Deaths in History on June 2

  • 657 Eugene I, Italian Pope (654-7), dies
  • 910 Richilde of Provence, Queen of Western Francia
  • 1418 Katherine of Lancaster, wife of Henry III of Castile
  • 1564 Gellius Faber, [Jelle Smit], Fries theologist, dies
  • 1567 Shane O'Neill, Irish chieftain
  • 1572 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, executed at 36
  • 1575 Pieter Aertsen, [Long Worm], painter, dies at about 65
  • 1581 James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, regent of Scotland
  • 1597 Diederik Sonoy, German/Neth governor of Northern quarter, dies at 67
  • 1632 Ernst Casimir, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Friesland, dies at 58
  • 1639 Floris II van Pallandt, earl of Culemborg/politician, dies at 62
  • 1678 Pieter the Great, regent/diplomat, dies at 63
  • 1693 John Wildman, English soldier and politician
  • 1701 Madeleine de Scudéry, French writer (b. 1607)
  • 1716 Ogata Korin, Japanese painter
  • 1754 Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (b. 1680)
  • 1761 Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1685)
  • 1785 Jean Paul de Gua de Malves, French mathematician (b. 1713)
  • 1812 John W de Winter, Dutch vice-adm, dies at battle at Kamperduin at 51
  • 1833 Simon Byrne, Irish bare-knuckle prize fighter (b. 1806)
  • 1839 Wijnand YY Nuijen, painter/lithographer (Wrecked), dies at 26
  • 1864 George Pierce Doles, US businessman/Confed brigadier general, dies at 34
  • 1865 John E Feisser, founder (1st Dutch baptist church), dies at 59
  • 1865 Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (b. 1783)
  • 1875 Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (b. 1806)
  • 1879 E Louis JJ Napoleon Bonaparte, crown prince, dies in battle at 23
  • 1881 Émile Littré, French lexicographer (b. 1801)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1882 Guiseppi Garibaldi, Italian general and nationalist (Risorgimento) who helped unify Italy, dies at 74

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • 1896 Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer (Abbsynia/Ethiopia), dies
  • 1901 James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Margaret Fleming), dies
  • 1901 George Leslie Mackay, Canadian missionary (b. 1844)
  • 1908 Redvers H Buller, English general, dies at 68
  • 1927 Eduard GHH Cuypers, architect (De Hooge Vuursche), dies at 67

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1927 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents, dies at 66

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • 1940 Willem E Roelofs, painter/cartoonist, dies
  • 1948 Viktor Brack, Nazi physician (b. 1904)
  • 1948 Karl Brandt, personal physician of Adolf Hitler (b. 1904)
  • 1948 Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (b. 1897)
  • 1948 Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)
  • 1948 Wolfram Sievers, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • 1950 Stanislas Bizot, French checker player (world champ 1925), dies at 70
  • 1951 Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher, dies at 83
  • 1961 George S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72
  • 1962 Franc S Finzgar, Slovic writer (Service Girls), dies
  • 1962 Vita Sackville-West, English writer and gardener (Sissinghurst), dies at 70
  • 1967 Benno Ohnesorg, German student (b. 1940)
  • 1971 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye), dies at 66
  • 1975 Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (1964-71 Nobel 1974), dies at 74
  • 1976 Bartoes, [Albertus J Wijstma], cabaret performer/comic, dies at 73
  • 1976 Juan José Torres, former President of Bolivia, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor
  • 1982 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (b. 1904)
  • 1988 Horace A Hildreth, (Gov-Maine, 1945-49), dies at 85
  • 1993 French JFM of Thiel, Dutch 2nd chamber chairman (1963-72), dies at 86
  • 1994 David Stove, Australian philosopher (b. 1927)
  • 1996 John Alton, cinematographer, dies at 94
  • 1996 Leon Garield, writer, dies at 74
  • 1996 Peter Bird, ocean rower, dies at 49
  • 1996 Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (b. 1937)
  • 2000 Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist (b. 1927)
  • 2000 Gerald Whitrow, British mathematician (b. 1912)
  • 2001 Frank Stagg, Baptist Theologian (b. 1911)
  • 2004 Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 2005 Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and teacher (b. 1950)
  • 2005 Melita Norwood, British spy (b. 1912)
  • 2007 Huang Ju, Chinese Vice-Premier
  • 2009 David Eddings, American fantasy writer. (b. 1931)
  • 2013 John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (L), dies at 86
  • 2015 Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), dies at 88