Deaths in History on January 14

  • 973 Ekkehard I, monk of St Gallen (Vita Waltharii manu fortis), dies
  • 1163 Ladislaus I Arpad, king of Hungary (1162-63), dies
  • 1236 Sava [Rastko], son of Serbia's king/saint, dies at 64
  • 1301 Andrew III, Venetian King of Hungary and Croatia (1290-1301), dies at 50 ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary
  • 1331 Odoric of Podenone, Italian Franciscan friar and explorer (travelled to India, Borneo and China) (b. 1286)
  • 1623 Paolo Sarpi, Italian church historian and politician, dies at 70
  • 1640 Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, English lawyer and judge (b. 1578)
  • 1648 Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist and poet (Muiderkring), dies at 63
  • 1679 Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (b. 1602)
  • 1701 Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord, dies at 72

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley (1656-1742)

English mathematician and astronomer (Halley's comet), dies at 85 [NS=Jan 25]

  • 1766 Frederik V, king of Denmark/Norway (1746-66), dies at 42
  • 1786 Meshech Weare, Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1713)
  • 1788 François Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasetilly, comte de Grasse, French admiral (b. 1722)
  • 1819 John Wolcot, English satirist (Peter Pindar), dies at 80
  • 1822 Franz Innocenz Joseph Kobell, German landscape painter, dies at 72
  • 1825 George Dance the Younger, English architect (b. 1741)
  • 1833 Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox Saint, dies at 73
  • 1847 Gov Bent, 5 others in US occupation, killed by revolt in New Mexico
  • 1850 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch merchant and ship owner, dies at 93
  • 1867 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather), dies at 86
  • 1872 Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye-Terrier who spent 14 years guarding the grave of his owner John Gray, dies at 16
  • 1874 Johann Philipp Reis, German Physicist and Inventor, dies of lung disease at 40
  • 1887 Friedrich von Amerling, Austrian painter, dies at 83
  • 1887 Peter Donders, Dutch Roman Catholic missionary to Suriname, dies at 77
  • 1892 Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, British prince (b. 1864)

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll (1832-1898)

English author (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 65

  • 1901 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (proof that e is transcendental), dies at 78
  • 1901 Mandell Creighton, British historian and a bishop of the Church of England, dies at 57
  • 1901 Victor Balaguer, Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76
  • 1902 Cato M. Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician and chemist (law of mass action), dies at 65
  • 1905 Ernst Abbe, German physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), dies at 64
  • 1907 Sir James Fergusson, British politician, and governor of South Australia, New Zealand and Bombay (b. 1832)
  • 1908 Holger Drachmann, Danish writer (Modern Breakthrough Movement), dies at 61
  • 1909 Zinovy Rozhestvensky, Russian imperial navy admiral (Battle of Tsushima), dies at 60
  • 1912 Otto Liebmann, German philosopher (Kant & Epigones), dies at 71
  • 1915 Richard Meux Benson, founder of Anglican religious order (b. 1824)
  • 1916 Otto Ammon, German anthropologist and sociologist (schedelmetingen), dies at 73
  • 1920 John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (Co-Founder of Dodge Brothers Company), dies at 55
  • 1923 Zübeyde Hanım, Mother of Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (b. 1857)
  • 1924 Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Mannfolk), dies at 72
  • 1929 Cornelis W. Lely, Dutch Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies at 74
  • 1931 William Ernst Johnson, British mathematician, dies
  • 1937 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist, dies at 47
  • 1942 Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian writer (b. 1883)
  • 1944 Mohammed Emin Yurdakul, Turkish poet, dies at about 74
  • 1948 Anna "Ans" van Dike, Dutch Jewish Nazi-collaborator, executed at 42
  • 1956 Siegfried Frederick Nadel, Austrian-British anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52
  • 1959 G. D. H. Cole, English political theorist and socialist, dies at 69
  • 1963 Gustav Regler, German writer, dies at 64
  • 1966 Sergei Korolev, Soviet Russian rocket engineer & spacecraft designer (Sputnik; Voskhod), dies during surgery at 59
  • 1968 Dorothea Mackellar, Australian poet (My Country) (b. 1885)
  • 1970 William Feller, Croatian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1972 Frederik IX [Christiaan FFMKW], king of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 72
  • 1974 Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62
  • 1976 Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77), dies at 53
  • 1977 Anaïs Nin, French author (Henry and June), dies of cervical cancer at 73

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden (1897-1977)

British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1955-57) and Foreign Secretary, dies of liver cancer at 79

  • 1978 Kurt Gödel, Austrian-American mathematician (Gödel's incompleteness theorems), dies at 71
  • 1979 Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)
  • 1980 Robert Ardrey, American author (b. 1908)
  • 1981 John O'Grady, Australian writer (Nino Culotta) (b. 1907)
  • 1984 Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, Dutch sexuologist (NVSH), dies at 55
  • 1986 Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter, dies at 53

Georgy MalenkovGeorgy Malenkov (1902-1988)

Soviet leader who was briefly leader of the Soviet Union after Stalin's death (1953-55), dies in obscurity at 86

  • 1990 Mani Madhava Chakyar, Koodiyattam artist and Sanskrit scholar (b. 1899)
  • 1991 Gordon Bryant, Australian politician (b. 1914)
  • 1991 Sallah Kharaf [Abu Iyad], co-founder (Al-Fatah), assassinated
  • 1993 Elisabeth Antoinette de Vreugd, chambermaid for Dutch Queen, dies at 98
  • 1993 Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies
  • 1994 Federica Montseny, anarchist/Sp minister of Health (1936), dies at 80
  • 1994 Zino Davidoff, Ukrainian businessman, dies at 87
  • 1995 Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, newspaper editor, dies at 84
  • 1996 Eric Briault, educationalist, dies at 84
  • 1997 Dollard Ménard, French Canadian general (b. 1913)
  • 1999 Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933)
  • 2000 Charles Pick, British publisher (William Heinemann), dies at 82
  • 2001 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (b. 1925)
  • 2003 Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter, dies at 100
  • 2005 Charlotte MacLeod, American writer (b. 1922)
  • 2005 Conroy Maddox, English painter (b. 1912)
  • 2005 Jesús-Rafael Soto, Venezuelan kinetic artist (b. 1923)
  • 2005 Rudolph Moshammer, German fashion designer (b. 1940)
  • 2006 Jim Gary, American sculptor known for whimsical monumental art and sculptors of large, colorful dinosaurs made from discarded automobile parts, dies of complications from a cerebral hemorrhage at 66
  • 2008 Judah Folkman, Surgeon that developed Angiogenesis (b. 1933)
  • 2009 Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin, dies at 71
  • 2014 Juan Gelman, Argentine poet, dies at 84
  • 2017 Zhou Youguang [Zhou Yaoping], Chinese language scholar (father of pinyin), dies at 111