Who Died Today in History?

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  • 238 Pupienus, Roman Emperor
  • 238 Balbinus, Roman Emperor
  • 1030 Olaf Haraldsson, King of Norway, dies in battle of Stiklestad
  • 1095 Ladislaus I Arpad de Heilige, King of Hungary, dies
  • 1099 Urban II, [Odo van Lagery], French Pope (1088-99), dies

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1108 King Philip I, King of the Franks 1059, 1060-1108), dies at 56

King of France King Philip I
King of France
King Philip I
  • 1164 Olaf, King of Norway, dies
  • 1507 Martin Behaim, German-born navigator and geographer (b. 1459)
  • 1573 Spanish prince of Eboli, dies
  • 1596 Jacobus Latomus, Flemish poet (Psalms/Jeremias) dies at about 84
  • 1612 Jacques Bongars, French scholar and diplomat (b. 1554)
  • 1632 Samuel Ampzing, vicar/poet (Biblical Treasures), dies
  • 1644 Urban VIII, [Maffeo Barberini], Pope (1623-44), dies
  • 1649 David Teniers I, Flemish painter (altaar stukken), dies
  • 1669 Christopher Simpson, composer, dies
  • 1752 Peter Warren, British admiral
  • 1781 Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1713)
  • 1786 Franz Asplmayr, composer, dies at 58
  • 1792 René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (b. 1714)
  • 1797 Christoph Rheineck, composer, dies at 48
  • 1808 Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808), dies
  • 1813 Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (b. 1771)
  • 1825 Micah Hawkins, composer, dies at 48

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1833 William Wilberforce, English abolitionist, dies at 73

Abolitionist William Wilberforce
Abolitionist
William Wilberforce
  • 1838 Jonathan Huntington, composer, dies at 66
  • 1839 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (b. 1755)
  • 1844 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, composer, dies at 53
  • 1856 Robert A Schumann, German pianist/composer (Humoresque), dies at 46
  • 1857 Charles LJL Bonaparte, Corsican/French prince of Canino, dies at 54
  • 1857 Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (b. 1774)
  • 1859 Auguste Mathieu Panseron, composer, dies at 63
  • 1863 Edward Needle Kirk, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at about 35
  • 1886 Adolf Muller, composer, dies at 84
  • 1886 Solomon Gazfried, rabbi/author (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch), dies
  • 1887 Agostino Depretis, Italian statesman (d. 1813)

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1890 Vincent van Gogh, painter, dies in Auvers, France

  • 1897 Joost G Kist, lawyer/president of High Council (1885-97), dies at 74
  • 1900 Umberto I, Italian King (1878-1900) assassinated by Gaetano Bresci
  • 1906 Alexandre Luigini, composer, dies at 56
  • 1913 Tobias MC Asser, lawyer (Nobel 1911), dies
  • 1918 Ernest William Christmas, Australian painter (b. 1863)
  • 1922 Edward Gailliard, Flemish language/archaeologist, dies at 81
  • 1930 Alexander von Fielitz, composer, dies at 69
  • 1933 Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer, dies at 73
  • 1934 Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1883)
  • 1938 Nikolai Krylenko, Russian/Soviet jurist and politician (b. 1885)
  • 1941 James Stephenson, actor (Sea Hawk, River's End), dies at 52
  • 1950 Joe Fry, British racing driver (b. 1915)
  • 1954 Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (b. 1879)
  • 1956 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (Study of Graves), dies at 83
  • 1958 Charles O'Malley, actor in silent westerns (Iron Horse), dies at 61
  • 1960 Richard Simon, co-founder (Simon & Shuster), dies
  • 1963 Dave Smith, cricketer (2 Tests in 1912 Australian side), dies
  • 1963 Dorian Le Gallienne, composer, dies at 48
  • 1964 Vean Gregg, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • 1966 Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44
  • 1970 John G B Barbirolli, English conductor/composer, dies at 70
  • 1970 Jonel Perlea, composer, dies at 69
  • 1973 Eileen Percy, silent film actress (Wicked, Backstage), dies at 72
  • 1973 Norm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
  • 1973 Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)
  • 1974 "Mama" Cass Elliot, singer (Mamas & Papas), dies from a heart attack in London at 32
  • 1974 Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
  • 1975 James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54
  • 1976 Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913)
  • 1977 Austin Matthews, cricketer (Test Eng v NZ 1937), dies
  • 1978 Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84
  • 1979 Herbert Marcuse, philosopher (Eros & Civilization), dies at 81
  • 1979 Bill Todman, American television producer (b. 1916)
  • 1980 Jan Tausinger, composer, dies at 58
  • 1981 Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
  • 1982 Cor[nelis R J] Kieboom, resistor/President Feyenoord, dies at 81
  • 1982 Harold Sakata, actor (Kenji-Sarge), dies at 62
  • 1982 Richard N Gale, English general/paracommandant, dies at 86
  • 1983 David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73
  • 1983 J B Charles, [Willem Nagel], Dutch criminologist/writer, dies at 83
  • 1983 Luis Buñuel, director (Monk), dies of cirrhosis of liver at 83
  • 1983 Raymond Massey, actor (Dr Kildare), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • 1984 Fred Waring, orchestra leader (Fred Waring Show), dies at 84
  • 1984 Woodrow Parfey, actor (Time Express), dies at 61 of a heart attack
  • 1985 James F Nolan, actor (Dante), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1987 Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1987 Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (b. 1894)
  • 1988 Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, dies at 86
  • 1990 Bruno Kreisky, union chancellor Austria, dies
  • 1992 Tavio Amorin, Togolese politician, murdered
  • 1993 AJA Quintus Bosz, Indonesian/Suriname lawyer, dies at 78
  • 1994 Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, chemist (B-12, Nobel 1964), dies at 78
  • 1994 Francisco Veguillas, Spanish general, murdered at 68
  • 1994 John Bayard Britton, abortion doctor, killed by Paul Hill
  • 1996 Aruna Asaf Ali, politician, dies at 88
  • 1996 Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (b. 1919)
  • 1996 Jason Thirsk, American bassist (Pennywise) (b. 1967)
  • 1998 Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (b. 1918)
  • 2001 Edward Gierek, Polish politician (b. 1913)
  • 2001 Wau Holland, German computer hacker (b. 1951)
  • 2003 Foday Sankoh, Sierra Leonean rebel leader (b. 1937)
  • 2004 Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940)
  • 2007 Michel Serrault, French actor (b. 1928)
  • 2007 Tom Snyder, American television personality (b. 1936)
  • 2007 Marvin Zindler, American television reporter (b. 1921)
  • 2008 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
  • 2008 Eric Varley, British politician and cabinet minister, dies at 75
  • 2009 Gayatri Devi, Ex-Maharani of Indian state Jaipur. (b. 1919)
  • 2013 Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer, dies from heart failure at 27
  • 2014 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • 2015 Peter O'Sullevan, Irish horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', dies at 97