Deaths in History on July 10

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138 Hadrian, Roman emperor (117-138), dies at 62

Roman Emperor Hadrian
Roman Emperor
Hadrian
  • 518 Anastasius I Dikoros, [Dyrrhachium/Durazzo], Byzantine emperor, dies
  • 649 Li Shimin, Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China (626-49), dies at 51
  • 983 Benedict VI, Italian Pope (974-83), dies
  • 1086 Knut IV, the Saint, king of Denmark (1080-86), murdered
  • 1099 El Cid, of Castile (b. 1044)
  • 1103 Erik I Ejegod, the good hearted, King of Denmark (1095-1103), dies
  • 1290 King Ladislaus IV of Hungary (b. 1262)
  • 1460 Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English military leader (b. 1402)
  • 1480 King René I of Naples (b. 1410) last heir of house of Anjou
  • 1535 Jacob Van Campen, Reconstruction bishop, beheaded

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1559 Henry II, King of France (1547-59), dies

King of France Henry II
King of France
Henry II
  • 1573 Willem van Bronkhorst, Brattenburg/Stein/army leader, dies
  • 1584 William I "the Silent" [William of Orange], Earl of Nassau, assassinated at 51 in his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard
  • 1590 Archduke Charles II of Austria (b. 1540)
  • 1621 Karel Bonaventura Buquoy, French soldier (b. 1571)
  • 1653 Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (b. 1600)
  • 1680 Louis Moréri, French encyclopedist (b. 1643)
  • 1683 François-Eudes de Mézeray, French historian (b. 1610)
  • 1686 Ercole Ferrata, Italian sculptor/restauranteur, dies at 76
  • 1686 John Fell, English churchman (b. 1625)
  • 1690 Jan van Brakel, Dutch vice admiral (Chatham), dies in battle at 48
  • 1692 Bridget Bishop, 1st person to be hanged in Salem witch trials Massachusetts USA
  • 1762 Johann F Gronovius, physician/botany, dies at 76
  • 1776 Richard Peters, English-born clergyman (b. 1704)
  • 1806 George Stubbs, British animal painter, dies at 81
  • 1838 Willem earl van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial governor, dies at about 43

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1851 Louis Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (b. 1787)

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Photographer and Inventor
Louis-Jacques Daguerre
  • 1863 Clement Clarke Moore, American Professor and writer ('Twas the Night Before Xmas), dies at 83
  • 1863 Paul Jones Semmes, US businessman/Confederate brig-general, dies at 48
  • 1881 Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect (b. 1812)
  • 1884 Paul Charles Morphy, US lawyer/chess wizard, dies at 47
  • 1902 Albert FA, king of Saxon (1873-1902), dies at 74
  • 1908 Eliza Laurillard, vicar/poet/writer, dies at 78
  • 1908 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (b. 1839)
  • 1910 Johann G Galle, German discoverer of Neptune by telescope, dies
  • 1915 Hendrik W Mesdag, painter (Panorama Mesdag), dies
  • 1920 Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Emperor of France, dies at 94
  • 1920 John A "Jacky" Kilverston, adm/designer (dreadnought), dies at 79
  • 1920 Jackie Fisher, British admiral (b. 1841)
  • 1924 Johannes B van Heutsz, gov-gen of Dutch Indies (1904-09), dies at 73
  • 1927 Kevin O'Higgins, Irish Free State VP, assassinated
  • 1937 Johan[nes] B Schepers, Fries writer (Braga), dies at 71
  • 1954 Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian mafioso (b. 1877)
  • 1955 Henry W Methorst, Dutch director (Central Bureau of Statistic), dies
  • 1957 Sholem Asch, Polish/Israeli writer (East River), dies at 77
  • 1965 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Le cavalier seul), dies at 66
  • 1971 Harry M O'Connor, dies of pneumonia at 98
  • 1971 Mohamed Madbouh, Moroccan general/putschist, shot to death
  • 1975 Achiel H van Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58), dies at 77
  • 1978 Joe Davis, English snooker player (b. 1901)
  • 1981 Ken Rex McElroy, American resident of Skidmore, Missouri known as "the town bully", murdered at 47 in an unsolved killing in front of a crowd of 30-46 in Skidmore's main street
  • 1982 Gustav MR von Koenigswald, German/Dutch paleontologist, dies at 79
  • 1985 Fernando Pereira, military activist, murdered
  • 1988 Errol John, playwright, dies at 63
  • 1989 Thomas E "Tommy" Trinder, English comic (Bitter Springs), dies at 80
  • 1990 Hans Faverey, poet, dies
  • 1990 Irene Champlin, dies after long illness at 59
  • 1991 Gerome Ragal, author (Hair), dies of cancer at 48
  • 1993 Masugi Ibuse, Japanese author (Kuroi ame (Black rain)), dies at 95
  • 1993 Ruth Krauss, author (Carrot Seed), dies at 91
  • 1994 Earl Strum, referee (NBA), dies of brain cancer at 66
  • 1995 Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman, dies at 74
  • 1996 Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman, dies at 79
  • 2000 Vakkom Majeed, Indian Freedom fighter, Travancore-Cochin Legislative member (b. 1909)
  • 2002 Jean-Pierre Côté, French Canadian politician and Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1926)
  • 2003 Winston Graham, English writer (b. 1908)
  • 2003 Hartley Shawcross, British prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials (b. 1902)
  • 2003 Bishnu Maden, Nepalese politician
  • 2005 A.J. Quinnell, English writer (b. 1940)
  • 2005 Freda Wright-Sorce, American radio performer (b. 1955)
  • 2005 Jimmy Franklin and Bobby Younkin, airshow performers
  • 2006 Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel (b. 1965)
  • 2007 Abdul Rashid Ghazi, radical Pakistani cleric (b. 1951)
  • 2007 Doug Marlette, American cartoonist (b. 1949)
  • 2007 Zheng Xiaoyu, director of the State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China (b. 1944)
  • 2008 Hiroaki Aoki, founder of Benihana (b. 1938)