Deaths in History on September 22

  • 1072 Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official (b. 1007)
  • 1197 Petrus Cantor, French theologist (Verbum Abbreviatum), dies
  • 1253 Dogen Kigen, 1st Zen patriarch of Japanese Soto line, dies at 53
  • 1286 Mugaku Sogen, Zen Rinzai line founder of Engakuji temple, dies at 60
  • 1345 Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Leicester (b. 1281)
  • 1392 Aleid van Poelgeest, lover of earl Albrecht of Bavaria, murdered at 22
  • 1392 Willem Cuser, earl Albrecht of Beierens, murdered
  • 1399 Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician (b. 1366)
  • 1408 Johannes VII Palaeologus, Byzantine Emperor (1376-77, 90/1404-8), dies
  • 1520 Selim I, captured Baghdad/Sultan of Turkey (1512-20), dies at 53
  • 1531 Louise Van Savoye, French regent of king Francois I, dies at 55

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1539 Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism, dies at 70

Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak
Founder of Sikhism
Guru Nanak

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1554 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer/conquistador, led expedition of 1st Europeans to discover Grand Canyon

Explorer and Conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
Explorer and Conquistador
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
  • 1566 John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister, dies
  • 1607 Alessandro Agnolo Allori, Italian painter/carpet designer, dies at 72
  • 1658 Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (b. 1607)
  • 1662 John Biddle, English theologian (b. 1615)
  • 1702 Hoessein Koprulu, Turkish great vizer (peace of Karlowitz), dies
  • 1703 Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and scientist (b. 1622)
  • 1774 Clement XIV, [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74), dies

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1776 Nathan Hale, US captain/patriot/spy, hanged by the British for spying at 21

US Patriot and Soldier Nathan Hale
US Patriot and Soldier
Nathan Hale
  • 1814 A W Iffland, writer, dies
  • 1826 Johann Peter Hebel, German writer (Allemannische Gedichte), dies at 66
  • 1828 Shaka, South African Zulu king, dies
  • 1852 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (b. 1783)
  • 1865 Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist, dies at 71
  • 1872 Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer (b. 1801)
  • 1873 Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1801)
  • 1881 Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman from Illinois (b. 1831)
  • 1890 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author, dies at 79
  • 1914 Alain-Fournier, French writer (Grand Meaulnes), dies in battle at 27
  • 1923 Marquess of Ripon, game hunter, dies, after shooting 52nd grouse
  • 1944 "Cab" Calloway, British scout, dies in battle of Oosterbeek
  • 1952 Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first President of Finland (b. 1865)

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1956 Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 79

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • 1957 Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)
  • 1959 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60
  • 1960 Melanie Klein, Austria/British psycho analyst, dies at 78
  • 1969 Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico, dies at 59
  • 1971 Joseph Ford McGuinn, director, dies of heart attack at 67
  • 1972 Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary, dies at 53
  • 1985 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), dies at 73
  • 1987 Christopher Stryker, entertainer, dies at 27
  • 1988 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (b. 1914)
  • 1991 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname religious leader, dies
  • 1991 Reynold Abel Dorris, (Broken Cord), dies at 23 in car crash
  • 1993 Margaret MacDonald, maid to Queen Elizabeth, dies at 89
  • 1994 Forest Cowles Bud Forrest Sagendorf, cartoonist, dies at 79
  • 1995 Albert Goodwin, historian, dies at 89
  • 1995 Arthur Benfield, formed head of Cheshire CID, dies at 82
  • 1996 Mohammed Ben Amhed Abdelghani, PM of Algeria (1979-84), dies
  • 1997 Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk, dies at 76
  • 1997 Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister, dies at 77
  • 1997 George Bryan Ingham, artist, dies at 61
  • 1997 Ruth Picardie, journalist, dies at 33
  • 1997 Shoichi Yokoi, Jap WW II fighter (surrendered in 1972), dies at 82
  • 1997 George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy, British politician (Speaker of the House of Commons), dies at 97
  • 1999 Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist, dies at 81
  • 2000 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator, (b. 1916)
  • 2002 Jan de Hartog, Dutch-born writer (b. 1914)
  • 2003 Hugo Young, British journalist (b. 1938)
  • 2007 Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (b. 1923)
  • 2008 Thomas Doerflein, German Zookeeper (b. 1963)
  • 2013 David Hubel, Canadian-born American neurologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 87