Deaths in History on June 23

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79 Vespasian, Roman Emperor, dies at 69

Roman Emperor Vespasian
Roman Emperor
Vespasian
  • 758 Ho-tse Shen-hui, Zen teacher/disciple of Hui-neng, dies at 74
  • 1018 Henry I, Margrave of Austria (994-1018) 'Henry the Strong'
  • 1075 Theoduinus, Beiers prince-bishop of Liege, dies
  • 1137 Adalbert I, archbishop of Mainz (1111-1137), dies
  • 1139 Andries van Kuik, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1444 Marcus, [Manuel] Eugenicus, Byzantine bishop of Efeze/theologist, dies
  • 1555 Pedro Mascarenhas, Portuguese explorer (b. 1470)
  • 1582 Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese military leader (b. 1537)
  • 1615 Mashita Nagamori, Japanese warlord (b. 1545)
  • 1677 Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1647)
  • 1686 William Coventry, English statesman
  • 1707 John Mill, English theologian
  • 1733 Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (b. 1672)
  • 1770 Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721)
  • 1775 Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (b. 1692)
  • 1779 Ras Mikael Sehul, warlord of Ethiopia (b. about 1691)
  • 1806 Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (b. 1723)
  • 1832 James Hall, Scottish geologist (b. 1761)
  • 1836 James Mill, Scottish philosopher and historian, (b. 1773)
  • 1856 Ivan Kireevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher (b. 1806)
  • 1866 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam physician/social activist, dies at 53
  • 1878 George Backing, English sea officer/explorer (B's River), dies at 81
  • 1891 Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (b. 1804)
  • 1893 Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (b. 1817)
  • 1916 Victor Chapman, US legionaire/WW I pilot, killed
  • 1919 Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist, dies
  • 1926 Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
  • 1945 Lt Gen Ushijima, Japanese commander, commits suicide at Okinawa
  • 1957 Louis Fornberg, writer, dies at 48
  • 1961 Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (Rubens' Daughter), dies at 70
  • 1970 Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (b. 1895)
  • 1971 George Blagoi, entertainer, dies
  • 1980 Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician, dies
  • 1980 Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian (bomanslag), dies
  • 1980 Clyfford Still, American painter (b. 1904)
  • 1980 Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (b. 1894)
  • 1982 Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
  • 1988 Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), dies at 73
  • 1988 M Gregor-Dellin, writer, dies
  • 1989 Werner Best, German jurist and nazi leader (b. 1903)
  • 1991 Antonio Jacinto, Angolan poet, dies at 66
  • 1992 Lou Ramos, entertainer, dies
  • 1992 Renie Irene Brouillet Conley, US, costume designer (Cleopatra), dies
  • 1994 Piet van Elk, cartoonist, dies at 74
  • 1994 Stanley Gebler Davies, journalist/drinker, dies at 50

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1995 Jonas Salk, American biologist who created the Polio vaccine, dies of heart failure at 80

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • 1996 Andreas George Papandreou, PM of Greece (1981-89, 93-96), dies at 76
  • 1996 Angelo John Novarese, record company founder, dies at 72
  • 1996 Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge, dies at 98
  • 1996 Pasqualino de Santis, cinematographer, dies at 69
  • 1996 William Walsh, academic, dies at 80
  • 1997 "Wino" Willie Forkner, biker (Wild One), dies of heart attack at 77
  • 1997 Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, suffering from burns, dies at 63
  • 2001 Yvonne Dionne, one of the Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
  • 2003 Maynard Jackson, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (b. 1938)
  • 2005 Shana Alexander, American columnist (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (b. 1925)
  • 2006 Harriet, Galápagos tortoise (b. 1830)