Deaths in History on June 4

  • 1039 Conrad II the Salian, King/Emperor of Germany (1024/27-39), dies at 49
  • 1135 Emperor Huizong of China (b. 1082)
  • 1206 Adèle of Champagne, wife of Louis VII of France
  • 1257 Duke Przemysl I of Poland
  • 1267 Hendrik of Vianden, bishop of Utrecht (1252-67), dies
  • 1316 Louis X, King of France (1314-16), dies at 26
  • 1394 Mary de Bohun, wife of Henry IV of England (b. c 1369)
  • 1463 Flavio Biondi, Italian writer (Rome instaurata), dies at about 65
  • 1558 Maximilian of Burgundy, leader of Holland/admiral, dies at 43
  • 1585 Muretus (Marc Antoine de Muret), French humanist, dies at 59
  • 1608 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint, dies at 44
  • 1663 William Juxon, archbishop of Canterbury (1660-63), dies
  • 1674 John Lievensz, painter/etcher/wood carver, dies at 66
  • 1792 John Burgoyne, soldier/playwright, dies
  • 1793 Jan Ekels de Young, Dutch painter, dies at 34

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1798 Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer/writer/librarian and womanizer, dies at 73

Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover
Giacomo Casanova
  • 1801 Frederick Muhlenberg, American statesman (b. 1750)
  • 1809 Nicolai Arbraham Abildgaard, Danish painter/architect, dies at 65
  • 1818 John van Well, choreographer/mime (Pierrot), dies at 44
  • 1825 Ferdinand I, King of Sicily/Naples (Ferdinand IV), dies
  • 1830 Antonio José de Sucre, Great Marshall of Ayacucho (b. 1795)
  • 1850 Willem F Mauritius HK, prince of Orange, dies at 74
  • 1872 Johan R Thorbecke, literature/liberal premier, dies
  • 1875 Eduard Mörike, German poet (b. 1804)
  • 1880 Eugen Adam, painter, dies
  • 1921 Heinrich E Albers-Schoenberg, German x-ray experimenter, dies at 56
  • 1922 William Halse Rivers, British psychologist/anthropologist, dies
  • 1925 Pierre Louys, [PF Louis], French writer (Aphrodite), dies
  • 1926 Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies
  • 1931 Ibn Ali Hussein, King of Hejaz, dies

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1941 Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern, German Emperor (1888-1918), dies of a pulmonary embolus at 82

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1942 Reinhard Heydrich, German protector (Bohemia/Moravia (Lidice)), dies
  • 1945 Georg Kaiser, German playwright (The Burghers of Calais), dies at 66
  • 1954 Harold Hoffman, (Gov-NJ), dies at 58
  • 1958 Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, dies at 79
  • 1959 Charles Vidor, director (Gilda, Farewell to Arms), dies at 58
  • 1962 William Beebe, US biologist/explorer, dies at 84
  • 1964 Samuil Marshak, Russian poet (b. 1887)
  • 1965 Bernard Verhoeven, poet/educator (Pleidooi near een non), dies
  • 1970 Hjalmar Schcacht, [Horace Greeley], Nazi minister, dies
  • 1970 Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier Suriname, dies
  • 1971 Georg Lukács, Hungarian philosopher (b. 1885)

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1973 Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

  • 1973 Murray Wilson, father of beachboys Brian, Carl & Dennis, dies at 55
  • 1989 Dik Browne, cartoonist (Hi & Lois, Hagar the Horrible), dies at 71
  • 1994 Earle Warren, alto Sax Player, dies at 79
  • 1994 Roberto Burle Marx, landscape gardener, dies at 84
  • 1994 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian, dies at 84
  • 1994 Toto Bissainthe, voodoo poet, dies at 59
  • 1995 Ernest Borneman, sexual researcher psychotherapist, dies at 80
  • 1995 Herta Ryder, literary agent, dies at 77
  • 1995 Paul WIlliams, climber, dies at 49
  • 1995 William J Law, sailor, dies at 84
  • 1996 Tito Okello, president of Uganda (1985-86), dies
  • 1997 Kurt Adler, therapist/writer, dies at 92
  • 2001 Dipendra of Nepal (b. 1971)
  • 2002 Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian politician (b. 1912)
  • 2007 Jim Clark, American sheriff and segregationist (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Craig L. Thomas, United States Senator (b. 1933)
  • 2011 Juan Francisco Luis, U.S. Virgin Islander governor (b. 1940)
  • 2015 Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer (Palatino and Optima), dies at 96