Deaths in History on October 1

  • 290 [Christian] Bacchus, roman soldier/martyred saint, killed
  • 540 Vedastus St Vaast, 1st bishop of Atrecht/saint, dies
  • 552 Teja, king of Ostrogoten, dies in battle
  • 959 King Edwy (Eadwig) of England (955-959) "the All-Fair", dies at about 18
  • 976 Al-Hakam II, Moors kalief of Cordoba, dies
  • 1040 Alan III, Duke of Brittany (poisoned) (b. 997)
  • 1189 Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar
  • 1310 Beatrice of Burgundy, Lady of Bourbon (b. 1257)
  • 1404 Boniface IX, [Pietro Tomacelli], Pope (1389-1404), dies
  • 1499 Marsilio Ficino, Italian philosopher (b. 1433)
  • 1500 John Alcock, English Catholic bishop
  • 1567 Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (b. 1508)
  • 1570 Frans Floris, Flemish painter (b. 1520)
  • 1574 Maarten van Heemskerck, Dutch painter (Christ), dies at 76
  • 1578 Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader, dies at 31
  • 1588 Blessed Edward James, Catholic martyr
  • 1633 Filaret, [Fjodor N Romanov], patriarch of Moscow, dies
  • 1684 Pierre Corneille, Fr lawyer/dramatist (El Cid, Polyeucte), dies at 42
  • 1693 Pedro Abarca, Spanish theologian (b. 1619)
  • 1704 Cornelis Dusart, painter/engraver, dies at 44
  • 1768 Robert Simson, Scotland mathematician, dies at 80
  • 1795 Robert Bakewell, English cattle breeder, dies at about 70
  • 1814 Jakob I van Przysucha, Polish hassidic leader, dies
  • 1837 Robert Clark, American politician (b. 1777)
  • 1838 Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (b. 1768)
  • 1864 John Dunovant, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle
  • 1864 Rose Greenhow, American Confederate spy (b. 1817)
  • 1864 Juan José Flores, General and first President of Ecuador (1839-1845), dies at 64
  • 1868 Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thai (1851-68), dies at 63
  • 1876 James Lick, American land baron in California, dies at 80
  • 1901 Abdur Rahman Khan, Emir of Afghanistan
  • 1904 William GGVV Harcourt, historian/English Sect of State, dies at 76
  • 1911 Wilhelm Dilthey, Germ philosopher (Das Leben Schleiermans), dies at 77
  • 1913 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1827)
  • 1929 Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (b. 1861)
  • 1942 Ants Piip, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1884)
  • 1943 Antoine T Broekman, resistance fighter, executed at 32
  • 1943 Anton JT Koreman, resistance fighter, executed at 27
  • 1943 Antoon Pleyte, resistance fighter, executed at 26
  • 1943 Dionysius Remiens, resistance fighter, executed at 24
  • 1943 Earnest Klijzing, resistance fighter, executed
  • 1943 Gideon Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 22
  • 1943 Hans Katan, resistance fighter, executed at 24
  • 1943 Henri H Geul, resistance fighter, executed at 27
  • 1943 Johan Kalshoven, resistance fighter, executed at 20
  • 1943 Johan Roemer, resistance fighter, executed at 22
  • 1943 Johan van Mierlo, resistance fighter, executed at 35
  • 1943 John Charles Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 23
  • 1943 Leo Frijda, resistance fighter, executed at 20
  • 1943 Louis Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 21
  • 1943 Maarten van/of Gilse, resistance fighter, executed at 27

  • 1943 Olaf T Thomsen, resistance fighter, executed at 23
  • 1943 Peter "Pam" Pooters, resistance fighter, executed at 32
  • 1943 Sape Kuiper, resistance fighter, executed at 19
  • 1943 Victor van Swieten, resistance fighter, executed at 36
  • 1943 Walter Brandligt, literature/resistance fighter, executed at 42
  • 1945 Walter B Cannon, US physiologist (Traumatic Shock), dies at 73
  • 1958 Robert Falk, Russian painter (b. 1886)
  • 1965 Edward E "Doc" Smith, American sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies
  • 1966 Albert P A A Besnard, poet/journalist (Doom & Thirst), dies
  • 1972 Kurt Hiller, German writer, dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1972 Louis Leakey, Kenyan paleoanthropologist and archaeologist (Olduvai Gorge), dies at 68

Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey
Archaeologist and paleoanthropologist
Louis Leakey
  • 1974 Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (b. 1901)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1985 E. B. White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • 1988 Sacheverell Sitwell, English writer (b. 1897)
  • 1990 Curtis E LeMay, USAF General/VP candidate, dies at 83
  • 1991 Jan van Tongeren, painter, dies
  • 1992 Bruce Vorhauer, inventor (Today contraceptive sponge), suicide at 50
  • 1994 Brad O'Hare, dies of complications due to AIDS at 43
  • 1994 Carlos Lleras Restrepo, president of Colombia (1966-70), dies at 86
  • 1994 Karoli Ruth Needles, painter, dies at 54
  • 1994 Paul Lorenzen, German philosopher (b. 1915)
  • 1995 Aditya Biria, industrialist, dies at 50
  • 1995 Rene Mable Neighbour Cloke, illustrator, dies at 90
  • 1995 Russ Karel, director, dies at 45
  • 1996 Patrick McGeown, politician, dies at 40
  • 1997 Gul Mohammed, world's shortest man (22.1"/56.16 cm), dies at 36
  • 1997 Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor, (held more than 600 patents), dies at 74
  • 2000 Reginald Kray, British gangster (b. 1933)
  • 2001 Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (b. 1919)
  • 2002 Walter Annenberg, American publisher and philanthropist (b. 1908)
  • 2004 Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2006 Jerald Tanner, American religious activist (b. 1938)
  • 2007 Chris Mainwaring, Australian rules footballer (b. 1965)
  • 2007 Harry Lee, Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (b. 1932)
  • 2010 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), dies at 85
  • 2012 Eric J. Hobsbawm, British Marxist historian, dies from pneumonia at 95
  • 2013 US Author Tom Clancy 'The Hunt for Red October' dies aged 66
  • 2015 Don Edwards, American politician and civil rights champion (Rep-D-CA, 1963-94), dies at 100