Deaths in History on February 6

  • 743 Hisham ibn 'Abd al-Malik, 10th Muslim caliph, dies at about 52
  • 891 Photius, Byzantine theologist/patriarch of Constantinople/saint, dies
  • 1140 Thurstan, archbishop of York, dies
  • 1378 Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (b. 1338)
  • 1515 Aldus Manutius, Italian printer
  • 1585 Edmund Plowden, English legal scholar (b. 1518)
  • 1593 Emperor Ogimachi of Japan (b. 1517)
  • 1612 Christopher Clavius, calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1617 Prosper Alpinus/Prospero Alpini, Italian physician/botanist, dies at 63

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1685 Charles II, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1660-85), dies at 54

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1695 Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95), dies
  • 1699 Jozef Ferdinand of Bavaria, heir of Spanish king Carlos II, dies
  • 1775 William Dowdeswell, English politician (b. 1721)
  • 1783 Lancelot "Capability" Brown, English architect (Kew), dies at about 67
  • 1785 Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), dies at 48
  • 1793 Carlo Goldoni, Italian author (L'avaro), dies at 85
  • 1804 Joseph Priestley, Engl/US theologist/philosopher/chemist, dies at 70
  • 1812 Carlo Goldoni, writer, dies at 104
  • 1816 Maria Ludwika Rzewuska, Polish szlachcianka (b. 1744)
  • 1833 Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (b. 1762)
  • 1834 Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (b. 1804)
  • 1855 Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1791)
  • 1865 John Pegram, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 33
  • 1881 Pieter Mijer, Gov-Gen of Neth Indies (1866-72), dies at 68
  • 1896 Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector, dies at 82
  • 1897 Ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable), dies
  • 1899 Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor, dies at 67
  • 1899 Prince Prince Alfred of Edinburgh (b. 1874)
  • 1910 Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest and founder (b.1839)
  • 1914 J Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter (Hague School), dies at 69
  • 1916 Anne C A I van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist, dies at 73
  • 1916 Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan writer (b. 1867)
  • 1917 Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semite journalist, dies at 72
  • 1918 Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55
  • 1919 Friedrich Wulhelm Mengelberg, German sculptor, dies at 81
  • 1923 Edward E Barnard, US astronomer (5th moon Jupiter), dies at 65
  • 1930 Eva Strittmatter, writer, dies at 17
  • 1938 Marianne V von Werefkin, Russ/German/Swiss house painter, dies at 77
  • 1941 Maximilien Luce, French painter, dies at 82
  • 1942 Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist, dies at 78
  • 1943 HA Seyffardt, Dutch lt-gen/NSB "minister", dies at 71
  • 1945 Jan Bos, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 1945 Paul Bos, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 1948 Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator, dies at 38
  • 1950 Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (b. 1884)
  • 1950 Frank Speck, American Anthropologist (Algonquin Tribes and Eastern Woodland Native Americans) dies at 68

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1952 George VI, King of the United Kingdom (1936-52), dies of a coronary thrombosis at 56

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • 1958 Walter Crickmer, English football club secretary and manager
  • 1963 Mohammed ibn al-Chattabi Abd el-Krim, Morocco opposition leader, dies
  • 1963 Abd el-Krim, Moroccan politician
  • 1964 Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51), dies at 69

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1964 Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines (1899-1901), dies of coronary thrombosis at 94

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 1972 Julian H Steward, US anthropologist (South American), dies at 70
  • 1973 Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), dies at 74
  • 1979 Alain Teister, Dutch sculptor/writer, dies at 47
  • 1979 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian, dies at 68
  • 1981 Frederika of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece (b. 1917)
  • 1982 Ben Nicholson, England, painter/sculptor (Circle), dies at 87
  • 1985 James Hadley Chase, English writer (b. 1906)
  • 1986 Frederick Coutts, Salvation Army general (b. 1899)
  • 1986 Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (b. 1912)
  • 1988 Marghanita Laski, English author (Victorian chaise-lounge), dies
  • 1988 Nuno Oliveira, Bass Player (b. 1925)
  • 1989 Barbara Tuchman, historian (Guns of August-Pulitzer), dies at 77
  • 1989 Chris Gueffroy, East German attempted defector (b. 1968)
  • 1991 Marten Levendig, Dutch TV correspondent to Moscow, dies
  • 1991 Salvador Luria, Italian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)

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1994 Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk), dies at 76

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • 1995 James Ingram Merrill, US poet (Braving the elements), dies at 68
  • 1996 Rosemary Tsay, drama critic/SOE operator, dies at 76
  • 1998 Nazim al-Kudsi, Syrian PM (1949, 1950-51)/pres (1961-63), dies
  • 1998 Haroun Tazieff, French vulcanologist and geologist (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Filemon Lagman, Filipino Communist revolutionary (b. 1953)
  • 2001 Fulgence Charpentier, Quebec journalist (b. 1897)
  • 2002 Max Perutz, Austrian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1914)
  • 2005 Karl Haas, American radio presenter (b. 1913)
  • 2007 Lee Hoffman, American author (b. 1932)
  • 2007 Len Hopkins, Canadian politician (b. 1930)
  • 2008 John McWethy, American journalist (b. 1947)
  • 2008 Dieter Noll, German writer (Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt), dies at 80
  • 2012 Janice Voss, American astronaut, dies from breast cancer at 55
  • 2012 Antoni Tapies, Spanish artist, dies at 88
  • 2015 André Brink, South African writer (Kennis van die aand - 1st Afrikaans book banned), dies at 79