Deaths in History on April 14

  • 711 Childebert III, king of the Franks, dies (b. 678/9)
  • 911 Sergius III, Italian Pope (904-11), dies
  • 1099 Conrad, bishop of Utrecht, stabbed to death
  • 1132 Mstislav of Kiev (b. 1076)
  • 1279 Boleslaw the Pious, Polish duke dies
  • 1322 Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Lord Badlesmere, English soldier (b. 1275)
  • 1345 Richard Aungerville, English bishop and writer (b. 1287)
  • 1433 Lidwina, Dutch mystic (Christ's Bride) and saint, dies at 53
  • 1471 Richard Neville [16th Earl of Warwick], English nobleman and military commander known as Warwick the Kingmaker, slain in battle at 42
  • 1552 Laurentius Andreae [Lars Andersson], Swedish church reformer, dies
  • 1574 Christoffel Palts, German general strategist, dies in battle
  • 1574 Hendrik, Dutch count of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle

Louis of NassauLouis of Nassau (1538-1574)

Dutch nobleman and general who led the Dutch revolt against Spanish rule, dies in battle at the Battle of Mookerheyde at 35

  • 1578 James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, consort of Mary I of Scotland
  • 1599 Henry Wallop, English statesman who governed Ireland
  • 1662 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman, dies at 79
  • 1682 Avvakum, Russian Orthodox archpriest and writer, dies at 60
  • 1692 Carlos de Gurrea, Spanish viceroy (Spanish Netherlands), dies
  • 1716 Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral
  • 1721 Michel Chamillart, French statesman (b. 1652)
  • 1722 Pieter Erberveld, German-Thai merchant on Java, Indonesia. He was accused of plotting a rebellion with the Javanese, tortured and executed at around 62
  • 1785 William Whitehead, English writer and poet, British Poet Laureate (1757-85), dies at about 70
  • 1792 Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (b. 1720)
  • 1874 Hermanus J.. Abbring, Dutch writer and engineer on Curacao, dies at 86
  • 1894 Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German poet, dies at 78
  • 1910 Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (b. 1856)
  • 1911 Henri Elzéar Taschereau, French Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
  • 1912 Henri Brisson, French statesman (b. 1835)
  • 1913 Carl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren und Menschen), dies at 68
  • 1914 Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • 1914 Paul Ehrenreich, German ethnologist and mythologist, dies at 58
  • 1915 James Hutton Brew, Pioneer of West African Journalism, dies
  • 1917 L. L. Zamenhof, Polish physician and linguist (Esperanto), dies at 57

Louis SullivanLouis Sullivan (1856-1924)

American architect (father of skyscrapers), dies at 67

  • 1924 Roland Napoléon Bonaparte, French prince and president of the Société de Géographie, dies at 65
  • 1925 Pieter D. van Essen, Dutch artillery officer, dies at 54
  • 1935 Amalie Emmy Noether, German mathematician (b. 1882)
  • 1941 Guillermo Kahlo, German-Mexican photographer and father of Frida Kahlo, dies at 69
  • 1941 Jack Edmonson, Australian corporal in Tobruk (Victoria Cross), dies
  • 1943 Asser B. Kleerekoper, Dutch SDAP-Second-Member of parliament, dies at 62
  • 1949 Joseph Augustine Cushman, American paleontologist, dies at 68
  • 1950 Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian Hindu philosopher and yogi (Maharshi Research Institute), dies at 80
  • 1953 Emmanuel de Bom, Flemish writer (Scheldelucht), dies at 84

Rachel CarsonRachel Carson (1907-1964)

American marine biologist, conservationist and author (Silent Spring), dies at 56

  • 1964 Tatyana Afanasyeva, Russian-Dutch mathematician and physicist (fields of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics), dies at 87
  • 1965 Perry Edward Smith, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged at 36
  • 1965 Robert Hickok, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged at 33
  • 1971 Armand Spitz, developer of small educational planetarium, dies
  • 1976 José Revueltas, Mexican write and political activist, dies after a heart attack at 61
  • 1977 Riekus Waskowsky, Dutch poet, dies at 44

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)

French author and feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex, She Came to Stay), dies of pneumonia at 78

  • 1988 John Stonehouse, British politician (b. 1925)
  • 1990 Martin Kessel, German writer, dies on 89th birthday
  • 1992 David Miller, American film director (Billy the Kid), dies of cancer at 82
  • 1993 Jo Boer, Dutch painter and author (Catharina & the Magnolias), dies at 85
  • 1993 Sam Ntombani, South African ANC-secretary in Soweto South-Africa, shot to death
  • 1994 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • 1994 Selometsi Baholo, vice-premier of Lesotho, murdered
  • 1995 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Advent), dies at 89
  • 1995 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, English child psychiatrist and Jungian analyst, dies at 89
  • 1996 James Sargent Russell, US pilot and admiral (WW II Pacific Ocean), dies at 93
  • 1996 Mervyn Levy, Welsh artist and critic, dies at 81
  • 1998 Maurice Stans, American politician, Secretary of Commerce and Watergate figure, dies at 90
  • 2000 Phil Katz, American computer programmer (Zip file format), dies from the effects of alcoholism at 37
  • 2001 Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)
  • 2007 June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author and social activist (b. 1924)
  • 2009 Maurice Druon, French writer and journalist (Prix Goncourt), dies at 90
  • 2011 Walter Breuning, American supercentenarian (b. 1896)
  • 2011 William Lipscomb, American chemist working in nuclear magnetic resonance, theoretical chemistry, boron chemistry, and biochemistry (Nobel 1976), dies at 91
  • 2013 Dennis Moran, American computer hacker, dies from overdose at 30

Bernie MadoffBernie Madoff (1938-2021)

American fraudster and financier who committed the largest fraud in US history, dies in prison of natural causes at 82