Deaths in History on July 25

  • 306 Gaius Flavius V Constantius, under-emperor of Rome 297-306, dies
  • 1409 King Martin I of Sicily (1390-1409), dies at about 35
  • 1471 John Soreth, French general, dies
  • 1492 Innocent VII, [Giovanni B Cibo], Italian Pope (1484-92), dies
  • 1539 Lorenzo Campeggi(east), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat, dies at 65
  • 1564 Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1558-64), dies at 61
  • 1570 Ivan Viskovati, chancellor of Russia, executed
  • 1580 Baltazar Alvarez, Spanish jesuit/writer, dies at 47
  • 1593 Steven Haghen, navigator/governor of Ambon (1617-18), dies at 61
  • 1616 Andreas Libavius, German alchemist, dies
  • 1624 Steven van der Haghen, admiral/gov on Ambon 1617-8, dies at about 61
  • 1643 Robert Pierrepont, 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, English statesman (b. 1584)
  • 1676 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (b. 1604)
  • 1681 Urian Oakes, English-born President of Harvard University (b. 1631)
  • 1721 Geleyn Evertsen, lt-admiral of Zealand, dies at 66
  • 1739 Johannes van der Hagen, vicar/genealogy/chronologist, dies at 73
  • 1759 Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor, dies
  • 1790 Johann Bernhard Basedow, German education reformer (b. 1723)
  • 1790 William Livingston, Governor of New Jersey (b. 1723)
  • 1791 Isaac Low, American Continental Congressman (b. 1735)
  • 1794 Andrea-Marie Chenier, French poet (Avis aux Francais sur leurs), dies
  • 1804 William Forsyth, English gardening expert (Forsythia), dies
  • 1826 Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer, hanged at 33 [OS Jul 13]
  • 1826 Kondraty Fyodorovich Ryleyev, Russian poet and revolutionary (b. 1795)

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1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, British poet, dies at 61

Poet, Critic, and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic, and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • 1842 Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (b. 1766)
  • 1843 Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor (b. 1766)
  • 1853 Joaquin Murieta, Mexican born Californian outlaw
  • 1861 Jonas Furrer, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1805)
  • 1864 Clement Hoffman Stevens, Us banker/inventor/Confederate brigadier general, dies at 42
  • 1865 James Barry [Margaret Ann Bulkley], British military surgeon and the 1st woman in Great Britain to become a qualified medical doctor, dies at 66 or 67
  • 1887 John Taylor, American religious leader (b. 1808)
  • 1918 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentine poet (Mexico, canto epico), dies
  • 1918 Franiska zu Reventlow, writer, dies at 47
  • 1927 Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne), dies
  • 1932 Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (It Bolleken), dies [or 1936]
  • 1934 Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian chancellor assassinated by nazis
  • 1934 Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist (b. 1889)
  • 1934 François Coty, French perfume manufacturer (b. 1874)
  • 1944 Lesley J McNair, US Lieutenant General killed by friendly fire at St-Lo
  • 1946 Narziss Oh, German psychology, dies
  • 1958 Harry Warner, US movie pioneer (Warner Bros), dies at 81
  • 1959 Isaac Halevi Herzog, chief rabbi of Israel (1936-59), dies at 71
  • 1962 Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist and Chief Justice (b. 1879)
  • 1963 Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (b. 1877)
  • 1966 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, dies after being hit by a car at 40
  • 1967 W Gombrowicz, writer, dies at 62

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1973 Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of natural causes at 91

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 1982 Beene Dubbelboer, writer (Turfgasgenerator), dies at 76
  • 1982 Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)
  • 1986 Vincente Minnelli, American director (Gigi, Goodbye Charlie), dies in LA at 76
  • 1987 Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce, dies of internal injuries
  • 1987 Eric Mntonga, co-director of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa (IDASA), found on a dirt road a day after he had been detained at a police station
  • 1987 Charles Stark Draper, American Scientist and Engineer (Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology), dies at 85
  • 1989 Steve Rubell, American night club owner (b. 1943)
  • 1991 Kaganovitch, Russian minister of Transport for Stalin, dies
  • 1993 Vincent Joseph Schaefer, American Chemist and Meteorologist (cloud seeding), dies at 87
  • 1995 Janice Elliott, English novelist, dies at 63
  • 1996 Raymond O'Malley, teacher, dies at 87
  • 1997 Margaret Farrer, midwife, dies at 83
  • 2002 Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian existentialist philosopher (b. 1917)
  • 2003 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (b. 1912)
  • 2006 Carl Brashear, first African-American U.S Navy Master Diver (b. 1931)
  • 2007 Bernd Jakubowski, German goalkeeper (b. 1952)
  • 2007 Jesse Marunde, American strongman competitor (b. 1979)
  • 2008 Randy Pausch, American professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, known for his "Last Lecture" (b. 1960)
  • 2008 Tracy Hall, American inventor (b. 1919)
  • 2008 Jeff Fehring, Australian rules footballer (b. 1955)
  • 2009 Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier to have served in the trenches in World War I, dies at 111 (b. 1898)
  • 2014 Salah Abu Hassanein, leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, dies in Israeli airstrike
  • 2014 Bel Kaufman, American actor, dies at 103