Deaths in History on May 30

  • 727 Hubertus, bishop of Tongeren-Maastricht/saint, dies at about 72
  • 1035 Boudouin IV, count of Flanders (988-1035), dies
  • 1159 Wladislaus II the Exile of Poland (b. 1105)
  • 1252 Ferdinand III the holy, King of Castile/Leon, dies
  • 1416 Jerome of Prague, Czech radical Christian teacher burned at the stake for heresy by church Council of Constance

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1431 Joan of Arc, French heroine and saint (b. 1412)

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1434 Prokop the Great, Hussite general
  • 1469 Lope de Barrientos, Spanish bishop
  • 1574 Charles IX, King of France (1560-74), dies
  • 1576 Harada Naomasa, Japanese retainer and samurai
  • 1593 Christopher Marlowe, English dramatist (Tamburlaine the Great), stabbed to death in a pub brawl in Deptford.
  • 1640 Andre Duchesne, French historian/genealogy, dies
  • 1640 Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish Baroque painter, dies at 62
  • 1696 Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell, First Lord of the British Admiralty (b. 1638)
  • 1718 Arnold Joost van Keppel, earl of Albemarle/general, dies at about 48
  • 1718 Bernard Nieuwentyt, physician/theologist, dies at 63
  • 1730 Arabella Churchill, mistress of James II of England, sister of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (b. 1648)

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1744 Alexander Pope, English poet (The Rape of the Lock), dies at 56

  • 1770 François Boucher, French painter (b. 1703)

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1778 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), dies at 83

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1809 Johan B Scheffer, portrait painter, dies at about 43
  • 1840 Dominique J de Eerens, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 59
  • 1864 James Barbour Terrill, US attorney/Confederate brigadier general, dies at 26
  • 1865 William Clarke Quantrill, criminal/Confederate bushwhacker, dies at 27
  • 1901 Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician (b. 1841)

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1912 Wilbur Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 45

Aviator Wilbur Wright
Aviator
Wilbur Wright

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1916 John S. Mosby, Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, dies at 82

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • 1918 Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, dies
  • 1922 David Mendes Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet (Adelfas), dies at 45
  • 1925 Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian (b. 1876)
  • 1926 Vladimir Steklov, Russian physicist (b. 1864)
  • 1934 Togo Heihachiro, Japanese admiral (b. 1848)
  • 1938 Raden Sutomo, Indonesian freedom fighter, dies at 49
  • 1940 Y de Smit-Rog, oldest citizen of Netherlands, dies at 104
  • 1941 Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand (b. 1893)
  • 1945 Irma Laplasse, Flemish farmer/nazi collaborator, executed
  • 1946 Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist at Los Alamos, dies of radiation poisoning at 35 (b. 1910)
  • 1951 Hermann Broch, writer, dies at 64
  • 1953 George Barnes, cinematographer, dies at 60
  • 1954 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian/author, dies at 67
  • 1957 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Black Ecstacy), dies

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1960 Boris Pasternak, Russian poet and novelist (Doctor Zhivago) (Nobel Prize 1958), dies at 70

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 1961 Rafael L Trujillo Molina, dictator Dom Rep (1930-61), murdered at 69
  • 1964 Leo Szilard, Hungarians/US nuclear physicst, dies at 66
  • 1975 Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist (b. 1908)
  • 1977 Claire Goll, German-French writer, dies at 86
  • 1981 Ziaur Rahmen, President of Bangladesh, is assassinated
  • 1983 Alfred M Gruenther, US general/NATO-commander (1953-56), dies at 84
  • 1987 Frank Carlson, (Gov/Rep/Sen-R-Ks), dies at 94
  • 1992 Karl Carstens, president German FR (1979-84), dies at 77
  • 1994 Ezra Taft Benson, 13th head of Mormon Church and US Secretary of Agriculture, dies at 94
  • 1994 Jean Gattegno, translator/scholar, dies at 58
  • 1994 Juan Carlos Onetti, Uruguayan writer (La vida breve), dies at 85
  • 1994 Marcel Bich, Italian/French baron/pen manufacturer (Bic), dies at 79
  • 1995 Philip Owen A Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator, dies at 72
  • 1995 Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson, British national park warden, dies at 87
  • 1995 Lofty England, English automotive engineer and race team manager (b.1911)
  • 1996 John Cameron, Scottish judge, dies at 96
  • 1996 Leon-Etienne Duval, archbishop/cardinal, dies at 92
  • 2005 Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer (b. 1958)
  • 2006 David Lloyd, New Zealand biologist (b. 1938)
  • 2008 Lorenzo Odone, American medical figure (b. 1978)
  • 2009 Torsten Andersson, Swedish painter (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Duff Roblin, Canadian politician (b. 1917).
  • 2012 Andrew Huxley, British physiologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 94
  • 2015 Joseph [Beau] Biden III, American politician and son of Vice-President Joe Biden, dies of cancer at 47