Deaths in History on January 13

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86 BC Gaius Marius, Roman general and politician (held the office of consul seven times), dies at 70

Roman General and Consul Gaius Marius
Roman General and Consul
Gaius Marius
  • 533 Remigius van Reims, 1st bishop of Reims (459-533)/saint, dies about 96
  • 703 Empress Jitō of Japan (b. 645)
  • 858 Aethelwolf, king of Wessex (Battle at Aclea), dies
  • 888 Charles III, the Fat One, King of Franconia/Roman emperor, dies
  • 1049 Derrick IV, Count of Holland (1039-49), dies in battle
  • 1138 Simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076)
  • 1151 Abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081)
  • 1177 Hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies. (b. 1107)
  • 1307 Arnoud van Foreest, Dom deacon of Utrecht, dies
  • 1330 Frederick I (III), the Fair, Duke of Austrian/German anti-king, dies (b. 1286)
  • 1363 Meinhard III of Gorizia-Tyrol (b. 1344)
  • 1488 Hermann Vischer, "the Old", buried
  • 1599 Edmund Spenser, poet (Faerie Queene), dies at about 46
  • 1625 Pieter Bruegel "the Older", (Bloemenbruegel), Flemish painter, dies
  • 1630 Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander (b. 1584)
  • 1651 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver, dies at 86
  • 1658 Edward Sexby, English Puritan soldier (b. 1616)
  • 1682 Simon van Leeuwen, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 55
  • 1691 George Fox, founder of Quakers, dies at 66
  • 1702 Peter Rabus, Dutch poet/translator (Great Name Book), dies at 41
  • 1766 King Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1723)
  • 1790 Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (b. 1712)
  • 1796 John H. D. Anderson, Scottish scientist and inventor (b. 1726)
  • 1797 Elisabeth C von Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II, dies at 81
  • 1853 Theophilos Kairis, Greek priest, humanist and revolutionary (b. 1783)
  • 1860 William Mason, American politician (b. 1786)
  • 1879 WF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Neth/viceroy of Lux, dies at 58
  • 1882 Wilhelm Mauser, German weapon designer and manufacturer (b. 1834)
  • 1885 Schuyler Colfax, American politician (b.1823)
  • 1889 Solomon Bundy, American politician (b. 1823)
  • 1894 Nadezhda von Meck, Russian patroness of Pyotr Tchaikovsky (b. 1831)
  • 1905 George Thorn, Premier of Queensland (b. 1838)
  • 1906 Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (b. 1859)
  • 1913 Thomas P Krag, Norw author/novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
  • 1914 Bernardus H Heldt, Dutch MP, dies at 72
  • 1915 Mary Slessor, Scottish missionary (b. 1848)
  • 1924 Georg H Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • 1928 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, dies at 57

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1929 Wyatt Earp, US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp
OK Corral Sheriff
Wyatt Earp
  • 1929 H. B. Higgins, Australian politician and judge (b. 1851)
  • 1930 C-E Auguste Rateau, French inventor (R-steam turbine), dies at 66
  • 1930 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English Electrical Engineer and Inventor, dies at 65
  • 1932 Sophia of Prussia, consort of Constantine I of Greece (b. 1870)
  • 1934 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, soldier/explorer (Sudan), dies at 70
  • 1934 Paul Ulrich Villard, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73

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1941 James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1943 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)
  • 1947 Veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61
  • 1953 Paul Niggli, Swiss Mineralogist (crystal structures), dies at 64
  • 1958 John Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/church historian, dies at 75
  • 1960 Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Italian poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
  • 1963 Leonardus G Kortenhorst, Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 76
  • 1971 Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding, Germ SS-gen/contractor (Tulle), dies at 65
  • 1974 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet (b. 1904)
  • 1978 Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn
  • 1981 Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Mary, My Child), dies at 83
  • 1982 Marcel Camus, French director (Orfeu Negro), dies at 69
  • 1983 D Mack Reynolds, US writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed), dies
  • 1985 Carol Wayne, Johnny Carson's teatime movie hostess, dies at 42
  • 1987 E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/co-founder (Trouw, Loyal), dies
  • 1988 Chiang Ching-huo, president of Taiwan (1978-88), dies at 69
  • 1992 Josef Neckermann, German founder mail-order firm/travel bureau, dies
  • 1993 Rene Pleven, PM of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies
  • 1994 Johan J Holst, Norwegian min of defense/foreign affairs, dies at 56
  • 1995 Arnold Smith, painter (Vigelius Prize 1935), dies at 89
  • 1995 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop, dies at 81
  • 1996 Willian Myuon Bany Guerrilla leader, dies
  • 1997 William Mills, painter, dies at 74
  • 2004 Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber (b. 1937)
  • 2004 Harold Shipman, British serial killer (b. 1946)
  • 2009 Doña Mary Ejercito, Filipino supercentarian, mother of Joseph Ejercito Estrada (b. 1905)
  • 2009 Nancy Bird Walton, Australian aviator (b. 1915)
  • 2009 William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet under the pseudonym S. S. Gardons (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Kalifa Tillisi, Libyan writer and linguist
  • 2012 Rauf Denktash, leader of Turkish Cypriots, dies of multiple organ failure at 87
  • 2012 Gianpiero Moretti, steering wheel designer, dies from cancer at 71
  • 2015 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world famous whistler, dies at 91
  • 2017 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, dies at 89
  • 2017 Anthony Armstrong-Jones [Lord Snowdon], British photographer and ex-husband of Princess Margaret, dies at 86