Deaths in History on March 10

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37 Tiberius Claudius Nero, Roman emperor (14-37), dies at 78

Roman Emperor Tiberius
Roman Emperor
Tiberius
  • 483 Simplicius, Italian Pope (468-83), dies
  • 1291 Arghun, 4th Mongul ruler of Ilkhanate dynasty
  • 1391 Tvrtko I first king of Bosnia (b. 1338)
  • 1510 Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (b. 1445)
  • 1513 John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander (b. 1443)
  • 1546 Thomas Elyot, English diplomat (Boke named the Governor), dies at 46
  • 1584 Thomas Norton, English politician and writer (b. 1532)
  • 1585 Rembert Dodoens, [Rembertus Dodonaeus], physician/botanist, dies at 67
  • 1588 Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (b. 1533)
  • 1592 Michiel Coxcie, Flemish (court)painter/carpet designer, dies
  • 1597 Petrus Forestus, Dutch physician (Willem of Orange), dies
  • 1669 John Denham, English poet (b. 1615)
  • 1670 Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (b. 1604)
  • 1735 Dirk T van Cloon, Dutch lawyer/gov-gen of E Indies, dies at about 46
  • 1776 Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719)
  • 1776 Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (b. 1701)
  • 1792 John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute/English premier (1760-63), dies at 78
  • 1819 Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, writer, dies
  • 1826 Johan VI M L J, King of Portugal (1816-26), dies at 56
  • 1861 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (b. 1814)
  • 1864 Maximilian II Jozef, King of Bayern (1848-64), dies at 52
  • 1865 William Henry "Little Billy" Chase Whiting, Confed gen-maj, dies at 48
  • 1872 Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Giovane Italy), dies at 66
  • 1892 Otto van Raised, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1884-88), dies at 69
  • 1895 Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier (b. 1826)
  • 1906 Eugen Richter, German MP (Liberal), dies at 67
  • 1910 Karl Lueger, Austrian anti-semite/mayor of Vienna, dies at 65
  • 1919 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer (Remember the Alamo), dies at 87
  • 1925 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist (theory of isostasy, geodesy science), dies at 56
  • 1937 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (b. 1884)
  • 1940 Mikhaïl Boulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)
  • 1942 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1944 David Vogel, Ukrainian author, dies in Auschwitz at 52
  • 1948 Jan Masaryk, Czech Foreign minister, commits suicide or is murdered
  • 1948 Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1900)
  • 1951 Kijūrō Shidehara, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1872)
  • 1953 Charles Gordon Curtis, inventor of (Curtis-steam turbine), dies at 92
  • 1966 Frederik "Frits" Zernike, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1953), dies at 77
  • 1966 Mari Sandoz, US author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64
  • 1973 Richard Sharples, governor of Bermuda, assassinated
  • 1973 Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
  • 1977 Pieter Jan Bouman, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 74
  • 1977 Willem Schermerhorn, Dutch premier (1945-46), dies at 82
  • 1980 Herman Tarnower, doctor (Scarsdale Diet), killed by Jean Harris

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1985 Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), dies of Emphysema at 73

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • 1990 Michael Stewart, UK Sect of State (1965-66, 68-70), dies
  • 1992 Roy Holmer Wallack, dies of pneumonia at 64
  • 1993 C Northcote Parkinson, English historian/sociologist (Law of P), dies
  • 1993 David Gunn, abortion doctor, killed by Michael Griffin at 47
  • 1994 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, dies at 92
  • 1994 Robert Shea, author, dies of cancer
  • 1995 Alexander Hyatt-King, Mozart scholar, dies at 84
  • 1995 Carel Birnie, ballet producer, dies at 69
  • 1995 Richard Baerlein, racing writer, dies at 84
  • 1996 Lucius E Burch Jr, US civil rights leader, dies at 84
  • 1999 Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian paintor and sculptor (b. 1919)
  • 2008 Richard Fran Biegenwald, an American serial killer (b. 1940)
  • 2012 Jean Giraud, French comic artist (Alien, Tron), dies at 73
  • 2012 Mykola Plaviuk, Ukrainian president (1978-81), dies at 86
  • 2012 Frank Rowland, American Nobel laureate in chemistry, dies from Parkinson's disease at 84
  • 2016 Anita Brookner, English novelist (Hotel du Lac) and art historian, dies at 87
  • 2017 Robert James Waller, American author (Bridges of Madison County), dies at 77