Famous Deaths on September 10

Person of interestQin Shi Huang

210 BC Qin Shi Huang, Founder of the Qin dynasty and 1st emperor of a unified China (220 - 210 BC), dies reportedly from ingesting mercury pills meant to make him immortal at 49

First Emperor of the Qin dynasty Qin Shi Huang
First Emperor of the Qin dynasty
Qin Shi Huang
  • 827 Pope Valentine dies after 40 days in office [date approximate]
  • 918 Baldwin II, Count of Flanders, dies at about 53
  • 954 Louis IV, of overseas, King of France, dies
  • 1167 Empress Matilda, wife of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1102)
  • 1197 Henry II of Champagne (b. 1166)
  • 1217 William de Reviers, 5th Earl of Devon
  • 1279 Robert Kilwardby/Anglicus, English philosopher/Cardinal, dies
  • 1305 Nicholas van Tolentino, Italian saint, dies
  • 1308 Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (b. 1285)
  • 1382 Louis I, the Great, King of Hungary/Poland, dies
  • 1419 John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy is assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France
  • 1482 Federico da Montefeltro, Italian Renaissance condottiero and arts patron
  • 1519 John Colet, English churchman and educator
  • 1547 Pierlugi Faraese, Italian son of Pope Paul III, murdered
  • 1559 Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (b. 1501)
  • 1600 John Bruhesius, [Bruhesen], bishop of Groningen, dies
  • 1604 William Morgan, Welsh Bible translator (b. 1545)
  • 1607 Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Italian composer and organist (b. 1545)
  • 1623 John I Van de Velde, calligrapher (Mirror of Write-Konste), dies
  • 1669 Henrietta Maria, queen of Charles I of England (b. 1609)
  • 1676 Gerrard Winstanley, English religious reformer (b. 1609)
  • 1680 Marco Uccellini, composer, dies
  • 1680 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato (b. 1610)
  • 1748 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino Religious Sister of the Roman Catholic Church, dies at 85
  • 1749 Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)
  • 1759 Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian explorer (b. 1703)
  • 1765 Jacob Gilles, pension advisor, dies at about 74
  • 1797 Mary Wollstonecraft, English author and feminist (A Vindication of the Rights of Woman), mother of Mary Shelley, dies of septicaemia at 38
  • 1801 Jason Fairbanks, American murderer, dies at 20
  • 1806 Johann C Adelung, German translator/librarian, dies at 74
  • 1828 Count d'Andreossi, French general/parliament leader, dies at 67
  • 1831 George Guest, English organist and composer, dies at 60
  • 1839 Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter, dies at 66
  • 1842 Letitia Tyler, US President Tyler's (1841-45) wife, dies at 51
  • 1845 Karl August von Lichtenstein, composer, dies at 78
  • 1851 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator (b. 1787)
  • 1858 Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer, dies at 44
  • 1862 Carlos A Lopez, president of Paraguay (1844-62), dies at 71
  • 1867 Simon Sechter, Austrian composer and music theorist, dies at 78
  • 1868 Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, composer, dies at 79
  • 1895 Harrison Millard, composer, dies at 64
  • 1898 Elisabeth AE, empress of Austria/wife of Franz Joseph I, dies at 60
  • 1905 Pete Browning, American baseball player (b. 1861)
  • 1915 Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Premier of Quebec, dies at 93
  • 1916 Friedrich Gernsheim, German composer, dies at 77
  • 1922 Arpad Szendy, composer, dies at 59
  • 1924 Walter Lees, cricketer (26 wkts on 5 Tests Eng v SA 1905-06), dies
  • 1925 Henry Lincoln "Linc" Johnson, American attorney and politician, remembered as one of the most prominent early 20th century African-American Republicans, dies of a stroke at 55
  • 1930 G A Faulkner, cricketer (South African googly all-rounder), commits suicide
  • 1931 Alfonso Rendano, Italian composer, dies at 78

  • 1931 Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1869)
  • 1932 Percy Fletcher, composer, dies at 52
  • 1934 George Henschel, composer, dies at 84
  • 1937 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, executed by Stalinist regime at 47
  • 1940 Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (Modern Times, The Dumb Messenger), dies at 69
  • 1942 Nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg, actor, dies in Auschwitz at 63
  • 1944 Jaap P Musch, Dutch resistance fighter, murdered by Nazis
  • 1945 Vaino Raitio, composer, dies at 54
  • 1951 Giuseppe Mulè, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • 1952 Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese civil engineer and architect (b. 1866)
  • 1954 Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies
  • 1955 Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer and the founder of Blackburn Aircraft, dies at 70
  • 1960 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
  • 1961 Leo Carrillo, American actor (American Empire, Cisco Kid), dies at 80
  • 1961 Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver, dies at 33
  • 1965 Robert "Bobby" Jordan, American actor (Dead End Kids, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild), dies of sclerosis of liver at 42
  • 1965 Father Divine [Reverend Major Jealous Divine], "the Messenger", African American religious leader
  • 1966 James Langridge, cricketer (242 runs & 19 wkts for England), dies
  • 1966 Emil Gumbel, German mathematician and pacifist (b. 1891)

Person of interestCy Denneny

1970 Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer (Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins) dies at 78

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • 1971 Bella Darvi [Bajla Węgier], Polish actress (The Egyptian, Hell and High Water, Racers), commits suicide at 42
  • 1971 Pier Angeli [Anna Maria Pierangeli], Italian actress (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge), dies of barbiturate overdose at 39
  • 1972 Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), dies at 84
  • 1975 George Paget Thomson, English pysicist, demonstrated electron diffraction (Nobel 1937), dies at 83
  • 1976 Dalton Trumbo, US writer, director (Johnny Got His Gun), dies at 70
  • 1976 Dorothy Devore, actress (Newscast, Senor Daredevil), dies at 77
  • 1976 George Baxter, French actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), dies at 71
  • 1976 Mordecai Johnson, 1st African American president of Howard U, dies at 86
  • 1977 Hamida Djandoubi, Tunisian convicted murderer who was the last person to be executed in Western Europe, is beheaded in Marseille by guillotine at 28
  • 1978 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1944)
  • 1979 Agostinho Neto, poet/1st President of Angola, dies at 56
  • 1979 Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer, dies at 99
  • 1982 Max Winders, Belgian architect (WWII), responsible for bringing the Belgian gold stock, dies at 100
  • 1983 Balthasar J "John" Vorster, South African premier (1966-78), dies at 67
  • 1983 Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • 1985 Alexa Kenin, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), dies at 23
  • 1985 Ernest Julius Öpik, Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist known for his studies of meteors and the structure and evolution of the cosmos, dies at 91
  • 1989 Jeff Stollmeyer, Trinidad and Tobago cricketer (32 Tests for WI), murdered at 68
  • 1990 Samuel Kanyon Doe, president of Liberia (1980-90), assassinated
  • 1991 Sarah Sally Lawrence, entertainer, dies at 61
  • 1991 Yves Montand [Ivo Livi], Italian-French actor and singer (Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1991 Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (b. 1908)
  • 1991 Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), dies at 83
  • 1993 Janice Carroll, actress (End, April Fools), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1993 Rita Karin, Polish-Latvia/US actress (Sophie's Choice), dies at 73
  • 1994 Charles Drake [Ruppert], American actor (Harvey, Air Force, Glenn Miller Story), dies of heart attack at 92
  • 1994 Amy Clampitt, American poet (Silence Opens), dies at 74
  • 1995 Charles Denner, French actor (The Bride Wore Black, The Man Who Loved Women), dies at 69
  • 1995 Derek Meddings, special Effects technician, dies at 64
  • 1995 Molly Mary Hyde, cricketer, dies at 81
  • 1996 Ray Coleman, British music journalist and biographer, dies at 59
  • 1996 Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor (b. 1896)
  • 1997 Jack Adkisson, professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 1998 Carl Forgione, British actor (b. 1944)
  • 1999 Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927)
  • 2000 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist and writer. (b. 1921)
  • 2001 DJ Uncle Al (b.1969)
  • 2004 Brock Adams, American politician (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American musician (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Patty Berg, American golfer (b. 1918)
  • 2006 King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga (b. 1918)
  • 2006 Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (1965-2006), dies at 88

Person of interestJane Wyman

2007 Jane Wyman, American actress (The Yearling & Johnny Belinda), dies of natural causes at 90

Actress Jane Wyman
Actress
Jane Wyman
  • 2007 Anita Roddick, British businesswoman (b.1942)
  • 2007 Ted Stepien, American businessman and basketball team owner, dies at 82

Person of interestCliff Robertson

2011 Clifford "Cliff" Robertson, American actor (Charly, Spider-Man) and spokesman for AT&T, dies at 88

  • 2012 Steven Springer, American guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 60
  • 2012 Lance LeGault, American actor (The A-Team), dies at 75
  • 2013 E Clay Shaw Jr, American politician, dies from lung cancer at 74
  • 2014 Richard Kiel, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2015 Franco Interlenghi, Italian actor (I Vitelloni, Ulysses, Sciuscià), dies at 83
  • 2016 Eddie Antar, founder and CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), dies at 68
  • 2016 Knut Wiggen, Norwegian computer music pioneer and composer, dies at 89