Deaths in History on July 6

  • 1189 Henry II, King of England (1154-89), dies at 56
  • 1218 Eudes III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1166)
  • 1415 Jan Hus, Bohemian reformer (b. 1369), burned for heresy by the Church at Constance, Germany
  • 1476 Regiomontanus, [Johannes Muller of Königsberg], German astronomer (b. 1436)
  • 1533 Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet (Orlando Furioso), dies at 57
  • 1535 Sir Thomas More, philosopher, author (Utopia) and statesman, executed (beheaded) for treason at 57
  • 1553 Edward VI Tudor, King of England (1547-53), dies at 15
  • 1568 Johann Oporinus, Swiss book publisher/publisher, dies at 61
  • 1583 Edmund Grindal, English bishop of London/archbhp of York, dies at 64
  • 1585 Thomas Aufield, English Catholic martyr (b. 1552)
  • 1587 Michael Lauterbeck, assassinated Fries viceroy Willem Louis, executed
  • 1684 Peter Gunning, English royalist churchman (b. 1614)
  • 1758 George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe, British general
  • 1802 Daniel Morgan, American Revolutionary general and politician (b. ~1735)
  • 1809 Antoine Charles Louis Lasalle, French cavalry general (b. 1775)
  • 1813 Granville Sharp, British abolitionist (b. 1735)

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1835 John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States (1801-35), dies at 79

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
John Marshall
  • 1854 Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (Ohm's law), dies at 65
  • 1863 Strong Vincent, US Union brig-general, dies
  • 1864 Samuel Allen Rice, US Union brig-gen, dies of injuries at 36
  • 1868 Sanosuke Harada, Shinsengumi Captain (b. 1840)
  • 1871 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (O navio negreiro), dies at 34
  • 1893 Guy de Maupassant, French author (b. 1850)
  • 1901 Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1819)
  • 1907 August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein, German Linguist, Theologian (b. 1826)
  • 1914 Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet, murdered at 27
  • 1916 Odilon Redon, French painter (b. 1840)
  • 1918 Count von Mirbach, German ambassador to Moscow, dies
  • 1922 Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (b. 1863)
  • 1932 Kenneth Grahame, English author (The Wind in the Willows), dies at 73
  • 1934 Warden Uncle, [Edward Vermeulen], Flemish landlord/writer, dies at 73
  • 1952 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, French Canadian politician (b. 1867)
  • 1959 George Grosz, German cartoonist/painter (Ecce Homo), dies at 65
  • 1960 Aneurin Bevan, British politician (b. 1897)
  • 1961 Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter, dies at 93
  • 1961 Enrique Larreta, [E Rodriguez Maza], Argentine diplomat and writer, dies at 86
  • 1961 Woodall Rodgers, American politician (b. 1890)

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1962 William Faulkner, US author (Nobel 1949), dies at 64

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • 1962 Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal (b. 1872)
  • 1962 Georg, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1899)
  • 1966 Anne Nagel, dies of cancer at 50
  • 1970 Marjorie Rambeau, dies at 80
  • 1971 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), dies at 66
  • 1971 Thomas C Heart, US admiral/commander (Asiatic fleet), dies
  • 1972 Sam de Grasse, dies at 97
  • 1975 Otto Skorzeny, German/Austrian SS (Mussolini/Ardennen), dies
  • 1976 Fritz Lenz, German geneticist (b. 1887)
  • 1986 Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (b. 1908)
  • 1989 Janos Kádár, premier of Hungary (1956-58), dies at 77
  • 1990 Paul Wynne, KGO-TV SF reporter, dies of AIDS at 46
  • 1990 Nathaniel Wyeth, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle), dies at 78
  • 1992 Edgardo Pallero, Argentina producer (Los hijos de fierro), dies
  • 1993 Ruth Lady Fermoy, maternal grandmother of Princess Diane, dies at 84
  • 1995 Aziz Nesin, Turkish writer, dies at 79
  • 1995 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, dies at 87
  • 1999 Carl Gunter Jr, American politician (b. 1938)
  • 1999 Barry Winchell, American soldier (b. 1977)
  • 2002 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (b. 1932)
  • 2004 Thomas Klestil, President of Austria (b. 1932)
  • 2005 Bruno Augenstein, German-born mathematician (b. 1923)
  • 2005 L. Patrick Gray III, American FBI director (b. 1916)
  • 2005 Evan Hunter, American novelist (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Claude Simon, Malagasy-French writer, (Nobel Prize Literature 1985), dies at 91
  • 2009 Robert McNamara, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1916)
  • 2009 Leo Mol, Ukrainian Canadian artist and sculptor (b. 1915)
  • 2009 Vasily Aksyonov, Russian writer (b. 1932)
  • 2012 Charles David Ganao, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, dies at 85