Deaths in History on January 25

  • 389 Gregory Nazianzus, theologian and Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 329)
  • 477 Geiseric, King of the Vandals and Alans
  • 844 Pope Gregory IV, Italian Pope (827-844)
  • 1067 Emperor Yingzong of China (b. 1032)
  • 1138 Anacletus II, [Pietro Pierleone], Jewish anti-pope (1130-38), dies
  • 1139 Godfried I, with the Beard, duke of Brabant/earl of Leuven, dies
  • 1366 Henry Suso, German mystic
  • 1431 Charles II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1364)
  • 1494 Ferdinand I, cruel king of Naples, dies
  • 1547 Lieven Algoet, Flemish humanist, dies
  • 1573 Hirate Hirohide, Japanese samurai, dies at the Battle of Mikatagahara (b. 1553)
  • 1586 Lucas Cranach "the Young", German painter, dies at 70
  • 1640 Robert Burton, British writer and Anglican clergyman (The Anatomy of Melancholy), dies at 62
  • 1670 Nicholas II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1612)
  • 1726 Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. 1675)
  • 1733 Reinier V van Hompech, Dutch gen-maj cavalry, dies
  • 1733 Gilbert Heathcote, Mayor of London (b. 1652)
  • 1751 Paul Dudley, Attorney-General of Massachusetts, dies at 75
  • 1821 Johan Valckenier, Dutch politician and patriot, dies at 62
  • 1828 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron, dies at 42

Person of interestFabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen

1852 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica dies at 72

  • 1855 Dorothy Wordsworth, English writer, brother of William Wordsworth, dies at 83
  • 1881 Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (Grand Kremlin Palace), dies at 86
  • 1896 Frans Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (Court of Justice), dies at 68
  • 1896 Frederic Leighton, President of the Royal Academy (1878-96), dies
  • 1899 Alfredo d'Escragnolle, French/Brazilian writer (Innocencia), dies
  • 1906 Joseph Wheeler II, Confederate General, dies at 70
  • 1906 Pierre-Lambert Goossens, Belgian archbishop of Mechelen and Cardinal Primate of Belgium, dies at 78
  • 1908 Ouida, English writer (b. 1839)
  • 1910 Leon Walras, French economist (School of Lausanne), dies at 75
  • 1920 Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (Reclining Nude), dies at 35
  • 1925 Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (b. 1858)
  • 1940 Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)

Person of interestAl Capone

1947 Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of neurosyphilis at 48

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  • 1949 Makino Nobuaki, Japanese statesman (b. 1861)
  • 1952 Sveinn Bjornsson, Danish 1st President of Iceland (1944-52), dies at 70
  • 1957 Kiyoshi Shiga, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1871)
  • 1957 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese industrialist and Minister of Commerce and Industry (b. 1873)
  • 1970 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female district attorney (NY), dies at 70
  • 1972 Erhard Milch, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • 1975 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician, Mayor of Ottawa (1951-56), dies at 78
  • 1981 Adele Astaire [Lady Charles Cavendish], American dancer and entertainer, sister of Fred Astaire (Last Man on Earth, Millie), dies at 82
  • 1982 Mihail A Suslov, Soviet party ideologist, dies at 79
  • 1986 Ernst Schnabel, writer, dies at 72
  • 1990 Ian Dudley Hardy, entertainer, dies
  • 1992 Mahmoud Riad, Secretary-General of Arab League (1972-79), dies
  • 1993 Henry Louis Miller, American Rear Admiral (WW II-Pacific), dies at 80
  • 1994 Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions), dies at 85
  • 1995 Tom Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Brave Dodo), dies at 62
  • 1997 Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 1998 Mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies
  • 1999 SSarah Louise "Sadie" Delany, American author and teacher, dies at 109
  • 2003 Samuel Weems, Arkansas judge (b. 1936)
  • 2005 Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2005 William Augustus Bootle, American judge (b. 1902)
  • 2005 Philip Johnson, American architect (b. 1906)
  • 2005 Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (b. 1907)
  • 2010 Ali Hasan al-Majid aka Chemical Ali, Iraqi defense minister and military commander (b. 1941)
  • 2010 Charles Mathias Jr., American Republican politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), dies at 87
  • 2016 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), dies at 80
  • 2017 Robert Garcia, American politician hit by Wedtech scandal (Rep-D-NY, 1978-83), dies at 84
  • 2017 Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian English writer (Price of Bride), dies at 72