Deaths in History on July 22

  • 1035 Robert II/I, Duke of Normandy, dies
  • 1362 Louis of Durazzo, Italian soldier (b. 1324)
  • 1387 French Ackerman, Ghent rebel/leader of Reisers, murdered at about 57
  • 1461 Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), dies at 58
  • 1477 Adolf van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen, dies in battle at 39
  • 1497 Francesco Botticini, Italian painter, dies at about 52
  • 1499 Neithart Fox, [Jonker Fox], German passage leader, slain in battle
  • 1525 Richard Wingfield, English diplomat
  • 1619 Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian monk (b. 1559)
  • 1633 Trijntje Keever, presumed to have been the tallest woman ever (b.1616)
  • 1645 Gaspar de Guzman, premier of Spain (1621-43), dies at 58
  • 1676 Clement X, [Emilio Altieri], Italian Pope (1670-76), dies at 86
  • 1726 Hugh Drysdale, British Colonial Governor of Virginia
  • 1734 Peter King, 1st Baron King, Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1789 Joseph-François Foulon, French administrator (b. 1715)

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1802 Marie Francois Xavier Bichat, a founder of histology, dies from falling down stairs at 30

Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
Anatomist and Physiologist
Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
  • 1826 Giuseppe Piazzi, monk/mathematician (found 1st asteroid), dies at 80
  • 1832 Napoleon II of France (b. 1811), son of Napoleon I dies of tuberculosis
  • 1852 Auguste Marmont, French marshal (b. 1774)
  • 1861 Barnard Elliot Bee, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 37
  • 1864 James Birdseye Mcpherson, US Union gen-major, dies in battle at 35
  • 1864 William Henry Talbot Walker, Confederate gen-mjr, dies in battle at 47
  • 1869 John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), (b. 1806)
  • 1902 Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (b. 1822)
  • 1903 Cassius Marcellus Clay, American emancipationist (b. 1810)
  • 1908 William Randal Cremer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1828)
  • 1909 D v Liliencron, writer, dies at 65
  • 1915 Sir Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer and inventor (b. 1827)
  • 1916 James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)
  • 1918 Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (b. 1898)
  • 1920 William Kissam Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1849)
  • 1922 Jokichi Takamine, Japanese chemist (b. 1854)
  • 1922 John Motley Morehead III, American Chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding), dies at 67
  • 1929 Edouard baron Empain, Belgian builder (Heliopolis), dies at 76
  • 1932 Roosje Vos, Dutch trade union leader, dies at 71
  • 1932 Roses Fox, Trade union leader, dies at 71
  • 1932 Errico Malatesta, Italian anarchist (b. 1853)
  • 1932 Reginald Fessenden, Canadian inventor and radio pioneer (b. 1866)

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1934 John Dillinger, shot dead at Biograph Theater in Chicago, at 33

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger

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1950 Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (1921-30, 1935-48), dies of pneumonia at 75

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1952 August Balthazar, Belgian politician, dies at 58
  • 1958 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, dies at 62
  • 1967 Carl Sandburg, poet (Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Years), dies at 89
  • 1968 Giovanni Guareschi, Italian author: Don Camillo/Peppone, dies at 60
  • 1970 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912)
  • 1974 Wayne L Morse, (Sen-D-Oregon), dies at 73
  • 1979 Soschtschenko, writer, dies at 83
  • 1980 Fred Kaps [Abram PA Bongers], magician (world champ 1955), dies at 54
  • 1988 Duane Jones, dies of cardiopulmonary arrest at 51
  • 1989 Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (b. 1935)
  • 1990 George Wood, dies of diabetes complications at 56
  • 1992 Souleiman Franjieh, president Lebanon (1970-76), dies
  • 1996 Courtney Alexandre Henriques Laws, community leader, dies at 65
  • 1996 Leon Shenandoah, native American leader, dies at 81
  • 1996 Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector, dies at 71
  • 1996 Richard Day, engineer/development expert, dies at 48
  • 2000 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (b. 1925)
  • 2001 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • 2003 Qusay Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1966)
  • 2003 Uday Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1964)
  • 2004 George Kidd, Canadian diplomat (b. 1917)
  • 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)
  • 2006 José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (b. 1965)
  • 2006 James E. West, mayor of Spokane, Washington (b. 1950)
  • 2007 Laszlo Kovacs, Hungarian-born cinematographer (b. 1933)
  • 2009 Richard M. Givan Supreme court chief justice (b. 1921)
  • 2012 George A. Miller, American psychologist, dies at 92
  • 2016 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, dies at 85