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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
  • 1711 Johan Willem Friso, 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 Jacques de Flesselles, French provost, shot and killed in the early days of the French Revolution at 58
  • 1789 Bernard-René de Launay, French governor of the Bastille prison, murdered during the storming of the Bastille (b.1740)
  • 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

Person of interestBilly the Kid

1881 Billy the Kid [William H Bonney], American frontier outlaw, shot by sheriff Pat Garrett and dies of gunshot wounds at 21

Frontier Outlaw Billy the Kid
Frontier Outlaw
Billy the Kid
  • 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

Person of interestPaul Kruger

1904 Paul Kruger, 3rd President of South African Republic (1883-1900) and face of Boer resistance during the Second Boer War, dies of pneumonia at 78

3rd President of the South African Republic Paul Kruger
3rd President of the South African Republic
Paul Kruger
  • 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

Person of interestAdlai Stevenson II

1965 Adlai Stevenson II, American politician (US Ambassador to UN, 1961-65; Governor of Illinois, 1949-53; Democratic presidential candidate, 1952 & 1956), dies at 65

US Governor and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson II
US Governor and Presidential Candidate
Adlai Stevenson II
  • 1966 Julie Manet, French painter (b. 1878)
  • 1967 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (b. 1880)
  • 1968 Westbrook Van Voorhis, American announcer (March of Time), dies at 64
  • 1968 Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (Kara-Bugaz), dies at 76
  • 1974 Henri Smajda, Tunisian French publisher (Combat), commits suicide at 77
  • 1974 Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, dies at 83
  • 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 (b. 1909)
  • 1998 Robert A. W. Lowndes, American sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet), dies at 81
  • 2000 William Roscoe Estep, American Baptist historian (b. 1920)
  • 2000 René Ríos Boettiger, Chilean cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • 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)

Person of interestCicely Saunders

2005 Cicely Saunders, English Nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, dies of cancer at 87

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • 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