Deaths in History on September 25

  • 813 al-Amin, Arabic kalief of Islam (809-813), murdered
  • 1066 Harald III Hardrada, King of Norway (1047-66), dies in battle at 51
  • 1066 Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria, killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge
  • 1086 William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1025)
  • 1333 Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (b. 1301)
  • 1392 Sergius van Radonesj, Russian saint, dies at 78
  • 1396 Jean de Vienne, French admiral/crusader, dies in battle
  • 1396 Odard de Chasseron, French knight/crusader, dies in battle
  • 1396 Philip of Bar, French knight/crusader, dies in battle
  • 1496 Piero Capponi, Italian soldier and statesman (b. 1447)
  • 1501 Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright who is considered one of the fathers of Croatian literature, dies at 40
  • 1506 Felipe I, the handsome, King of Castile (Spain) (1504-06), dies
  • 1534 Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italian Pope (1523-34), dies at 56
  • 1602 Caspar Peucer, German reformer (b. 1525)
  • 1617 Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan (b. 1617)
  • 1617 Francisco Suarez, Spanish Jesuit theologian (b. 1548)
  • 1630 Ambrogio Spinola, Spanish marquis of Balbases, dies at about 61
  • 1665 Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (b. 1610)
  • 1680 Samuel Butler, poet/satirist, dies
  • 1727 Jacques Abbadie, French theologist, dies at about 73
  • 1774 John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (b. 1714)
  • 1777 Johann Heinrich Lambert, mathematician, dies at 49
  • 1791 William Bradford, American printer (b. 1719)
  • 1792 Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman (b. 1710)
  • 1794 Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1718)
  • 1808 Richard Porson, scholar, dies
  • 1825 Joachim Heer, Swiss politician (b. 1879)
  • 1826 Giovanni Battista Brocchi, Italian Geologist, dies at 54
  • 1840 Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier
  • 1867 Oliver Loving, American pioneer rancher (b. 1812)
  • 1871 Arvir A Afzelius, Swedish story teller, dies
  • 1876 Adolf Glassbrenner, German satirical writer, dies at 66
  • 1877 Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine, dies at 62
  • 1898 Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, French Anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs, dies at 77
  • 1898 Hieronymus Theodor Richter, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium, dies at 73
  • 1900 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, premier of Québec (b. 1832)
  • 1901 Arthur Fremantle, British general and American Civil War observer (b. 1835)
  • 1905 Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (b. 1853)
  • 1914 A Lichtenstein, writer, dies at 25
  • 1914 Jan B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter, dies at 76
  • 1917 Thomas Ashe, Irish revolutionary (b. 1885)
  • 1918 John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St Paul, dies at 80
  • 1918 Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (b. 1857)
  • 1926 Herbert Booth, son of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1862)
  • 1933 Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist, dies at 53
  • 1933 Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)
  • 1944 Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer (Irrfahrten), dies at 68
  • 1945 Charles A Ellwood, US sociologist/psychologist, dies at 72
  • 1953 Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria poet (Iron Verses), dies
  • 1954 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Spanish essayist/philosopher, dies at 71
  • 1958 John B Watson, US psychologist/behaviorist, dies at 80
  • 1959 S W R D Bandaranaike, Ceylon's PM, assassinated by a Buddhist monk
  • 1960 Emily Post, etiquette expert, dies at 86
  • 1970 Erich M Remarque, German writer (Im West Nichts Neues), dies at 72
  • 1971 TC Jones, female impersonator, dies of cancer at 50

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1974 Coco the Clown, [Nikolai Poliakoff], dies at 73

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  • 1977 Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician, dies at 78
  • 1980 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)
  • 1980 Earl Curry, American religious author (b. 1890)
  • 1983 Leopold III, King of Belgium (1934-51), dies at 81
  • 1985 William Cumming Rose, American Biochemist, dies at 98
  • 1986 Ben Sajet, physician/politician, dies at 99
  • 1986 Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (b. 1909)
  • 1986 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician (b.1909)
  • 1986 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian Chemist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 90
  • 1988 Billy Carter, brother of US President Jimmy Carter, dies of cancer at 51
  • 1991 Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief of Lyon, dies of cancer at 77
  • 1991 Max Koot, royal photographer, dies
  • 1991 Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, dies at 91
  • 1994 John Richard Ravensdale, historian, dies at 73
  • 1994 Ludwig Ferdinand von Hohenzollern, Germ prince of Prussia, dies at 86
  • 1994 Mark Alexander Abrams, market Researcher, dies at 88
  • 1995 Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer, dies at 104
  • 1996 Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator, dies at 80
  • 1996 Nicu Ceaușescu, youngest child of Romanian Communist Dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and considered the President's heir apparent, dies of cirrhosis at 45
  • 1999 Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer, dies at 69
  • 2000 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (b. 1913)
  • 2003 Aquila al-Hashimi, Iraqi politician (b. 1953)
  • 2003 Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)
  • 2003 Edward Said, Palestinian-born literary critic (b. 1935)
  • 2003 Franco Modigliani, Italian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2005 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani critic and linguist (b. 1912)
  • 2005 Urie Bronfenbrenner, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • 2005 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (b. 1936)
  • 2005 Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Jeff Cooper, American firearms expert (b. 1920)
  • 2006 John M. Ford, American author and poet (b. 1957)
  • 2007 Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian negotiator (b. 1919)
  • 2011 Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, dies from ovarian cancer at 71
  • 2016 Arnold Palmer, American golfing great (4x Masters), dies at 87