  • 1189 Gilbert of Sempringham, English monastery founder/saint, dies
  • 1222 Willem I, earl of Holland (1203-22), dies
  • 1503 Queen Elizabeth, consort of Henry VII of England, dies
  • 1505 Joan of Valois, Queen of France/saint, dies at 40
  • 1508 Conrad Celtes, German humanist scholar (b. 1459)
  • 1615 Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
  • 1615 Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535)
  • 1617 Louis Elsevier, Dutch publisher, dies at about 76
  • 1640 Hendrick C Vroom, Dutch seascape painter, dies
  • 1694 Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (b. 1651)
  • 1714 Duke of Berry, French King Louis XIV's grandson, dies
  • 1746 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave), dies at 46
  • 1774 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
  • 1781 Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies), dies in battle at 59
  • 1799 √Čtienne-Louis Boull√©e, French architect (b. 1728)
  • 1815 Geert Reinders, Dutch cattle breeder/inoculation proponent, dies at 77
  • 1815 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 58
  • 1844 Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/literary, dies at 49
  • 1869 Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author/novelist (Future), dies at 60

MurderMurder of Interest

1880 James Donnelly, Irish-Canadian patriarch of the "Black Donnellys", murdered in the Black Donnelly massacre at 63

Squatter James Donnelly
Squatter
James Donnelly
  • 1894 Antoine J "Adolphe" Sax, instrument maker (saxophone), dies at 79
  • 1905 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (b. 1841)
  • 1911 Peter A "Piet" Cronje, South Africa Boer general, dies at about 75
  • 1921 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator, dies at 75
  • 1928 Hendrik A Lorentz, physicist (L transformation-Nobel 1902), dies at 74
  • 1933 Archibald Sayce, English educator (b. 1846)
  • 1936 Wilhelm Gustloff, German leader of the Swiss Nazi party (b. 1895)
  • 1939 Edward Sapir, US linguist/cultural antropologist (indian), dies at 55
  • 1939 Henri W A Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell), dies at 72
  • 1940 Nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895)
  • 1941 Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian, dies at 79
  • 1944 Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (b. 1872)
  • 1946 Margarete Boie, writer, dies
  • 1953 Alexander Loudon, Dutch diplomat (League of Nations), dies at 60
  • 1956 Leendert A Donker, Dutch soc dem party-minister of Justice, dies at 56
  • 1957 Joseph Hardaway, creator of Bugs Bunny, dies at 66
  • 1957 Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican illustrator, dies
  • 1958 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince, dies at 46
  • 1964 Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71
  • 1965 U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
  • 1966 Gilbert H Grosvenor, president National Geographic Society, dies at 90
  • 1967 Albert Orsborn, 6th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1886)
  • 1968 Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New), dies at 67
  • 1968 Neal Cassady, American writer (b. 1926)
  • 1974 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)
  • 1977 Brett Halliday, American writer (b. 1904)
  • 1978 Bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73
  • 1982 Georg Konrad Morgen, German judge (b. 1909)
  • 1987 Carl Rogers, American psychologist (b. 1902)
  • 1992 Fred Slyter, dialogue coach, dies after long illness at 56
  • 1994 Han Jansen, Dutch painter, dies at 62
  • 1994 Harold Schneider, US producer (5 Easy Pieces, War Games), dies at 55
  • 1994 Justinus Darmojuwono, Indonesian archbishop/cardinal, dies at 79
  • 1995 Patricia Highsmith, [Mary Patricia Plangman], US/Swiss, dies at 74
  • 1997 James Friell, political cartoonist, dies at 84
  • 2000 Carl Albert, American politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)
  • 2003 Benyoucef Ben Khedda, Algerian politician (b. 1920)

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2006 Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist, dies of congestive heart failure at 85

  • 2006 Myron Waldman, American animator (b. 1908)
  • 2007 Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (b. 1959)
  • 2007 Jules Olitski, Ukrainian-born American abstract painter and sculptor (b. 1922)
  • 2008 Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (b. 1942)
  • 2012 Florence Green, last surviving veteran of World War One, dies at 110
  • 2012 Robert Glaser, American educational psychologist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • 2012 Istvan Csurka, Hungarian writer and politician, dies at 77
  • 2012 Robert Daniel, five term American congressman for Virginia, dies at 75
  • 2016 Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), dies at 98
  • 2016 Edgar Mitchell, american NASA astronaut (Apollo 14), dies at 85