Deaths in History on October 25

  • 304 Marcellinus, bishop of Rome, dies
  • 625 Boniface V, Italian Pope (619-25), dies
  • 1047 Magnus I Godhi, king of Norway/Denmark (1035-47), dies
  • 1154 Stefanus van Blois, king of England (1135-54), dies
  • 1400 Geofrey Chaucer, author (Canterbury Tales), dies in London
  • 1415 Anton van Bourgondie, French son of Philip the Stout, dies at 31
  • 1415 Eduard, duke of York, dies at 45
  • 1415 Philip of Nevers, French earl, dies in battle
  • 1415 Robert of Bar, French knight, dies in battle
  • 1495 John II, the Perfect/Consummate, King of Portugal (1481-95), dies
  • 1510 Il Giorgione, [Giorgio del Castelfranco], Italian painter, dies at 32
  • 1604 Claude de la Tremoille, French duke of Thouars/huguenot, dies
  • 1676 Justus G Schottel [Schottelius], German linguistic/poet, dies at 64
  • 1760 George II (August), king of Great Britain (1727-60), dies at 76
  • 1833 Abbas Mirza, Persian governor/heir to the throne, dies at 44
  • 1845 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral, dies at 81
  • 1855 Willem F earl van Bylandt, military, dies at 84
  • 1861 Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer, dies at 82
  • 1892 Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1892), dies at 60
  • 1902 Frank Norris, American journalist and writer (McTeague), dies at 32
  • 1920 Alexander, king of Greece (1917-20), dies after ape bite at 27
  • 1934 Frank Sprague, American Inventor of the first U.S. electric trolley system, dies at 77
  • 1936 Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet, dies at 76
  • 1939 Cornelis JK van Aalst, president Dutch Business Society, dies at 73
  • 1943 H van Zanten, guerrilla leader on North Sumatra, executed
  • 1944 Fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed
  • 1956 Risto Ryti, Finnish minister/premier/president, dies at 67
  • 1957 Henry C van de Velde, Flemish painter/architect, dies at 94
  • 1957 Lord Dunsany, [Edward J M D Plunkett], author (Jorkens), dies at 79

MurderMurder of Interest

1957 Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], American gangster (Murder Inc), murdered at 55

  • 1961 Peter Jensen, co-inventer (loud speaker), dies at 75
  • 1968 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (Passions), dies
  • 1972 Norman Norell [Levinson], US fashion designer, dies at 72
  • 1973 G Paul H Schuitema, graphically designer/photographer, dies
  • 1976 Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French writer (Last Days), dies at 73
  • 1981 Ariel Durant, US author (Story of Civilization), dies at 83
  • 1985 Elsa Moranet, writer, dies at 67
  • 1989 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer (Men of Goods), dies
  • 1989 Mary McCarthy, author (Group), dies, at 77
  • 1992 Adelino Da Palma Carlos, PM of Portugal (1974), dies
  • 1993 Francisco Velis, El Salvador guerilla leader (FMLN), murdered
  • 1993 Mary C Lawton, jurist (CIA's Agency Seal Medallion), dies at 58
  • 1993 Philip P. Cohen, American medical researcher, dies at 85
  • 1993 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 54
  • 1994 Anthony David Machell Cox, medievalist, dies at 81
  • 1995 Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, diplomat, dies at 65
  • 1995 Robert Grieve, civil Servant, dies at 84
  • 2008 Anne Pressly, American news anchor (b. 1982)
  • 2010 Vesna Parun, Croatian poet (b. 1922)
  • 2012 Jacques Barzun, French author, dies at 104
  • 2013 Hal Needham, American stuntman, dies from cancer at 82
  • 2015 Lisa Jardine, British historian and writer, dies of cancer at 71