Deaths in History on January 30

  • 1030 William V, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 969)
  • 1156 Herman van Horn, bishop of Utrecht (1151/52-56), dies
  • 1181 Emperor Takakura of Japan (b. 1161)
  • 1384 Louis II of Flanders (b. 1330)
  • 1393 Aimery Poitiers, French nobleman, burned at royal ball
  • 1393 Yvain, son of earl of Foix, burned at royal ball
  • 1574 Damião de Góis, Portuguese philosopher (b. 1502)
  • 1584 Jonker Wigbold van Ewsum, mister of Nienoord, dies in battle
  • 1584 Pieter Jansz Pourbus, Flemish painter, dies
  • 1606 Everard Digby, English conspirator (b. 1578)
  • 1644 William Chillingworth, Engl theologian, Cambridge Platonist, dies

BattleExecution

1649 Charles I, King of Great Britain (1625-49), beheaded for treason

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1730 Peter II Alekseyevitch, tsar of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14
  • 1816 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver/cartoonist/art collector, dies at 74

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1836 Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], American seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag, dies at 84

Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag Betsy Ross
Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag
Betsy Ross
  • 1838 Osceola, chief of Seminole indians, dies in jail
  • 1858 Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist (b. 1778)
  • 1867 Emperor Kōmei of Japan (b. 1831)
  • 1869 William Carleton, Irish novelist (b. 1794)
  • 1888 Asa Gray, US botanist (Flora of North America), dies at 77
  • 1889 Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria (b. 1858)
  • 1900 Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright, dies at 71
  • 1919 Sam Steele, Canadian soldier, dies from influenza at 71
  • 1925 John F Mellaerts, Flemish social founder (Boerenbond), dies at 79
  • 1928 Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan/Boer war/WW I), dies at 66
  • 1928 Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)
  • 1934 Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (b. 1862)
  • 1945 Gottlieb J Haberlandt, Hungarian/German botanist, dies at 90
  • 1947 Frederick F Blackman, English botanist, dies at 80

MurderAssassination

1948 Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

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1948 Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 76

  • 1951 Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche), dies at 75
  • 1953 Louis H N Bosch van Rosenthal, Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 68
  • 1956 Gerrit Mannoury, mathematician/philosopher, dies at 88
  • 1957 Grigore Gafencu, Romanian min of Foreign Affairs (1938-39), dies at 65
  • 1958 Earnest H Heinkel, German airplane builder (WW II), dies at 70
  • 1958 Jean Crotti, Swiss artist (b. 1878)
  • 1962 Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (b. 1894)
  • 1964 Berthold Altaner, German church historian, dies at 80
  • 1968 Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japanese/French painter, dies at 81
  • 1969 Dominique G Pire, clergyman, (Europe village Nobel 1958), dies at 58
  • 1976 Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, SF Blues Great, dies at 80
  • 1982 Félix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), dies at 76
  • 1983 [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, sci-fi author (Earth War), dies at 65
  • 1988 Cornelia D "Corry" Spark, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 85

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1991 John Bardeen, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1908)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • 1991 Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (b. 1907)
  • 1993 Taikichiro Mori, Japanese real estate developer, dies at 88
  • 1994 Bahjat Talhouni, PM of Jordan (1960-62, 64-65, 67-69, 69-70), dies
  • 1994 Jan L N Schaefer, Dutch undersecretary of Housing (PvdA), dies at 53
  • 1995 Gerald M Durrell, British zoologist/author (Mockery Bird), dies at 70
  • 1998 Ricky Sanderson, stabbed 16-year old girl in NC, executed at 38
  • 2001 Johnnie Johnson, British fighter pilot (b. 1915)
  • 2001 Joseph Ransohoff, the father of modern neurosurgery (b. 1915)
  • 2002 Ingeborg "Inge" Morath, Austrian born Magnum photographer and wife of Arthur Miller
  • 2006 Coretta Scott King, American activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1927)
  • 2008 Marcial Maciel, Mexican religious leader (b. 1920)
  • 2012 Mary Grierson, Welsh botanical artist, dies at 99

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2015 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist, father of the contraceptive pill, dies at 91

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Chemist
Carl Djerassi