Deaths in History on January 25

  • 389 Gregory Nazianzus, theologian and Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 329)
  • 477 Geiseric, King of the Vandals and Alans
  • 844 Pope Gregory IV, Italian Pope (827-844)
  • 1067 Emperor Yingzong of China (b. 1032)
  • 1138 Anacletus II, [Pietro Pierleone], Jewish anti-pope (1130-38), dies
  • 1139 Godfried I, with the Beard, duke of Brabant/earl of Leuven, dies
  • 1366 Henry Suso, German mystic
  • 1431 Charles II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1364)
  • 1494 Ferdinand I, cruel king of Naples, dies
  • 1547 Lieven Algoet, Flemish humanist, dies
  • 1573 Hirate Hirohide, Japanese samurai, dies at the Battle of Mikatagahara (b. 1553)
  • 1586 Lucas Cranach "the Young", German painter, dies at 70
  • 1640 Robert Burton, author (Anatomy of Melancholy), dies
  • 1670 Nicholas II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1612)
  • 1726 Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. 1675)
  • 1733 Reinier V van Hompech, Dutch gen-maj cavalry, dies
  • 1733 Gilbert Heathcote, Mayor of London (b. 1652)
  • 1751 Paul Dudley, Attorney-General of Massachusetts (b. 1675)
  • 1821 Johan Valckenier, Dutch politician/patriot, dies at 62
  • 1828 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron, dies at 42
  • 1852 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica dies at 72
  • 1855 Dorothy Wordsworth, English writer, brother of William Wordsworth, dies at 83
  • 1881 Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (b. 1794)
  • 1896 Frans C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (Court of Justice), dies at 68
  • 1896 Frederic Leighton, President of the Royal Academy (1878-96), dies
  • 1899 Alfredo d'Escragnolle, French/Brazilian writer (Innocencia), dies
  • 1906 Joseph Wheeler II, Confederate General, dies at 70
  • 1906 Pierre L Goossens, Belgian archbishop of Malines/Cardinal, dies at 78
  • 1908 Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)
  • 1908 Ouida, English writer (b. 1839)
  • 1910 Leon Walras, French economist (School of Lausanne), dies at 75
  • 1920 Amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35
  • 1925 Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (b. 1858)
  • 1940 Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)

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1947 Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of neurosyphilis at 48

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  • 1949 Makino Nobuaki, Japanese statesman (b. 1861)
  • 1952 Sveinn Bjornsson, Danish 1st President of Iceland (1944-52), dies at 70
  • 1957 Kiyoshi Shiga, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1871)
  • 1957 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese industrialist and Minister of Commerce and Industry (b. 1873)
  • 1970 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female DA in NY, dies at 70
  • 1972 Erhard Milch, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • 1975 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician, mayor of Ottawa (b. 1896)
  • 1978 Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse
  • 1982 Mihail A Suslov, Soviet party ideologist, dies at 79
  • 1986 Ernst Schnabel, writer, dies at 72
  • 1990 Ian Dudley Hardy, entertainer, dies
  • 1992 Mahmoud Riad, sec-gen of Arab League (1972-79), dies
  • 1994 Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions), dies at 85
  • 1995 Tom Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Brave Dodo), dies at 62
  • 1997 Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 1998 Mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies
  • 1999 Sarah "Sadie" Delany, American author (b. 1889)
  • 2003 Samuel Weems, Arkansas judge (b. 1936)
  • 2004 Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete (b. 1918)
  • 2005 Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2005 William Augustus Bootle, American judge (b. 1902)
  • 2005 Philip Johnson, American architect (b. 1906)
  • 2005 Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (b. 1907)
  • 2010 Ali Hasan al-Majid aka Chemical Ali, Iraqi defense minister and military commander (b. 1941)
  • 2016 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), dies at 80
  • 2017 Robert Garcia, American politician hit by Wedtech scandal (Rep-D-NY, 1978-83), dies at 84
  • 2017 Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian English writer (Price of Bride), dies at 72