Deaths in History on September 4

  • 422 St Boniface I, Italian Bishop of Rome, dies
  • 454 Dioscorus van Alexandria, patriarch (council of Efeze), dies
  • 799 Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam (b. 745)
  • 1037 King Bermudo III of Leon (b. 1010)
  • 1063 Toghrül, Turkish conqueror of Persia and Baghdad
  • 1085 Irmgarde van Keulen, German countress of Aspel/saint, dies
  • 1199 Joan of England, Queen consort of Sicily, wife of William II of Sicily (b. 1165)
  • 1537 Johann Dietenberger, German theologian (b. c. 1475)
  • 1553 Cornelia da Nomatalcino, monk converted to Judaism, burned at stake
  • 1571 Earl of Lennox, regent of Scotland, murdered
  • 1588 Robert Dudley, English Earl of Leicester, favourite of Elizabeth I, dies at 87
  • 1644 John Wtenbogaert, theologist (Kerckelicke history), dies at 87
  • 1709 Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
  • 1767 Charles Townshend, English politician (b. 1725)
  • 1780 John Fielding, English magistrate and social reformer (b. 1721)
  • 1784 Cesar F Cassini "the Thury", French astronomer (geodesic labor), dies
  • 1794 John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724)
  • 1804 Richard Somers, American naval officer
  • 1828 Cornelis Stevens, Belgian RC foreman/polemist, dies at 80
  • 1845 Pierre P Royer-Collard, French attorney/philosopher, dies at 82
  • 1852 William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)
  • 1864 John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825)
  • 1905 Pierre de Braza, founder (French Congo), dies
  • 1916 José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
  • 1918 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51)
  • 1922 Georges Sorel, French social philosopher, dies at 74
  • 1944 Izaak van der Horst, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 1960 Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
  • 1963 Robert Schuman, French premier/chair (European Parliament), dies at 77
  • 1964 W Bergengruen, writer, dies at 71
  • 1965 Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90
  • 1970 James M Taylor, USAF/astronaut, dies at 39
  • 1974 Creighton W Abrams, US general/army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59
  • 1974 Marcel Achard, French dramatist (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
  • 1974 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (b. 1884)
  • 1977 E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
  • 1977 Jean Rostand, French biologist (b. 1894)
  • 1979 Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician, dies at 76
  • 1979 Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (b. 1904)
  • 1980 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
  • 1989 Georges Simenon, Belgian/French writer/director (Maigret), dies at 86
  • 1989 Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian (b. 1903)
  • 1990 Henry Faas, [Wandelganger], Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies
  • 1993 Clyde Adler, voice (White Fang/Black Tooth-Soupy Sales), dies
  • 1993 Mehmet Sincar, Turkish/Kurd MP, murdered
  • 1994 Laurens van Deenen, Dutch biochemist, dies at 66
  • 1995 Edmond Jouhaud, general, dies at 90
  • 1995 William Moses Kunstler, UCLA attorney (Chicago 7), dies at 78
  • 1997 Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
  • 1998 Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (b. 1912)
  • 2001 Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
  • 2004 James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)
  • 2006 Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)