Deaths in History on January 7

  • 312 Lucianus of Antioch, theologist/saint, dies
  • 1130 Baldricus Burgoliensis, French historian/archbishop, dies at about 83
  • 1285 Charles I of Anjou, king of Naples/bro of King Louis IX, dies at 58
  • 1325 Dionysius, the justified, King of Portugal (1279-1325), dies
  • 1400 Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, English politician (b. 1374)
  • 1451 Amadeus VIII, last anti-pope Felix V (1439-49), dies at 67
  • 1529 Peter Vischer, the Old, German count of Sebaldus, dies

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1536 Catherine of Aragon, 1st wife of England's King Henry VIII, dies at 50

Spanish Princess, Queen of England Catherine of Aragon
Spanish Princess, Queen of England
Catherine of Aragon
  • 1537 Alessandro de' Medici, Italian monarch of Florence, assassinated
  • 1566 Ludovicus Blosius, [Louis de Blois "Dacrianus"], wrtier, dies
  • 1590 Jacob Andreae, German theologist (Formulae Concordiae), dies at 61
  • 1598 Feodor I/Theodorus I, Tsar of Russia (1584-98), dies at 40
  • 1619 Nicholas Hilliard, English painter (bc. 1547)
  • 1655 Pope Innocent X (Giambattista Pamfili), Reigned 1644-55, dies at 80
  • 1658 Theophilus Eaton, American colonist (b. 1590)
  • 1694 Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, English general (bc. 1618)
  • 1695 Mary II Stuart, queen of England, dies at 32 [OS=Dec 28 1694]
  • 1700 Raffaello Fabretti, Italian antiquarian (b. 1618)
  • 1715 François Fénelon, French-Catholic theologian and writer (b. 1651)
  • 1721 Rochus Aerts, Flemish sculptor, dies [or 1739]
  • 1722 Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet, dies at 60
  • 1758 Allan Ramsay Sr, Scottish poet (Gentle Shepherd), dies at 71
  • 1767 Thomas Clap, 1st president of Yale University (b. 1703)
  • 1770 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician (b. 1695)
  • 1783 William Tans'ur, English hymnist (b. 1700)
  • 1786 Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and scientist (b. 1715)
  • 1830 Infanta Carlota Joaquina, daughter of Charles IV of Spain and wife of John VI of Portugal, dies at 53
  • 1830 Thomas Lawrence, English painter (b. 1769)
  • 1858 Willem Broes, vicar/theologist (Textenrol), dies at 91
  • 1864 Caleb Blood Smith, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior (b. 1808)
  • 1872 James Fisk, American entrepreneur (b. 1834)
  • 1876 Juste Olivier, Swiss poet (b. 1807)
  • 1878 François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794)
  • 1890 Augusta Maria L Katharina, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm I, dies at 78
  • 1892 Tewfik Pasja, viceroy of Egypt, dies at 39
  • 1892 Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, German Physician and Physiologist, dies at 72
  • 1893 Jožef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)
  • 1912 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, English Physician and Feminist, dies at 71
  • 1920 Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)
  • 1921 Benno Erdmann, German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69
  • 1929 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77
  • 1935 Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist, dies at 79
  • 1942 Henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, President of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63

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1943 Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • 1943 George Washington Crile, American Surgeon (blood transfusion, surgical shock), dies at 78
  • 1944 J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 1944 Lou Hoover, U.S. First Lady (b. 1874)
  • 1944 Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (b. 1888)
  • 1948 Raoul Auernheimer, writer, dies
  • 1951 Johanna C H "Nelly" Bodenheim, painter (Luilekkerland), dies at 76
  • 1951 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)
  • 1953 Osa Johnson, American explorer (b. 1894)
  • 1955 Arthur Keith, Scottish Anthropologist, dies at 88
  • 1958 Petru Groza, premier/president (Romania, 1945-58), dies at 74
  • 1961 Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Association, dies at 74
  • 1963 Arthur Moore, Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)
  • 1967 David Goodis, American writer (b. 1917)
  • 1968 Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)
  • 1972 John Berryman, US poet (Imaginary Jew), dies
  • 1974 Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), dies at 63
  • 1981 Alvar Lidell, UK radio broadcaster (b. 1908)
  • 1981 Eric Robinson, Australian politician (b. 1926)
  • 1983 August Cool, Belgian trade union leader, dies at 79
  • 1984 Alfred Kastler, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1986 Juan Rulfo, writer, dies
  • 1986 M Rooi, editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily), dies at 79
  • 1986 Philip D. Eastman, American children's book writer and illustrator (b. 1909)
  • 1990 Gail Lucas, entertainer, dies
  • 1992 Jhean Burton, entertainer, dies
  • 1994 Lewis Boddington, aerospace Engineer, dies at 85
  • 1994 Lynn Blessing, vibes Player, dies at 65
  • 1994 Phoumi Vongvichit, President of Laos (1986-91), dies
  • 1995 Harry Golombek, chess Grandmaster, dies at 83
  • 1995 Larry Grayson, British entertainer (Generation Game), dies at 65 or 71
  • 1995 Viktor Vorobyov, Russian general-major, dies in battle
  • 1995 Murray Rothbard, American economist (b. 1926)
  • 1996 James Holland, artist/exhibition organiser, dies at 90
  • 1996 Karoly Grosz, PM of Hungry (1987-88), dies at 65
  • 1996 Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist, dies at 88
  • 1996 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist, dies at 93
  • 1996 Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (b. 1911)
  • 1997 Desmond Flower, publisher, dies at 89
  • 1998 Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss Chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 91
  • 1998 Richard Hamming, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code), dies of a heat attack at 82
  • 2004 Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., American Engineer (over-the-horizon radar), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • 2005 Pierre Daninos, French novelist (b. 1913)
  • 2005 Eileen Desmond, Irish politician (b. 1932)
  • 2006 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912)
  • 2008 Alwyn Schlebusch, South African vice state president (b. 1917)
  • 2011 Derek Gardner, British Formula 1 car designer (b. 1931)
  • 2012 Ibrahim Aslan, Egyptian author, dies from heart failure at 77

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2015 Stéphane Charbonnier [Charb], French cartoonist and editor of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, dies in a terrorist attack at 47

  • 2015 Jean Cabut [Cabu], French caricaturist (Charlie Hebdo), killed in terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris at 76
  • 2016 André Courrèges, French fashion designer, dies at 92