Deaths in History on June 14

  • 1144 Aboe 'l-Kasim Mahmoed ibn Omar al-Zapowersjari, theologist, dies at 69
  • 1161 Emperor Qinzong of China (b. 1100)
  • 1349 Gunther Van Schwarzburg, German anti-king 1349, dies at about 44
  • 1381 Simon Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1497 Giovanni Borgia, Duke of Borgia (b. 1474)
  • 1544 Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1489)
  • 1662 Henry Vane the Younger, English politician and Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1613)
  • 1674 Marin le Roy de Gomberville, French writer (b. 1600)
  • 1703 Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer (b. 1625)
  • 1727 Cornelis Cruys, Norwegian/Dutch admiral, dies at 70
  • 1752 Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer, dies at 57
  • 1752 Daniel Marot, French/Neth, architect/engraver, dies at about 88
  • 1794 Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland (b. 1718)
  • 1800 Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French military leader (b. 1768)
  • 1800 Jean-Baptiste Kleber, French general (b. 1753)

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1801 Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary War general, dies in London at 60

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold

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1825 Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-born American architect who laid out Washington, D.C., dies at 70

Washington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Washington D.C. Architect
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
  • 1828 Karl August, grand duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, dies (b. 1757)
  • 1837 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian writer (b. 1798)
  • 1864 Leonidas Polk, general, killed in action in Battle of Pine Mt
  • 1873 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian/parliamentarian, dies at 92
  • 1883 Edward FitzGerald, English poet (b. 1809)
  • 1885 Agustin Bethencourt, Venezuelan publisher on Curacao, dies at 58
  • 1886 Alexandr Ostrovsky, Russian dramatist (b. 1823)
  • 1907 A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/politician (CVP), dies
  • 1908 Frederick Arthur Stanley, Governor general of Canada (b. 1841)
  • 1916 João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)
  • 1920 Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian, dies
  • 1926 Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist artist (b. 1844)
  • 1927 Jerome K. Jerome, British author (b. 1859)

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1928 Emmeline Pankhurst, British suffragette who formed the Women's Social & Political Union (1903), dies at 69

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst
Suffragette
Emmeline Pankhurst
  • 1932 Dorimène Roy Desjardins, Canadian business pioneer
  • 1936 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • 1938 William W Campbell, US astronomer (Stellar Motions), dies at 76
  • 1941 Pieter J Kromsigt, theologist/publicist (John Knox), dies at 74
  • 1944 Lubor Niederle, Czech archaeologist/slavist, dies at 78
  • 1944 Robert H Iseley, US pilot/lt-comdr (Saipan), dies in battle

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1946 John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, dies of a stroke at 57

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird
  • 1951 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • 1960 Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romanian Foreign Minister (1945-52), dies at 67
  • 1962 Anna Sleasers, first Boston Strangler victim

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1968 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/essayist (Nobel 1959), dies at 66

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
Author/Poet
Salvatore Quasimodo
  • 1975 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (b. 1902)
  • 1982 Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
  • 1986 Alan Jay Lerner, American lyricist (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady), dies at 67

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1986 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine author (Book of Sand), dies in Geneva at 86

  • 1986 E Cuyler Hammond, American epidemiologist (first to link smoking with lung cancer), dies at 74
  • 1991 Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter, dies at 84
  • 1993 Vincent T Hamlin, cartoonist (Alley Oop), dies at 93
  • 1994 Denys Hay, British historian, dies at 78
  • 1994 Marianne Kunvari, writer, dies at 81
  • 1994 Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach, dies at 38
  • 1994 Simon Prior, British auto maker, dies of injuries
  • 1995 Gesualdo Bufalino, novelist, dies at 74
  • 1995 Gordon Greig, journalist, dies at 63
  • 1995 Roger Joseph Zelazny, sci-fi writer, dies of cancer at 60
  • 1996 Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor, dies at 91
  • 1997 Henry C Gordon, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 71
  • 1997 Tesslynn O'Cull, American child abuse victim (b. 1995)
  • 2000 Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (b. 1911)
  • 2002 June Jordan, American writer and teacher (b. 1936)
  • 2004 Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountain guide (b. 1900)
  • 2005 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill), dies at 75
  • 2007 Ruth Graham, wife of Billy Graham (b. 1920)
  • 2007 Robin Olds, American fighter pilot (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Kurt Waldheim, Austrian 4th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1972-81) and 9th President of Austria (1986-92), dies at 88
  • 2009 Bob Bogle, founding member of The Ventures