Deaths in History on October 10

  • 413 BC Nicias, Athens politician (Peace of Nicias), killed at about 57
  • 19 Julius Caesar Germanicus, Roman commandant of Rijnleger, dies at 33
  • 680 10 Muharram 61 AH - Hussein ibn Ali (AS), Shi'a Imam, Muhammad's grandson (b. 626) beheaded
  • 732 Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Moorish Governor of Andalusia
  • 833 al-Ma'mun, Abbasid caliph of Baghdad (b. 786)
  • 1359 King Hugh IV of Cyprus (b. 1295)
  • 1616 Maria van Nassau, countess of Buren, dies at 60
  • 1651 Philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostole, dies at 77
  • 1659 Able J Tasmania, navigator/discovered (Tasmania, NZ), dies at about 56
  • 1691 Isaac de Benserade, French poet (b. 1613)
  • 1708 David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (b. 1659)
  • 1714 Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (b. 1646)
  • 1720 Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (b. 1640)
  • 1723 William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1665)
  • 1725 Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, Governor-General of New France (b. 1643)
  • 1747 John Potter, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1674)
  • 1759 Granville Elliott, British military officer (b. 1713)
  • 1765 Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1688)
  • 1791 C F D Schubart, writer, dies
  • 1795 Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (b. 1714)
  • 1797 Carter Braxton, US boer/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 61
  • 1827 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet, dies at 49
  • 1834 Thomas Say, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology, dies from typhoid fever at 47
  • 1858 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German author/poet/diplomat, dies at 73
  • 1864 David Bullock Harris, US Confederate colonel, dies of yellow fever
  • 1872 William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State (b. 1801)
  • 1875 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and dramatist (b. 1817)
  • 1876 Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (b. 1814)
  • 1885 John McCloskey, 1st American cardinal and Archbishop of New York, dies at 75
  • 1886 David L Yule, 1st Jewish US senator, dies
  • 1901 Lorenzo Snow, fifth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1814)
  • 1910 Willem Maris, painter (Hague School), dies at 66
  • 1913 Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1848)
  • 1913 Adolphus Busch, American brewer (Anheuser-Busch) (b. 1839)
  • 1914 Gijsbert van Tienhoven, mayor (Amsterdam)/foreign minister, dies at 73
  • 1914 Karol I, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, King of Romania (1881-1914), dies
  • 1927 Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor (b. 1874)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929 Elijah McCoy, Canadian-American inventor (57 patents), dies at 86

Inventor Elijah McCoy
Inventor
Elijah McCoy
  • 1930 Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844)
  • 1931 Karl von Bach, German engineer (Maschinenelemente), dies at 84
  • 1935 Arthur Henderson, British Labour minister (Nobel 1934), dies at 72
  • 1942 Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Schlemihle), dies at 68
  • 1943 Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist gassed at Auschwitz aged 26
  • 1957 Karl Genzken, Nazi physician (b. 1885)
  • 1959 Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, dies
  • 1963 Roy Cazaly, Australian rules footballer (b. 1893)
  • 1964 Konrad Bayer, writer, dies
  • 1970 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Maritime (1956-68), dies at 60
  • 1970 Edouard Daladier, premier of France (1933..40), dies at 86
  • 1971 John Cawte Beaglehole, New Zealand historian (b. 1901)
  • 1973 Albe, [Renaut A Joostens], Flemish writer (Paradise Bird), dies at 71
  • 1974 Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer, dies at 73
  • 1975 Lillian Walker, dies at 88
  • 1978 Gesina Van der Molen, Dutch WWII resistance fighter/lawyer, dies at 86
  • 1978 Ralph H Metcalfe, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 68
  • 1979 Christopher Evans, British psychologist and computer scientist (b. 1931)
  • 1982 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (b. 1908)
  • 1986 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (b. 1899)
  • 1990 Michael A Salcido, dies at 39
  • 1990 Tom Murton, American penologist (b. 1928)
  • 1991 Stephen J Falat, dies after long illness at 34
  • 1993 Djillali Belkhenchir, Algerian doctor, murdered at 52
  • 1994 Anna Hauptmann, wife of Lindbergh baby kidnapper Bruno, dies at 95
  • 1994 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and writer, dies at 86
  • 1994 Richard John Copeland Atkinson, archaeologist, dies at 74
  • 1995 Jimmy Nash, record company owner, dies at 47
  • 1995 John Rodolph, wheelchair-race world record holder, hit by truck at 31
  • 1995 Michelle Francis Bird, campaigner, dies at 30
  • 1995 Paolo Gucci, entrepreneur/accessories designer, dies at 64
  • 1996 Dick Pickering, trade unionist, dies at 54
  • 1996 Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, submariner, dies at 83
  • 1996 John Hillaby, writer/traveller, dies at 79
  • 1996 Siddig El Nigoumi, ceramicist, dies at 65
  • 1998 Clark Clifford, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1906)
  • 1998 Tommy Quaid, Irish hurler (b. 1957)
  • 2000 Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1916)
  • 2001 Vasily Mishin, Soviet rocket designer (b. 1917)
  • 2004 Arthur H. Robinson, American cartographer (b. 1915)
  • 2004 Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer (b. 1932)
  • 2005 Wayne Booth, American literary critic (b. 1921)
  • 2005 Milton Obote, President of Uganda (b. 1925)
  • 2006 Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (b. 1932)
  • 2006 Ian Scott, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • 2007 Mehmed Uzun, Contemporary Kurdish writer and novelist. (b. 1953)
  • 2008 Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (b. 1947)
  • 2012 Kyaw Zaw, Burmese politician and soldier, dies at 92
  • 2013 Scott Carpenter, American pilot and astronaut, dies from complications from a stroke at 88
  • 2015 Hilla Becher (née Wobeser), German artist, worked collaboratively with husband Bernd Becher, dies at 81