Deaths in History on June 29

  • 1021 Notker Labeo, tutor in convent Sankt Gallen, dies
  • 1059 Bernard II, Duke of Saxony
  • 1252 King Abel of Denmark (b. 1218)
  • 1293 Hendrik van Gent, Flemish neo-Augustian philosopher/theologist, dies
  • 1306 Musho [Hokai], Zen teacher/found subtemple at Jochiji, dies
  • 1315 Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)
  • 1458 Mapheus Vegius, [Maffeo Vegio], Italian lawyer/humanist/poet, dies
  • 1509 Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII of England (b. 1443)
  • 1620 John Aerts, Flemish sculptor
  • 1725 Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (b. 1657)
  • 1764 Ralph Allen, English businessman and politician (b. 1693)
  • 1779 Anton Raphael Mengs, German Bohemian painter and one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting, dies at 51
  • 1784 Caesar Rodney, US judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 55
  • 1790 Feike H Van de Crew, Fries writer (Mayke Jakkelis), dies
  • 1798 Kaat Mussel [Catharina Mulder], exerciser, dies
  • 1818 Carl P Fohr, German painter/cartoonist, dies at 22
  • 1840 Lucien Bonaparte, prince of Canino/Musignano, dies at 65

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1852 Henry Clay, American politician known as "the Great Compromiser", dies of tuberculosis at 75

Legislator and Orator Henry Clay
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Henry Clay
  • 1855 John Gorrie, American scientist (b. 1802)
  • 1860 Thomas Addison, English physician (A-Biermer Disease), dies at 67

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1861 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, British poet and writer ("How Do I Love thee"), dies at 55

  • 1873 Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali poet (b. 1824)
  • 1875 Ferdinand I KLJM de Goedige, Emperor of Austria, dies at 82
  • 1880 George W Vreede, lawyer/politician, dies
  • 1895 Thomas Henry Huxley, English scientist (b. 1825)
  • 1900 Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1919 José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician (b. 1864)
  • 1921 Otto Seeck German classical historian (b. 1850)
  • 1923 Fritz Mauthner, German author/philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • 1923 J C Gomez, General/Venezuela's 1st VP, assassinated
  • 1931 Nérée Beauchemin, Quebec poet (b. 1850)
  • 1940 Paul Klee, Swiss/German painter/tutor (Modern Art), dies at 60
  • 1955 Max Pechstein, German painter/graphic artist (Oceania), dies at 73
  • 1958 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (b. 1865)
  • 1959 A Cecil Snyder, Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, dies at 51
  • 1967 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, dies at 72
  • 1969 Moise K Tsjombe, premier Congo/Zaire, dies
  • 1970 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica), dies at 77
  • 1970 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), dies at 64
  • 1971 Viktor Patsayev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-landing accident), dies at 38
  • 1971 Vladimir Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-landing accident), dies at 35
  • 1976 Leonora Summers, entertainer, dies
  • 1977 Anton D Hildebrand, children's book writer (Monus), dies at 70
  • 1977 Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (b. 1895)
  • 1981 Mohammed Hussein Beheshti, Iran ayatollah/politician, murdered
  • 1982 Gerard[us PM] Knuvelder, literature historian (Anthology), dies
  • 1986 John P. East, American politician (Sen-R-NC), dies at 55
  • 1990 Irving Wallace, author (Book of Lists, Peoples Almanac), dies at 74
  • 1992 Mohammed Boudiaf, president of Algeria, assassinated at 73
  • 1992 Pierre Billotte, French military man (IIGM), dies
  • 1996 Alexander George Ogston, biochemist, dies at 85
  • 2000 John Aspinall, English zoo owner and gambling club host, dies of cancer at 74
  • 2002 Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1931)
  • 2004 Bernard Babior, American biochemist (b. 1935)
  • 2015 Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), dies at 65
  • 2016 Elechi Amadi, Nigerian novelist (The Concubine), dies at 82