Deaths in History on July 30

  • 578 Jacob Baradaeus, Bishop of Edessa
  • 579 Benedict I, Italian Pope (575-79), dies
  • 1516 Johan V Nassau, earl of Nassau-Vianden/Dietz, dies
  • 1528 Jacopo d'antonio Negreti Palma, Italian painter, dies at about 48
  • 1540 Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (b. 1495)
  • 1540 Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred)
  • 1550 Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, English politician (b. 1505)
  • 1566 Guillaume Rondelet, French naturalist famous for his study of marine animals, dies at 58
  • 1652 Charles Amédée de Savoie, 6th Duc de Nemours, French soldier (b. 1624)
  • 1652 John Cloppenburg, vicar/theologist, dies at 68
  • 1680 Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (b. 1634)

Maria Theresa of SpainMaria Theresa of Spain (1638-1683)

queen of Louis XIV of France, dies at 44

  • 1691 Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (b. 1639)

William PennWilliam Penn (1644-1718)

English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73

  • 1741 Wierich PL count von DauWirich Philipp von Daun, Austrian nobleman and field marshal, Viceroy of Naples, Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands, dies at 71
  • 1771 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard), dies at 54
  • 1796 Nicolas de Pigage, French classical architect, dies at 72
  • 1811 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Spanish Catholic priest, and leader Mexican independence, executed at 58
  • 1832 Jean-A-C Chaptal, French chemist/Internal minister, dies
  • 1849 Jacob Perkins, American inventor (father of the refrigerator), dies at 83
  • 1863 George Crockett Strong, US Union gen-mjr, dies of injuries at 29
  • 1865 George Wright, US Union brigadier general, dies at 61
  • 1875 George Pickett, American Confederate general (b. 1825)

Otto von BismarckOtto von Bismarck (1815-1898)

German chancellor (1866-90) who helped unify Germany, dies at 83

  • 1900 Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, dies at 55
  • 1901 Herbert Baxter Adams, American historian (American Historical Association), dies at 51
  • 1903 Servas Daems [Peeter Klein], Flem writer (Wheelbarrows), dies at 65
  • 1912 Emperor Meiji [Mutsuhito], 122nd emperor of Japan (1867-1912), dies at 60
  • 1914 Jean Jaurès, leading socialist, assassinated in Paris
  • 1916 Albert Neisser, German physician who discovered the bacteria that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, dies of septicemia at 61
  • 1918 Chaim Soloveitchik, Rabbi of Brisk, talmudic scholar, dies

Joyce KilmerJoyce Kilmer (1886-1918)

American poet (Trees), dies at 31

  • 1927 Robert de Flers, French writer and playwright (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies at 54
  • 1930 Joan Gamper, Swiss-Catalan businessman and founder of FC Barcelona, dies at 52
  • 1947 Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia, dies at 86
  • 1956 Maude Royden, English suffragist and preacher, dies at 79
  • 1965 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
  • 1969 Oda Blinder [Yolanda Corsen], Curaçao-Dutch poet (Doorstep), dies at 50
  • 1970 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, dies in a car accident 47
  • 1971 Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (b. 1901)
  • 1976 Emil Solomon "Solly" Sachs, South African socialist, dies in London
  • 1977 Jorgen Ponto, West German banker, murdered
  • 1983 Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 56
  • 1985 Julia Hall Bowman Robinson, American mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1989 Lane Frost, American bull rider, dies from injuries sustained by being gored by a bull at 25
  • 1990 Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
  • 1990 Karl Weber, dies of heart failure at 74
  • 1991 Leonardus S van Egerat, travel expert, dies at 68
  • 1993 Edward Bernard Raczyński, Polish President-in-exile (1979-86), dies at 101
  • 1993 John Castrios, 1st murder in Washington NH in 200 years, killed at 45
  • 1994 Enid Balint-Edmonds, British psychoanalyst, dies at 90
  • 1994 Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter, dies at 73
  • 1995 Charles Dunn, British Japanese scholar, dies at 80
  • 1995 Harry Shorto, British philologist and linguist (A Dictionary of the Mon Inscriptions), dies at 75
  • 1996 Father Alan Cheales, British Dominican priest (served 33 years at St Dominic's priory, London), dies at 83

Bảo ĐạiBảo Đại (1913-1997)

Vietnamese emperor and chief of state (Annam 1926-1945; State of Vietnam, 1949-1955), dies at 85

  • 2005 Anthony Walker, English hate crime murder victim (b. 1987)
  • 2005 John Garang, Vice President of Sudan (b. 1945)
  • 2006 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Teoctist, Ex-Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (b. 1915)
  • 2007 William Balchin, English geographer, dies at 91
  • 2008 Anne Armstrong U.S. ambassador to Britain and first female counsel to the President, dies at 80
  • 2009 Peter Zadek, German theatre director (b. 1926)
  • 2012 Maeve Binchy [Snell], Irish novelist (Light a Penny Candle), dies at 72
  • 2018 Ron Dellums, American politician (D-House representative from California, 1971-1998), dies of cancer at 82
  • 2020 Lee Teng-hui, Taiwanese statesman (Taiwan's 1st popularly elected President 1988–2000), dies at 97 [1]