Deaths in History on July 14

  • 664 Deusdedit of Canterbury, Archbishop of Canterbury (655-664), 1st Anglo Saxon Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 937 Arnulf 'the Bad', Duke of Bavaria (fought back Hungarian invaders)
  • 1223 King Philip II of France (1180-1223), dies at 57
  • 1298 Jacob de Voragine, Italian bishop and writer (Golden Legend), dies
  • 1575 Richard Taverner, English Bible translator (Taverner's Bible), dies at 70
  • 1614 Camillus de Lellis, Italian Roman Catholic saint (founder of the Ministers of the Sick), dies at 64
  • 1671 Méric Casaubon, French-English classical scholar (1st to translate Marcus Aurelius into English), dies at 71

Johan Willem FrisoJohan Willem Friso (1687-1711)

Prince of Orange and monarch of Nassau-Dietz, drowns at 23

  • 1723 Claude Fleury, French priest and historian, dies at 82
  • 1742 Richard Bentley, English classical scholar who started the 1st written examinations in the West at Cambridge, dies at 80
  • 1744 Immanuel J. Pyra, German poet (Temple of True Poetry), dies at 28
  • 1762 Cornelis Hop, Amsterdams regent and diplomat, dies at 77
  • 1766 František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect and builder, dies at 91
  • 1770 David 't Kindt, Flemish architect (Mammelokker, Ghent), dies at 71
  • 1774 James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley and Kilmaine, British field marshal (b. 1682)
  • 1779 George Ross, American judge and signer of the US Declaration of Independence, dies at 49
  • 1780 Charles Batteux, French philosopher, dies at 67
  • 1789 Bernard-René de Launay, French governor of the Bastille prison, murdered during the storming of the Bastille (b.1740)
  • 1789 Jacques de Flesselles, French provost, shot and killed in the early days of the French Revolution at 58
  • 1790 Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon, Austrian field marshal, dies at 73
  • 1793 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist, dies in battle at 44
  • 1812 Christian G. Heyne, German scholar and archaeologist, dies at 82
  • 1816 Francisco de Miranda, Venezuela freedom fighter, dies at 66
  • 1817 Madame de Staël [Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein], French-Swiss author (De l’Allemagne), dies at 51
  • 1827 Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (optics), dies at 39
  • 1830 Anthony van Haersolte, Dutch politician and member of Executing Regime, dies at 73
  • 1834 Edmond Charles Genêt, French ambassador to the United States during the French Revolution (b. 1763)
  • 1850 August Neander, German theologian (b. 1789)
  • 1876 Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder, dies at 60

Billy the KidBilly the Kid (1859-1881)

American frontier outlaw and gunfighter of the Wild West, shot by sheriff Pat Garrett and dies of gunshot wounds at 21

  • 1887 Alfred Krupp, German steel merchant and largest arms manufacturer of his day, dies at 75
  • 1897 John Franklin Farnsworth, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 77
  • 1902 Mark Antokolski, Russian French sculptor, dies at 58
  • 1902 William Still, African-American abolitionist, businessman and conductor of the Underground Railroad, dies at 80

Paul KrugerPaul Kruger (1825-1904)

3rd President of South African Republic (1883-1900) and face of Boer resistance during the Second Boer War, dies of pneumonia at 78

  • 1907 William Henry Perkin, English chemist and inventor (b. 1838)
  • 1918 Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of United States President Theodore Roosevelt, killed in aerial combat over France on Bastille Day at 20
  • 1939 Alphonse Mucha, Czech Nouveau painter and artist, dies at 78
  • 1950 Āpirana Ngata, Māori New Zealand politician and lawyer known for promoting and protecting Māori culture and language, dies at 76
  • 1953 Richard von Mises, Austrian scientist and mathematician (probability theory), dies at 70
  • 1954 Jacinto Benavente y Martinez, Spanish playwright, dies at 87
  • 1958 'Abd al-Ilah, crown prince of Iraq, assassinated at Baghdad during the revolution at 44
  • 1958 Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58), son of Ghasi I, assassinated during the revolution at Baghdad at 23
  • 1958 Franciscus J. Feron, vicaris-general of Roermond, dies at 62
  • 1959 Grock [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown and circus director, dies at 79
  • 1960 Maurice de Broglie, French physicist (studied X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy), dies at 85

Adlai Stevenson IIAdlai Stevenson II (1900-1965)

American politician (US Ambassador to UN, 1961-65; Governor of Illinois, 1949-53; Democratic presidential candidate, 1952 & 1956), dies at 65

  • 1966 Julie Manet, French painter (b. 1878)
  • 1967 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (b. 1880)
  • 1968 Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (Kara-Bugaz), dies at 76
  • 1968 Westbrook Van Voorhis, American announcer (March of Time), dies at 64
  • 1974 Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, dies at 83
  • 1974 Henri Smajda, Tunisian French publisher (Combat), commits suicide at 77
  • 1980 Felix Berezin, Russian physicist and mathematician (Berezin integral), dies at 49
  • 1983 Arnout Colnot, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies at 96
  • 1984 Ernest Tidyman, American writer (b. 1928)
  • 1986 Raymond Loewy, French-American industrial designer, dies at 92
  • 1989 Frank Bell, British educator and founder of The Bell Educational Trust Limited, dies at 72
  • 1994 Robert Jungk, Austrian journalist and philosopher (Nuclear State), dies at 81
  • 1995 Michael Naylor, English insurance broker (Endsleigh Insurance), dies at 59
  • 1996 Kenneth Bainbridge, American physicist (measurements of mass differences between nuclear isotopes), dies at 91
  • 1996 Kim Besly, British Peace activist (Greenham Common), dies at 69
  • 1998 Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (McDonalds), dies at 89
  • 1998 Robert A. W. Lowndes, American sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet), dies at 81
  • 2000 René Ríos Boettiger, Chilean cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • 2000 William Roscoe Estep, American Baptist historian (b. 1920)
  • 2002 Joaquín Balaguer, President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1906)
  • 2003 Éva Janikovszky, Hungarian novelist (b. 1926)
  • 2003 François-Albert Angers, French Canadian economist (b. 1909)

Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders (1918-2005)

English Nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, dies of cancer at 87

  • 2005 Dorothy Bolden, American civil and women's rights activist, and founder of the National Domestic Worker's Union of America, dies at 81
  • 2009 Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian sci-fi novelist (Sunburst), dies at 83
  • 2010 Mădălina Manole, Romanian pop recording artist (b. 1967)
  • 2012 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier, dies at 83
  • 2017 Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician, dies of breast cancer at 40