Deaths in History on March 7

  • 322 BC Aristotle, Greek philosopher (b. 384 BC)

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161 Antoninus Pius [Titus Aurelius], 15th Emperor of Rome (138-161 AD), dies at 74

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  • 203 Perpetua and Felicitas, Christian martyrs (perhaps after 209)
  • 308 Saint Eubulus, Christian martyr
  • 851 Nominoe, Duke of Brittany
  • 1111 Bohemund I of Tarente, French ruler of Antioch, dies
  • 1226 William de Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader

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1274 Thomas Aquinas, Italian thelogian/saint, dies at 48

  • 1305 Gwijde van Dampierre, count of Flanders/count of Namur, dies at 78
  • 1578 Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (b. 1515)
  • 1625 Johann Bayer, German astronomer (b. 1572)
  • 1719 Steven J Vennekool, Amsterdam's master builder, buried
  • 1724 Innocent XIII, [Michelangiolo dei Conti], Pope (1721-24), dies at 68
  • 1737 Guido Starhemberg, Austrian earl/fieldmarshal, dies at 79
  • 1750 Cornelis Troost, Dutch painter (Beslikte Zwaentje), dies at 52
  • 1767 Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer (b. 1680)
  • 1778 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720)
  • 1810 Albertus H Wiese, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at about 48
  • 1810 Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (b. 1750)
  • 1833 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German author, dies at 61
  • 1862 Ben McCulloch, US Confederate brig-general (KIA), dies at 50
  • 1862 John Baillie McIntosh, US general-major (Union Army), dies at 32
  • 1862 William Slack, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle
  • 1904 Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (b. 1828)
  • 1911 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • 1913 Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet
  • 1928 Robert Abbe, American surgeon (b. 1851)
  • 1931 Akseli V Gallen-Kallela, Finnish painter/illustrator, dies at 65
  • 1931 Theo van Doesburg, [Christian Kupper], painter/architect, dies at 47
  • 1932 Aristide Briand, 11 x Prime Minister of France (Nobel Peace Prize 1926), dies at 69
  • 1938 Andreas Michalakopoulos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)
  • 1939 John Jules Barrish, Irish writer (b. 1885)
  • 1941 Gunther Prien, German commandant (U-47), dies in battle
  • 1945 Adolf Bartels, German writer/racist, dies at 82
  • 1949 Francis Dodd, English artist (b. 1874)
  • 1951 Ali Razmara, Shah of Iran (1950-51), assassinated
  • 1951 Shah Ali Razmara, of Iran, assassinated
  • 1952 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • 1954 Otto Diels, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)
  • 1957 Wyndham Lewis, British author (b. 1882)
  • 1959 Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare), dies
  • 1959 Hinsdale Smith, developer of roll-down auto windows, dies at 88
  • 1961 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42
  • 1961 Max Hymans, WW II resistance fighter/Head of Air France, dies at 60
  • 1964 Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analyst, dies at 73
  • 1967 Alice B. Toklas, American companion to Gertrude Stein (b. 1877)
  • 1973 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgium WW I pilot [Eagle of Flanders], dies at 78
  • 1975 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (b. 1895)
  • 1976 Wright Patman, American politician (b. 1893)
  • 1981 John Gnagy, artist (Learn to Draw), dies at 73
  • 1984 Paul Rotha, English director (b. 1907)
  • 1985 Robert W Woodruff, CEO (Coca-Cola), dies at 95
  • 1985 Victor W Farris, inventor of paper milk carton, etc, dies
  • 1986 Jacob K Javits, American politician (Sen-R-NY), dies in Palm Beach, Florida at 81
  • 1988 Divine, [Harris Milstead], female impersonator (Pink Flamingos), dies
  • 1991 Greta Schoon, German poet, dies at 81
  • 1995 Don Cook, British foreign correspondent, dies at 74
  • 1995 Jaap van den Hurk, TV-director (NCRV), dies
  • 1995 Jacques Lefebvre, Belgian air force gen, commits suicide at 64
  • 1995 Paul-Emile Victor, French pole explorer, dies at 87
  • 1995 Thijmen Kuijt, resistance fighter/co-found paper (Typhoon), dies at 82
  • 1996 Aled Eames, mAritime historian, dies at 74
  • 1997 E. H. Bronner, German-American soap magnate (b. 1908)
  • 1999 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (b. 1918)
  • 2006 Gordon Parks, photographer (b. 1912)
  • 2006 John Junkin, British performer (b. 1930)
  • 2010 Mary Josephine Ray, Canadian supercentenarian (b. 1895)
  • 2016 Michael White, British theater/film producer (The Rocky Horror Show), dies at 80