Deaths in History on July 16

  • 276 Mark Annius Florianus, emperor of Rome (276), murdered
  • 599 Monulphus, bishop of Tongeren-Maastricht (St Servaaskerk), dies
  • 1139 Walram II, duke of Limburg/Neth-Lutherans, dies
  • 1216 Innocent III [Lotario de' Conti di Segni], Italian Pope (1198-1216), dies at 54 or 55
  • 1324 Emperor Go-Uda, 91st Emperor of Japan, dies at 56
  • 1342 King Charles I of Hungary
  • 1482 John van Schaffelaar, Gelders knight, dies
  • 1509 João da Nova, Portuguese Galician explorer (discovered St Helena and Ascension islands), dies at 48 or 49
  • 1546 Anne Askew, English Protestant (burned at the stake) (b. 1521)

Anne of ClevesAnne of Cleves (1515-1557)

Queen of England (1539-40), 4th wife of Henry VIII, dies most likely of cancer at 41

  • 1590 Bartholomaeus of Braga [Fernandez], Dominican theologian and Archbishop Emeritus of Braga, dies at 76

Thomas KydThomas Kyd (1558-1594)

English dramatist (The Spanish Tragedy), dies at 35

  • 1647 Masaniello [Tommaso Aniello], Italian fisherman and leader of the 1647 Naples revolt against the rule of Habsburg Spain, assassinated by a group of grain merchants at 27
  • 1664 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, dies at 47
  • 1686 John Pearson, English theologian (b. 1612)
  • 1691 Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois), dies at 82
  • 1698 Cristoph Kaldenbach, Prussian poet, dies at 84
  • 1730 Elijiah Fenton, poet, dies
  • 1736 Thomas Yalden, poet/fable writer, dies
  • 1747 Giuseppe Maria Crespi, painter/etcher, dies
  • 1764 Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia (1740-41), murdered at 23
  • 1770 Francis Cotes, English painter (b. 1726)
  • 1782 Louise Ulrike, Queen of Sweden and wife of Adolf Frederik, dies at 61
  • 1796 George Howard, British field marshal, dies at 78
  • 1831 Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (b. 1763)
  • 1843 Hubert Matthijs Adriaan Jan van Asch van Wijck, Dutch lawyer and politician, dies at 68
  • 1857 Pierre-Jean de Baranger, poet, dies
  • 1879 Edward Deas Thomson, Australian politician (b. 1800)

Mary Todd LincolnMary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882)

American wife of Abraham Lincoln and US First Lady (1861-65), dies of a stroke at 63

  • 1886 Ned Buntline [Edward Zane Carroll Judson], author, dies
  • 1887 Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle at Woeringen), dies at 73
  • 1889 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education, dies at 83
  • 1890 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss novelist and poet, dies at 70
  • 1896 Edmond-Louis-Antoine Huot de Goncourt, novelist, dies at 74
  • 1896 William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies
  • 1897 Levin Goldschmidt, German business law expert, dies at 1897
  • 1905 Bryan Morel Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 69

Ellen G. WhiteEllen G. White (1827-1915)

American religious leader and co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, dies at 87

  • 1916 Victor Horsley, English physician and neuroscientist, dies while serving in Iraq in WWI at 59
  • 1918 José de Diego, Puerto Rican patriot and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and the U.S., dies at 52
  • 1923 Louis Couperus, Dutch poet and writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60
  • 1931 Alice Pike Barney, American painter, dies at 74
  • 1933 John Reeves Ellerman, British accountant, businessman, and shipping magnate, dies at 71
  • 1934 Alaska P. Davidson, America's first female FBI agent, dies at 66
  • 1939 Beatrice Erskine Lane Suzuki, Zen student, dies
  • 1944 Johannes Post, Dutch farmer and resistance fighter (passage fight), executed at 37
  • 1947 Horatio Mbelle, South African interpreter, community leader and politician, dies in Pretoria at 77
  • 1949 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian philosopher, playwright and poet, dies at 83
  • 1953 Hilaire Belloc, Anglo-French author (Path to Rome), dies at 82
  • 1955 Jean de Merode [Marie-Louise Courtenay], Belgian princess, dies at 81

Albert KesselringAlbert Kesselring (1885-1960)

German general during World War II (Commander-in-Chief South and West), dies of a heart attack at 74

  • 1960 John P. Marquand, American writer (The Late George Apley), dies at 66
  • 1962 Jan Romein, Dutch historian (Breaking of Two Ages), dies at 68
  • 1971 H T Tsiang, dies at 65
  • 1973 Nine van de Schaaf, Dutch author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91
  • 1976 Carmelo Soria, Spanish diplomat assassinated in 1976 by the Chilean DINA
  • 1979 James F Mcintyre, archbishop of Los Angeles, dies at 93
  • 1980 Robert Brackman, American artist, dies at 81
  • 1982 C. R. Swart, South African politician (1st State President of South Africa 1961-67), dies at 88
  • 1982 Leendert Braat, Dutch sculptor and writer (White World), dies
  • 1985 Heinrich Böll, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • 1990 Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (International Baccalaureate Organisation), dies at 62
  • 1991 Cornelis Z Forster [Da Kuneisi], Suriname granman/gaanman, dies
  • 1991 Frank Rizzo, American politician (Mayor-D-Philadelphia, 1972-80), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1991 Robert Motherwell, American painter (Elegies to Spanish Rep), dies at 76
  • 1992 Patrick Meaney, British businessman and CEO (Rank Organization), dies at 67
  • 1994 Julian Schwinger, American physicist (1965 Nobel Prize in Physics for quantum electrodynamics), dies at 76
  • 1994 M Vink, surgeon (1st Dutch kidney transplant), dies at 78
  • 1995 Eleanore "May" Sarton, Belgian-American writer (Land of Silence), dies at 83
  • 1995 Mordechai Gur, Israeli general, commits suicide at 65
  • 1995 Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher, dies at 83
  • 1995 Stephen Spender, English poet and critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), dies at 86
  • 1996 Adolf von Thadden, German politician, (b. 1921)
  • 1997 Dora Maar [Markovitch], French photographer, painter, poet, model, and lover of Pablo Picasso, dies at 89
  • 1998 John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)
  • 1999 Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. (b. 1966)

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960-1999)

American magazine publisher (George), lawyer and son of JFK, dies in a plane crash at 38

  • 2001 Maurice De Bevere, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1923)
  • 2002 John Cocke, American computer scientist (b. 1925)
  • 2003 Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist (The Stone Diaries) and short story writer, dies at 68
  • 2004 George Busbee, Governor of Georgia (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Prince Gu of Korea (b. 1931)
  • 2006 Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (b. 1948)
  • 2013 Barun De, Indian historian, dies at 80
  • 2019 John Paul Stevens, American lawyer and 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975-2010), dies from complications of a stroke at 99