Deaths in History on June 13

  • 1036 Ali az-Zahir, caliph (b. 1005)
  • 1142 Godfried II, duke of Brabant/Neth-Lotharingen, dies
  • 1231 Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (b. 1195)
  • 1256 Tankei, Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)
  • 1371 Jan V of Virneburg, bishop of Utrecht (Pledge Vollenhove), dies
  • 1550 Veronica Gambara, Italian poet, dies at 64
  • 1612 Charles van Croij, prince of Chimay/Duke of Aarschot, dies at 51
  • 1636 George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly, Scottish politician (b. 1562)
  • 1645 Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese swordsman
  • 1665 Auke Stellingwerf, lt-admiral of Friesland, dies in battle at about 29
  • 1665 Egbert Meussen Kortenaer, vice-admiral, dies in battle at about 29
  • 1665 Jacob van Wassenaer, [Foggy Obdam], lt-admiral, dies in battle at 55
  • 1749 Jan F van Bloemen, [Orizonte], Flemish painter, dies at 87
  • 1784 Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)
  • 1810 Johann Gottfried Seume, German writer (Spaziergang nach Syrakus), dies at 47
  • 1821 [Izaak J] Alexander Gogel, minister of finance/patriot, dies at 55
  • 1825 Johan Peter Melchior, German sculptor, dies at 82

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1861 Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician and father of modern magic, dies of pneumonia at 65

  • 1865 Cleaveland J Campbell, Union brig-general, dies at about 29
  • 1881 Josef Skoda, Czech physician (b. 1805)
  • 1898 Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1840)
  • 1904 Nikiphoros Lytras, Greek painter (b. 1832)
  • 1905 Theodoros Delyannis, premier Greece, murdered
  • 1905 Tippo-Tip, [Hamed ben Mohammed], Zanzibar merchant, dies at about 67
  • 1920 Essad Pasja, Albanian military man/minister, murdered at peace confer
  • 1927 Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • 1931 Shibasaburo Kitasato, Japanese physician (b. 1851)
  • 1939 Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Suljetuilla Porteilla), dies at 64
  • 1943 Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
  • 1946 Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71
  • 1952 Max Pulver, writer, dies
  • 1958 Edwin Keppel Bennett, British writer (b. 1887)
  • 1965 Martin Buber, German/Israel philosopher/zionist/theologist, dies at 87
  • 1965 David Drummond, Australian politician (b. 1890)
  • 1972 Dündar Taşer, Turkish nationalist (b. 1925)
  • 1976 Don Bolles, US journalist (against Arizona), dies
  • 1977 Tom C Clark, former Supreme Court Justice (1949-67), dies in NY at 77
  • 1982 Abdul Aziz Khaled, King of Saudi-Arabia, dies at 69
  • 1993 Donald "Deke" K Slayton, US major/astronaut (Apollo 18), dies at 69
  • 1994 Anne Aitken, student of Zen, dies at 83
  • 1994 James Pollack, US room designer, dies at 55
  • 1996 David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist, dies at 60
  • 2002 John Hope, American meteorologist (b. 1919)
  • 2003 Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
  • 2004 Dick Durrance, American skier (b. 1914)
  • 2004 Ralph Wiley, American journalist and writer (b. 1952)
  • 2005 Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer (b. 1913)
  • 2006 Charles Haughey, Taoiseach (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Walid Eido, Lebanese MP (b. 1942)
  • 2008 Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (b. 1926)
  • 2009 Fathi Yakan, Lebanese leader and Muslim cleric (b. 1933)
  • 2012 William S. Knowles, American chemist and Nobel laureate, dies from complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 95