Deaths in History on September 6

  • 394 Eugenius, linguistic/anti emperor of Rome (392-94), dies in battle
  • 957 Liudolf, Duke of Swabia
  • 972 John XIII Crescentii, pope (965-72), dies
  • 1276 Vicedomino de Vicedominis, Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina and dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals (b. ca. 1215)
  • 1511 Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1481)
  • 1536 William Tyndale, Protestant bible translator (b. c. 1494)
  • 1625 Thomas Dempster, Scottish historian (b. 1579)
  • 1635 Adrian A Metius, mathematician/fort architect, dies at 63
  • 1649 Famiano Strada, Italian jesuit (bello belgico decades duae), dies at 77
  • 1649 Robert Dudley, English navigator and writer (Arcano del Mare), dies
  • 1701 James II [Stuart], king of England (1685-88), dies at 68
  • 1708 Sir John Morden, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1623)
  • 1748 Edmund Gibson, English jurist (b. 1669)

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1780 William Allen, Mayor of Philadelphia, dies at 76

Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen
Mayor of Philadelphia
William Allen
  • 1782 Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson (b. 1748)
  • 1808 Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (b. 1723)
  • 1863 Lucius March Walker, Confederate brig-general (in duel), dies at 33
  • 1868 Pierre Adolphe Rost, Louisiana judge, Confederate commissioner (b. 1797)
  • 1902 Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet), dies at 75
  • 1902 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • 1903 Charles Ammi Cutter, US bibliographer, dies at 66
  • 1919 Pier Pander, Dutch sculptor, dies at 55
  • 1939 Arthur Rackham, artist/illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales), dies at 71
  • 1941 Hugo Loudon, president-director (Royal Oil), dies at 81
  • 1944 Robert Lejour, Belgian lawyer/resistance fighter, murdered
  • 1945 John S Mccain, US admiral, (WW II-Pacific Ocean), dies
  • 1947 Paul Guthnick, German astronomer, dies at 76
  • 1948 Gerrit H Kersten, vicar/founder (Calvinist Party), dies at 66
  • 1950 Olaf Stapledon, British writer and philosopher (b. 1886)
  • 1951 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (b. 1867)
  • 1966 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66), assassinated at 64 by Dimitri Tsafendas

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1966 Margaret Sanger, US feminist/birth control pioneer, dies at 86

  • 1978 Jan Berger, Dutch politician, dies at 59
  • 1981 Christy Brown, Irish author (b. 1932)
  • 1990 T Issan Dorsey, founder (Hartford St Zen Center SF), dies
  • 1991 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), executed in the electric chair at 58
  • 1993 Josephine Rich Corday, vaudevillian, dies of kidney failure at 79
  • 1994 Duccio Tessari, Italian director, dies of cancer at 67
  • 1994 Wolf Donner, Austrian movie historian/festival director, dies at 55
  • 1996 William James Moyce, armaments scientist, dies at 82
  • 1997 Philippe Rossillon, administrator, dies at 66
  • 1997 P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918)
  • 2000 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (b. 2000)
  • 2003 Mohammad Oraz, Iranian mountain climber (b. 1969)
  • 2005 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet (b. 1929)
  • 2007 Madeleine L'Engle, American author (b. 1918)
  • 2007 Alex, African Grey parrot "student" of Dr. Irene Pepperberg (b. 1976)
  • 2008 Anita Page, silent film vixen, last living attendee of the 1st Annual Academy Awards, (b. 1910)
  • 2012 Art Modell [Arthur], American businessman, dies from heart failure at 87