Deaths in History on January 18

  • 52 BC Publius Clodius Pulcher (murdered) (b. 93 BC)
  • 474 Leo I, Byzantine Emperor (b. 401)
  • 1367 Pedro I, king of Portugal (1357-67), dies at 46
  • 1425 Edmund de Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (b. 1391)
  • 1471 Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (b. 1419)
  • 1479 Louis IX, the Rich, duke of Bayern (U of Ingolstadt), dies at 61
  • 1586 Margaret of Austria, regent of The Netherlands (b. 1522)
  • 1664 Moses Amyraut, French theologian (b. 1596)
  • 1666 Adriaen A Bloemaert, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 56
  • 1677 John A van Riebeeck, Dutch founder Cape Colony, dies at 57
  • 1769 Hakuin Ekaku, Zen teacher (reformer of Rinzai school), dies in Japan
  • 1803 Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (b. 1743)
  • 1854 Juda Turo, American philanthropist, dies
  • 1859 Alfred Vail, American Inventor and early telegraph pioneer, dies at 51

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1862 John Tyler, 10th US President (1841-45), dies in Richmond Va at 71

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler
  • 1873 Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English author (b. 1803)
  • 1878 Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788)
  • 1886 Michal Czajchovski, [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies
  • 1886 Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (b. 1819)
  • 1890 Amadeus I FM, king of Spain (1870-73), dies at 44
  • 1892 Anton Anderledy, Swiss Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1819)
  • 1896 Charles Floquet, French statesman (b. 1828)
  • 1906 Bartolomé Mitre, President of Argentina (1862-70), dies at 84
  • 1913 Edmond R H Regout, Dutch industrialist/politician, dies at 49
  • 1919 John C F, son of English king George V, dies at 13
  • 1921 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, dies at 73

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1936 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70

  • 1940 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
  • 1951 Robert Mark, US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41
  • 1966 Kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85
  • 1967 Simon FHJ Berkelbach van der Sprenkel, vicar/theologist, dies at 84
  • 1969 Hans Freyer, German sociologist (b. 1887)
  • 1970 David O McKay, 9th Mormon president, dies at 96
  • 1977 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
  • 1978 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher, critic and writer (b. 1919)
  • 1978 Walter H. Thompson, English Scotland Yard detective, bodyguard of Winston Churchill (b. 1890)
  • 1980 Cecil Beaton, British photographer, dies at 76
  • 1984 Malcolm H Kerr, 9th President of American U of Beirut, shot dead
  • 1985 Mahmoud Taha, Sudanese Muslim leader, hanged at 76
  • 1989 Bruce Chatwin, British writer, dies at 49
  • 1991 Hamilton Fish, congressman (NY), dies at 102
  • 1992 John Remme, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
  • 1992 Tom Elios, entertainer, dies
  • 1993 M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85
  • 1993 Mike Templeton, 2nd person to receive a heart pump, dies at 34
  • 1993 Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
  • 1995 Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939), dies at 91
  • 1995 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman (Gannex raincoats), dies at 79
  • 1996 Leonor Fini, Argentine artist, dies at 87
  • 1996 Minnesota Fats, [Rudolf Wanderone Jr], billiard hustler, dies at 82
  • 1996 N T Rama Rao, PM of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), dies
  • 1997 Myfanwy Piper, librettist, dies at 85
  • 1997 Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass), dies at 55
  • 2000 Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (b. 1897)
  • 2006 Jan Twardowski, Polish poet (b. 1915)
  • 2008 John Stroger, first African-American Cook County Board President (b. 1929)
  • 2009 Grigore Vieru, Romanian poet (b. 1935)
  • 2011 Sargent Shriver, American politician (b. 1915)
  • 2016 Michel Tournier, French writer ( Friday, or, The Other Island), dies at 91