Deaths in History on October 6

  • 404 Eudoxia Aelia, empress of Austria, dies
  • 877 Charles II the Bald, King of France/ Holy Roman emperor (875-77), dies at 54
  • 1014 Samuel (Samuil), ruler of Bulgaria, dies (b. 958)
  • 1072 Sancho II, king of Castile (1065-72), murdered
  • 1101 Bruno of Cologne, German founder of the Carthusian order
  • 1214 Alfonso VIII de Edele, king of Castile, dies
  • 1413 Dawit I, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1382)
  • 1542 Thomas Wyatt, English poet (b. 1503)
  • 1585 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor, dies
  • 1641 Matthijs H Quast, fleet guardian (Gold Islands), dies in battle
  • 1644 Elisabeth (In Spanish Isabel) of Bourbon, wife of Philip IV of Spain (b. 1602)
  • 1661 Guru Har Rai, seventh Sikh Guru
  • 1688 Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (b. 1652)
  • 1819 Charles Emanuel II, King of Sardinia (1796-1802)/Jesuit, dies
  • 1829 Pierre Derbigny, Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)

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1841 George Childress, American lawyer and statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), commits suicide at 37

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • 1855 August L Crelle, inventor/mathematician (Rechentafeln), dies at 75
  • 1861 Elias Canneman, liberal minister of Finance (1813-14), dies at 84
  • 1873 Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (b. 1797)
  • 1880 Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer, dies
  • 1891 Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party leader, dies at 45

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1892 Alfred Lord Tennyson, writer and British Poet Laureate, dies at 83

  • 1905 Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer, dies
  • 1912 August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94, Nobel 1909), dies at 83
  • 1924 Jacques Oppenheim, lawyer, dies at 75
  • 1926 Charles Van de Banks, Flemish writer/poet (Red Horse), dies
  • 1942 Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts), dies
  • 1943 Robert Cooper, father of Card pitcher Mort & catcher Walker, dies
  • 1945 Leonardo Conti, Nazi physician (b. 1900)
  • 1949 Robert Lynd [YY], Irish writer/critic (News Chronicle), dies at 70
  • 1951 Henry Gurney, British high commissioner to Malaya, assassinated
  • 1951 Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)
  • 1951 Will Keith Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (Kellogg's cereal brand), dies at 91
  • 1959 Bernard Berenson, American art historian (b. 1865)
  • 1964 Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz), dies at 85
  • 1965 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • 1966 Sydney Chatton, dies of heart attack at 48
  • 1968 Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (b. 1917)
  • 1976 Gilbert Ryle, British philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1979 Elizabeth Bishop, poetess (North & South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68

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1981 Anwar Sadat, 3rd President of Egypt (1970-81, Nobel 1978), assassinated by fundamentalist army officers at 62

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • 1983 Terence Cooke, cardinal/archbishop of NY, dies at 62
  • 1984 George S Simpson, US paleontologist, dies at 82
  • 1986 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 1991 Lincoln Demyan, dies at 66
  • 1991 Wendell Phillips, dies at 83 [or 10/13]
  • 1993 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (b. 1949)
  • 1995 Oswald Moxley Gibbs, diplomat, dies at 67
  • 1996 Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner, dies at 57
  • 1997 Johnny Vander Meer, pitched consecutive no-hitters, dies at 82
  • 1999 Francis Turner, American civil engineer (oversaw the Interstate Highway System), dies at 90
  • 2002 Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (b. 1926)
  • 2003 Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (b. 1957)
  • 2006 Wilson Tucker, American writer (b. 1914)
  • 2006 Alex L. Shigo, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist, dies at 76
  • 2007 Bud Ekins, American stuntman (b. 1930)
  • 2012 Chadli Bendjedid, Algerian president, dies from cancer at 83
  • 2014 Marian Seldes, American actress,dies at 86
  • 2015 Árpád Göncz, Hungarian politician, 1st post-communist President (1990-2000), dies at 93