Deaths in History on March 11

  • 222 Julia Soaemias, mother of Elagabalus (b. 180). Ruler during her son's minority, murdered by the Praetorian Guard

MurderMurder of Interest

222 Elagabalus, Roman Emperor (218-22), murdered by the Praetorian Guard at 18

Roman Emperor Elagabalus
Roman Emperor
Elagabalus
  • 638 Sophronius of Jerusalem, saint/patriarch of Jerusalem, dies
  • 859 Eulogius of Cordoba, Spanish Bishop and Christian Martyr
  • 1198 Marie de Champagne, daughter of Louis VII of France (b. 1145)
  • 1486 Albrecht III Achilles, elector of Brandenburg, dies at 71
  • 1514 Donato Bramante, Italian architect (b. 1444)
  • 1575 Matthias Flacius, Croatian Protestant reformer (b. 1520)
  • 1715 Jan-Erasmus Quellinus, Flemish painter, dies at 80
  • 1722 John Toland, Irish philosopher (b. 1670)
  • 1759 John Forbes, British general (b. 1710)
  • 1786 Jacobus Bellamy, [Zelandus], Dutch/Swiss poet, dies at 28
  • 1786 Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1714)
  • 1820 Benjamin West, British painter (Death of General Wolfe), dies at 81
  • 1851 George McDuffie, Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790)
  • 1854 Willard Richards, American religious leader (b. 1804)
  • 1856 James Beatty, Irish railway engineer (b. 1820)
  • 1857 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (A la paz), dies at 84
  • 1863 Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, English general (b. 1803)
  • 1869 Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1803)
  • 1870 Moshoeshoe I, King of Lesotho (1822-70), dies at about 47
  • 1874 Charles Sumner, a white civil rights leader, dies at 63
  • 1897 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist, evangelist, dies at 45
  • 1898 William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
  • 1907 Nikola Petkow, premier (Bulgaria), murdered
  • 1907 Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (b. 1847)
  • 1908 Revd Benjamin Waugh, American activist (b. 1839)
  • 1915 Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (b. 1826)
  • 1920 Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (b. 1865)
  • 1921 Sherburne W Burnham, US astronomer (binary stars), dies at 83
  • 1932 Dora Carrington, British Bloomsbury artist commits suicide aged 38
  • 1937 Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (b. 1860)
  • 1944 Hendrik W van Loon, Neth/US radio commentator/writer, dies at 62
  • 1951 Philippe of Isacker, Belgian minister, dies at 66

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1955 Alexander Fleming, English bacteriologist (penicillin), dies at 73

  • 1955 Oscar Mayer, Bavarian-born American meat packer (b. 1859)

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1957 Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), dies at 68

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • 1958 Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor of Legos (b. 1891)
  • 1960 Roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76
  • 1962 Will Vesper, German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79
  • 1965 James Reeb, US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered
  • 1969 John Wyndham, [Parkes Lucas B Harris], author (Chrysalids), dies at 65

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970 Erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • 1971 Philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer, dies at 64
  • 1971 Roy Glenn, dies in Los Angeles at 56
  • 1971 Whitney M Young Jr, leader (National Urban League 1961-71), dies at 49
  • 1972 Fredric [William] Brown, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65
  • 1977 Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist (b. 1893)
  • 1982 Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
  • 1982 Horace Gregory, American poet (b. 1898)
  • 1984 Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher/poet, dies in Rytutakuji monastery at 76
  • 1987 [Wayne] Woody Hayes, football coach (Ohio State), dies at 74
  • 1988 Pham Hung, premier of Vietnam, dies at about 74
  • 1989 Johan Fleerackers, Flemish linguist, dies at 57
  • 1989 James Kee, American politician (b. 1917)
  • 1989 John J. McCloy, United States Secretary of War (b. 1895)
  • 1992 Manuel De Dios Unanue, US anti-drug journalist, murdered at 48
  • 1992 Richard Brooks, director (Blackboard Jungle, Key Largo), dies at 79
  • 1993 Manuel da Fonseca, Portuguese writer (Cerro Maior), dies at 81
  • 1994 Jacques Doucet, French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69
  • 1995 Ernest Kabushemeye, Burundese minister of Mijnbouw, murdered
  • 1995 Frank Fidler, English artist, dies at 84
  • 1996 Barry Appleby, cartoonist, dies at 86
  • 1996 Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer, dies at 92
  • 1996 Clifton Eugene Bancroft Robinson, public servant, dies at 70
  • 1996 John Henry Pyle Pafford, librarian, dies at 96
  • 1999 Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)
  • 2002 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2003 Brian Cleeve, Irish author (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Ivar Hansen, speaker of the Danish Folketing (b. 1938)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2006 Slobodan Milošević, President of Serbia and of Yugoslavia (b. 1941)

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • 2009 Charles Lewis, Jr., American businessman, promoter and entertainer
  • 2010 Hans van Mierlo, Dutch politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1931)
  • 2010 Leena Peltonen-Palotie, Finnish human geneticist (b. 1952)
  • 2012 Sid Couchey, American comic book artist, dies at 92