Deaths in History on June 12

  • 816 Leo III, Italian Pope (795-816), dies
  • 918 Ethelfleda, Lady of the Mercians
  • 1020 Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1036 Tedald, Bishop of Arezzo (1023-1031)
  • 1231 Antonius van Padua, [Fernando M de Bulhom], Port minister, dies at 35
  • 1418 Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, Constable of France (b. 1360)
  • 1435 John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1408)
  • 1490 Adriaan Vilain II of Rassegem, peace of Tours, murdered at about 39
  • 1560 Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyo (b. 1519)
  • 1560 Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)
  • 1565 Adrianus Turnebus, French classical scholar (b. 1512)
  • 1567 Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1490)
  • 1647 Thomas Farnaby, English grammarian
  • 1675 Charles Emanuel II, Duke of Savoy (1638-75), dies at 40
  • 1687 Jurriaen van Streeck, Dutch still life painter, buried
  • 1758 Augustus William, Prince of Prussia (b. 1722)
  • 1759 William Collins, English poet (Ode to Simplicity), dies at 37
  • 1772 Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (b. 1724)
  • 1788 Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet, dies at 65
  • 1789 Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Maria-Theresia), dies
  • 1816 Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (b. 1757)
  • 1818 Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
  • 1850 Jean V Constant de Rebecque, Swiss/Dutch army leader, dies at 77
  • 1853 John C de Jonge, Dutch historian/archivist, dies at 60
  • 1858 Cornelis Smit, Dutch ship builder/ship owner, dies at 74
  • 1878 Hendrik J Jut, Dutch murderer [Head of Jut], dies at 26
  • 1878 William Cullen Bryant, American poet, dies at 83
  • 1888 Carel Vosmaer, art historian/poet/editor (Neth Spectator), dies at 62
  • 1904 Camille de Renesse, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
  • 1912 Frederic Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901), dies
  • 1922 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp putsch 1920), dies at 63
  • 1928 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexicans poet, dies
  • 1932 RenĂ© de Clerq, Flemish poet/writer (Book of Love), dies
  • 1932 Theodorus Heemskerk, lawyer/Dutch sec of state (1866..88), dies at 79
  • 1936 Isidore Weiss, French world checker champion, dies
  • 1936 Karl Kraus, Austrian satirical writer, dies at 62
  • 1937 Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1893)
  • 1946 Count Hisaichi Terauchi, Japanese fieldmarshal, dies
  • 1952 Michael von Faulhaber, Cardinal/archbishop of Munich, dies at 83
  • 1963 Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (Cape Matapan, WW II), dies at 80
  • 1963 Medgar Evers, NAACP official, shot in Jackson Miss at 37
  • 1969 Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (b. 1899)
  • 1972 Edmund Wilson, US writer (To the Finland station), dies at 79
  • 1972 Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), dies at 63
  • 1978 Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1980 Billy Butlin, Founder of the brand of holiday venues known as Butlins (b. 1899)
  • 1982 Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
  • 1982 Sgt Ian McKay VC, Platoon Sergeant 4 Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1953)
  • 1985 Edmund Perry, 17 and newly graduated from N.H. prep. high school, shot and killed in Manhattan by NYPD undercover officer Lee Vanhouten, who claimed Perry tried to rob him
  • 1986 Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist, dies at 76
  • 1986 Tony Desimone, combo leader (Ernie in Kovacsland), dies at 66
  • 1990 Terence O'Neil, lord/PM of Ulster (1963-69), dies
  • 1992 Edward Fleming, Danish director (Lille Spejl), dies
  • 1994 Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher leader (1950-94), dies at 92
  • 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson, German-American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, murdered at 35
  • 1994 Otto Roesch, paleontologist, dies at 93
  • 1994 Ron Goldman, waiter, murdered with wife of O.J. Simpson at 27
  • 1996 MacKenzie John, pipe major, dies at 83
  • 2000 P.L.Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
  • 2002 Bill Blass, American fashion designer, dies at 79
  • 2006 Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2012 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant, dies from a heart condition at 69

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • 2016 George V. Voinovich, US politician (R), Senator and Governor of Ohio, dies at 79