Deaths in History on July 23

  • 945 Richarius, bishop of Luik (922-45), dies
  • 1227 Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist (b. 1148)
  • 1373 Birgitta van Sweden, Swedish saint, dies
  • 1403 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], killed in battle at 39
  • 1403 Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, English rebel (executed) (b. 1343)
  • 1531 Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, Marshal of Normandy and husband of Diane de Poitiers
  • 1568 Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23
  • 1581 Georges Lalaing, viceroy of Friesland, dies
  • 1584 John Day, English printer (b. 1522)
  • 1645 Michael Fjodorovitsj, tsar of Russia (1613-45)/1st Romanov, dies
  • 1690 Richard Gibson, minature painter, dies
  • 1692 Gilles Ménage, French scholar, dies at 78
  • 1727 Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
  • 1764 Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (b. 1703)
  • 1773 George Edwards, English naturalist (b. 1693)
  • 1781 John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-born Continental Congressman (b. 1724)

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1793 Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence), dies of typhoid fever at 72

Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman
Founding Father of the United States
Roger Sherman
  • 1803 Arthur Wolfe, 1st viscount Kilwarden/Chief Justice of Ireld, murdered
  • 1816 Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration), dies at 68
  • 1844 Christian Gobrecht, 4th US chief engraver (1840-44), dies in office
  • 1853 Andries Pretorius, Boer leader (b. 1798)
  • 1875 Isaac Singer, American inventor (1st practical home sewing machine), dies at 63
  • 1878 Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, Bohemian physician (b. 1804)

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1885 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US President (1869-77) and Union general, dies of esophageal cancer in Mount McGregor NY at 63

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1904 John Simon, public health pioneer, dies
  • 1905 Jean-Jacques Henner, French painter, dies at 76
  • 1909 Ernest F Cambier, Bel colonial pioneer (1st Congo railway), dies at 65
  • 1916 William Ramsey, chemist, dies
  • 1920 Conrad Kohrs, German-born rancher (b. 1835)
  • 1924 Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (b. 1850)
  • 1927 Saad Zaghlul, Egyptian parliament chairman, dies at 74
  • 1930 Glenn Hammond Curtiss, aviation pioneer/airplane builder, dies at 52
  • 1942 Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32
  • 1942 Adam Czerniakow, Polish engineer (suicide) (b. 1880)
  • 1943 Emanuel Querido, Dutch publisher, murdered in the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor at 71
  • 1944 Bernard M Cohen, attorney, killed at Belsen concentration camp
  • 1944 Helmuth J von Moltke, German earl (July 20th plotter), executed
  • 1944 Max HHR Nettlau, Austrian historian (Der Anarchismus), dies at 79
  • 1946 James Maxton, politician, dies
  • 1951 Henri Philippe Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies
  • 1955 Cordell Hull, statesman, dies
  • 1957 G Tomasi di Lampedusa, writer, dies at 61
  • 1964 Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74
  • 1968 Henry Hallett Dale, physiologist, dies
  • 1969 Deli Floyd, writer, dies
  • 1973 Eddie Rickenbacker, American aviator "Ace of Aces" (WWI), dies at 82
  • 1979 Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (b. 1898)
  • 1980 Sarto Fournier, Mayor of Montreal (b. 1908)
  • 1980 Mollie Steimer, anarchist agitator and American political prisoner (b. 1897)
  • 1982 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer, dies at 82
  • 1989 Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
  • 1990 Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese development of television (b. 1899)
  • 1994 Aad Ivens, Dutch checkers player, dies at 80
  • 1994 Henry William Collins, artist, dies at 84
  • 1995 Bob Rundick, poet/DJ, dies at 52
  • 1996 Jessica "Decca" Mitford, English author, activist and one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 78
  • 1996 John Corner, scientist, dies at 80
  • 1999 Hassan II, King of Morocco (1961-99), dies of natural causes at 70
  • 2001 Eudora Welty, American author (b. 1909)
  • 2002 William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (b. 1933)
  • 2002 Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi (b. 1929)
  • 2003 James E. Davis, New York City councilman (murdered) (b. 1962)
  • 2006 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2007 Mohammed Zahir Shah, King of Afghanistan (b. 1914)
  • 2007 George Tabori, Hungarian writer, dies at 93
  • 2008 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1924)
  • 2010 Daniel Schorr, American broadcast journalist (CBS), dies at 93

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2012 Sally Ride, American astronaut and 1st American woman in space, dies of pancreatic cancer at 61

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • 2014 Dora Bryan, British actress, dies at 91
  • 2016 Thorbjorn Falldin, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1976-78, 79-82) and sheep farmer, dies at 90