Deaths in History on October 16

  • 775 Mansur, kalief of Abbasiden, dies
  • 1323 Amadeus V the Great, count of Flanders/Savoy, dies at 74
  • 1333 Nicolaas V, [Pietro Rainalducci], Italian anti-Pope (1328-30), dies
  • 1355 Louis, King of Sicily, felled by the Black Death
  • 1473 Reinoud II van Brederode, viscount of Utrecht, dies
  • 1553 Lucas Cranach Sr, German painter, dies at 81
  • 1555 Hugh Latimer, English bishop and royal chaplain, burned at the stake as one of the Oxford Martyrs at 80
  • 1555 Nicholas Ridley, English theologist/bishop of Rochester, burned at the stake as an Oxford martyr
  • 1570 Baron van Montigny, Dutch earl of Horne, murdered
  • 1591 Gregory XIV, [Niccolo Sfondrati], Italian Pope, dies at 56
  • 1594 William Allen, English cardinal/founder seminary of Douai, dies at 62
  • 1628 François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
  • 1649 Isaac van Ostade, painter, buried
  • 1680 Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian-Austrian general (b. 1608 or 1609)
  • 1688 Philips Koninck, painter/etcher, buried at 68
  • 1690 Margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint, dies at 43
  • 1694 Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf, German lawyer, dies at 62
  • 1755 Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint (b. 1725)
  • 1781 Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (b. 1705)
  • 1791 Grigory Potemkin, Russian military leader, statesman and favorite of Catherine the Great, dies at 52

BattleExecution

1793 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1774-92) who allegedly uttered the phrase "let them eat cake", beheaded at 37

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • 1793 John Hunter, eminent doctor and philosopher (b. 1728
  • 1796 Victor Amadeus III of Savoy (b. 1726)
  • 1810 Nachman of Breslov, founder of Breslov Hasidut (b. 1772)
  • 1817 Manuel C Piar, Curacaos/Venezulian freedom writer, dies
  • 1849 George Washington Williams, 1st major African American historian, dies
  • 1862 George Burgwyn Anderson, US Confederate brigadier general, dies at 31
  • 1865 Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet, lawmaker, philosopher, and sociologist (b. 1781)
  • 1867 Salomon J Rappoport, Czech rabbi (Ereg miliem), dies
  • 1877 John Zwijsen, archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 83
  • 1877 Theodore Barrière, French dramatist (b. 1823)
  • 1888 John Wentworth, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1815)
  • 1891 Sarah Winnemucca, indian scout, dies
  • 1893 Patrice MacMahon, duc de Magenta, President of France (b. 1808)
  • 1909 Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer (b. 1856)
  • 1916 Klaas/old stick Kater, christian worker's union leader, dies at 73
  • 1937 Jean de Brunhoff, French writer (b. 1899)
  • 1942 12, Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter/3 NVV-hostages, executed
  • 1944 John Eigenhuis, writer (The Dike), dies at 78

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946 Alfred Jodl, German general during World War II (head of the German High Command, signed unconditional Nazi surrender), hanged by Allied forces after the Nuremberg trials at 56

Nazi Leader Alfred Jodl
Nazi Leader
Alfred Jodl
  • 1946 Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1946 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s), hanged at 54
  • 1946 Fritz Sauckel, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1946 Hans Frank, former Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged

BattleExecution

1946 Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister and war criminal, hanged at 53

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1946 Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1946 Wilhelm Keitel, Nazi military leader (head of the German High Command), is hanged at Nuremberg at 64
  • 1951 Liaquat Ali Khan, PM of Pakistan (1947-51), assassinated by Said Akbar
  • 1956 Jules Rimet, president of FIFA (b. 1873)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1959 George Marshall, US army general, dies at 78

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • 1962 Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (Water & Dreams), dies at 78
  • 1972 Hale Boggs, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana (b. 1914)
  • 1977 Michael Balcon, producer, dies at 81
  • 1979 Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (b. 1903)
  • 1980 Carl PM Romme, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (KVP), dies at 83
  • 1981 Moshe Dayan, Israel's general/minister of Defense, dies at 66
  • 1986 C Wttewaall van Stoetwegen, CHU Member of Dutch parliament, dies at 85
  • 1993 John Bowles, president (Rexall Drugs), dies at 76
  • 1995 John Walker, museum director, dies at 88
  • 1995 Murdo Alexander MacLeod, minister, dies at 60
  • 1995 Thomas Augustine Martin, academic, dies at 59
  • 1996 Anthony Griffin, sailor, dies at 75
  • 1996 Eric Lawson Malpass, writer, dies at 85
  • 1996 Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst/artist, dies at 82
  • 1997 James A. Michener, American author (South Pacific, Sayonara), dies of kidney failure at 90
  • 1998 Jon Postel, American Internet pioneer (b. 1943)
  • 2000 Mel Carnahan, American politician (b. 1934)
  • 2002 Angela Dawson, American murder victim
  • 2003 Avni Arbas, Turkish artist (b. 1919)
  • 2004 Pierre Salinger, John F. Kennedy's White House Press Secretary (b. 1925)
  • 2006 Valentín Paniagua Corazao, Ex President of Peru (b. 1936)
  • 2007 Barbara West, Second to last living Titanic survivor.
  • 2016 Kigeli V, last King of Rwanda (1959-61), dies at 80