Deaths in History on June 27

  • 444 Cyrillus van Alexandria, patriarch of Alexandria, dies
  • 1137 Guigo de Castro, [Venerabilis], 5th prior of Grande Chartreuse, dies
  • 1162 Eudes II, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1118)
  • 1296 Floris V, count of Holland & Zeeland, dies

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1458 Alfonso V, King of Aragon/Sicily/Naples (Alfonso I), dies

  • 1543 Agnolo Firenzuola, [Giovannini], Italian monk (De golden ezel), dies
  • 1574 Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and architect (b. 1511)
  • 1603 Jan Dymitr Solikowski, Polish archbishop and diplomat (b. 1539)
  • 1627 John Hayward, English historian
  • 1638 Lukaris Cyrillus, patriarch of Alexandria/Constantinople, dies
  • 1641 Michiel Jansz of Mierevelt, royal painter, dies at 74
  • 1654 Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg), dies at 67
  • 1672 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian (b. 1597)
  • 1720 Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, French poet (b. 1639)
  • 1757 Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent/banker/merchant, dies at 59
  • 1773 Mentewab, dowager Empress of Ethiopia (b. circa 1706)
  • 1776 Thomas Hickey, plan to hand George Washington to British, executed
  • 1785 Egbert de Free Temminck, Amsterdam regent, dies at 84
  • 1794 Wenzel Anton Graf Kaunitz, Austrian statesman (b. 1711)
  • 1794 Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (b. 1715)
  • 1827 Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian (b. 1754)
  • 1829 James Smithson, dies, his will establishes Smithsonian Institute

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1831 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, dies at 55

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Sophie Germain
  • 1839 Ranjit Singh, gov of Lahore, dies
  • 1844 Hyrum Smith, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob in Carthage Ill

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1844 Joseph Smith Jr, American founder of the Mormon Church, shot by a mob at 38

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  • 1848 Denis-Auguste Affre, archbsp of Paris (1840-48), shot to death at 54
  • 1848 Zschokke, writer, dies
  • 1859 Jean C Baud, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1834-36), dies at 69
  • 1862 Chatham Roberdeau Wheat, Confederate major, dies in battle at about 35
  • 1863 Martin E Green, Confederate brig-general, shot dead at 38
  • 1864 Charles Garrison Harker, US Union-brig-general, dies in battle at 26
  • 1876 Christian G Ehrenberg, German zoologist (micro-organisms), dies at 81
  • 1907 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator (b. 1822)
  • 1917 Gustav von Schmolle, German economist (Historical School), dies at 79
  • 1935 Eugene Augustin Lauste, French inventor (b. 1857)
  • 1944 Milan Hodža, Slovak politician (b. 1878)
  • 1944 Vera Menchik, Russian 1st official women's world chess champion (1927), dies in a London air raid at 38
  • 1950 Milada Horakova, Czech advocate/anti fascist, hanged
  • 1952 Max Dehn, German mathematician (b. 1878)
  • 1957 Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48
  • 1960 Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69
  • 1962 Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (b. 1904)
  • 1965 Anthony Veiller, writer, dies at 62
  • 1966 Arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies
  • 1973 Earl Browder, leader US Communist Party (1930-45), dies at 82
  • 1983 Don Ida, balloonists, dies during a race
  • 1983 Maxie Anderson, balloonists, dies during a race
  • 1988 Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (High Falcon), dies at 88
  • 1989 Alfred J Ayer, English philosopher (Logical Positivism), dies
  • 1991 Klas Bruinsma, leader criminal organization, murdered
  • 1991 Willem J [Molly] Geertsema, liberal/foreign minister), dies
  • 1992 Sandy Amoros, Bkln Dodger, dies at 62 of pneumonia
  • 1993 Wolfgang Grams, German RAF-terrorist, shot to death at 40
  • 1994 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), dies at 67
  • 1995 Madeleine Gillian Jinkinson, medical administrator, dies at 59
  • 1996 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier, dies at 85
  • 1998 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (b. 1935)
  • 1999 George Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (b. 1919)
  • 2001 Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914)
  • 2004 George Patton IV, American general (b. 1923)
  • 2005 Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
  • 2005 John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
  • 2005 Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
  • 2005 Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
  • 2006 Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer, known as "The Railway Killer" (b. 1959)
  • 2007 Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
  • 2008 Michael Turner, American comic book artist (b. 1971)
  • 2008 Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshal (b. 1914)
  • 2016 Alvin Toffler, American author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), dies at 87