Deaths in History on July 3

  • 1090 Egbert II van Brunswick, Fries count, dies in battle
  • 1570 Antonio Paleario, Italian humanist, executed by inquisition at 67
  • 1642 Maria de' Medici, French queen-mother, dies at about 69
  • 1672 Francis Willughby, English ornithologist and ichthyologist, dies at 36
  • 1704 Sophia Alekseyevna, Regent of Russia (1682-89), dies at 46
  • 1741 Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, Queen consort of Sardinia (1737-41), dies at 29
  • 1749 William Jones, Welsh mathematician (b. 1675)
  • 1775 Colonel Thomas Gardner, American heroic political figure and soldier, dies at 51
  • 1778 Anna Maria Pertl Mozart, mother of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. 1720)
  • 1795 Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general and governor of Louisiana (b. 1716)
  • 1795 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (b. 1714)
  • 1858 Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter (b. 1806)
  • 1863 Alonzo Cushing, American Union officer, dies at the Battle of Gettsburg at about 22
  • 1863 Elon John Farnsworth, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at the battle of Gettysburg at 25
  • 1863 George Hull Ward, American general and Union officer in the American Civil War, dies of his wounds at the Battle of Gettysburg at 37
  • 1863 Little Crow [Ta-oya-te-duta], Mdewakanton Dakota leader (Treaty of Mendota), shot and killed by settlers at about 53
  • 1863 Richard B. Garnett, American Confederate Brigadier General, killed during Pickett's Charge, Battle of Gettysburg at 45
  • 1863 Samuel K. Zook, American Union general-major, dies of his wounds from the Battle of Gettysburg at 40
  • 1863 William Barksdale, American Confederate Brigadier General, dies in the Battle of Gettysburg while leading his brigade's attack at 41
  • 1868 Lafayette Curry Baker, American investigator spy and Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 41
  • 1890 Gilman Marston, American Brigadier General (Union Army) and politician (R-NH), dies at 78
  • 1904 Edouard Beaupré, Canadian giant and strongman (b. 1881)
  • 1904 Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist and founder (Zionist movement), dies at 44
  • 1908 Joel Chandler Harris, American writer (created Uncle Remus stories), dies at 59
  • 1910 Julius Slabbe, Flemish writer and editor (De Halletoren), dies at 64
  • 1912 Robert Hoke, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 75

Hetty GreenHetty Green (1834-1916)

American businesswoman and financier whose wealth and miserliness saw her known as the "Witch of Wall Street", dies of a stroke at 81

  • 1918 David Alfred Thomas, 1st Viscount Rhondda, Welsh coal-mining entrepreneur, dies at 62
  • 1918 Mehmed V, 35th Ottoman Sultan (1909-18), dies at 73
  • 1920 William Crawford Gorgas, American physician and 22nd Surgeon-General of the U.S. Army (controlled yellow fever during building of the Panama Canal), dies at 65
  • 1932 Arthur Hawley Scribner, American magazine and book publisher, dies at 73

Hipólito YrigoyenHipólito Yrigoyen (1852-1933)

President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), dies at 80

  • 1934 Henry, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Prince consort of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1901-34), dies at 58
  • 1935 André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (b. 1878)
  • 1942 Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general during WWI, dies at 86
  • 1948 Adrien H. Gerhard, Dutch SDAP-politician, dies at 90
  • 1954 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (b. 1895)
  • 1965 Trigger, horse (Roy Rogers), dies at 25
  • 1966 Kees Boeke, Dutch reformist educator (Cosmic View), dies at 81
  • 1970 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), dies at 84
  • 1974 John Crowe Ransom, American poet and critic (God Without Thunder), dies at 86
  • 1977 Mohammed al-Zahaby, Egyptian minister, murdered by Moslem extremists at 64
  • 1983 John Fleming (Jack) Brock, South African nutritional scientist, physician and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, dies at 78
  • 1984 Raoul Salan, French Army general and leader of OAS; Secret Army Organization (Algeria), dies at 85
  • 1989 Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician (President of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), dies just short of his 80th birthday
  • 1990 Maurice Girodias, French publisher and founder (Olympia Press), dies at 71
  • 1992 Marc Tannenbaum, American rabbi (only Jew to attend Vatican II), dies at 66
  • 1994 Felix Kelly, New Zealand-born British artist, dies at 80
  • 1994 Pieter Hennipman, Dutch economist, dies at 85
  • 1995 Bert Hardy, English photographer (Picture Post), dies at 82
  • 1995 Gil Wolman, French artist, dies at 65
  • 1998 Danielle Bunten Berry [Dan Bunten], American software developer (M.U.L.E.), dies of cancer at 49
  • 2001 Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz), dies at 70
  • 2003 Charles Henderson Tidbury, British brewing executive (Whitbread & Co), dies at 77
  • 2003 Gaetano Alibrandi, Italian Catholic priest and papal diplomat, dies at 89
  • 2004 Andrian Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 3), dies at 73
  • 2005 Gaylord Nelson, American politician (founder of Earth Day, dies at 89
  • 2006 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (professor of Computer Science at the University of California and University of Oxford), dies at 65
  • 2007 Alice Timander, Swedish dentist and red carpet queen, dies at 91
  • 2009 John A. Keel, American Fortean, television scriptwriter, author of The Mothman Prophecies (b. 1930)
  • 2013 Radu Vasile, Prime Minister of Romania (1998-99), dies at 70
  • 2015 Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, dies at 90
  • 2015 Phil Walsh, Australian Rules Football wing, coach (Adelaide Crows), dies - murdered by son at 55
  • 2017 Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), dies of pancreatic cancer at 78
  • 2020 Emily Howell Warner, American pilot, 1st woman to captain a commercial American airline plane, dies at 80