Deaths in History on July 11

  • 155 Pius I, bishop of Rome (approx 140-155) saint and martyr, dies
  • 472 Anthemius, Emperor of the Western Roman Empire (467-72), killed fighting a civil war against the patrician Ricimer
  • 937 King Rudolph II of Burgundy
  • 969 Olga of Kiev, Regent and ruler of Kievan Rus, dies at about 79
  • 1174 Amalrik I [Morri], French King of Jerusalem, dies
  • 1183 Otto I Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria
  • 1302 Robert II, Count of Artois and French soldier, dies in the Battle of the Golden Spurs at 51
  • 1382 Nicholas van Oresme, French philosopher/bishop of Lisieux, dies at 62
  • 1502 Francisco de Bobadilla, Spanish soldier and second Governor of the Indies (1499-1502), dies during a storm at sea (born about 1450)
  • 1535 Joachim I Nestor, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 51
  • 1581 Peder Skram, Danish senator and naval hero
  • 1593 Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1st surrealist painter, dies (birth date unkn)
  • 1649 Margaret Coventry, 1st English earl of Shaftesbury, dies
  • 1667 John Fox, Amsterdam writer, buried
  • 1679 William Chamberlayne, English poet (b. 1619)
  • 1686 Michel Anguier, French sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1688 King Narai 'the Great' of the Ayutthaya Kingdom (Siam) (1656-88), dies at 55
  • 1690 Friedrich H duke van Schomberg, marshal, dies in battle at 75
  • 1766 Elizabeth Farnese, wife of Philip V of Spain (b. 1692)
  • 1774 Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer
  • 1775 Simon Boerum, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
  • 1797 Ienăchiţă Văcărescu, Wallachian writer (b. 1740)
  • 1806 James Smith, Irish/US attorney/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 87
  • 1825 Thomas P. Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War soldier (b. 1744)
  • 1844 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (b. 1800)
  • 1847 Joachim le Sage ten Broek, Dutch notary and publicist, dies at 71
  • 1866 James Henry Lane, US General during Civil War (Union) and Senator (Kansas), commits suicide at 52
  • 1874 Xavier de Mérode, Belgium minister to the Pope in Rome, dies at 54
  • 1876 Ottho Gerhard Heldring, Dutch preacher and reformer (Heldring Institutions), dies at 72
  • 1882 Eugène Simonis, Belgian sculptor, dies on 72nd birthday
  • 1889 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author and poet, dies at 34
  • 1896 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian (Olympia), dies at 81
  • 1898 Charles Chanoine, French lt/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • 1909 Simon Newcomb, celestial mechanics authority (Stars), dies at 74
  • 1914 Julius Rodenberg [Levy], German writer (Die Deutsche Rundschau), dies at 83
  • 1916 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter (Lady in Blue), and sculptor (The Nymph), dies of cancer at 33
  • 1921 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist and inventor, dies at 75
  • 1931 Jean-Louis Forain, French impressionist etcher and lithographer, dies at 78
  • 1941 Arthur Evans, English archaeologist (discovered the Minoan palace of Knossos in Crete), dies at 90
  • 1942 Simon de la Bella, Dutch president (NVV), dies in Dachau
  • 1944 Wolfgang Redlich, German major/pilot, dies in battle
  • 1948 Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semite theologist, dies

Aga Khan IIIAga Khan III (1877-1957)

Shia Imam who was one of the founders of the All-India Muslim League and later President of the League of Nations (1937-38), dies at 79

  • 1958 Karel Wellens, Flemish painter, dies at 69

Owen D. YoungOwen D. Young (1874-1962)

American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), dies at 87

  • 1964 Maurice Thorez, French politician and secretary-general (French Communist Party), dies at 64
  • 1966 Delmore Schwartz, American poet, short story writer and critic (Shenandoah), dies at 52
  • 1967 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer, politician and judge, dies at 50
  • 1971 John W. Campbell, American sci-fi writer (Space Beyond), dies at 61
  • 1974 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish poet, novelist, and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature, 1951), dies at 83
  • 1975 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, dies at 89
  • 1979 Claude Wagner, French Canadian judge and politician, dies at 54
  • 1983 Ross Macdonald [Kenneth Millar], American-Canadian detective novelist (Goodbye Look), dies at 67
  • 1987 Yaakov Yitzchak Ruderman, American Rosh Yeshiva (b. 1901)
  • 1988 Barbara Wootton, Baroness Wootton of Abinger, British sociologist and criminologist, dies at 91
  • 1991 Hitoshi Igarashi, Japanese interpreter (Satanic Verses), murdered
  • 1992 Annette Fischer, Danish chairman Amnesty International, dies in a car crash at 46
  • 1992 Antoon Hubben, Dutch Mayor of Maasbree and trade union leader, dies at 73
  • 1993 Deng Yingchao, high ranking communist China official, dies at 88
  • 1993 Henri van Soede, sub commandant (WWII), dies at about 83
  • 1993 Kelly Ahrendt, 1st death by rabies in NY since 1954, dies
  • 1993 Sergey Vozovikov, cosmonaut, dies during underwater test at 34
  • 1994 Alan David Melville, polymath, dies at 82

Gary KildallGary Kildall (1942-1994)

American computer scientist and entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system, dies at 52

  • 1994 James Topping, author of CP/M, dies at 52
  • 1994 Wim Jurg, corrector/chairman (Werelddambond FMJD), dies at 49
  • 1995 John Cruickshank, French scholar, dies at 70
  • 1996 Martin Corbett, English gay rights activist (Gay Liberation Front, OutRage!), dies of AIDS at 51
  • 2000 Pedro Mir, Dominican poet (b. 1913)
  • 2000 Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 78
  • 2004 Laurance Rockefeller, American CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank) and philanthropist, dies at 94
  • 2007 Alfonso López Michelsen, 24th President of Colombia (1974-78), dies at 94
  • 2007 Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman (Honest Ed's) and philanthropist, dies at 92
  • 2007 Glenda Adams, Australian author (b. 1939)
  • 2007 Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
  • 2008 Michael DeBakey, Lebanese-American cardiac surgeon and artificial heart pioneer, dies at 99
  • 2009 Ji Xianlin, Chinese linguist and paleographer (b.1911)
  • 2013 Eugene Wilkinson, American naval officer, dies at 94
  • 2013 Robert Crichton-Brown, Australian businessman and CEO (Rothmans International), dies at 93
  • 2015 Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2018 Pat Swindall, American politician convicted of perjury (Rep-R-GA, 1985-89), dies at 67