Famous Deaths on July 25

  • 306 Gaius Flavius V Constantius, under-emperor of Rome 297-306, dies
  • 1409 King Martin I of Sicily (1390-1409), dies at about 35
  • 1471 John Soreth, French general, dies
  • 1492 Innocent VII, [Giovanni B Cibo], Italian Pope (1484-92), dies
  • 1539 Lorenzo Campeggi(east), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat, dies at 65
  • 1564 Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1558-64), dies at 61
  • 1570 Ivan Viskovati, chancellor of Russia, executed
  • 1572 Isaac Luria, Jewish mystic (considered the founder of Kabbalah), dies at around 38 years of age
  • 1580 Baltazar Alvarez, Spanish jesuit/writer, dies at 47
  • 1593 Steven Haghen, navigator/governor of Ambon (1617-18), dies at 61
  • 1616 Andreas Libavius, German alchemist, dies
  • 1624 Steven van der Haghen, admiral/gov on Ambon 1617-8, dies at about 61
  • 1643 Robert Pierrepont, 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, English statesman (b. 1584)
  • 1675 Nicolas Saboly, French composer and poet, dies at 61
  • 1676 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer, dies at 71
  • 1681 Urian Oakes, English-born President of Harvard University (b. 1631)
  • 1721 Geleyn Evertsen, lt-admiral of Zealand, dies at 66
  • 1739 Johannes van der Hagen, vicar/genealogy/chronologist, dies at 73
  • 1759 Johann C Altnikol, German organist/klavecinist/composer, dies at 39
  • 1759 Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor, dies
  • 1790 Johann Bernhard Basedow, German educational reformer, dies at 66
  • 1790 William Livingston, Governor of New Jersey (b. 1723)
  • 1791 Isaac Low, American Continental Congressman (b. 1735)
  • 1794 Andrea-Marie Chenier, French poet (Avis aux Francais sur leurs), dies
  • 1804 William Forsyth, English gardening expert (Forsythia), dies
  • 1814 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, dies at 69
  • 1826 Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer, hanged at 33 [OS Jul 13]
  • 1826 Kondraty Fyodorovich Ryleyev, Russian poet and revolutionary (b. 1795)

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1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, British romantic poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), dies at 61

Poet, Critic, and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic, and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • 1842 Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (b. 1766)
  • 1843 Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor (b. 1766)
  • 1853 Joaquin Murieta, Mexican born Californian outlaw
  • 1857 Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer, dies at 54
  • 1861 Jonas Furrer, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1805)
  • 1864 Clement Hoffman Stevens, Us banker/inventor/Confederate brigadier general, dies at 42
  • 1865 James Barry [Margaret Ann Bulkley], British military surgeon and the 1st woman in Great Britain to become a qualified medical doctor, dies at 66 or 67
  • 1866 Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies
  • 1887 John Taylor, American religious leader (b. 1808)
  • 1911 Filippo Capocci, composer, dies at 71
  • 1918 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentine poet (Mexico, canto epico), dies
  • 1918 Franiska zu Reventlow, writer, dies at 47
  • 1922 Jarolslaw Zielinski, composer, dies at 75
  • 1927 Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne), dies
  • 1932 Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (It Bolleken), dies [or 1936]
  • 1934 Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian chancellor assassinated by nazis
  • 1934 François Coty, French perfume manufacturer (b. 1874)
  • 1934 Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist Insurrectionary leader, dies at 45
  • 1944 Lesley J McNair, US Lieutenant General killed by friendly fire at St-Lo
  • 1946 Narziss Oh, German psychology, dies
  • 1952 Herbert Murrill, composer, dies at 43
  • 1955 Ilmari Hannikainen, composer, dies at 62

  • 1955 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, dies at 55
  • 1958 Harry Warner, US movie pioneer (Warner Bros), dies at 81
  • 1959 Isaac Halevi Herzog, chief rabbi of Israel (1936-59), dies at 71
  • 1962 Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist and Chief Justice (b. 1879)
  • 1963 Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (b. 1877)
  • 1966 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, dies after being hit by a car at 40
  • 1967 W Gombrowicz, writer, dies at 62
  • 1969 Douglas Stuart Moore, composer, dies at 75
  • 1971 Leroy Robertson, composer, dies at 74

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1973 Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of natural causes at 91

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 1980 Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
  • 1981 Ian Martin, actor (Uncle Bill-O'Neills), dies at 69
  • 1982 Beene Dubbelboer, writer (Turfgasgenerator), dies at 76
  • 1982 Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)
  • 1983 Jerome Moross, US composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
  • 1984 Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (NHL - NY Rangers), dies at 70
  • 1984 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter (Hound Dog, Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt), dies of heart and liver disorders at 57
  • 1986 Theodore H "Ted" Lyons, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), dies at 85
  • 1986 Vincente Minnelli, American director (Gigi, Goodbye Charlie), dies in LA at 76
  • 1987 Malcolm Baldrige, American businessman and US Secretary of Commerce (1981-87), dies of internal injuries at 64
  • 1987 Eric Mntonga, co-director of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa (IDASA), found on a dirt road a day after he had been detained at a police station
  • 1987 Charles Stark "Doc" Draper, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines, dies at 85
  • 1989 Steve Rubell, American night club owner (b. 1943)
  • 1991 Brian Haines, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, It), dies at 70
  • 1991 Kaganovitch, Russian minister of Transport for Stalin, dies
  • 1991 Toni Gerry, actress (Bullet for Joey, Lust for Life), dies at 61
  • 1992 Alfred Drake, Broadway actor (Oklahoma), dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1992 Hope Miller, actress (Bwana Devil), dies of breast cancer at 63
  • 1993 Nan Grey, actress (Invisible Man Returns), dies on 75th birthday
  • 1993 Vincent Joseph Schaefer, American Chemist and Meteorologist (cloud seeding), dies at 87
  • 1994 John M Dengler, jazz Bass Sax/Trumpet/Trombone, dies at 67
  • 1995 Charlie Rich, country singer (Lonely Weekends), dies at 62
  • 1995 Janice Elliott, English novelist, dies at 63
  • 1995 Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer, dies at 89
  • 1996 Raymond O'Malley, English teacher, dies at 87

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1997 Ben Hogan, golfer (Masters, British Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1997 Dora Maar, Picasso model/companion, dies at 89
  • 1997 Margaret Farrer, midwife, dies at 83
  • 1998 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (b. 1921)
  • 2002 Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian existentialist philosopher (b. 1917)
  • 2003 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (b. 1912)
  • 2003 Erik Brann, American musician (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1950)
  • 2003 John Schlesinger, British film director (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
  • 2006 Carl Brashear, first African-American U.S Navy Master Diver (b. 1931)
  • 2007 Bernd Jakubowski, German goalkeeper (b. 1952)
  • 2007 Jesse Marunde, American strongman competitor (b. 1979)
  • 2008 Randy Pausch, American professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, known for his "Last Lecture" (b. 1960)
  • 2008 Tracy Hall, American inventor (b. 1919)
  • 2008 Jeff Fehring, Australian rules footballer (b. 1955)
  • 2009 Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier to have served in the trenches in World War I, dies at 111 (b. 1898)
  • 2009 Vernon Forrest, Professional boxer, 2-division world champion (b. 1971)
  • 2009 Alexis Cohen, American Idol contestant (unsuccessful), viral phenomenon (b. 1984)
  • 2009 Yasmin Ahmad, Malaysian film director, writer and scriptwriter (b. 1958)
  • 2010 Redford White, Filipino comedian (b. 1955)
  • 2011 Mihalis Kakogiannis, Cypriot filmmaker (b. 1922)
  • 2013 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), dies from cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2014 Salah Abu Hassanein, leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, dies in Israeli airstrike
  • 2014 Bel Kaufman, American author (Up the Down Staircase), dies at 103
  • 2017 Barbara Sinatra, American model and philanthropist, dies at 90