Deaths in History on September 8

  • 394 Arbogast, French general, commits suicide
  • 701 Sergius I, Syrian/Italian Pope (687-701), dies
  • 780 Leo IV de Chazaar, Byzantine Emperor (775-80), dies
  • 876 Lodewijk de Duitser, king of East French Republic (833-76), dies at 72
  • 1100 Clement III, [Wibert van Ravenna], 1st anti-pope (1084-1100), dies
  • 1397 Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester.
  • 1425 King Charles III of Navarre (b. 1361)
  • 1539 John Stokesley, English churchman
  • 1550 Hans [Johann] Vischer, German count of Johann Cicero, dies
  • 1555 Thomas Villanova, Spanish saint/archbishop of Valencia, dies
  • 1560 Amy Robsart, wife of English premier Robert Dudley, dies by accident
  • 1603 George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon, English politician (b. 1547)
  • 1633 Carlo Caraffa, Italian jesuit/religious order founder, dies at about 72
  • 1644 Francis Quarles, English poet (Enchiridion), dies
  • 1645 Francisco Gomez Quevedo y Villegas, Spanish author/poet, dies at 64
  • 1645 John Coke, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1654 Peter Claver, Spanish saint (baptized 300,000 slaves), dies
  • 1656 Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (b. 1574)
  • 1660 Daniel von Czepko, German poet, dies at 54
  • 1675 Amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, dies at 73
  • 1682 Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (b. 1606)
  • 1721 Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1686)
  • 1739 Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (b. 1668)
  • 1755 Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (b. 1715)
  • 1761 Bernard Forest de Bélidor, French engineer (b. 1698)
  • 1780 Enoch Poor, American Continental Army general (b. 1736)

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1784 Ann Lee, American founder of the Shakers, dies at 48

Founder of the Shakers Ann Lee
Founder of the Shakers
Ann Lee
  • 1811 Peter S Pallas, German geologist/zoologist, dies at 69
  • 1840 John H van de Palm, theologist/literature/speaker, dies at 77
  • 1853 Frédéric Ozanam, founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (b. 1813)
  • 1881 W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral, dies at 84
  • 1882 Joseph Liouville, French mathematician (surface of Liouville), dies
  • 1894 Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician (b. 1821)
  • 1895 Adam Opel, German manufacturer (motorcars), dies at 58
  • 1914 William E Darwin, British son of Charles Darwin, dies at 74
  • 1933 Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria, dies at 50
  • 1935 Carl Austin Weiss, murderer of Sen Huey Long, shot down
  • 1935 Huey P Long, (Sen-La) assassinated at Baton Rouge Capitol building

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1935 Edward L. Doheny, American oil tycoon, dies of natural causes at 79

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny
  • 1948 Thomas Mofolo, Lesotho writer (b. 1876)
  • 1951 Jurgen Stroop, Nazi commander of Warsaw Ghetto, executed
  • 1955 John de Young, cardinal/archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 69
  • 1956 Gerrit Bolkestein, Dutch minister of Education (1939-4.), dies at 84
  • 1956 Vital Celen, Flemish writer ('t Pastoorke van Vossendonck), dies at 69
  • 1962 Hermann Standiger, German chemist (Nobel 1953), dies at 84
  • 1969 Bud Collyer, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), dies at 61
  • 1969 Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (b. 1868)
  • 1970 Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven, (b. 1894)
  • 1974 Robert Cox, last surviving member of Keystone Kops, dies at 79
  • 1980 Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist/theory/educator, dies at 84

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1980 Willard Libby, American chemist (radiocarbon dating), dies of pneumonia at 71

Chemist Willard Libby
Chemist
Willard Libby
  • 1981 Hediki Joekawa, Japans physicist (Nobel 1949) at 74
  • 1981 Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, dies at 80
  • 1983 Willem C "Wim" Kan, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 72
  • 1985 John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1887)
  • 1991 Jan J Lipski, chairman (Polish Socialist Party)/writer, dies
  • 1992 Quentin N Burdick, (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91), dies at 84
  • 1993 Hall Bartlett, US director (Jonathan Livingston Seagull), dies at 70
  • 1993 Zaki Naguib Mahmoud, Egyptian philosopher/author/diplomat, dies at 88
  • 1994 Deborah Bear, Engl still photographer (Pasolini/Fellini), dies at 44
  • 1994 Michael Peters, choreographer, dies
  • 1995 Eileen Zhang Ailing Chang, writer, dies at 73
  • 1995 Olga Ivinskaya, mistress of Boris Pasternak, dies of cancer at 83
  • 1995 Safa Khulusi, Iraqi writer and historian, dies at 78
  • 1996 Elizabeth Eyre de Lanaux, designer artist/writer, dies at 102
  • 2004 Frank Thomas, American animator (b. 1913)
  • 2006 Hilda Bernstein, English-born South African author, artist, and activist (b. 1915)
  • 2006 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, dies at 78
  • 2007 Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (b. 1917)
  • 2008 Evan Tanner, UFC Champion
  • 2009 Aage Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1922)
  • 2012 Bill Moggridge [William], British designer, dies from cancer at 69
  • 2016 The Lady Chablis [born Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), dies at 59