Deaths in History on January 13

Gaius MariusGaius Marius (c. 157-86 BC)

Roman general and politician (held the office of consul seven times), dies at 70

  • 533 Remigius van Reims, 1st bishop of Reims (459-533)/saint, dies about 96
  • 703 Empress Jitō of Japan (b. 645)
  • 858 Aethelwolf, king of Wessex (Battle at Aclea), dies
  • 888 Charles III, The Fat [Charles Le Gros], Carolingian Emperor (King of West Francia and Acquitaine, 884-887), dies at about 49
  • 1049 Derrick IV, Count of Holland (1039-49), dies in battle
  • 1139 Simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076)
  • 1151 Abbot Suger, French abbot who built St Denis, statesman and historian (b. 1081)
  • 1177 Hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies. (b. 1107)
  • 1307 Arnoud van Foreest, Dom deacon of Utrecht, dies
  • 1330 Frederick I (III), the Fair, Duke of Austrian/German anti-king, dies (b. 1286)
  • 1363 Meinhard III of Gorizia-Tyrol (b. 1344)
  • 1488 Hermann Vischer, "the Old", buried
  • 1599 Edmund Spenser, poet (Faerie Queene), dies at about 46
  • 1625 Pieter Bruegel "the Older", (Bloemenbruegel), Flemish painter, dies
  • 1630 Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander, executed at 46
  • 1651 Abraham Bloemaert, Dutch painter, cartoonist and engraver, dies at 86
  • 1658 Edward Sexby, English Puritan soldier (b. 1616)
  • 1682 Simon van Leeuwen, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 55
  • 1691 George Fox, founder of Quakers, dies at 66
  • 1702 Peter Rabus, Dutch poet and translator (Great Name Book), dies at 41
  • 1735 Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg, Queen consort of Sardinia, dies at 28
  • 1766 King Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1723)
  • 1775 Johann Georg Walch, German theologian, dies at 81
  • 1790 Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, comte de Guichen, French admiral, dies at 77
  • 1796 John H. D. Anderson, Scottish scientist and inventor (b. 1726)
  • 1797 Elisabeth C von Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II, dies at 81
  • 1797 Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, Queen of Prussia as wife of Frederik II the Great, dies at 81
  • 1853 Theophilos Kairis, Greek priest, humanist and revolutionary (b. 1783)
  • 1860 William Mason, American politician, dies at 73
  • 1879 Henry the Navigator, prince of the Netherlands, third son of King William II of the Netherlands, dies at 58
  • 1882 Wilhelm Mauser, German weapon designer and manufacturer (b. 1834)
  • 1885 Schuyler Colfax, American politician (b.1823)
  • 1889 Solomon Bundy, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 21st district), dies at 65
  • 1894 Nadezhda von Meck, Russian patroness of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, dies of tuberculosis at 62
  • 1905 George Thorn, Premier of Queensland (b. 1838)
  • 1906 Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (b. 1859)
  • 1913 Thomas P. Krag, Norwegian author and novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
  • 1914 Bernardus Hermanus Heldt, Dutch trade union leader and politician, dies at 72
  • 1915 Mary Slessor, Scottish missionary (b. 1848)
  • 1924 Georg Hermann Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • 1928 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, dies at 57
  • 1929 H. B. Higgins, Australian politician and judge (b. 1851)

Wyatt EarpWyatt Earp (1848-1929)

American frontiersman and marshal who participated in the gunfight at the OK Corral, dies at 80

  • 1930 Auguste Rateau, French mining engineer and inventor (Rateau steam turbine), dies at 66
  • 1930 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English electrical engineer and inventor, dies at 65
  • 1932 Sophia of Prussia, Queen consort of Constantine I of Greece, dies at 61
  • 1934 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, soldier/explorer (Sudan), dies at 70
  • 1934 Paul Ulrich Villard, French chemist and physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73

James JoyceJames Joyce (1882-1941)

Irish novelist and poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

  • 1943 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist dies of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at 53
  • 1947 Veit Valentin, German/American historian (German People), dies at 61
  • 1953 Paul Niggli, Swiss mineralogist (crystal structures), dies at 64
  • 1958 John Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/church historian, dies at 75
  • 1960 Sibilla Aleramo [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist and poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
  • 1963 Rad Kortenhorst [Leonardus Gerardus Kortenhorst], Dutch politician (KVP), dies at 76
  • 1971 Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding, German SS-gen/contractor (Tulle), dies at 65
  • 1974 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet, dies at 69

Hubert HumphreyHubert Humphrey (1911-1978)

American politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (1965-69), and 1968 Presidential candidate, dies of bladder cancer at 66

  • 1981 Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Mary, My Child), dies at 83
  • 1983 D Mack Reynolds, American writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed), dies
  • 1985 Carol Wayne, Johnny Carson's teatime movie hostess, dies at 42
  • 1987 E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/co-founder (Trouw, Loyal), dies
  • 1988 Chiang Ching-huo, president of Taiwan (1978-88), dies at 69
  • 1993 Rene Pleven, Prime Minister of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies at 91
  • 1994 Johan Jørgen Holst, Norwegian politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (worked on the Oslo Peace Accords), dies at 56
  • 1995 Arnold Smith, painter (Vigelius Prize 1935), dies at 89
  • 1995 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, Anglican bishop (Southwark England), dies at 81
  • 1996 Willian Myuon Bany Guerrilla leader, dies
  • 1997 William Mills, painter, dies at 74
  • 1998 Andrew Rutherford, Scottish scholar and Vice-Chancellor of the University of London (1994-97), dies at 68
  • 2000 Alfred Nzo, South African General Secretary of the ANC (1969-91), dies at 75
  • 2004 Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber and businessman, dies at 66
  • 2004 Harold Shipman, British general practitioner and prolific serial killer, commits suicide at 57
  • 2009 Doña Mary Ejercito, Filipino supercentarian, mother of Joseph Ejercito Estrada (b. 1905)
  • 2009 Nancy Bird Walton, Australian aviator (b. 1915)
  • 2009 William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet under the pseudonym S. S. Gardons (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Kalifa Tillisi, Libyan writer and linguist
  • 2012 Gianpiero Moretti, steering wheel designer, dies from cancer at 71
  • 2012 Rauf Denktash, leader of Turkish Cypriots, dies of multiple organ failure at 87
  • 2015 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world-famous whistler, dies at 91
  • 2017 Antony Armstrong-Jones [Lord Snowdon], British photographer and ex-husband of Princess Margaret, dies at 86
  • 2021 Siegfried Fischbacher, German American entertainer and magician (Siegfried and Roy), dies at 81 [1]