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Deaths in History on April 22

  • 296 Pope Caius, Bishop of Rome (283-296), dies at 51
  • 536 St. Agapetus I, Bishop of Rome (535-36), dies at 46
  • 1253 Elias van Cortona, Italian general (1232-39), dies at ~53
  • 1355 Eleonora Plantagenet, daughter of King Edward II, dies at 36
  • 1462 Gilbert de Lannoy, Flemish traveller & diplomat, dies at 76
  • 1521 Juan de Padilla, Spanish Roman Catholic missionary, killed at 52
  • 1592 Bartolommeo Ammanati, Italian sculptor & architect, dies at 80

Person of interestMiguel de Cervantes

1616 Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Spanish author (Don Quixote), dies of a cirrhosis at 68

  • 1648 Catharina Belgian van Nassau, daughter of Willem, dies at 69
  • 1662 John Tradescant, English botanist & gardener, dies at 53
  • 1672 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar & poet often known as "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules), dies at 73
  • 1699 Hans A baron von Abschatz, Silesian poet, dies at 53
  • 1758 Antoine de Jussieu, French naturalist, dies at 71
  • 1778 James Hargreaves, British inventor (spinning jenny), dies at 57

Person of interestAnne Bonny

1782 Anne Bonny, Irish pirate, dies in prison at 85

Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny
  • 1788 Zacharias H Alewijn, Dutch poet, dies at 46

  • 1806 Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral, killed at 42
  • 1821 John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter & etcher, dies at 52
  • 1827 Thomas Rowlandson, English artist & caricaturist, dies at 70
  • 1830 Knud Lyne Rahbek, Danish literary historian, dies at 69
  • 1833 Richard Trevithick, English inventor (steam locomotive), dies at 62
  • 1839 Denis Davydov, Russian general & poet, dies at 54
  • 1854 Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician & soldier, dies at 67
  • 1864 Joseph Gilbert Totten, US Union general-major, dies at 75
  • 1865 Francis Washburn, US Union colonel/gen major, dies of injuries
  • 1865 William McKean, American naval officer (Union Navy), dies at 64
  • 1877 James P. Kirkwood, American civil engineer, dies at 70
  • 1890 Magnus Huss, Swedish physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease, dies at 82
  • 1893 Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian inventor & academic, dies at 67
  • 1896 Thomas Meik, Scottish civil engineer, dies at 84
  • 1901 William Stubbs, English historian & Anglican bishop of Oxford, dies at 74
  • 1903 Alexander Ramsey, American politician (1st Governor of Minnesota Territory), dies at 87
  • 1908 Ellison Capers, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 70
  • 1929 Henry Lerolle, French painter, dies at 80
  • 1930 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish poet & novelist (Bondens Søn), dies at 63

  • 1933 Henry Royce, English industrialist & automobile founder (Rolls-Royce), dies at 70
  • 1945 Kathe Kollwitz, German graphic artist, dies at 77
  • 1946 Harlan F. Stone, American lawyer & jurist (SCOTUS, 1941-46), dies at 73
  • 1950 Charles Hamilton Houston, American lawyer & architect of NAACP legal campaign, dies at 54
  • 1951 Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist, dies at 81
  • 1953 Top Naeff [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N], Dutch writer, dies at 75
  • 1957 Roy Campbell, South African poet (Garcia Lorca), dies at 54
  • 1961 Maria Radulphus [Adrian Hermus], Curacao school inspector, dies at 91
  • 1968 Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive, dies at 57
  • 1974 Tjalie Robinson [Jan Boon], Dutch East Indies writer & journalist (Tong Tong), dies at 63
  • 1982 Melville Bell Grosvenor, American photographer & president of National Geographic Society, dies at 80

Person of interestAnsel Adams

1984 Ansel Adams, American photographer, dies at 82

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer
Ansel Adams
  • 1985 Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer, dies at 84
  • 1986 Mircea Eliade, Romanian religious historian (Le Yoga) & author, dies at 79

Person of interestEmilio G. Segrè

1989 Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist & Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), dies at 84 of a heart attack

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • 1992 Billy Wayne White, American murderer, executed in Texas at 34
  • 1993 Andries Treurnicht, South African politician, dies at 72

Person of interestCesar Chavez

1993 Cesar Chavez, American farm labor leader (United Farm Workers), dies of natural causes at 66

Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez
Civil Rights Activist
Cesar Chavez
  • 1994 Denis Pitts, English journalist, dies at 64

Person of interestRichard Nixon

1994 Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States (1969-75), dies of a stroke at 81

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1994 Hans Burkhardt, Swiss-American artist, dies at 89
  • 1995 Maggie Kuhn, American activist & co-founder (Gray Panthers), dies at 89
  • 1996 Hiteswar Saikia, Indian politician & Chief Minister of Assam (1983-85, 1991-96), dies at 61
  • 1999 Chan Canasta, Polish-born magician & mindreader, dies at 79
  • 2000 Alexander H. Cohen, Broadway producer (Beyond the Fringe), dies at 79
  • 2003 Martha Griffiths, U.S. Congresswoman, dies at 91
  • 2004 Jason L. Dunham, American Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 22
  • 2005 Erika Fuchs, German translator, dies at 98
  • 2005 Philip Morrison, American physicist, dies at 89
  • 2007 Juanita Millender-McDonald, American congresswoman from southern California, dies at 68
  • 2016 Isabelle Dinoire, French recipient of world's 1st partial face transplant, dies from surgical complications at 49