Deaths in History on August 10

  • 612 BC Sinsharishkun, Assyrian king
  • 258 Saint Lawrence, Christian martyr, burned to death
  • 794 Fastrada, 3rd wife of French King Charles the Great, dies at 30
  • 955 Conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle
  • 1002 Al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies
  • 1250 Erik IV Plovpenning, king of Denmark, murdered
  • 1535 Ippolito de' Medici, ruler of Florence (poisoned) (b. 1509)
  • 1589 Maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49
  • 1628 Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned
  • 1637 Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (b. 1582)

Maarten TrompMaarten Tromp (1598-1653)

Dutch admiral (Eighty Years' War, First Anglo-Dutch War), killed in the Battle of Scheveningen by a sharpshooter at 55

  • 1655 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter, dies at 50
  • 1717 Nicolaas Witsen, Dutch statesman and mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 76
  • 1723 Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman, dies at 66
  • 1759 Ferdinand VI, the wise, king of Spain, dies at 46
  • 1784 Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter, dies at 70
  • 1802 Franz Aepinus, German physician and physicist, dies at 77
  • 1839 John St Aubyn, British fossil collector, dies at 81
  • 1842 Captain William Hobson, first British Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, dies of a stroke at 49
  • 1843 Jakob F. Fries, German philosopher, dies at 69
  • 1844 Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia, youngest daughter and fourth child of Tsar Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia, and his wife, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, dies at 19
  • 1857 John Wilson Croker, politician
  • 1859 George Staunton, English writer and traveller to China, dies at 68
  • 1861 Nathaniel Lyon, American Brigadier-General (Union Army), 1st Union General to die in battle at 43
  • 1862 Hon'inbō Shūsaku, Japanese professional Go player, dies at 33
  • 1868 Hadzhi Dimitar, Bulgarian military leader and revolutionary who fought against Ottoman rule, killed in battle at 28
  • 1875 Karl (Theodor) Andree, German journalist (Globus), dies at 66
  • 1876 Edward William Lane, British lexicographer and translator (One Thousand & One Nights), dies at 74
  • 1896 Otto Lilienthal, German aircraft pioneer, dies

Thomas ElkinsThomas Elkins (1818-1900)

African American abolitionist and inventor who held patents for a type of furniture called the chamber commode and the Refrigerating Apparatus, dies at around 82 [1]

  • 1904 Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau, French politician (29th Prime Minister of France), dies at 57
  • 1915 Henry Moseley, English physicist (relationship between atomic number and charge of the atomic nucleus), shot and killed at Gallipoli during WWI, at 27
  • 1918 Erich Lowenhardt, Germany flying ace of World War I (b. 1897)
  • 1920 Ádám Politzer, Hungarian-Austrian physician, dies at 84
  • 1921 John M Martin, last confederate congress member, dies
  • 1929 Aletta Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor and women's suffrage activist, dies at 75
  • 1929 Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (b. 1878)
  • 1934 John Kane, Scottish-American primitivist painter (Self-Portrait), dies at 73
  • 1943 C Bergsma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • 1943 J Janzen, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • 1943 J Posthuma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • 1944 Berthold Schenk von Stauffenberg, German aristocrat, attempted to assassinate Hitler, executed by Nazi regime at 39

Robert H. GoddardRobert H. Goddard (1882-1945)

American Rocket Pioneer (invented and built the first liquid-fueled rocket), dies of throat cancer at 62

  • 1948 Andrew Brown, Scottish football coach (b. 1870)
  • 1948 Emmy Hennings-Ball [Emma Cordsen], German poet and performer dies at 63
  • 1948 Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian, writer, and peace activist, dies at 74
  • 1948 Montague Summers, English clergyman and writer (Malleus Maleficarum), dies at 68
  • 1960 Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
  • 1960 Oswald Veblin, mathematician
  • 1963 Ernst Wetter, Member of the Swiss Federal Council, dies at 85
  • 1963 Estes Kefauver, American politician (Sen-D-Tn), dies at 60
  • 1963 Patrick Kennedy, son of US President JFK, dies at only 3 days
  • 1966 (Jacobus) "J.C." Bloem, Dutch poet (Sintels - Embers), dies at 79
  • 1966 Felix Andries Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist (black force), dies at 79
  • 1969 Leno LaBianca, American businessman (murdered) (b. 1925)
  • 1969 Rosemary LaBianca, American housewife (murdered) (b. 1930)
  • 1970 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist, dies at 63
  • 1979 Walther Gerlach, German physicist who, with Otto Stern, co-discovered spin quantization in a magnetic field (Stern–Gerlach effect), dies at 90
  • 1987 I W Able, CEO (United Steel Workers of America, 1965-77), dies at 87
  • 1988 Adela Rogers St John, journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94
  • 1988 Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68), dies at 86
  • 1990 Richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies
  • 1991 Josef Lipski, Polish Senator, anti-Communist dissident, and human rights advocate, dies of heart disease at 65
  • 1992 Aribert Heim, Austrian SS physician (served at the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Mauthausen, known as Dr. Death), dies at 78
  • 1994 Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao, murdered at 58
  • 1995 Fay Honey Knopp, American activist (founded a Quaker ministry for men and women in prisons), dies of complications from ovarian cancer at 76
  • 1996 Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest, dies at 78
  • 1999 Padma Bhushan Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Eminent Sanskrit Scholar in India (b. 1899)
  • 2002 Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist, dies at 75
  • 2007 Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American member of Tuskegee Airmen and civil rights activist (b. 1925)
  • 2007 James E. Faust, Second Councilor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (b. 1920)
  • 2012 Carlo Rambaldi, Italian Special effects artist, dies at 86
  • 2017 Kim Wall, Swedish journalist killed investigating Danish inventor Peter Madsen, dies at 30 [or 11th Aug]