Deaths in History on July 13

  • 574 John III, Italian Pope (561-74), dies
  • 939 Leo VII, Italian Pope (936-39), dies
  • 1024 Henry II, the Monk, German King (1002-24), dies
  • 1105 Rashi, [Rabbi Shlomo Yitzaki], Jewish intellectual, dies
  • 1205 Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury and Justicier of England
  • 1309 Jan I van Nassau, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1357 Bartolus de Saxoferrato Italian jurist (b. 1313)
  • 1380 Bertrand du Guesclin, French King of Granada, dies at about 60
  • 1399 Peter Parler, German architect (b. 1330)
  • 1402 Jianwen Emperor of China (b. 1377)
  • 1551 John Wallop, English soldier and diplomat (b. 1490)
  • 1621 Albrecht/Albertus, archduke of Austria, dies at 61
  • 1626 Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (b. 1563)
  • 1628 Robert Shirley, English adventurer (b. 1581)
  • 1629 Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Danish physician, theologian, writer on anatomy, dies at 44
  • 1683 Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex, English statesman (b. 1631)
  • 1693 Hendrik Trajectinus, Count of Solms, Dutch lieutenant-general (b. 1636)
  • 1705 Titus Oates, English Protestant conspirator (b. 1649)
  • 1755 Edward Braddock, British general, dies in battle at Pittsburgh
  • 1760 Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania's ambassador to the Native Americans (b. 1696)
  • 1761 Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (b. 1712)
  • 1762 James Bradley, 3rd English Astronomer Royal, dies at 69
  • 1777 Guillaume Coustou Jr, French sculptor (Apollo/Mars/Venus), dies at 61
  • 1785 Stephen Hopkins, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 78
  • 1789 Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (b. 1715)
  • 1793 Jean Paul Marat, French revolutionary, murdered by Charlotte Corday
  • 1807 Henry Benedict Stuart, Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)
  • 1860 John Ackersdijk, Dutch state house builder, dies at 69
  • 1861 Robert Selden Garnett, US Confederate Brigadier General, dies at 41
  • 1863 John S Bowen, US architect/Confederate gen-major, dies at 32
  • 1877 Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German bishop of Mainz, dies at 65
  • 1882 Johnny Ringo, American Gunfighter (b. 1850)
  • 1889 Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (b. 1830)
  • 1890 John C. Frémont, American army officer, explorer and presidential candidate (b. 1813)
  • 1896 Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz, German chemist (b. 1829)
  • 1922 Martin Dies, American politician (b. 1870)
  • 1925 Gerben Postma [Ids], Fries writer (Lytse Fryske Spraekleare), dies
  • 1927 James E K Aggrey, Ghana/US theologist, dies

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1934 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, dies at 87

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • 1936 Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance, murdered at 43
  • 1943 Kurt Huber, German philosopher/resistance fighter, dies at 50

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1946 Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer/art dealer (Camera Work), dies at 82

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Photographer
Alfred Stieglitz
  • 1954 Irving Pichel, dies at 63
  • 1954 M C Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter/wife of Diego Rivera, dies at 47
  • 1955 Beulah Ecton Woodard, US sculptor, dies at 59
  • 1955 Ruth Ellis, last English woman (murderess), executed by hanging
  • 1960 Anna Blaman, Dutch writer (Life & Death), dies at 55
  • 1960 Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
  • 1967 Cornelis A Eman, chairman (State of Aruba Peoples Party), dies at 51
  • 1969 Madiba Thembekile, Nelson Mandela's son, dies in a car accident at 24
  • 1974 Patrick MS Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948), dies at 76
  • 1976 Frederick Hawksworth, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (b. 1884)
  • 1976 Joachim Peiper, German military leader (SS, by assassination; b. 1915)
  • 1979 Corine Griffith, dies at 84
  • 1980 Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (1966-80), dies of pancreatic cancer at 59
  • 1982 Edith Heerdegen, dies at 69
  • 1983 Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (b. 1909)
  • 1987 Patience Collier, dies
  • 1988 Huub Bals, Dutch film promotor, dies at 51
  • 1988 Samuel L Mendel, oldest US war veteran, dies at 104
  • 1989 Abdul Rahman Qassemlu, Iran Kurds leader, murdered
  • 1989 Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez, Cubans general, executed
  • 1990 Lois Moran Young, dies of cancer at 81
  • 1991 Cor Ria Leeman, Flemish (youth)writer, dies
  • 1993 Davey Allisson, race car drive, dies in a plane crash at 32
  • 1993 Edwin "Rick" Bakker, author (Rick's Report/AIDS Diary), dies at 31
  • 1994 Robert Michael Payton, pizza magnate, dies at 50
  • 1995 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish toy manufacturer (Lego Group) (b. 1920)
  • 1996 Walter Hassan, engineer, dies at 91
  • 1997 Alexandra Danilova, ballet great, dies at 92
  • 1997 Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (b. 1968)
  • 2002 Yousuf Karsh, Turkish-born Armenian photographer (b. 1908)
  • 2008 Bronisław Geremek, Polish social historian and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2014 Thomas Berger, American novelist, dies at 89
  • 2014 Nadine Gordimer, South African author & Nobel laureate, dies at 90
  • 2016 Bernardo Provenzano, Mafia Boss (Cosa Nostra), dies in a prison hospital at 83