Deaths in History on September 29

  • 855 Lotharius I, Romanian-French emperor (signed Treaty of Verdun), dies
  • 1364 Charles, Duke of Brittany
  • 1530 Andrea del Sato, [d'Agnolo di Franceszo], Italian painter, dies at 44
  • 1560 Gustaaf I, king of Sweden (1523-60), dies
  • 1575 Charles de Boisot, water beggar, dies in battle at about 45
  • 1598 Floris I van Pallandt, earl of Culemborg, dies at about 61
  • 1619 Hans Lippershey, credited inventor of the telescope, buried aged 48 or 49
  • 1637 Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino saint
  • 1642 René Goupil, French Catholic missionary, one of Canadian Martyrs (b. 1608)
  • 1703 Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (b. 1610)
  • 1800 Michael Denis, Austrian poet (b. 1729)
  • 1804 Michael Hillegas, first Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)
  • 1833 Ferdinand VII MF, king of Spain, dies
  • 1862 William "Bull" Nelson, Union general-major, murdered at 38
  • 1864 Hiram Burnham, US Union-colonel (Chancellorsville), dies in battle
  • 1887 Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (b. 1810)
  • 1889 Louis Faidherbe, French general (b. 1818)
  • 1900 Samuel Fenton Cary, congressman, prohibitionist (b. 1814)
  • 1902 William Topaz McGonagall, British poet (b. 1825)
  • 1904 Niels Ryberg Finnen, Danish physician (Nobel 1903), dies
  • 1908 Joaquim M Machado de Assis, Brazil writer (Dom Casmurro), dies at 69
  • 1910 Winslow Homer, painter (Prout's Neck), dies
  • 1913 Rudolph C K Diesel, German constructer (Diesel Motor), dies at 55
  • 1925 E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Galgmannen), dies at 36
  • 1925 Leon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920), dies at 74
  • 1927 Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist (Nobel-1924), dies at 67
  • 1927 Arthur Achleitner, German writer (b. 1858)
  • 1928 Steinitz, mathematician, dies
  • 1929 Giitji Tanaka, Japanese baron/general/premier (1927-29), dies at 66
  • 1930 Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)
  • 1933 Margaret Talmadge, dies
  • 1939 Dickstein, mathematician, dies
  • 1941 Friedrich Angel, German mathematician (group theory), dies at 79
  • 1950 Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer, dies
  • 1959 Bruce Bairnsfather, cartoonist, dies
  • 1960 Franz Arnold, German writer, dies at 82
  • 1961 Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist, dies at 63
  • 1962 Patrick Corry, developed self-rotating rock drill, dies in the Bronx
  • 1966 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Motion), dies at 75
  • 1967 Carson McCullers, US author (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 50
  • 1973 W H Auden, Vienna poet, dies
  • 1974 John Smallenbroek, Dutch Internal minister, dies at 72
  • 1984 Marnix Gijsen, [Jan-Al Goris], writer (Lament for Agnes), dies at 85
  • 1987 Henry Ford II, president Ford Motor Co, dies at 70
  • 1988 Charles Addams, cartoonist (Addams Family), dies of heart attack at 76
  • 1989 Gussie Busch, American brewing magnate (b. 1899)
  • 1991 Gijsbert Perlee, Amsterdam's organ builder/grinder (Arabian), dies
  • 1991 Sam Ntuli, South African ANC-writer, murdered
  • 1993 Ghuslam Wyne, premier of Lahore Pakistan, murdered at 60
  • 1993 Gordon Douglas, director (Call Me Mr Tibbs, Our Gang), dies at 85
  • 1994 Mehmet Topac, Turkish minister of Justice, murdered
  • 1995 Francis Frederick Johnson, architect, dies at 84
  • 1995 George Chesterman Phillips, naval Officer, dies at 90
  • 1995 Karl Anton Martin Gerhard Gerd Bucerius, publisher, dies at 89
  • 1996 Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer ("Sea & Poison", "Silence"), dies at 73
  • 1996 Ethel Jane Cain, original UK Speaking Clock voice, dies at 87
  • 1996 Leslie Crowther, entertainer, dies at 63>>
  • 1997 Milner Connorton Gray, designer, dies at 97
  • 1997 Roy Lichtenstein, American pop artist, dies of pneumonia at 73

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1998 Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), dies at 80

American Politician Tom Bradley
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  • 1998 Jared High, victim of bullying and suicide (b. 1985)

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2001 Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (1965-75), dies of a stroke at 78

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu
  • 2002 Edmund Trebus, probably best known for his appearance on A Life of Grime (b. 1918)
  • 2005 Austin Leslie, American chef, the "Godfather of Fried Chicken" (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL (posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor), killed in Iraq at 25
  • 2006 Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic (b. 1926)
  • 2006 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1912)
  • 2009 Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  • 2010 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors, dies at 86