Who Died Today in History?

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  • 578 Jacob Baradaeus, Bishop of Edessa
  • 579 Benedict I, Italian Pope (575-79), dies
  • 1516 Johan V Nassau, earl of Nassau-Vianden/Dietz, dies
  • 1528 Jacopo d'antonio Negreti Palma, Italian painter, dies at about 48
  • 1540 Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (b. 1495)
  • 1540 Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred)
  • 1550 Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, English politician (b. 1505)
  • 1566 Guillaume Rondelet, French Naturalist famous for his study of marine animals, dies at 58
  • 1652 John Cloppenburg, vicar/theologist, dies at 68
  • 1652 Charles Amédée de Savoie, 6th Duc de Nemours, French soldier (b. 1624)
  • 1655 Sigmund Theophil Staden, composer, dies at 47
  • 1680 Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (b. 1634)

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1683 Maria Theresa of Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France, dies at 44

Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain
Queen of Louis XIV
Maria Theresa of Spain
  • 1691 Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (b. 1639)
  • 1712 Abraham Elsevier, publisher, dies

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1718 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • 1727 Franz Weichlein, composer, dies at 67
  • 1741 Wierich PL count von Daun, gov-gen of Austria & Netherlands, dies
  • 1771 Thomas Gray, English poet, dies at 54
  • 1781 Augustin Ullinger, composer, dies at 35
  • 1796 Nicolas the Pigage, French classical architect, dies
  • 1832 Jean-A-C Chaptal, French chemist/Internal minister, dies
  • 1849 Jacob Perkins, American Inventor, dies at 83
  • 1863 George Crockett Strong, US Union gen-mjr, dies of injuries at 29
  • 1865 George Wright, US Union brig-general, dies at 61
  • 1875 George Pickett, American Confederate general (b. 1825)
  • 1889 Charles Absolom, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies in an accident

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1898 Otto Von Bismarck, German "Iron" chancellor, dies at 83

German Statesman Otto Von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto Von Bismarck
  • 1900 Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 1844)
  • 1903 Servas Daems, [Peeter Klein], Flem writer (Wheelbarrows), dies at 65
  • 1912 Mutsuhito, 122nd emperor of Japan (1867-1912), dies at 60
  • 1914 Albert Trott, cricketer (3 Tests for Aus, 2 for Eng), commits suicide
  • 1914 Jean Jaurès, leading socialist, assassinated in Paris
  • 1916 Albert Neisser, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, dies of septicemia at 61
  • 1918 Chaim Soloveitchik, Rabbi of Brisk, talmudic scholar, dies

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1918 Joyce Kilmer, American poet, dies at 31

  • 1927 Robert Marquies de Flers, French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies
  • 1930 Joan Gamper, Swiss-Catalan businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (b. 1877)
  • 1936 Adolf Philipp, composer, dies at 72
  • 1943 Benjamin James Dale, composer, dies at 58
  • 1947 George Challenor, cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies
  • 1947 Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1860)
  • 1957 Sem Dresden, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 76
  • 1958 Alexander Albrecht, composer, dies at 72
  • 1962 Myron McCormick, actor (China Girl, Jigsaw), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1965 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
  • 1966 Edward G Craig, English actor/dir (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94
  • 1967 Alfried Krupp, German industrialist, dies at 59
  • 1967 John Macchia, actor (Beach Blanket Bingo), dies of stroke at 35
  • 1968 Jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69
  • 1970 George Szell, Hungarian/US conductor (Cleveland Orch), dies at 73
  • 1970 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, dies in a car accident 47
  • 1971 Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (b. 1901)
  • 1973 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, dies at 72
  • 1973 Guy Middleton, actor (Fur Collar, Now & Forever), dies at 65
  • 1974 Lev Konstantinovich Knipper, composer, dies at 75
  • 1976 Emil Solomon "Solly" Sachs, South African socialist, dies in London
  • 1977 Jorgen Ponto, West German banker, murdered
  • 1979 Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 67
  • 1980 Charles McGraw, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), dies at 66
  • 1980 Norman Lloyd, composer, dies at 70
  • 1982 Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
  • 1982 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (b. 1954)
  • 1983 Howard Deitz, MGM executive, dies at 86 of Parkinson's disease
  • 1983 Lynn Fontanne, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95
  • 1983 Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
  • 1984 Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
  • 1985 Julia Hall Bowman Robinson, American mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1987 Mary Spinell, actress (Last Horror Film), dies
  • 1989 Lane Frost, American bull rider (b. 1963)
  • 1990 Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
  • 1990 Karl Weber, dies of heart failure at 74
  • 1991 Leonardus S van Egerat, travel expert, dies at 68
  • 1991 William Ball, actor (Suburban Commando), dies at 60
  • 1992 Brenda Marshall, actress (Highway West, Smiling Ghost), dies at 76
  • 1992 Joe Shuster, co creator (Superman), dies at 78
  • 1992 Titti Sotto, latin songwriter, dies at 48 of aids
  • 1993 Edward B A M Raczynski, Polish pres-in-exile (1979-86), dies at 97
  • 1993 Jay Scott, [Jeffrey Scott Beaven], US/Canada movie critic, dies at 43
  • 1993 John Castrios, 1st murder in Washington NH in 200 years, killed at 45
  • 1994 Enid Balint-Edmonds, British psychoanalyst, dies at 90
  • 1994 Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter, dies at 73
  • 1994 Theo van Scheltinga, skater, dies at 80
  • 1995 Biggie Rodwell Tembo Marasha, musician, dies at 36
  • 1995 Charles James Dunn, japanese scholar, dies at 80
  • 1995 Harry Shorto, linguist, dies at 75
  • 1996 Alan Cheales, dominican priest, dies at 83
  • 1996 Claudette Colbert, French-born American actress (It Happened One Night), dies of a stroke at 93
  • 1996 Magda Schneider, actress (Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), dies at 87
  • 1997 Bảo Đại, last Emperor of Vietnam (1926-45) and Chief of State of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies at 85
  • 1998 Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (Howdy Doody) (b. 1917)
  • 2003 Sam Phillips, American record producer (b. 1923)
  • 2004 Andre Noble, Canadian actor (b. 1979)
  • 2004 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • 2005 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • 2005 John Garang, Vice President of Sudan (b. 1945)
  • 2005 Anthony Walker, English hate crime murder victim (b. 1987)
  • 2006 Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (b. 1904)
  • 2006 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (b. 1912)
  • 2007 Teoctist, Ex-Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (b. 1915)

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2007 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (b. 1918)

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman

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2007 Bill Walsh, American football coach, dies of leukemia at 75

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • 2008 Anne Armstrong U.S. ambassador to Britain and first female counsel to the President, dies at 80
  • 2009 Peter Zadek, German theatre director (b. 1926)
  • 2012 Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist, dies at 72
  • 2015 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), dies of a heart attack at 67