Deaths in History on August 1

Mark AntonyMark Antony (83-30 BC)

Roman politician and general (Battle of Actium), commits suicide after he is defeated by Octavian at the Battle of Actium at 53

  • 371 St Eusebius of Vercelli, Italian bishop (b. c. 283)
  • 527 Justin I, Byzantine emperor (518-27), dies (b. c. 450)
  • 1137 Louis VI 'The Fat', King of the Franks (1108-37), dies of dysentery at about 55
  • 1190 Floris III, Count of Holland, dies
  • 1227 Shimazu Tadahisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1179)
  • 1252 Giovanni da Pian del Carpine [John of Plano Carpini], Italian friar, explorer and diplomat (1st European traveller to give account of the Mongol Empire), dies (b. c. 1185)
  • 1402 Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England, dies at 61
  • 1457 Laurentius Valla, Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50

Cosimo de' MediciCosimo de' Medici (1389-1464)

Italian banker, de facto ruler of Florence and patron of the arts, dies at 74

  • 1541 Simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493)
  • 1546 Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (co-founder of Society of Jesus), dies at 39
  • 1557 Olaus Magnus, Swedish writer (b. 1490)
  • 1580 Albrecht Giese, German politician and diplomat (b. 1524)
  • 1589 Jacques Clément, French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)
  • 1630 Federico Cesi, Italian naturalist and founder of the first modern scientific society, the Accademia dei Lincei, dies at 45
  • 1667 Paul Foot, lawyer/historian, dies at 48
  • 1708 Edward Tyson, English physician and father of comparative anatomy (The Anatomy of a Pygmy), dies at 57

Anne StuartAnne Stuart (1665-1714)

Queen of Great Britain (1702-14), dies at about 49

  • 1743 Richard Savage, English poet and playwright, dies at about 46
  • 1787 Alfonso Liguori, Italian bishop and theologian, dies at 90
  • 1796 Robert Pigot, British army officer (b. 1720)
  • 1798 François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (killed in battle) (b. 1753)
  • 1812 Yakov Kulnev, Russian general (killed in battle) (b. 1763)
  • 1834 Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies
  • 1837 Walter Geikie, Scottish painter, dies at 41
  • 1851 William Joseph Behr, German writer (b. 1775)
  • 1857 Charles Turner, engraver, dies
  • 1866 John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, dies at 75
  • 1882 Henry Clarence Kendall, Australian poet (Bell Birds), dies of tuberculosis at 43
  • 1883 Karl Wilhelm Dindorf, classic scholar, dies
  • 1884 Heinrich Laube, writer, dies
  • 1887 Joseph Rainey, American politician, 1st African American in US House of Representatives (1870-1879), dies at 55
  • 1892 George Baird Hodge, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 64
  • 1895 Heinrich von Sybel, German historian (Geschichte des ersten Kreuzzugs), dies at 77
  • 1896 William Robert Grove, Welsh physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell, dies at 85
  • 1902 Ludwig Beckmann, painter, dies

Calamity JaneCalamity Jane (1852-1903)

American frontierswoman, dies at 51

  • 1911 Konrad Duden, German linguist (the Duden dictionary), dies at 82
  • 1917 Frank Little, American labor organizer (lynched) (b. 1879)
  • 1918 Emmanuel-Persillier Lachapelle, Canadian physician and founder of Hôpital Notre-Dame, Montreal), dies at 72
  • 1920 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, early Indian nationalist leader, dies at 64
  • 1925 John Pieter Veth, painter/lithographer/etcher/writer, dies at 61
  • 1926 Israel Zangwill, Jewish author (Children of The Ghetto) and Zionist leader, dies at 62
  • 1935 Arthur Dehon Little, American chemist (patented rayon), dies at 71
  • 1943 Ismar Elbogen, German/US learned/rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68
  • 1946 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht) executed at 45
  • 1954 Charles-A Cingria, writer, dies
  • 1962 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62
  • 1963 Theodore Roethke, American poet (Praise to the end!), dies at 55
  • 1966 Charles Whitman, former marine, kills 16 at U of Texas, shot by cops
  • 1970 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician (Nobel-1931), dies at 86
  • 1973 Walter Ulbricht, German politician (Head Of State, German Democratic Republic), dies at 80
  • 1974 Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)

Francis Gary PowersFrancis Gary Powers (1929-1977)

American spy captured by the USSR after his U-2 spy was shot plane in 1959, dies in a helicopter crash at 47

  • 1985 Joseph Walker, cameraman, dies at 92
  • 1986 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, dies at 70
  • 1986 Willem Klein, variety artist, dies at about 73
  • 1988 John Dearden, American cardinal (1969-88) and archbishop of Detroit, dies at 80
  • 1990 Norbert Elias, German/English/Neth philosopher/sociologist, dies
  • 1992 Margarita Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja), dies at 76
  • 1993 Alfred Manessier, French painter (glass-in-lead), dies in car crash at 81
  • 1993 Anatoli Koretski, Russian major general, murdered
  • 1993 Lea Verschuuren-Smulders, Dut author (Kleutertje Luister), dies at 72
  • 1993 Viktor Polyanitshko, governor of Kaukasus, murdered
  • 1994 Gerard van de Groenekan, furniture maker/designer, dies at 90
  • 1996 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian physician and international aid worker (b. 1929)
  • 1996 Mohamed Farrah Aidid, President (ANS-CUS)/Somalia, dies
  • 1996 Pierre Lucien Claverie, Algerian-French Bishop of Oran, murdered by Islamic extremists in Algeria at 58
  • 1996 Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish/Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950), dies at 99
  • 1997 Ngiratkel Etpison, president of Palau (1989-92), dies
  • 1999 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (b. 1897)
  • 2000 Hugh Hood, Canadian author (White Figure, White Ground), dies at 72
  • 2003 Guy Thys, Belgian football coach (b. 1922)
  • 2004 Philip Abelson, American physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 91
  • 2005 Constant [Nieuwenhuys], Dutch painter (Uprising of Homo Ludens), and sculptor, dies at 85
  • 2005 Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1982-2005), dies at 84
  • 2005 WiBo, Dutch cartoonist, dies at 87
  • 2006 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (Frank and Ernest), dies at 81
  • 2006 Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)
  • 2006 Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (b. 1965)
  • 2008 Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian politician (b. 1916)
  • 2010 Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)
  • 2016 Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), dies at 87
  • 2016 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], wife of Michael I King of Romania, dies at 92
  • 2020 Rodney H. Pardey, American poker player (2 x World Series of Poker C'ships; World Series of Poker Bracelets 1991, 94), dies of stroke complications at 75