Famous Deaths on July 7

  • 1129 Shirakawa, emperor of Japan (1072-86)/budhist monk, dies at 76
  • 1304 Benedict XI, [Niccolo Boccasini], Pope (1303-04), dies
  • 1307 Edward I, King of England (1272-1307), dies at 68
  • 1348 John Andreae, Italian canonist, dies
  • 1537 Madeleine de Valois, queen of James V of Scotland (b. 1520)
  • 1572 Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72), dies at 51
  • 1573 Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect (b. 1507)
  • 1647 Thomas Hooker, clergyman, father of American democracy, dies
  • 1656 Michelangelo Rossi, Italian opera composer, buried at about 55
  • 1663 Thomas Baltzar, German violinist
  • 1694 Dokusho, Zen teacher, Obaku line, dies
  • 1701 William Stoughton, American judge at the Salem witch trials (b. 1631)
  • 1713 Henry Compton, Bishop of Oxford and privy councillor (b. 1632)
  • 1764 William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician (b. 1683)
  • 1771 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy), dies at 54
  • 1773 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician and astronomer, dies at 60
  • 1774 Giuseppi Maria Carretti, composer, dies at 83
  • 1776 Jeremiah Markland, English classical scholar (b. 1693)
  • 1790 Franciscus "Frans" Hemsterhuis, Frisian philosopher, dies at 68
  • 1794 Pascal Boyer, composer, dies at 51
  • 1799 William Curtis, English botanist (Botanical Magazine), dies at 53
  • 1814 Robert Jasper van der Capellen, Dutch politician, dies at 71
  • 1816 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright and politician (b. 1751)
  • 1826 Friedrich Ludwig Dulon, flautist/composer, dies at 56
  • 1855 Konstantin Batyushkov, Russian poet (b. 1787)
  • 1861 John Willis Ellis, US governor of NC (1858-61), dies
  • 1865 Mary Surratt, & 3 other Lincoln conspirators, hanged
  • 1865 Lewis Paine, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1844)
  • 1865 David Herold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1842)
  • 1878 Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician (b. 1847)
  • 1885 Nicola De Giosa, composer, dies at 66
  • 1889 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, dies at 67

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1890 Henri Nestlé, German-Swiss industrialist (founder of Nestlé), dies from heart attack at 75

Founder of Nestlé Henri Nestlé
Founder of Nestlé
Henri Nestlé
  • 1898 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreograph/ballet leader, dies
  • 1901 Johanna Spyri, Swiss author children's classic "Heidi"(b. 1827)
  • 1903 Ferreira Veiga, Viscount d' Arneiro, composer, dies at 64
  • 1903 Jose Augusto da Ferreira Veiga, composer, dies at 64
  • 1907 James McGranahan, composer, dies at 67
  • 1913 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, dies at 71
  • 1919 Paul Deusen, German philosopher/CEO (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft), dies
  • 1922 Cathal Brugha, Chief of Staff of Irish Republican Army (b.1874)
  • 1925 Clarence Hudson White American photographer (b.. 1871)
  • 1927 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (b. 1846)

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1930 Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 71

  • 1931 Johannes Jacobus "Kodgee" Kotze, cricketer (South Africa 1902-07), dies
  • 1932 Alexander Grin, Russian novelist (Jessie and Morgiana), dies at 51
  • 1932 Henry Eyster Jacobs, American Lutheran theologian, dies at 87
  • 1933 John M Acket, literary (New Friends), dies at 70
  • 1934 Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
  • 1939 Deacon White, American baseball player and a star during the first two decades of the sport's professional era, dies at 91
  • 1944 Erich Salomon, German photographer, dies

  • 1944 Georges Mandel, [Louis Rothschild], French politician and resistance leader (-1940), is executed by the Milice at 59
  • 1945 Salomeja Neris, [S Bacinskaite-Buciene], Latvian poet, dies at 40
  • 1949 Bunk Johnson, American musician (b. 1879 or 1889)
  • 1955 Franco Casavola, composer, dies at 63
  • 1956 Gottfried Benn, writer, dies at 70
  • 1958 Raymond Hackett, American husband of Blanche Sweet and actor (Faithless Lover), dies at 55
  • 1965 Bill Hitch, England cricket fast-bowler (7 Tests 1911-21), dies
  • 1965 Moshe Sharett, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1894)
  • 1966 Carmelita Geraghty, dies of heart attack at 65
  • 1967 Vivian Leigh, actress (Scarlet-Gone with the Wind), dies at 53
  • 1967 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1968 Leo Sowerby, composer (Pulitzer Prize), dies at 73
  • 1969 Erskine Sanford, American actor (Citizen Kane, Angel on My Shoulder), dies at 83
  • 1969 Gladys Swarthout, US mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda), dies at 69
  • 1970 Allen Lane [Williams], English publisher (Penguin Books), dies at 67
  • 1970 Louise Harrison, mother of Beatle George, dies
  • 1970 Marjorie Rambeau, actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), dies at 80
  • 1970 Sylvester Wiere, comedian (Wiere Brothers-Ford Festival), dies at 60
  • 1970 Dame Laura Knight, English impressionist artist, dies at 92
  • 1971 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian writer (b. 1925)
  • 1971 Ub Iwerks, American artist, director, and cartoonist (b1901)
  • 1972 Athenagoras, 268th patriarch of Constantinople, dies
  • 1972 King Talal of Jordan (b. 1909)
  • 1973 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 78
  • 1973 Veronica Lake, [Constance Ockleman], actress (Ramrod), dies at 58
  • 1975 Barbara Brown, American actress dies at 73
  • 1975 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, dies at 86
  • 1975 Ruffian, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1972)
  • 1975 Jacob Bjerknes, Norwegian-American meteorologist (USAF in London), dies at 77
  • 1976 Gustav Heinemann, German president, dies at 76
  • 1976 Norman Foster, American actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies at 75
  • 1976 Walter Giesler, American soccer coach (b. 1910)
  • 1979 D P Conyngham, cricketer (one Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1980 Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces, The Great Dictator), dies at 77
  • 1981 Keefe Brasselle, actor (Be Our Guest), dies at 58
  • 1981 Mildred Lisette Norman a.k.a. Peace Pilgrim, American pacifist and activist
  • 1982 Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, soccer star/writer, dies at 76
  • 1982 Fred Stuthman, actor (Henry Adler-Hello Larry), dies at 63
  • 1983 George Cukor, director (My Fair Lady), dies on 84th birthday
  • 1983 Herman Kahn, US futurist/nuclear strategist, dies at 71
  • 1983 Vicki Morgan, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), murdered at 30
  • 1984 Flora Robson, actress (Great Day, Frieda), dies in her sleep at 82
  • 1984 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (b. 1941)
  • 1985 Patti McCarty, actress (Gangster of the Frontier), dies at 64
  • 1988 Jimmy Edwards, actor (Plank, Bottoms Up, Late Mr H), dies at 68
  • 1990 Bill Cullen, game show host (Price is Right), dies at 70 of cancer
  • 1990 Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, Jes priest/apprentice Zen teacher, dies at 92
  • 1990 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (b. 1958)
  • 1992 Ruurd Faber, Dutch politician and Mayor of Aalten (1971-75), dies at 79
  • 1993 Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)
  • 1994 Anita Garvin, US actress (Sailors Beware), dies at 80
  • 1994 Rosa Chacel, spanish Novelist, dies at 96
  • 1994 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (b. 1924)
  • 1995 Gabor Ormai, viola Player, dies at 40
  • 1995 Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer, dies at 73
  • 1996 Albrecht Luitpold Michael Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria, dies at 91
  • 1997 Jerry Doggett, American sportscaster (Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers), dies at 80
  • 1998 Brigadier Theuns Swanepoel, South African Security Police notorious for ordering the police to shoot at protesting school children in 1976, 70
  • 1998 Moshood Abiola, 1993 Nigerian presidential election candidate and presumed winner of the inconclusive election, dies in detention at 60
  • 1999 Captain Vikram Batra, Indian Army officer, awarded Param Vir Chakra (September 9,1974)
  • 2000 Kenny Irwin, Jr., American race car driver (b. 1969)
  • 2000 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, dies at 80
  • 2001 Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2001 Edward Fiennes-Clinton, Australian-born 18th Earl of Lincoln, dies at 88
  • 2002 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian business tycoon (b. 1933)
  • 2002 Bison Dele, American basketball player (b. 1969)
  • 2003 Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian-born conductor (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Juan de Ávalos, Spanish sculptor (b. 1911)

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2006 Syd Barrett, English guitarist and early vocalist of the band Pink Floyd, dies of pancreatic cancer at 60

Rocker Syd Barrett
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Syd Barrett
  • 2006 John Money, Sexologist (b. 1921)
  • 2008 Bruce Conner, American artist (b. 1933)
  • 2008 Dorian Leigh, American supermodel and icon of the fashion industry, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • 2013 Donald Irwin, American politician, dies from heart failure at 86
  • 2014 Dick Jones, American actor, dies at 87