Famous Deaths on July 14

  • 664 Deusdedit of Canterbury, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 937 Arnulf, Duke of Bavaria
  • 1223 King Philip II of France (1180-1223) dies at 57
  • 1298 Jacob de Voragine, Italian bishop/writer (Golden Legend), dies
  • 1575 Richard Taverner, English Bible translator
  • 1614 Camillus de Lellis, Italian soldier/monastery founder/saint, dies at 64
  • 1671 Méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (b. 1599)
  • 1711 Johan Willem Friso, Prince of Orange/(Nassau-Dietz), drowns at 23
  • 1723 Claude Fleury, French historian (b. 1640)
  • 1742 Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (b. 1662)
  • 1744 Immanuel J. Pyra, German poet (Temple of True Poetry), dies at 28
  • 1762 Cornelis Hop, Amsterdams regent/diplomat, dies at 77
  • 1766 František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (b. 1674)
  • 1770 David 't Kindt, Flemish architect (Mammelokker, Ghent), dies at 71
  • 1774 James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley and Kilmaine, British field marshal (b. 1682)
  • 1779 George Ross, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49

  • 1780 Charles Batteux, French philosopher, dies at 67
  • 1788 Johann Gottfried Muthel, composer, dies at 60
  • 1789 Jacques de Flesselles, French provost (assassinated) (b. 1721)
  • 1789 Bernard-René de Launay, governor of the Bastille, murdered during the Storming of the Bastille (b.1740)
  • 1790 Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (b. 1717)
  • 1793 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist, dies in battle at 44
  • 1803 Esteban Salas y Castro, composer, dies
  • 1812 Christian G. Heyne, German archaeologist, dies at 82
  • 1816 Francisco de Miranda, Venezuela freedom fighter, dies at 66
  • 1817 Anne Louise Germaine de Staël, Swiss author (b. 1766)
  • 1827 Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (b. 1788)
  • 1830 Anthony FRE Haersolte, member of Executing Regime, dies at 73
  • 1834 Edmond Charles Genêt, French ambassador to the United States during the French Revolution (b. 1763)
  • 1850 August Neander, German theologian (b. 1789)
  • 1873 Ferdinand David, Dutch violinist/composer, dies at 63
  • 1876 Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder, dies at 60

Person of interestBilly the Kid

1881 Billy the Kid [William H Bonney], American frontier outlaw, shot by sheriff Pat Garrett and dies of gunshot wounds at 21

Frontier Outlaw Billy the Kid
Frontier Outlaw
Billy the Kid
  • 1895 Alexander Ewing, composer, dies at 65
  • 1897 John Franklin Farnsworth, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 77
  • 1902 Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor, dies at 58
  • 1904 Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the South African or Second Boer War (1899–1902), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1907 William Henry Perkin, English chemist and inventor (b. 1838)
  • 1908 William Mason, composer, dies at 79
  • 1917 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (Tour de France 1910 champion), dies at 29
  • 1923 Louis Ganne, French composer, dies at 61

  • 1925 Pancho Villa [Francisco Guilledo], Filipino world boxing champion, dies at 23
  • 1930 W H Ashley, cricketer (Test South Africa, 7 wkts), dies
  • 1938 Robert Poore, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in 1895-96 series), dies
  • 1939 Alphonse Mucha, Czech Nouveau painter and artist, dies at 78
  • 1940 Bill Howell, cricketer (18 Tests for Aust 1898-1905), dies
  • 1942 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Neth/French/Belgian painter's model, dies
  • 1943 Johannes F "Frits" Bakker Sr, actor, dies at 74
  • 1949 Frank Hearne, cricketer (2 Tests for England, 4 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1950 Āpirana Ngata, Māori New Zealand politician and lawyer known for promoting and protecting Māori culture and language, dies at 76
  • 1951 Sammy Jones, Australian cricketer (last survivor of the 1882 Oval Test), dies at 89
  • 1954 Jacinto Benavente y Martinez, Spanish playwright, dies at 87
  • 1954 Jackie Saunders, American silent screen actress (b. 1892)
  • 1956 Jaroslav Ridky, composer, dies at 58
  • 1958 Abdoel Illah, crown prince of Iraq, murdered
  • 1958 Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58), son of Ghasi I, assassinated at Baghdad at 23
  • 1958 Franciscus J. Feron, vicaris-general of Roermond, dies at 62
  • 1958 Noeri el-Said, premier of Iraq, murdered
  • 1959 Grock [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown and circus director, dies at 79

Person of interestAdlai Stevenson II

1965 Adlai Stevenson II, US ambassador to UN (1961-65), Governor of Illinois (1949-53) and Democratic presidential candidate (1952, 56), dies at 65

US Politician and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson II
US Politician and Presidential Candidate
Adlai Stevenson II
  • 1966 Julie Manet, French painter (b. 1878)
  • 1967 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (b. 1880)
  • 1968 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian sailor/author, dies at 76
  • 1968 Westbrook Van Voorhis, announcer (March of Time), dies at 64
  • 1968 Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (b. 1892)
  • 1970 Preston S Foster, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), dies at 69
  • 1974 Henri Smajda, Tunis/French publisher (Combat), commits suicide at 77
  • 1974 Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, dies at 83
  • 1975 Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer, dies at 77
  • 1975 Madan Mohan, Hindi Film's Melodious Music director (b. 1924)
  • 1979 George De Witt, TV host (Name that Tune), dies at 56
  • 1980 Felix Berezin, Russian physicist and mathematician (Berezin integral), dies at 49
  • 1982 George Amadee Tremblay, composer, dies at 71
  • 1983 Jack MacBryan, cricketer (Test for England 1924), dies
  • 1984 Al Schacht, [Clown prince of baseball], baseball player, dies at 91
  • 1984 Kenny Delmar, comedian (School House), dies at 74
  • 1984 Philippe Wynne, American soul singer (I'll Be Around), dies at 43
  • 1984 Ernest Tidyman, American writer (b. 1928)
  • 1986 Raymond Loewy, US industrial designer, dies at 92
  • 1989 Frank Bell, British educator and founder of The Bell Educational Trust Limited, dies at 72
  • 1990 Dallas Alinder, American actor, dies at 58
  • 1990 Philip Leacock, dies of collapsed lungs at 73
  • 1991 Nic van Bridges, Flemish poet, dies
  • 1993 Robert Strong, American actor, dies at 87
  • 1994 Patrick Crommelynck, Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • 1994 Robert Jungk, German/French/Us/Austrian philosopher/historian, dies
  • 1994 Taeko Kuwata, Japanese/Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • 1995 Michael Naylor, English insurance broker (Endsleigh Insurance), dies at 59
  • 1996 Kenneth Bainbridge, American physicist (measurements of mass differences between nuclear isotopes), dies at 91
  • 1996 Kim Besly, activist, dies at 69
  • 1996 Jeff Krosnoff, CART driver (b. 1964)
  • 1998 Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (b. 1909)
  • 1998 Robert A. W. Lowndes, American sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet), dies at 81
  • 2000 William Roscoe Estep, American Baptist historian (b. 1920)
  • 2000 René Ríos Boettiger, Chilean cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • 2000 Meredith MacRae, American actress (b. 1944)
  • 2002 Joaquín Balaguer, President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1906)
  • 2003 Éva Janikovszky, Hungarian novelist (b. 1926)
  • 2003 François-Albert Angers, French Canadian economist (b. 1909)
  • 2005 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, dies at 80

Person of interestCicely Saunders

2005 Cicely Saunders, English Nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, dies of cancer at 87

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • 2007 John Ferguson Sr, former professional hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 2008 Hugh Lloyd, British actor (Hugh and I, Punch & Judy Man), dies at 85
  • 2008 Henki Kolstad, Norwegian actor (b. 1915)
  • 2009 Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Polish actor (b. 1934)
  • 2010 Mădălina Manole, Romanian pop recording artist (b. 1967)
  • 2010 Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (b. 1937)
  • 2012 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier, dies at 83
  • 2013 Matt Batts, American MLB player, dies at 91
  • 2014 Alice Coachman, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1948), dies of cardiac arrest at 90
  • 2017 Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian Mathematician, dies of breast cancer at 40