Deaths in History on March 22

  • 1322 Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, English politician (b. 1278)
  • 1418 Dietrich of Nieheim, German historian
  • 1421 Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, second son of Henry IV of England (killed in battle) (b. 1388)
  • 1471 George van Podiebrad, king of Bohemia (1458-71), dies
  • 1544 Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1488)
  • 1589 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian, dies at 67
  • 1602 Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (Communion of St. Jerome), dies at 44
  • 1627 Cornelis van Aerssen, Flemish Clerk of the House, dies at about 81
  • 1639 Thomas Carew, English poet/diplomat (The Rapture), dies
  • 1661 Hendrick Uylenburgh, art dealer, buried at about 73
  • 1685 Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (b. 1638)

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1758 Jonathan Edwards, American Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian (Original Sin), dies at 54

Christian Preacher and Philosopher Jonathan Edwards
Christian Preacher and Philosopher
Jonathan Edwards
  • 1772 John Canton, English physicist, dies at 53
  • 1820 Stephen Decatur, killed in a duel with Com James Barron at 41
  • 1832 J W Goethe, writer, dies at 82
  • 1838 Hendrik Fagel, Dutch/English baron, dies at 73
  • 1840 Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)
  • 1890 Desire de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader, dies at 85
  • 1896 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School days), dies at 73
  • 1913 Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)
  • 1922 Louis A Ranvier, French anatomist/historian, dies at 86
  • 1923 Theophile Delcasse, French statesman, dies at 71
  • 1924 R G Nivelle, French general (Verdun), dies at 67
  • 1934 Theophilos Hatzimihail, Greek painter (b. 1870)
  • 1944 ... Pucheu, French Internal minister to Vichy, executed
  • 1945 J Postuma, Dutch resistance fighter, dies
  • 1946 Clemens A von Galen, bishop of Munster/anti fascist, dies at 68
  • 1953 James Anderson II, (Jo-Northern Exposure), dies
  • 1955 Ivan Šubašić, Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister and last ban of Croatia (b. 1892)
  • 1956 George A L Sarton, Belgian/US historian, dies at 71
  • 1958 Mike Todd, US film and theatre producer and 3rd husband of Elizabeth Taylor, dies in a plane crash at 48
  • 1960 José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (b. 1904)
  • 1971 Martin Bodmer, writer, dies
  • 1977 A.K. Gopalan, Indian Communist leader (b. 1904)
  • 1978 Karl Wallenda, falls to death walking high-wire in PR at 73
  • 1979 Richard Sykes, British ambassador, assassinated by the IRA in The Hague, Holland
  • 1981 James "Jumbo" Elliott, American track coach (b. 1915)
  • 1990 Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer (b. 1928)
  • 1991 Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 1993 Phia [Sophia R] Berghout, Dutch harpist, dies at 83
  • 1994 Igor Aleinikov, Russian director (tractors, air crash), dies at 32
  • 1994 Luther Diamond, radio Personality, dies at 89
  • 1994 Walter Lantz, US cartoonist (Woody Woodpecker), dies at 93
  • 1995 Peter Woods, newsreader, dies at 64
  • 1996 Claude Mauriac, writer, dies at 81
  • 1996 Robert Franklin Overmyer, astronaut (STS 5, STS 51-B), dies at 59
  • 1996 Robert Mellors, gay activist, dies at 47
  • 1996 Ronald George Hayward, political manager, dies at 78

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2001 William Hanna, American animator and studio founder, dies at 90

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 2003 Terry Lloyd, English reporter (b. 1952)
  • 2004 Ahmed Yassin, Palestinian co-founder of Hamas (b. ca. 1937)
  • 2005 Kenzo Tange, Japanese architect (b. 1913)
  • 2006 Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Kurt von Trojan, Australian sci-fi author (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)
  • 2010 James W. Black, Scottish Nobel Prize-winning doctor and medical research scientist (b. 1924)
  • 2014 Patrice Wymore, American actress, dies from natural causes at 87
  • 2016 Rob Ford, Canadian politician (Toronto mayor caught with cocaine), dies at 46
  • 2017 Francine Hughes Wilson, American domestic abuse victim "The Burning Bed" who changed pubic perceptions, dies at 69