Deaths in History on September 26

  • 1023 Godfried I, duke of Neth-Lutherans, dies
  • 1342 John I, ruler of Poland, dies
  • 1345 Willem IV, earl of Henegouwen/Holland/Zealand, dies at about 27
  • 1371 Vlkasin, Hungarian general/co-king of Serbia, dies
  • 1417 Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (b. 1360)
  • 1468 Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)
  • 1620 Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)
  • 1626 Lancelot Andrewes, English theologist/bishop of Winchester, dies at 71
  • 1626 Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese warrior (b. 1554)
  • 1657 Hadji Chalfa/Katib Tsjelebi, Turkish geographer, dies at 48
  • 1716 Antoine Parent, French mathematician (b. 1666)
  • 1763 John Byron, English poet (b. 1692)
  • 1764 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (b. 1767)
  • 1802 Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician and military officer (b. 1754)

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1820 Daniel Boone, frontiersman, dies in Missouri at 85

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Frontiersman
Daniel Boone
  • 1866 Carl Almqvist, Swedish author (Amorina), dies at 72
  • 1868 August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
  • 1877 Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)

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1902 Levi Strauss, American clothing manufacturer, dies at 73

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • 1904 Lafcadio Hearn, author (Soul of the Great Ball), dies at 54
  • 1904 John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman and statesman (b. 1848)
  • 1935 Andy Adams, US writer (Cattle fire), dies at 76
  • 1936 Harriet Monroe, US poet (Poet's Life), dies at 75
  • 1940 Walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48
  • 1945 R Beer-Hofmann, writer, dies at 78
  • 1947 Hugh Lofting, writer (Gub Gub Book), dies at 61
  • 1951 Hans Cloos, German geologist (b. 1885)
  • 1952 George Santayana, US philosopher/poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88
  • 1953 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (b. 1895)
  • 1956 Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), dies at 78
  • 1959 Solomon Bandaranaike, PM of Ceylon (1956-59), assassinated at 60
  • 1965 James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (b. 1898)
  • 1968 Daniel Johnson, Sr., French-Canadian politician (b. 1915)
  • 1973 Anton Schnack, German writer/poet, dies at 81
  • 1976 Lavoslav Ružička, Croatian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)
  • 1978 Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
  • 1984 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)
  • 1989 Pavlos Bakoyannis, Greek parliament leader, murdered in Rome
  • 1990 Alberto Moravia, Italian writer (Woman in Red), dies at 82
  • 1992 Ralph Manheim, translator (Mein Kampf), dies at 85
  • 1993 James Boyden, British Labour MP (1959-79), dies at 82
  • 1994 Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, dies at 77
  • 1994 Maurice Ashley, historian, dies at 87
  • 1994 Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi, dies at 22
  • 1996 Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist, dies at 75
  • 1996 George Henderson, priest/politician, dies at 74
  • 1999 Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)
  • 2005 Helen Cresswell, British author
  • 2006 Iva Toguri D'Aquino, alleged Tokyo Rose (b. 1916)
  • 2011 Bob Cassilly, American Artist and Founder of the St. Louis City Museum (b. 1949)