Deaths in History on July 24

  • 1115 Matilda, Countess of Tuscany (b. 1046)
  • 1240 Konrad von Th├╝ringen, fifth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights
  • 1345 Jacob van Artevelde, statesman, murdered
  • 1568 Prince Don Carlos of Spain (b. 1545)
  • 1594 John Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (b. 1544)
  • 1712 Cornelis earl of Nassau, general-major/mister of Woudenberg, dies
  • 1756 George Vertue, engraver, dies
  • 1758 John Dyer, British poet, dies at 58
  • 1768 Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684)
  • 1837 Charles Hodges, English/Dutch portrait painter
  • 1842 John Sell Cotman, landscape painter, dies
  • 1846 Louis Napoleon, French King of the Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 67

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1862 Martin Van Buren, 8th US president (1837-41), dies of heart failure at 79

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • 1868 George Cattermole, painter/illustrator, dies
  • 1900 Ferdinand Hamet, Dutch missionary in Mongolia, murdered at 59
  • 1908 Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (b. the same day 1867)
  • 1910 Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)
  • 1927 Ry┼źnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1931 Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of finance, dies at 75
  • 1944 Jan Postma, leader of illegal Dutch party (CPN), executed at 49
  • 1954 Mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90
  • 1964 Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer, dies
  • 1967 Little Billy Rhodes, dies of stroke at 72
  • 1969 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64
  • 1970 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)

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1974 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935), dies at 82

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick
  • 1986 Fritz A Lipman, discoverer (co-enzymes, Nobel 1953), dies at 87
  • 1990 Alan Clarke, director (Elephant, Road, Scum, Firm), dies at 54
  • 1991 Karl Ellis, dies at 41
  • 1992 Arlette-Leonie Arletty, dies at 94
  • 1992 Khaled Mahmoud Saeed, asst to Palestine terrorist Abu Nidal, murdered
  • 1992 Lillian Oppenheimer, orgamist, dies of a heart attack at 93
  • 1992 Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  • 1993 Ben[jamin S] Polak, Dutch physician/resistance fighter, dies
  • 1993 Francis Bouygues, French entrepreneur/billionaire, dies at 70
  • 1993 Lonnie D'Orsa, film and TV director, dies at 96
  • 1994 Grete Schickedanz, German head mistress, dies at 82
  • 1995 Don Richard Carpenter, novelist, dies at 64
  • 1997 Saw Maung, general/president of Myanmar (Burma) (1988-92), dies
  • 1997 William J. Brennan, Jr. American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), dies at 91
  • 2000 Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (b. 1925)
  • 2005 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (b. 1912)
  • 2007 Albert Ellis, American psychologist (b. 1913)
  • 2009 E. Lynn Harris, American Author (b. 1955)
  • 2010 Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
  • 2011 Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • 2012 John Atta Mills, Ghanaian President, dies at 68
  • 2012 Robert Ledley, American scientist (invented the CT scanner), dies at 86