Deaths in History on February 7

  • 590 Pelagius II, Gothic Pope (579-90), dies from plague
  • 999 Boleslaus II of Bohemia
  • 1045 Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (b. 1009)
  • 1317 Robert, Count of Clermont, French founder of the House of Bourbon (b. 1256)
  • 1560 Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (b. 1493)
  • 1593 Jacques Amyot, French humanist/abbot of Bellozanne, dies at 79
  • 1609 Ferdinand I, cardinal/ruler of Toscane, dies
  • 1626 William V, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1548)
  • 1642 William Bedell, English clergyman (b. 1571)
  • 1690 William Morice, English royalist statesman
  • 1693 Paul Pellisson, French writer (b. 1624)
  • 1736 Stephen Gray, English astronomer and scientist (b. 1666)
  • 1799 Qianlong, Emperor of China (b. 1711)
  • 1801 Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish painter (b. 1726)
  • 1823 Ann Radcliffe (Ward), English poet/author of horror novels, dies at 58
  • 1837 King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (b. 1778)
  • 1839 Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (b. 1799)
  • 1857 Félix PBOG, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister of War, dies at 65
  • 1865 John Henry Winder, US Confederate brig-gen/provost marshal, dies at 64
  • 1871 Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg, piano manufacturer (Steinway & Sons) (b. 1797)
  • 1873 Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (b. 1814)
  • 1878 Pius IX, "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85
  • 1881 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73
  • 1897 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49
  • 1919 William Halford, American naval officer and Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1841)
  • 1920 Alexander Koltsjak, adm/leader Russian counter-revolutionary, executed
  • 1920 Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (b. 1874)
  • 1921 Peter Kropotkin, Russ Prince/geologist/revolut anarchist, dies at 78
  • 1933 Albert Gyorgy Earl Apponyi, Hung minister of Education, dies at 86
  • 1937 Elihu Root, US min of War/Foreign affairs (Nobel 1912), dies at 91

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1938 Harvey Firestone, American manufacturer and founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, dies at 69

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone
  • 1939 Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (b. 1886)
  • 1942 Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (b. 1876)
  • 1959 Daniel François Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa (1948-54) who began the implementation of apartheid, dies at 84
  • 1960 Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57
  • 1962 Clara Nordström, German writer and translator (b. 1886)
  • 1964 Hermann A J Kees, German egyptologist, dies at 77
  • 1967 Henry Morgenthau, US minster of Finance (devaluate dollar), dies at 74
  • 1977 Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher/lawyer, dies at 82
  • 1979 Josef Mengele, concentration camp doctor, drowns
  • 1980 Secondo Campini, Italian jet pioneer (b. 1904)
  • 1981 Frederika of Hanover, Queen of Greece (b. 1917)
  • 1985 Albert Dondeyne, Belgian philosopher/theologist, dies at 83
  • 1986 Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian (b. 1923)
  • 1988 Lin[wood V] Carter, US, sci-fi writer (Lost World of Time), dies at 57
  • 1990 Dom Heider Camara, nonviolent/human rights Bishop of Brazil, dies
  • 1990 Nathan Wartels, publisher (Crown), dies at 88 of pneumonia
  • 1990 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (b. 1905)
  • 1991 Gladys LaVerne, dies of heart problems at 87
  • 1991 Amos Yarkoni, legendary Israeli soldier (b. 1920)
  • 1991 Jean-Paul Mousseau, Quebec painter, member of Les Automatistes (b. 1927)
  • 1991 John Steinbeck IV, American author and journalist
  • 1992 Jeanne Gerson, dies of cancer & pneumonia at 87
  • 1993 W Sybout A Colenbrander, Dutch historian/journalist, dies at 82
  • 1994 Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem minister (CRM 1965-66), dies at 74
  • 1994 Richard Bissell, US under director of CIA (Pig's Bay), dies at 84
  • 1995 Helen Wallis, cartographer/Librarian, dies at 70
  • 1995 Massimo Pallottino, Italian archaeologist (Etruscologia), dies at 86
  • 1996 George Lowthian Trevelyan, designer/visionary, dies at 89
  • 1996 Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer, dies at 88
  • 1996 Phillip Davidson, US Army general (b. 1915)
  • 1998 Lawrence Sanders, American author (b. 1920)
  • 1999 King Hussein of Jordan (b. 1935)
  • 1999 José Silva, author of Silva Method and the Silva UltraMind ESP System (b. 1914)
  • 2000 Doug Henning, Canadian magician (b. 1947)

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2001 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator, dies of a stroke at 94

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 2003 Augusto Monterroso, Guatemalan author (b. 1921)
  • 2003 John Reading, Mayor of Oakland, California (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (b. 1914)
  • 2012 Patricia Stephens Due, African-American civil rights activist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 72
  • 2012 Florence Holway, American rape victim and activist, dies at 96
  • 2015 Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher/multi-millionaire, dies of a heart attack at 84