Famous Deaths on August 22

Person of interestStilicho

408 Flavius Stilicho, West Roman field leader (395-408), executed at 48

Roman General Stilicho
Roman General
Stilicho
  • 634 Abd Allah Abu Bekr, Arabic merchant/1st kalief of Islam, dies
  • 1155 Konoe, Emperor of Japan (b. 1139)
  • 1188 Ferdinand II, King of León and Galicia (1157-1188), dies at 51
  • 1241 Gregory IX, [Ugolino di Segni], Italian Pope, dies
  • 1280 Nicholas III, [Giovanni Gaetano Orsini], Italian Pope (1277-80), dies
  • 1286 Erik V Klipping, king of Denmark, murdered
  • 1304 John II, Count of Hainaut (b. 1247)
  • 1350 Philip VI, of Valois, King of France (1328-50), dies at about 57
  • 1358 Isabella, Queen of England (b. circa 1295)
  • 1367 Egidius AC Albornor, Spanish archbishop of Toledo, dies at about 57
  • 1485 Richard III, King of England (1483-85), killed in battle at 32
  • 1532 William Warham, English archbishop of Canterbury (1502-32), dies at 82
  • 1553 John Dudley, English Lord Admiral/premier (1551-53), beheaded
  • 1572 Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland (b. 1528)
  • 1584 Jan Kochanowski, Polish writer (b. 1530)
  • 1599 Luca Marenzio, Italian composer (b. c. 1553)
  • 1607 Bartholomew Gosnold, English explorer and privateer (b. 1572)
  • 1609 Maharal of Prague, Jewish mystic and philosopher (b. 1525)
  • 1652 Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1583)
  • 1680 Johann Georg II, Elector of Saxony (1656-80), dies at 67
  • 1701 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman
  • 1711 Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French marshal (b. 1644)
  • 1752 William Whiston, English mathematician (b. 1667)
  • 1755 Caspar Burman, Dutch historian and Mayor of Utrecht, dies at 59
  • 1773 George Lyttelton, English writer and politician (b. 1709)
  • 1793 Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France, dies at 80
  • 1797 Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Austrian general, dies at 73
  • 1801 Pieter G van Overstraten, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 46
  • 1806 Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter (The Swing), dies at 74
  • 1818 Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85
  • 1828 Franz Joseph Gall, German-French physician (phrenology), dies at 70
  • 1831 John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
  • 1850 Nikolaus Lenau, writer, dies at 48
  • 1861 Xianfeng, Emperor of China (b. 1831)
  • 1862 Henry Bohlen, German/US brigadier general (Union), dies in battle at 51
  • 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
  • 1874 Sydney Thompson Dobell, English poet, dies at 50
  • 1878 Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, Queen of Spain (1829-33), dies at 72
  • 1879 Friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82
  • 1886 Jose da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67
  • 1889 John Sanger, circus entrepreneur, dies
  • 1890 Vasile Alecsandri, Romanian foreign minister, diplomat and poet, dies at 69
  • 1891 Jan Neruda, Czech author (b. 1834)
  • 1893 Ernst II, duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, dies at 75 (b. 1818)
  • 1901 Gunnar Wennerberg, composer, dies at 83

Person of interestRobert Gascoyne-Cecil

1903 Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1885-86, 1886-92 and 1895-1902), dies at 73

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • 1904 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, American writer, dies at 54
  • 1910 George Palmer, cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies
  • 1914 Raffenel, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WWI), dies in battle
  • 1914 Rondoney, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WWI), dies in battle

  • 1914 Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi Italian religious figure
  • 1918 Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist (b. 1868)
  • 1920 Anders Zorn, Swedish painter (Gustavus Vasa), dies at 60

Person of interestMichael Collins

1922 Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush by anti-treaty forces during the Irish Civil War at 31

Revolutionary, soldier, and politician Michael Collins
Revolutionary, soldier, and politician
Michael Collins
  • 1926 Charles William Eliot, American University president (Harvard, 1869-1909), dies at 92
  • 1929 Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WWI), dies at 74
  • 1933 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses), dies at 62
  • 1936 Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue), dies at 99
  • 1937 David C Salas, Antillian writer (Josephina), dies
  • 1940 Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist (b. 1851)
  • 1942 Henry Eichheim, composer, dies at 72
  • 1942 Mikhailmichel Fokine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, dies
  • 1944 Raymond Aimos, actor (Golem, Mayerling, La Bandera), dies at 55
  • 1945 Ida Henrietta Hyde, American physiologist, inventor of the micro-electrode, and pioneering female scientist dies at 87
  • 1950 Kirk Bryan, American geologist (b. 1888)
  • 1951 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1884)
  • 1953 Jim Tabor, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • 1958 Roger Martin du Gard, novelist/playwright, dies
  • 1960 Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
  • 1963 William Richard Morris, 1st viscount Nuffield motor manufacturer, dies
  • 1965 Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, actress (Revolt in Mental Home), dies
  • 1965 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), dies in a horse riding accident at 60
  • 1966 Apolinary Szeluto, composer, dies at 82
  • 1967 Gregory Goodwin Pincus, American endocrinologist (b. 1903)
  • 1970 Richard Frank Donovan, composer, dies at 78
  • 1970 Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895)
  • 1973 Louise Huff, actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77
  • 1974 Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1976 Juscelino Kubitschek, President of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
  • 1976 Oskar Brusewitz, East German vicar, sets self on fire
  • 1976 Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (b. 1913)
  • 1977 Sebastian Cabot, British actor (Kismet, Family Affair, Time Machine), dies at 59
  • 1978 Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78

Person of interestJomo Kenyatta

1978 Jomo Kenyatta, 1st Prime Minister of Kenya (1963-78), dies at 83

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • 1979 Henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69
  • 1979 James T Farrell, American writer (French Girls are Vicious), dies
  • 1980 James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer, dies of a stroke at 81
  • 1980 Alfred Neubauer, German racing team manager (Mercedes Benz), dies at 89
  • 1984 Charles Whittenberg, composer, dies at 57
  • 1985 Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies
  • 1985 Paul Peter Ewald, German Crystallographer and Physicist who devised the theory of X-ray interference by crystals and pioneered X-ray diffraction methods, dies at 97
  • 1989 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (b. 1933)
  • 1989 Diana Vreeland, French-American fashion editor (Harper's Bazaar, Vogue), dies at 85
  • 1989 Johannes "Jan" Teulings, Dutch actor (Lentelied, The Three Wishes), dies of natural causes at 84
  • 1990 Merlin Marston, actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 45
  • 1991 Boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide
  • 1991 Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1993 Don Getz, US filmer (Playpoint)
  • 1993 Kasdi Merbah, PM of Algeria (1988-89), assassinated
  • 1994 Leo Lerman, American writer and editor (Condé Nast Publications), dies at 80
  • 1994 Tom Quirke, journalist, dies at 42
  • 1995 Jose Antonio Giron, Spanish politician, dies at 83
  • 1996 David Donaldson, painter, dies at 80
  • 1996 Robert Lewis Campbell Lorimer, publisher, dies at 77
  • 1996 William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist, dies at 87
  • 1997 Mary Louise Smith, chairman (Rep), dies at 82
  • 2003 Arnold Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skating trainer (b. 1914)
  • 2003 Generosa Ammon, American widow of Ted Ammon (b. 1956)
  • 2003 Imperio Argentina, Argentinian singer and actress (b. 1906)
  • 2004 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (b. 1960)
  • 2004 Daniel Petrie, Canadian television and movie director (b. 1920)
  • 2004 Al Dvorin, American Elvis Presley concert announcer (b. 1922)
  • 2005 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • 2006 Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack) (b. 1951)
  • 2008 Gladys Powers, Canadian World War I veteran (b. 1899)
  • 2009 Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Stjepan Bobek, Yugoslav football player (b. 1923)
  • 2011 Jack Layton, Canadian politician (b. 1950)
  • 2011 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller), dies at 78
  • 2011 Nickolas Ashford, American singer (Ashford & Simpson), dies of throat cancer at 70
  • 2012 Nina Bawden, English author, dies at 87
  • 2015 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), dies at 93
  • 2015 Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator, dies at 88
  • 2016 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, dies at 94
  • 2016 S. R. [Sellapan Ramanathan] Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (1999-2011), dies at 92
  • 2017 Rafael "Felo" Ramírez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), dies at 94
  • 2017 John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, dies of heart failure at 72