Deaths in History on September 20

  • 1168 Paschal III, [Guido di Crema], Italian anti-Pope, dies
  • 1246 Mikhail of Chernigov, ruler of Kiev
  • 1384 Louis, duke of Anjou/wife of Marie of Bretagne
  • 1493 Philippe Pot, governor/viceroy of Burgundy, dies
  • 1586 Anthony Babington, page/conspirator to Mary Stuart, executed at 24
  • 1613 Willem H van Est (Estius), theologist, dies
  • 1624 Isaac Le Maire, Amsterdam ship owner, dies at about 66
  • 1625 Heinrich Meibom, German historian and critic (b. 1555)
  • 1627 Jan Gruter, Dutch critic (b. 1560)
  • 1639 John Meursius, [van Meurs], historian, dies at 60
  • 1643 Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, English politician and writer
  • 1679 Cornelis Evertsen the Young, vice-admiral of Zealand, dies at 51
  • 1703 Archibald Campbell, Scot milt man (blood bath of Glencoe), dies at 52
  • 1731 Sicco van Goslinga, Fries diplomat/sect of High Council, dies at 67
  • 1773 Pieter de Swart, architect (Delfts Port Rotterdam), dies at 63
  • 1803 Robert Emmet, Irish nationalist, executed
  • 1806 Utamaro Kitagawa, painter, dies
  • 1810 Wouter J van Troostwijk, painter, dies at 28
  • 1839 Jose Gaspar de Francia, dictator of Paraguay (1816-39), dies at 74
  • 1852 Philander Chase, American university founder (b. 1775)
  • 1863 Benjamin Hardin Helm, US attorney/Confederate brig-general, dies at 33

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1863 Jacob Grimm, German philologist, folklorist and editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales", dies at 78

Author Jacob Grimm
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Jacob Grimm
  • 1865 William H Revere Jr, US Union brig-general, dies
  • 1873 Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poetess/writer, dies
  • 1884 Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (b.1802)
  • 1898 Theodor Fontane, German author (Der Stechlin), dies at 78
  • 1906 Robert R. Hitt, American politician (b. 1834)
  • 1917 Herbert Morris, Jamaican deserter in France, executed at 17
  • 1932 Max Slevogt, German painter, dies at 63
  • 1932 Wovoka, Paiute visionary
  • 1933 Annie Besant, English theosophy (Esoteric Christianity), dies
  • 1939 Paul Bruch├ęsi, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Montreal (b. 1855)
  • 1944 John Grayburn, English (Victoria Cross), dies in battle in Arnhem
  • 1945 William Buehler Seabrook, Writer, journalist, occultist and explorer (b. 1884)
  • 1945 Augusto Tasso Fragoso, Brazilian president (b. 1869)

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1945 Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician at Auschwitz, commits suicide at 36

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • 1947 Fiorello H La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45), dies
  • 1960 Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies of heart attack at 67
  • 1971 William F Albright, US archaeologist, dies at 80
  • 1974 Carlyle Blackwell Jr, entertainer, dies at 61
  • 1975 Saint-John Perse, French diplomat/poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
  • 1979 Ludvik Svoboda, Czech general/politician, dies at 83
  • 1987 Michael Stewart [Myron Stuart Rubin], American playwright (Hello, Dolly!), dies at 63
  • 1995 Monica Maurice, industrialist, dies at 87
  • 1996 Max Manus, resistance fighter, dies at 82
  • 1996 Murtaza Bhutto, politician, dies at 42
  • 1996 Paul Erdos, mathematician, dies of heart attack at 83
  • 1999 Raisa Gorbachyova, wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1932)
  • 2000 Gherman Titov, cosmonaut (b. 1935)
  • 2003 Lord Williams of Mostyn, British politician (b. 1941)
  • 2003 Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (b. 1922)
  • 2004 Townsend Hoopes, American politician (b. 1922)
  • 2005 Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Polish Nazi hunter (b. 1908)
  • 2005 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer dies at 83
  • 2011 Burhanuddin Rabbani, President of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996. (b. 1940)
  • 2015 C. K. [Charles Kenneth] Williams, American poet and translator (Pulitzer prize 2000), dies at 78