Deaths in History on June 9

  • 62 Claudia Octavia, wife of Nero (b. 40)

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68 Claudius Nero, Roman emperor (54-68), commits suicide at 31

Roman Emperor Nero
Roman Emperor
Nero
  • 373 Ephrem the Syrian, Christian hymnodist
  • 597 St. Columba, Christian missionary (b. 521)
  • 630 King Shahrbaraz of Persia
  • 1171 Jacob Ben Meir, [Rabbenu Tam], French Tosofist, dies
  • 1382 Philip of Lead, lawyer of Utrecht, dies
  • 1563 William Paget, 1st Baron Paget, English statesman (b. 1506)
  • 1572 Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarra, dies at 44
  • 1583 Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
  • 1597 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary, dies
  • 1681 William Lilly, English astrologer, dies
  • 1716 Banda Bahadur, Sikh military commander (executed)
  • 1717 Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Mothe-Guyon, French mystic, dies at 69
  • 1820 Wilhelmina FS, princess of Prussia/Orange, dies at 68
  • 1825 M Pauline Bonaparte, Corsican duchess of Parma/Guastalla, dies at 44
  • 1834 William Carey, one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society (b. 1761)
  • 1839 Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800), dies at 89
  • 1847 Pierre-Simon Ballanche, French philosopher/poet (Orphée), dies
  • 1863 Benjamin Franklin "Grimes" Davis, Union major, dies in battle at 30

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1868 James Brooke, British adventurer and 1st Rajah of Sarawak (1841-68), dies of a stroke at 65

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke

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1870 Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield, Oliver Twist), dies at 58

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens

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1871 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, dies of paralysis, rheumatism, and exhaustion at 72

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins
  • 1875 Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (b. 1795)
  • 1892 Taiso Yoshitoshi, Woodblock print artist
  • 1892 William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (b. 1863)
  • 1897 Alvan Graham Clark, American Astronomer (Sirius B), dies 3 weeks after 1st use of Yerkes 40" lens at 64
  • 1901 Walter Besant, novelist/philanthropist, dies
  • 1907 Manuel Estrada Vabrera, president Guatemala, murdered
  • 1908 Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os meus amores), dies at 46
  • 1911 Carry Amelia Moore Nation, American temperance leader, dies
  • 1912 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian writer (b. 1852)
  • 1922 Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 56
  • 1927 Victoria Woodhull, American woman's suffrage leader and first woman to be nominated for US presidency, dies at 88
  • 1944 99 inhabitants of Tulle, hanged by SS
  • 1946 Rama VIII, king of Siam (1935-46), dies at 21
  • 1947 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40), dies at 62
  • 1953 Ugo Betti, dramatist, dies
  • 1960 René Maran, Martiniques writer (Batouala, Prix Goncourt), dies
  • 1961 Camille Guérin, French scientist (b. 1872)
  • 1964 Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook/newspaper owner (Leatherhead), dies
  • 1964 W Maxwell Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Engl Min of Info, dies at 85
  • 1968 Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
  • 1973 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887)

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1974 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, dies at 74

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • 1976 James A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88
  • 1976 Paul T B Rodenko, Dutch poet/writer (Never Marry a Witch), dies at 55
  • 1977 Hans Andreus, [Johan W van de Zant], Dutch poet, dies at 51
  • 1980 Leonard Huizinga, journalist/writer (Olivier & Adrian), dies at 73
  • 1981 Allen Ludden, game show host (Password), dies at 63
  • 1982 Guillaume Jorissen, Flemish politician, dies at 60
  • 1989 Piet[er J] Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52), dies
  • 1989 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, dies at 68
  • 1989 George Beadle, US Biologist and Nobel Laureate (biochemical genetics), dies at 85
  • 1991 Charles Loloma, painter/sculptor, dies
  • 1992 Cathy Bennett, jury selection expert, dies of breast cancer at 41
  • 1993 Ian Mikardo, British politician, dies
  • 1994 Angela Lakeberg, American siamese twin, dies at 11 months
  • 1994 Dhirendra Bhramachari, [Flying Swami], hindu leader, dies at 70
  • 1994 Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist (Plan of Labor, Nobel 1969), dies at 91
  • 1994 Lloyd Lindroth, the Liberace of the Harp, dies at 63
  • 1995 Walter Landor, designer, dies at 81
  • 1996 Edward Morris Bernstein, economist, dies at 91
  • 1996 Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist, dies at 48
  • 1997 Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (b. 1908)
  • 2000 Jacob Lawrence, American painter (b. 1917)
  • 2000 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer and poet (Otto's Pug), dies at 74
  • 2004 Brian Williamson, Jamaican Gay Activist (b. 1945)
  • 2007 Frankie Abernathy, Former The Real World: San Diego castmate (b. 1981)
  • 2008 Algis Budrys, American writer (b. 1931)
  • 2011 M. F. Husain, Indian artist, painter (b. 1915)
  • 2013 Iain Banks, Scottish author, dies from gallbladder cancer at 59