Deaths in History on October 3

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42 BC Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman senator and conspirator against Julius Caesar, dies during the Battle of Philippi

Roman Senator Gaius Cassius
Roman Senator
Gaius Cassius
  • 695 "Black Ewald", helper of Willibrord, murdered
  • 695 "White Ewald", helper of Willibrord, murdered
  • 1283 Dafydd ap Gruffyd, last monarch of Gwynnedd (North-Wales), dies
  • 1369 Margarete Maultasch, Countess of Tyrol (b. 1318)
  • 1564 Christophorus Fabritius, [Christoffel Smit], calvinist vicar, burned
  • 1568 Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain, dies at 23
  • 1596 Florent Chrestien, French writer (b. 1541)
  • 1611 Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (b. 1554)
  • 1629 Giorgi Saakadze, Georgian military leader (b. 1570)
  • 1649 Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman (b. 1576)
  • 1653 Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, historian, dies at 41

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1656 Myles Standish, Plymouth Colony leader, dies of strangury at 72

Military Leader of Plymouth Colony Myles Standish
Military Leader of Plymouth Colony
Myles Standish
  • 1690 Robert Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1648)
  • 1701 Joseph Williamson, English politician (b. 1633)
  • 1703 Pieter van Wooden, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • 1703 Richard Saab, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • 1795 Tula, leader Curacaose slave uprising, executed
  • 1801 Philippe Henri, marquis de SĂ©gur, Marshal of France (b. 1724)
  • 1826 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Labyrinth), dies
  • 1838 Black Hawk (chief), Leader of the Sauk Native American tribe (b. 1767)
  • 1862 Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47
  • 1867 Elias Howe, American sewing machine pioneer (b. 1819)
  • 1873 Kintpuash, [Captain Jack], fought Modoc indians, Oregon, dies
  • 1877 James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore (b. 1814)
  • 1881 Orson Pratt, American religious leader (b. 1811)
  • 1884 Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Geur), dies at 44
  • 1890 Joseph Hergenröther, German historian (b. 1824)
  • 1891 Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (b. 1842)
  • 1896 William Morris, artist and writer associated with Arts and Crafts movement, dies at 62 London
  • 1929 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (Nobel 1926), dies at 51
  • 1930 Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/etcher/author (Bauer), dies at 73
  • 1952 Alfred Neumann, German writer, dies at 56
  • 1953 Florence Sabin, American Physician, dies at 82
  • 1967 Pinto Colvig, animation voice (Goofy, Pluto), dies at 75
  • 1971 Leah Baird, writer (Jungle Bride), dies of anemia at 88
  • 1975 Bauke Tuinstra, Fries notary/writer (Ealse & I), dies at 75
  • 1975 Guy Mollet, French premier (1956-57), dies at 69
  • 1979 Charles White, artist, dies at 61 in Los Angeles
  • 1981 Walter Mehring, writer, dies at 85
  • 1983 Kurt Kusenberg, writer, dies at 79
  • 1987 Jean Anouilh, French playwright (Ball of the Voleurs), dies at 77
  • 1988 Franz Josef Strauss, German FR min of defense (1956-62), dies at 73
  • 1988 Generoso Pope Jr, National Enquirer owner, dies at 61
  • 1989 Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered
  • 1990 Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30
  • 1991 Max Cantor, journalist, dies
  • 1993 JH Scheps, Dutch MP (Social Democratic), dies at 93
  • 1993 Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)
  • 1993 Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)
  • 1996 Denis Frank Owen, Natural historian, dies at 65
  • 1996 Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord, dies at 85
  • 1996 Thomas ap Rees, British botanist, dies in a cycling accident at 65
  • 1996 Tony Parker, oral historian, dies at 73
  • 1997 Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian, dies at 93
  • 1999 Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (b. 1921)
  • 2000 John Grant, British politician (b. 1932)
  • 2002 Robert Krausz, Stock market advisor and investor (b. 1936)
  • 2003 William Steig, American cartoonist and children's author (b. 1907)
  • 2006 Alberto Ramento, Filipina bishop (b. 1937)
  • 2006 John Crank, British mathematician (b. 1913)
  • 2006 Peter Norman, Australian track star (b. 1942)
  • 2007 M.N. Vijayan, Indian writer, orator, and academic
  • 2008 Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (b. 1941)
  • 2009 Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen (b. 1918)
  • 2015 Denis Healey, English politician (Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer), dies at 98