Deaths in History on March 24

  • 809 Harun al-Rashid, caliph of the Abbasid empire (786-809), dies at 44
  • 1284 Hugh III of Cyprus, King of Cyprus and Jerusalem (b 1235)
  • 1381 Saint Catharine of Sweden, Swedish saint
  • 1396 Walter Hilton, English mystic
  • 1400 Florens Radewijns, Dutch priest/leader Modern Devotion, dies
  • 1455 Nicholas V, [Tommaso Parentucelli], Italian Pope (1447-55), dies at 57
  • 1455 Rudolf van Diepholt, bishop/cardinal of Utrecht (1448-55), dies
  • 1471 Thomas Malory, author (Le Morte d'Arthur), dies at 55
  • 1558 Anna van Buren, countess of Egmond/Buren/Lingen, dies
  • 1563 Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese military leader (b. 1514)
  • 1575 Yosef Karo, Spanish-born rabbi (b. 1488)

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1603 Elizabeth I Tudor, [Virgin Queen], of England and Ireland (1558-1603), dies at 69

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1635 Jacques Callot, French cartoonist/engraver, dies at about 42
  • 1644 Cecilia Renata, arch duchess of Austria, dies
  • 1661 William Leddra, last Quaker, hanged in Boston
  • 1773 Philip Dormer Stanhope, English statesman (b. 1694)
  • 1776 John Harrison, English clockmaker (b. 1693)
  • 1823 Cornelis van Foreest, Dutch mayor (Alkmaar), dies at 66
  • 1844 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (Dying Lion), dies at 73
  • 1866 Maria Amalia, of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Filips of Austria, dies
  • 1869 Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (b. 1779)
  • 1877 Walter Bagehot, English economist/critic/banker, dies at 51
  • 1881 Friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69
  • 1881 Joseph Delesse, French geologist (b. 1817)
  • 1882 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75
  • 1887 Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter and art critic (b. 1837)
  • 1888 Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)

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1905 Jules Verne, French writer "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 1909 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist/playwright/poet, dies at 37
  • 1911 Matthew Stanley Robison, president (Cardinals), dies
  • 1915 Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (b. 1846)
  • 1945 J S Nicklin, Lt-Col/Canada's 1st parachutist, dies
  • 1945 Thomas Rennie, Gen-Maj (Dutch command 51st Highland Division), dies
  • 1946 Alexander A Alekhine, world chess champ (1927-35, 37-46), dies at 53
  • 1948 Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter (b. 1885)
  • 1950 James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (b. 1865)
  • 1953 Mary, [Victoria Mary] of Teck, Queen of Great Britain and consort of George V, dies at 85
  • 1953 Felix M Abel, French dominican/biblical scholar, dies at 74
  • 1953 Mary, queen of Great-Britain/North-Ireland, dies at 85
  • 1956 Edmund Taylor Whittaker, British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions), dies at 82
  • 1960 Paul Joostens, Flemish painter, dies at 70
  • 1968 Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, Dutch sect leader, dies at 70
  • 1969 Joseph Kasavubu, president Congo (1960-65), dies at about 55
  • 1974 Doris Deane, dies at 74
  • 1974 Yoshida Isoya, Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79

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1976 Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British WWII Field Marshal (African campaign, D-Day) and WWI officer, dies at 88

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • 1978 Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], author (Ginger Star), dies at 62
  • 1979 Yvonne Mitchell, writer, dies at 53
  • 1980 Oscar Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, murdered during mass
  • 1990 An Wang, computer manufacturer (Wang), dies at 70 of cancer
  • 1991 Sir John Kerr, Australian politician and the Governor General who dismissed the Whitlam Government (b. 1914)
  • 1993 Erik Andriesse, Dutch painter (skulls, skeletons), dies at 35
  • 1993 John Hersey, Pulitzer prize author (Hiroshima), dies at 78
  • 1993 Peter Roovers, Dutch sculptor/teacher (war monuments), dies at 90
  • 1994 Edith Porada, art historian/archaeologist, dies at 81
  • 1994 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician, assassinated
  • 1995 Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman, dies at 88
  • 1995 Trevor Oswald Ling, religious Studies Professor, dies at 75
  • 1997 Martin Caidin, American aviation writer (b. 1927)
  • 1999 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's activist (b. 1902)
  • 2001 Muriel Young, English TV entertainer (b. 1928)
  • 2002 César Milstein, Argentine scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian Catholic archbishop (b. 1919)
  • 2008 Hal Riney, American advertising executive (b. 1932)
  • 2010 Jim Marshall, American photographer (b. 1936)
  • 2012 Jocky Wilson, Scottish world champion darts player, dies at 62
  • 2016 Earl Hamner Jr, American creator and narrator of TV show "The Waltons", dies at 92