Deaths in History on March 31

  • 1074 Regency Yorimichi Fujiwara of Japan (b. 992)
  • 1340 Ivan I of Moscow, Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir (b. 1288)
  • 1389 Everhard Tserclaes, sheriff of Brussels, murdered

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1547 King Francis I of France (1515-47), dies complaining about the weight of the crown at 52

  • 1567 Philip, the Generous, count of Hessen, dies at 62
  • 1578 Juan de Escobedo, sec of Spanish land guardian Don Juan, murdered
  • 1621 Philip III, King of Spain (1598-1621), dies at 42
  • 1631 John Donne, Metaphysical poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1671 Anne Hyde, wife of James II of England (b. 1637)
  • 1722 Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist/exegete, dies at 62
  • 1723 Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British-born American statesman (b. 1661)

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1727 Isaac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, dies in London at 84

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
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Isaac Newton
  • 1741 Pieter Burmann/Burman the Elder, Dutch classical scholar dies at 72
  • 1837 John Constable, English painter/water colors painter, dies at 60

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1850 John C. Calhoun, American politician, dies of tuberculosis at 68

Politician John C. Calhoun
Politician
John C. Calhoun

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1855 Charlotte Brontë, English novelist (Jane Eyre), dies at 38

  • 1877 Antoine A Cournot, French mathematician (rule of C), dies at 75
  • 1884 Jan T Beelen, Neth/Belgian catholic bible expert, dies at 77
  • 1898 Edward Noyes Westcott, US attorney/writer (David Harum), dies
  • 1913 John Pierpont Morgan, US banker/CEO (US Steel Corp), dies at 75
  • 1914 Ch Morgenstern, writer, dies at 42
  • 1927 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1875)
  • 1928 Gustave Ador, president of Austria (1919), dies at 82
  • 1928 Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits), dies at 69
  • 1934 Franz Ehrle, German jesuit/head of Vatican library, dies at 88
  • 1938 Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet/critic (New Guide), dies at 78
  • 1944 Mineichi Koga, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies

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1945 Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930), dies at 63

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Hans Fischer
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Hans Fischer
  • 1945 Maurice Rose, 1st US general in Nazi Germany, killed in action at 45
  • 1948 Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Raging Reporter), dies at 62
  • 1952 Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (b. 1877)
  • 1959 Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag), dies at 68
  • 1961 Seerp Anema, Dutch poet/writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85
  • 1970 Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II), dies at 75
  • 1976 Paul Strand, American photographer (b. 1890)
  • 1978 Charles Herbert Best, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin), dies at 79
  • 1980 Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (b. 1905)
  • 1981 Enid Bagnold, British playwright (b. 1889)
  • 1982 Fritz Eberhard, West German lawyer/resistor, dies at 85
  • 1983 Christina Stead, Australian writer (b. 1902)
  • 1984 Ronald Clark O'Bryan, American murderer (b. 1944)
  • 1988 William McMahon, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)
  • 1990 Lillian "Miss" Miller, audience member (Merv Griffin, Tonight), dies
  • 1993 Jose Maria Lemus, president of El Salvador (1956-60), dies
  • 1994 Leon J Ramirez Reine, [Degrelle], Belg/Spanish nazi (Rex), dies at 87
  • 1996 Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer, dies at 91
  • 1996 Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, dies of AIDS at 51
  • 1996 Julius Young, fast food entrepreneur, dies at 73
  • 1997 Edwin Alberian, TV celebrity (Clarabell), dies at 76
  • 1997 Laxmishankar Pathak, food retailer, dies at 62
  • 1998 Bella Abzug, American politician (b. 1920)
  • 1999 Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist (b. 1922)
  • 2001 Clifford Shull, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)
  • 2003 H.S.M. Coxeter, English-born geometer (b. 1907)
  • 2005 Stanley J. Korsmeyer, American oncologist (b. 1951)
  • 2005 Frank Perdue, American poultry farmer (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Terri Schiavo, American figure in right to die case (b. 1963)
  • 2005 Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician (b. 1905)
  • 2007 Paul Watzlawick, Communications & Constructivism Theorist (b. 1921)
  • 2008 Bill Keightley, "Mr. Wildcat." University of Kentucky basketball equipment manger 1962-2008 (b .1926)
  • 2009 Jarl Alfredius, Swedish news anchor (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Raúl Alfonsín, President of Argentina (1983-89), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • 2016 Zaha Hadid, British architect (London Aquatic Centre), dies at 65
  • 2016 Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer (Nobel Laureate 2002) and concentration camp survivor, dies at 86
  • 2016 Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, dies at 89