Deaths in History on February 10

  • 1126 William IX, Duke of Aquitaine and poet, dies at 54
  • 1134 Robert III/II Curthouse, Duke of Normandy, dies
  • 1162 King Baldwin III of Jerusalem, son of King Fulco of Anjou/husband of Theodora, dies. (b. 1130)
  • 1242 Emperor Shijō of Japan (b. 1231)
  • 1275 Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler of the mayors and sheriffs of London in 1188–1274, reported to have died at 73 (probably died 1274)
  • 1278 Margaret II of Flanders (b. 1202)

Temür KhanTemür Khan (1265-1307)

Second Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty (1294-1307), grandson and successor to Kublai Khan, dies at 41

  • 1482 Luca della Robbia, Italian sculptor (majolica reliefs), dies at 81
  • 1495 William Stanley, Engl lord chamberlain, executed for conspiracy
  • 1543 Johann Eck, German Scholastic theologian and early counter-reformer against Lutheran challenges, dies a 56
  • 1567 Lord Darnley Stuart, husband of English queen Mary, murdered
  • 1576 Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (b. 1532)
  • 1588 Joost Sybrantsz Buyck, Amsterdam merchant/regent, dies at about 82
  • 1598 Anna van Bull, 1st wife of Polish/Swedish king Sigismund II, dies
  • 1657 Sebastian Stosskopf, Elizabethan painter, dies at 59
  • 1678 Philip Vingboons, Amsterdam's master builder, buried
  • 1686 William Dugdale, English antiquarian and Garter King of Arms (1677-86), dies at 80
  • 1711 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Meleager & Atalante), dies at 22
  • 1722 Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719-1722), dies at 39
  • 1755 Montesquieu, French philosopher and writer (Letters Persanes), dies at 66
  • 1758 Thomas Ripley, English architect
  • 1772 Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein and general, dies at 75
  • 1782 Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 79
  • 1822 Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen and Governor of the Austrian Netherlands, dies at 83
  • 1825 Paul van Hemert, Dutch theologist and philosopher (Kant), dies at 68
  • 1829 Leo XII [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68
  • 1836 Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, French chemist (worked with husband Antoine Lavoisier), dies at 78
  • 1837 Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet and writer (Eugene Onegin), killed in a duel at 37
  • 1852 Samuel Prout, British water color painter, dies at 68
  • 1857 David Thompson, English-Canadian explorer (Columbia River), dies at 86
  • 1861 Francis Danby, Irish painter, dies at 67
  • 1865 Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (b. 1804)
  • 1868 David Brewster, Scottish physicist and inventor (kaleidoscope), dies at 86
  • 1876 Reverdy Johnson, American politician and jurist (Dred Scott v. Sandford), dies at 79
  • 1878 Claude Bernard, French physiologist involved in the founding of modern physiology (blind experiments), dies at 64
  • 1887 Ellen Wood, English author (Pomeroy Abbey), dies at 73
  • 1887 Pieter Jan Baptist Carel Robidé van der Aa, Dutch Indologist and geographer, dies at 54
  • 1891 Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1850)
  • 1902 J N Krieger, German Selenographer, dies
  • 1904 John A. Roche, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1844)
  • 1906 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician, dies at 78
  • 1907 William Howard Russell, Irish war pioneering correspondent, dies at 87
  • 1908 Mustafa Kamil Pasha, Egyptian lawyer, journalist, Nationalist and a founder of Egyptian National Party, dies at 33
  • 1912 Joseph Lister, British surgeon (pioneer of antiseptic surgery), dies at 84
  • 1915 Albert J-BJ Thijs, Belgian Colonial pioneer (Congo), dies at 65
  • 1917 John William Waterhouse, British painter, dies of cancer at 67
  • 1918 Abdul Hamid II, 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876-1909), dies at 75

Ernesto Teodoro MonetaErnesto Teodoro Moneta (1833-1918)

Italian journalist, soldier and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), dies at 84

Wilhelm RöntgenWilhelm Röntgen (1845-1923)

German physicist who discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901), dies of cancer at 77

Edgar WallaceEdgar Wallace (1875-1932)

English novelist, playwright and journalist (The Terror, The Four Just Men) who created King Kong, dies of diabetes at 76

Pius XIPius XI (1857-1939)

Italian 259th Pope (1922-39), dies at 81

  • 1943 Wa'er, shot dead by Defiance
  • 1944 Eugène Michel Antoniadi, Greek astronomer, a crater on Mars and the Antoniadi crater on the Moon were named in his honor (b. 1870)
  • 1945 Anacleto Diaz, Filipino jurist (b. 1878)
  • 1950 Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (b. 1872)
  • 1952 Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (b. 1880)

Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957)

American author (Little House on the Prairie), dies at 90

  • 1960 Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (b. 1898)
  • 1962 Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter and graphic artist, dies at 83
  • 1964 Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (b. 1905)
  • 1966 Billy Rose [William Samuel Rosenberg], American theatrical producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66
  • 1968 Pitirim Sorokin, Russian-American sociologist (Social mobility), dies at 79
  • 1975 Nikos Kavvadias, Greek poet and writer (b. 1910)
  • 1983 Vittorio Sereni, Italian poet (Diario d'Algeria), dies at 69
  • 1987 Sadequain, Pakistani artist, painter, calligrapher and artist, dies at 56

Alex HaleyAlex Haley (1921-1992)

American writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70

  • 1992 Florence Tarlow, dies of cancer at 70
  • 1992 Mau Kopuit, Dutch editor-in-chief (New Israeli Weekly Newspaper), dies
  • 1992 Thomas Graftdijk, Dutch writer (Dr Faustus), dies
  • 1993 Fred Hollows, New Zealand ophthalmologist (b. 1929)
  • 1993 John Grossman, Czech director (Process, Revisor), dies
  • 1993 Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, Prime Minister of France (1957), dies
  • 1995 Kenton Kilmer, American writer, dies of cancer at 85
  • 1995 Louis Sen A Kaw, Suriname's great dam builder, dies at 75
  • 1995 Paul Monette, American writer, dies of AIDS at 49
  • 1995 S van der Linde, church historian, dies at 89
  • 1996 Hugh Francis Lamprey, British ecologist, dies at 67
  • 1997 Matthew Eappen of Newton Massachusetts (b. 1996)
  • 1997 Milton Cato, 1st Prime Minister of San Vincent and the Grenadines (1979-84), dies at 82
  • 1998 Buddy the Wonder Dog, dog (Air Bud), dies of cancer at 9
  • 1998 Maurice Schumann, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (1969-73), dies at 86
  • 2001 Abraham Beame, Mayor of New York City (b. 1906)
  • 2002 Traudl Junge, German secretary to Adolf Hitler, dies at 81
  • 2003 Al Ruffo, Mayor of San Jose, California (b. 1908)
  • 2003 Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum, dies at 86
  • 2003 Clark MacGregor, American Republican politician (involved in Watergate), dies at 80
  • 2003 Edgar de Evia, Mexican-American photographer, dies at 92
  • 2003 Ron Ziegler, American White House press secretary to Richard Nixon, dies at 63
  • 2004 Margaret Stacey, English sociologist who helped shape the distinctively British genre of empirical sociology, dies at 81

Arthur MillerArthur Miller (1915-2005)

American playwright (Death of a Salesman; The Crucible), dies of heart failure while battling bladder cancer at 89

  • 2007 Charles Rudolph Walgreen Jr., American businessman (President of Walgreens), dies at 100
  • 2008 Steve Gerber, American comics writer (b. 1947)
  • 2010 Charles Wilson, American politician (b. 1933)
  • 2012 Jeffrey Zaslow, American author and columnist, dies in a car accident at 53
  • 2013 Eugenio Trías Sagnier, Spanish philosopher, dies at 70

Larry FlyntLarry Flynt (1942-2021)

American magazine publisher (Hustler), dies of heart failure at 78