Deaths in History on October 13

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54 Claudius, Roman Emperor, dies of poison mushrooms at 63

Roman Emperor Claudius
Roman Emperor
Claudius
  • 1093 Robrecht I, the Fries, Count of Flanders, dies
  • 1282 Nichiren Japanese founder of Nichiren Buddhism (b. 1222)
  • 1311 Gwijde van Names, Flemish marshal (Golden Track), dies at 35
  • 1415 Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1381)
  • 1508 Edmund de Ros, 11th Baron de Ros, English politician (b. 1446)
  • 1605 Theodore Beza, French theologian (b. 1519)
  • 1643 Sweder van Haersolte, mister of Swaluwenborch/diplomat, dies at 61
  • 1652 Abraham Verhoeven, Flemish printer/newspaper publisher, dies
  • 1673 Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (b. 1617)
  • 1680 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher, dies at 54
  • 1687 Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (b. 1633)
  • 1706 Iyasus the Great, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1682)
  • 1708 Henry van Nassau, mister of Ouwerkerk/fieldmarshal, dies at 67
  • 1715 Nicolas Malebranche, French philosopher (b. 1638)
  • 1759 John Henley, English minister (b. 1692)
  • 1774 Willem Bentinck, mister of Rhoon/Pendrecht/Orangist, dies at 69
  • 1788 Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, Irish politician and poet (b. 1702)
  • 1795 William Prescott, American Revolutionary soldier, dies

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1812 Isaac Brock, English general (conquered Detroit), dies in battle at 43

British Army Officer and Administrator Isaac Brock
British Army Officer and Administrator
Isaac Brock
  • 1815 Joachim Murat, marshal of France/King of Naples (1808-15), executed
  • 1822 Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, dies at 64
  • 1825 Maximilian I of Bavaria (b. 1756)
  • 1869 Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Fren writer (Tableau Historique), dies
  • 1882 Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (b. 1816)
  • 1890 Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1816)
  • 1904 Pavlos Melas, Greek officer who organized and participated in the Greek Struggle for Macedonia (b. 1870)
  • 1909 Francisco Ferrer, Spanish anarchist, executed
  • 1918 Gerrit Engelke, German writer (Briefer der Liebe), dies
  • 1919 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • 1920 Isaac Capadose, lawyer/evangelist, dies at 86
  • 1924 Anatole France, [Jacques Thibault], writer (Ecrivain Francais), dies
  • 1926 Hans E Kinck, Norwegian philological/writer (Driftekaren), dies at 61
  • 1931 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (b. 1868)
  • 1938 E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (b. 1894)
  • 1941 GJ Berenschot, general/supreme commander Dutch East Indies army, dies

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1945 Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company), dies at 86

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey
  • 1947 Sydney Webb, English socialist and economist (founded London School of Economics) and husband of Beatrice Webb, dies at 88
  • 1950 Ernest Haycox, American writer (b. 1899)
  • 1955 Manuel Ávila Camacho, President of Mexico (b. 1897)
  • 1965 Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66
  • 1984 Alice Neel, American painter dies ages 84

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1987 Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist (transistors, Nobel 1956), dies at 85

  • 1990 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), dies at 78
  • 1991 Daniel Oduber Quiros, president of Costa Rica (1974-1978), dies
  • 1992 James Marshall, American illustrator/author (George and Martha, The Stupids), dies of a brain tumor at 50
  • 1995 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), dies at 89
  • 1995 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter, dies at 71
  • 1996 Albert Hughes Williams, teacher/historian, dies at 89
  • 1996 Henri Nannen, journalist, dies at 82
  • 1997 Adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies
  • 1997 Richard Mason, English author (The World of Suzie Wong), dies at 78
  • 2002 Stephen Ambrose, American historian and biographer (b. 1936)
  • 2003 Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2004 Enrique Fernando, Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court (b. 1915)
  • 2005 Vivian Malone Jones, American civil rights activist (b. 1942)
  • 2006 Wang Guangmei, Chinese first lady (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Bob Denard, French mercenary (b. 1929)
  • 2009 Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
  • 2010 Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)

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2016 Bhumibol Adulyadej [Rama IX], King of Thailand (1946-2016), was world's longest reigning monarch, dies at 88

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • 2016 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), dies at 90