Deaths in History on July 7

  • 1129 Shirakawa, emperor of Japan (1072-86)/budhist monk, dies at 76
  • 1304 Benedict XI, [Niccolo Boccasini], Pope (1303-04), dies
  • 1307 Edward I, King of England (1272-1307), dies at 68
  • 1348 John Andreae, Italian canonist, dies
  • 1537 Madeleine de Valois, queen of James V of Scotland (b. 1520)
  • 1572 Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72), dies at 51
  • 1573 Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect (b. 1507)
  • 1647 Thomas Hooker, clergyman, father of American democracy, dies
  • 1694 Dokusho, Zen teacher, Obaku line, dies
  • 1701 William Stoughton, American judge at the Salem witch trials (b. 1631)
  • 1713 Henry Compton, Bishop of Oxford and privy councillor (b. 1632)
  • 1764 William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician (b. 1683)
  • 1771 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy), dies at 54
  • 1773 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer, dies at 60
  • 1776 Jeremiah Markland, English classical scholar (b. 1693)
  • 1790 Franciscus "Frans" Hemsterhuis, Frisian philosopher, dies at 68
  • 1799 William Curtis, English botanist (Botanical Magazine), dies at 53
  • 1814 Robert Jasper van der Capellen, Dutch politician, dies at 71
  • 1816 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright and politician (b. 1751)
  • 1855 Konstantin Batyushkov, Russian poet (b. 1787)
  • 1861 John Willis Ellis, US governor of NC (1858-61), dies
  • 1865 Mary Surratt, & 3 other Lincoln conspirators, hanged
  • 1865 Lewis Paine, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1844)
  • 1865 David Herold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1842)
  • 1878 Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician (b. 1847)
  • 1890 Henri Nestlé, Founder of Nestlé S.A. (b. 1814)
  • 1893 Guy de Maupassant, writer, dies at 42
  • 1901 Johanna Spyri, Swiss author children's classic "Heidi"(b. 1827)
  • 1913 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General (b.1841)
  • 1919 Paul Deusen, German philosopher/CEO (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft), dies
  • 1922 Cathal Brugha, Chief of Staff of Irish Republican Army (b.1874)
  • 1925 Clarence Hudson White American photographer (b.. 1871)
  • 1927 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (b. 1846)

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1930 Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 71

  • 1932 Alexander Grin, Russian novelist (b. 1880)
  • 1932 Henry Eyster Jacobs, American Lutheran theologian (b. 1844)
  • 1933 John M Acket, literary (New Friends), dies at 70
  • 1939 James Deacon White, ball player jumped teams in 1876 (Chi), dies at 91
  • 1944 Erich Salomon, German photographer, dies
  • 1944 Georges Mandel, [Louis Rothschild], French politician and resistance leader (-1940), is executed by the Milice at 59
  • 1945 Salomeja Neris, [S Bacinskaite-Buciene], Latvian poet, dies at 40
  • 1956 Gottfried Benn, writer, dies at 70
  • 1958 Raymond Hackett, dies at 55
  • 1965 Moshe Sharett, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1894)
  • 1966 Carmelita Geraghty, dies of heart attack at 65
  • 1969 Erskine Sanford, dies at 83
  • 1970 Allen Lane [Williams], English publisher (Penguin Books), dies at 67
  • 1970 Dame Laura Knight, British impressionist artist
  • 1971 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian writer (b. 1925)
  • 1971 Ub Iwerks, American artist, director, and cartoonist (b1901)
  • 1972 Athenagoras, 268th patriarch of Constantinople, dies
  • 1972 King Talal of Jordan (b. 1909)
  • 1973 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 78
  • 1976 Gustav Heinemann, German president, dies at 76
  • 1976 Norman Foster, dies at 75
  • 1981 Mildred Lisette Norman a.k.a. Peace Pilgrim, American pacifist and activist
  • 1983 George Cukor, director (My Fair Lady), dies on 84th birthday
  • 1983 Herman Kahn, US futurist/nuclear strategist, dies at 71
  • 1983 Vicki Morgan, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), murdered at 30
  • 1990 Bill Cullen, game show host (Price is Right), dies at 70 of cancer
  • 1990 Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, Jes priest/apprentice Zen teacher, dies at 92
  • 1992 Ruurd Faber, mayor of Aalten (1971-75), dies at 79
  • 1994 Rosa Chacel, spanish Novelist, dies at 96
  • 1994 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (b. 1924)
  • 1995 Gabor Ormai, viola Player, dies at 40
  • 1995 Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer, dies at 73
  • 1996 Albrecht Luitpold Michael Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria, dies at 91
  • 1998 Brigadier Theuns Swanepoel, South African Security Police notorious for ordering the police to shoot at protesting school children in 1976, 70
  • 1999 Captain Vikram Batra, Indian Army officer, awarded Param Vir Chakra (September 9,1974)
  • 2000 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, dies at 80
  • 2001 Edward Fiennes-Clinton, Australian-born 18th Earl of Lincoln, dies at 88
  • 2002 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian business tycoon (b. 1933)
  • 2006 Juan de Ávalos, Spanish sculptor (b. 1911)
  • 2006 John Money, Sexologist (b. 1921)
  • 2008 Bruce Conner, American artist (b. 1933)
  • 2013 Donald Irwin, American politician, dies from heart failure at 86
  • 2014 Dick Jones, American actor, dies at 87