Deaths in History on July 12

  • 783 Bertha "with the great feet", wife of French King Pippin III, dies
  • 1073 Johannes Gualbertus, Italian monk/saint, dies
  • 1429 John [Jean C] Gerson, Fren theologist (Theologica mystic), dies at 65
  • 1441 Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (b. 1394)
  • 1450 Jack Cade is slain in a revolt against English King Henry VI

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1536 Desiderius Erasmus, humanist/priest (Novum instrumentum omne), dies at 69

Humanist and Theologian Erasmus
Humanist and Theologian
Erasmus
  • 1545 Maria Manuela van Portugal, niece of Spanish king Philip II, dies
  • 1575 RenĂ©e/Renata de France, duchess of Ferara/daughter of Louis XII, dies
  • 1584 Steven Borough, English explorer (b. 1525)
  • 1633 Simon Besler, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1640 Henry Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz, dies
  • 1664 Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (b. 1610)
  • 1682 Jean Picard, French astronomer, dies at 61
  • 1693 John Ashby, English admiral
  • 1712 Richard Cromwell, English Lord Protector (1658-59), dies at 85
  • 1749 Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France

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1804 Alexander Hamilton, US Founding Father and 1st Secretary of the Treasury (1789-95), killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in pistol duel near Weehawken

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton
  • 1844 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher, dies at 63
  • 1845 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (b. 1808)
  • 1849 Dolley Madison, 4th First Lady Of The United States (b. 1768)
  • 1874 Fritz Reuter, German writer, dies at 63
  • 1898 Paul Voulet, French captain/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • 1899 Esquire Mauritius A de Savornin Lohman, Governor of Suriname, dies at 67
  • 1902 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway), dies at 74
  • 1910 Charles Stewart Rolls, British engineer and aviator (b. 1887)
  • 1916 Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture, dies at 52
  • 1917 Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp merchant/forger, dies
  • 1918 Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (b. 1864)
  • 1929 Robert Henri, US painter (The Eight), dies at 63
  • 1933 Willem H Drucker, lawyer, dies at 45
  • 1934 Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor and industrialist (b. 1877)
  • 1935 Alfred Dreyfus, French officier (Dreyfus Affair), dies at 75
  • 1945 Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (b. 1871)
  • 1949 Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland (b. 1860)
  • 1950 Elsie de Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (b. 1865)
  • 1956 Maurice Lippens, Belgian governor of Congo (1921-23), dies at 80
  • 1961 Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (b. 1879)
  • 1966 D T Suzuki, Zen Buddhism scholar, dies in Tokyo Japan at 96
  • 1980 John W Davis, Pres (WV State college), dies at 92
  • 1981 Ben Seijes, historian (WW II), dies at 73
  • 1988 Joshua Logan, Broadway producer, dies at 79 of palsy
  • 1988 Raymond W Goldsmith, US economist, dies at 83
  • 1990 Richard R Briggs, dies after short illness at 71
  • 1992 Albert Pierrepont, last British executioner (433 men/17 women), dies
  • 1993 Gusti Huber, Mother of Bibi Besch, dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1993 Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • 1994 David Malcolm Lewis, expert in Greek Epigraphy, dies at 56
  • 1994 James Bysse Joll, historian, dies at 76
  • 1996 Andrew Rodger Waterson, scholar Naturalist, dies at 84
  • 1996 John Boon, English publisher (MiIls and Boon), dies at 79
  • 1996 John William Chancellor, journalist, dies at 68
  • 1996 William Darling, journalist, dies at 73
  • 1998 Serge Lemoyne, French Canadian artist (b. 1941)
  • 2000 Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II (b. 1908)

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2002 Edward Lee Howard, CIA Case Officer and alleged Soviet spy, dies at 50 after breaking his neck during a fall

Alleged Soviet Spy Edward Lee Howard
Alleged Soviet Spy
Edward Lee Howard
  • 2004 Betty Oliphant, co-founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1918)
  • 2005 John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, Chief executive of British Airways since its privitisation (b. 1917)
  • 2007 Stan Zemanek, Australian radio personality (b.1947)
  • 2007 Mr. Butch, Iconic Boston street figure (b. 1951)
  • 2008 Tony Snow, former speechwriter for Presidents George H. W. Bush and press secretary for George W. Bush (b. 1955)
  • 2010 Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (b. 1939)