Deaths in History on July 22

  • 1035 Robert I "the Magnificent", Duke of Normandy (1027-35), father of William the Conqueror, dies at 35
  • 1362 Louis of Durazzo, Italian soldier (b. 1324)
  • 1387 French Ackerman, Ghent rebel/leader of Reisers, murdered at about 57
  • 1461 Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), dies at 58
  • 1477 Adolf van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen, dies in battle at 39
  • 1497 Francesco Botticini, Italian painter, dies at about 52
  • 1499 Neithart Fox [Jonker Fox], German passage leader, slain in battle
  • 1525 Richard Wingfield, English diplomat
  • 1619 Lawrence of Brindisi [Giulio Cesare Russo], Italian theologian, Capuchin monk, and Roman Catholic saint, dies on his 60th birthday
  • 1645 Gaspar de Guzman, premier of Spain (1621-43), dies at 58
  • 1676 Clement X [Emilio Altieri], Italian Pope (1670-76), dies at 86
  • 1726 Hugh Drysdale, British Colonial Governor of Virginia
  • 1734 Peter King, 1st Baron King, Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1789 Joseph-François Foulon, French politician, dies at 74

Marie Francois Xavier BichatMarie Francois Xavier Bichat (1771-1802)

French anatomist and physiologist (tissue theory), dies at 30 after falling downstairs at the Hotel-Dieu and acquiring a fever

  • 1813 George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist, dies at 61
  • 1826 Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer (found 1st asteroid-Ceres), dies at 80
  • 1832 Napoleon II of France (b. 1811), son of Napoleon I dies of tuberculosis
  • 1852 Auguste Marmont, French marshal, dies at 77
  • 1861 Barnard Elliot Bee, US Confederate brigadier general, dies at 37
  • 1864 James Birdseye McPherson, US Union general-major, dies in The Battle of Atlanta at 35
  • 1864 William H. T. Walker, American Major General (Confederate Army), killed in action at 47 during the Atlanta Campaign
  • 1869 John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), (b. 1806)
  • 1902 Mieczysław Halka-Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal, dies at 79
  • 1903 Cassius Marcellus Clay, American emancipationist (b. 1810)
  • 1908 William Randal Cremer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1828)
  • 1909 D v Liliencron, writer, dies at 65
  • 1915 Sir Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer and inventor (b. 1827)
  • 1916 James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)
  • 1918 Indra Lal Roy, Indian World War I flying ace, dies at 19
  • 1920 William Kissam Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1849)
  • 1922 John Motley Morehead III, American chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding), dies at 67
  • 1922 Jokichi Takamine, Japanese-American biochemist who isolated adrenalin (epinephrine), which causes the body to respond to emergencies, the first pure hormone isolated from natural sources, dies at 67
  • 1929 Édouard Empain, Belgian railway builder (Heliopolis), dies at 76
  • 1932 Errico Malatesta, Italian anarchist, dies at 78
  • 1932 Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., American theatre producer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 65
  • 1932 Reginald Fessenden, Canadian-American inventor and radio pioneer - reputedly broadcast 1st program of voice & music, dies at 65
  • 1932 Roosje Vos, Dutch seamstress, and trade union leader, dies at 71

John DillingerJohn Dillinger (1903-1934)

Notorious American bank robber, shot dead at 31 by federal agents at the Biograph Theater in Chicago

Mackenzie KingMackenzie King (1874-1950)

10th Prime Minister of Canada (1921-30, and 1935-48), dies of pneumonia at 75

  • 1952 August Balthazar, Belgian politician, dies at 58
  • 1958 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, dies at 62
  • 1967 Carl Sandburg, poet (Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Years), dies at 89
  • 1968 Giovannino Guareschi, Italian author (Don Camillo, Peppone, dies at 60
  • 1970 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912)
  • 1974 Wayne L Morse, (Sen-D-Oregon), dies at 73
  • 1979 Mikhail Soschtschenko, Soviet Russian writer (The Regained Youth; Before the Dawn), dies at 83
  • 1980 Fred Kaps [Abram PA Bongers], magician (world champ 1955), dies at 54
  • 1989 Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (b. 1935)
  • 1992 Souleiman Franjieh, president Lebanon (1970-76), dies
  • 1996 Courtney Alexandre Henriques Laws, community leader, dies at 65
  • 1996 Leon Shenandoah, Native American leader (Leader Of the Iroquois Confederacy), dies at 81
  • 1996 Peter Ludwig, German businessman and art collector, dies at 71
  • 1998 Antonio Saura, Spanish painter, dies at 67
  • 2000 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author, dies at 74
  • 2000 Raymond Urgel Lemieux, Canadian scientist (first chemical synthesis of sucrose), dies at 80
  • 2001 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (History of the Greeks), dies at 92
  • 2003 Qusay Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1966)
  • 2003 Uday Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1964)
  • 2004 George Kidd, Canadian diplomat (b. 1917)
  • 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)
  • 2006 James E. West, mayor of Spokane, Washington (b. 1950)
  • 2006 José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (b. 1965)
  • 2006 Thomas J. Manton, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1985-99), dies at 73
  • 2009 Richard M. Givan, American jurist (Indiana Supreme Court, 1969-94), dies at 88
  • 2012 George A. Miller, American psychologist, dies at 92
  • 2016 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, dies at 85
  • 2019 Li Peng, Chinese leader, Premier of China (1987-98), dies at 90
  • 2020 Charles Evers, American civil rights leader (1st Black mayor in Mississippi since Reconstruction), dies at 97