Deaths in History on September 1

  • 870 Imam Bukhari, Islamic scholar and compiler of Hadith, dies at 60
  • 1067 Baldwin V, Count of Flanders/guardian of King of France, dies
  • 1159 Adrian IV, [Nicole Breakspear], only English pope (1154-59), dies
  • 1215 Otto van Gelre, son of Otto I/earl-elect of Utrecht
  • 1256 Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (b. 1218)
  • 1406 Johanna, duchess of Brabant/Limburg (Joyful Entry), dies at 84
  • 1414 William de Ros, 7th Baron de Ros, Lord Treasurer of England (b. 1369)

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1557 Jacques Cartier, French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France, dies at 65

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • 1581 Guru Ram Das, 4th Sikh Guru (1574-81), dies at 46
  • 1600 Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician (b. 1525)
  • 1615 Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer (b. 1529)
  • 1648 Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (Number of Mersenne), dies at 59
  • 1666 French Neck, portrait painter (Women Portrait), dies at about 86
  • 1671 Hugues de Lionne marquis de Berny, French ambassador to Rome, dies
  • 1685 Leoline Jenkins, Welsh lawyer (b. 1625)
  • 1687 Henry More, English philosopher (b. 1614)

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1715 Louis XIV, the sun king of France (1643-1715), dies at 76

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1715 François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
  • 1780 Reynier de Klerk, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1777-1800), dies at 69
  • 1801 Robert Bage, English writer (Hermsprong), dies

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1838 William Clark, American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor who lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-06 and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States, dies at 68

Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark
  • 1862 Isaac Ingalls Stevens, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 44
  • 1862 Oliver Tilden, of the Bronx, killed in Civil War in Virginia
  • 1862 Philip "Phil" Kearny, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 48
  • 1880 Antoon Jurgens, margarine maker, dies at 75
  • 1903 Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neo criticism), dies
  • 1914 Martha, last known passenger pigeon, dies at Cincinnati Zoo
  • 1943 Charles Atangana, Cameroonian chief (b. 1880)
  • 1947 Frederick Russell Burnham, father of the international Scouting movement (b. 1861)
  • 1951 Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German drawer/painter, dies at 38
  • 1953 Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet (b. 1866)
  • 1961 Eero Saarinen, Finnish-American architect (Dulles Airport), dies at 51
  • 1961 William S Foster, chairman (US Communist Party, 1945-57), dies at 80
  • 1963 Guy Burgess, British spy for the USSR
  • 1963 Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor, dies at 73
  • 1967 Ilja Ehrenburg, writer, dies at 76
  • 1967 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack), dies at 80
  • 1967 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (b. 1906)
  • 1970 Francois Mauriac, writer, dies
  • 1978 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies at 33
  • 1981 Albert Speer, German NSDAP-architect/minister of Army at 76
  • 1981 Bùi Thanh Liêm, Vietnamese cosmonaut, dies in a MiG-21 crash at 32
  • 1982 Wladislaw Gomulka, Polish partisan/party leader, dies at 76
  • 1982 Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1983 Henry "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71
  • 1983 Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
  • 1988 Leonor Sullivan, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1955-77), dies at 86
  • 1989 Tadeusz Sendzimir, American inventor (b. 1894)
  • 1991 Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
  • 1993 Gerben Wagenaar, resistance fighter/communist, dies at 80
  • 1993 Hew Lorimer, British sculptor, dies at 86
  • 1993 Jacqueline Wijchers, film publicist (Havenloods, Sextant), dies at 89
  • 1994 Clifford Leofric Purdy Bishop, bishop, dies at 88
  • 1994 Pieter C "Piet" Author, sailor/corrector, dies at 71
  • 1995 Elizabeth Brown, minister healer/writer, dies at 32
  • 1995 Ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club Owner, dies at 93
  • 1996 Brother Adam Kehrle, benedictine monk/beekeeper, dies at 98
  • 1996 Charles Daniels, archaeologist, dies at 63
  • 1996 George Levy, antique dealer/heritage campaigner, dies at 69
  • 1998 Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (b. 1930)
  • 1999 W. Richard Stevens, Zambian computer scientist (b. 1951)
  • 2003 Sir Terry Frost, British artist (b. 1915)
  • 2004 Ahmed Kuftaro, Grand Mufti of Syria (b. 1915)
  • 2006 Sir Kyffin Williams, Welsh landscape painter (b. 1918)
  • 2006 Bob O'Connor, mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (b. 1944)
  • 2006 Nellie Connally, wife of Texas governor John Connally (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Warren Mitofsky, American pollster (b. 1934)
  • 2007 Roy McKenzie, New Zealand philanthropist (b. 1922)
  • 2012 Smarck Michel, Haitian Prime Minister, dies from a brain tumour