Deaths in History on September 18

  • 31 Sejanus, Roman head of praetorian guard, executed

MurderAssassination

96 Domitian, Roman emperor, assassinated

Roman Emperor Domitian
Roman Emperor
Domitian
  • 887 Pietro I Candiano, Doge of Venice (killed in battle)
  • 993 Arnulf vanf Gent, Westfries earl (988-93), dies in battle
  • 1137 Erik II Eimune, [Onvergetelijke], king of Denmark (1134-37), murdered
  • 1180 Louis VII, King of France, dies
  • 1261 Koenraad van Hochstaden, archbishop of Cologne, dies
  • 1426 Hubert [Huybrecht] van Eyck, painter, dies
  • 1598 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)
  • 1630 Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (b. 1552)
  • 1663 St Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (b. 1603)
  • 1675 Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1604)
  • 1684 Jan A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Ystroom), dies at 37
  • 1721 Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat, dies at 57
  • 1722 André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
  • 1735 Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator), dies at 51
  • 1775 Andrew Foulis, bookseller/printer, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1783 Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (Euler's Constant), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 76

Mathematician Leonhard Euler
Mathematician
Leonhard Euler
  • 1783 Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (b. 1718)
  • 1792 Gottlieb August Spangenberg, founder (Moravian Church in Amer), dies
  • 1797 Louis-Lazare Hoche, French revolutionary general, dies
  • 1806 Patrick Cotter O'Brien, first known eight-foot-tall person (b. 1760)
  • 1818 Olaf Swaertz, botanist, dies
  • 1827 Robert Pollok, poet, dies
  • 1830 William Hazlitt, critic/essayist, dies
  • 1860 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazilians poet (Primaveras), dies
  • 1860 Joseph Locke, railway engineer, dies
  • 1872 Charles XV Louis E, king of Sweden/Norway (1859-72), dies
  • 1891 William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)
  • 1896 Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, physicist, dies
  • 1904 Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto, dies
  • 1905 George MacDonald, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80
  • 1924 Francis Herbert Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism), dies
  • 1931 Hazrat Babajan, a Baloch Muslim saint (b. c. 1806)
  • 1939 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
  • 1939 Gwen John, Welsh painter, dies at 63
  • 1944 Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch premier (1933-39), dies at 75
  • 1944 Peter Waddy, British major 1st Para Brigade, dies in battle in Arnhem
  • 1944 Robert Cole, US lt-colonel, dies in battle at Best
  • 1951 John Douglas Cockcroft, physicist, dies
  • 1952 Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Dreamy), dies
  • 1956 Adélard Godbout, premier of Quebec (b. 1892)
  • 1961 Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish public servant, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-61) and posthumous Nobel Peace Prize winner (1961), dies in an air crash over Congo at 56
  • 1962 Therese Neumann, German stigma, dies at 64
  • 1964 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (The Plough and the Stars), dies at 84
  • 1964 Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
  • 1967 John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1968 Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 65
  • 1977 Paul Bernays, Swiss mathematician (b. 1888)
  • 1980 K A Porter, writer, dies at 90
  • 1994 Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer, dies at 44
  • 1995 Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic, dies at 73
  • 1995 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London), dies at 64
  • 1995 Lesley Sunderland, decorative artist, dies at 47
  • 1997 Harry Brian Boyne, journalist, dies at 87
  • 2001 Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)
  • 2003 Bob Mitchell, British politician (b. 1927)
  • 2004 Norman Cantor, Canadian historian (b. 1929)
  • 2006 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)