Deaths in History on June 10

Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great (356-323 BC)

Macedonian king and military leader, dies at 32 probably from typhoid fever complicated by excessive wine though poisoning is a possibility, (or the 11th June)

  • 1075 Ernest of Austria (b. 1027)

Frederick BarbarossaFrederick Barbarossa (1122-1190)

King of Germany (1152-90) and Holy Roman Emperor (1155-90), drowns at 67 or 68

  • 1190 Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, dies at 67
  • 1247 Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada, Spanish Archbishop of Toledo and advisor to Alfonso VIII, dies (b. c. 1170)
  • 1424 Duke Ernest of Austria (b. 1377)
  • 1552 Alexander Barclay, English poet dies (b c. 1476)
  • 1580 Luis Vaz de Camoes, Portugal's national poet (Os Lusiados), dies
  • 1584 Francis of Valois, Duke of Anjou, French crown prince, suitor to English Queen Elizabeth I, dies at 29
  • 1588 Valentin Weigel, German mystic, dies
  • 1607 John Popham, English politician (Speaker of the House, Lord Chief Justice), dies at 75 or 76
  • 1654 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect, dies at 58
  • 1680 Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (b. 1635)
  • 1692 Bridget Bishop, 1st person to be hanged in the Salem witch trials at 60
  • 1698 Gerrit Berckheyde, Dutch painter, dies at 59
  • 1727 George Ludwig, German monarch of Hannover, King of England, dies at 67
  • 1735 Thomas Hearne, English antiquarian (b. 1678)
  • 1776 Leopold Widhalm, Austrian luthier, dies at 53
  • 1791 Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral, dies at 70
  • 1793 Louis-Auguste-Augustin d'Affry, Swiss general, military governor and ambassador serving French kings Louis XV and Louis XVI, dies at 80
  • 1831 Hans Karl von Diebitsch, Russian field marshal (b. 1785)
  • 1834 Antonius van Gils, Dutch Roman Catholic theologist (against Relief), dies at 75
  • 1836 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (b. 1775)
  • 1839 Nathaniel Pryor, American soldier and sergeant of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, dies
  • 1849 Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly, dies at 64
  • 1858 Robert Brown, Scottish botanist (discovered 'Brownian Motion'), dies at 84
  • 1868 Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia (1839-42,1860-68), murdered at 44
  • 1896 Amelia Dyer, English murderer of 300 infants, hanged at Newgate Prison, London (b. 1829)
  • 1898 Tuone Udaina, last speaker of the Dalmatian language
  • 1901 Robert Williams Buchanan, British dramatist (b. 1841)
  • 1902 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher and feminist, dies at 68
  • 1902 Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)
  • 1903 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician (grafostatica), dies at 72
  • 1906 Richard Seddon, New Zealand politician (longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1893-1906), dies at 61
  • 1909 Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and author (Man without a Country), dies at 87
  • 1912 Anton Aškerc, Slovenian poet and priest (Primoz Trubar), dies at 56
  • 1923 Pierre Loti [Julien Viaud], French sea officer and writer, dies at 73
  • 1924 Giacomo Matteotti, Italian Socialist Party leader, assassinated by fascists at 39

Antoni GaudiAntoni Gaudi (1852-1926)

Catalan-Spanish architect (Sagrada Família, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló), dies after being hit by a tram at 73

  • 1930 Adolf Harnack, German theologian (b. 1851)

Robert BordenRobert Borden (1854-1937)

Canadian politician and 8th Prime Minister of Canada (Conservative: 1911-20), dies at 82

Marcus GarveyMarcus Garvey (1887-1940)

Jamaican-born black nationalist who began the back-to-Africa movement among US African Americans, dies at 52

  • 1942 Jean François van Royen, Dutch Sect-Gen of Concentration Camp Amersfoort, dies at 63
  • 1942 Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up; Over She Goes), dies at 48
  • 1944 French Duwaer, Dutch printer/resistance fighter, executed
  • 1944 Gerrit Jan van der Veen [Wolffensperger], Dutch resistance fighter, executed at 41 (b. 1902)
  • 1944 Johan Limpers, Dutch sculptor and resistance fighter, executed at 28
  • 1944 Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist and mathematician, dies at 33
  • 1947 Alexander Bethune, Canadian politician (b. 1852)
  • 1949 Sigrid Undset, Norwegian-Danish writer (1928 Nobel Prize for Literature), dies at 67
  • 1958 Angelina Weld Grimke, American journalist, teacher and playwright (Harlem Renaissance), dies at 78
  • 1959 Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (b. 1883)
  • 1973 William M. Inge, American playwright (Come Back Little Sheba), dies at 60
  • 1974 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester, baron Culloden, dies at 74
  • 1986 Merle Miller, American biographer (b. 1919)
  • 1988 Louis L'Amour, American western writer (Bowdrie), dies of cancer at 80
  • 1991 Vercors [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la mer), dies at 89
  • 1992 Otto Frans Antoine Hubert van Nispen, Dutch mayor (Pannerden), dies at 85
  • 1992 Zak Hernández, American soldier (b. 1973)
  • 1994 Edward Kienholz, American sculptor (Back Seat Dodge '38), dies at 66
  • 1994 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist and mother of Bill Gates, dies of breast cancer at 64
  • 1995 Ernest Flatt, American choreographer (The Carol Burnett Show), dies at 76
  • 1995 Masaya Hanai, Japanese businessman, dies at 82
  • 1996 Hugh Mitchell, American politician (Senator-D-Washington 1944-46, Rep-D-Washington 1949-63), dies at 89
  • 1996 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Austrian painter, dies at 89
  • 1996 Norman Lambert, British restaurateur, dies at 63 (b. 1933)
  • 1996 Uno Chiyo, Japanese writer (Confessions of Love), dies at 98
  • 1998 Hammond Innes, English author (The Wreck of the Mary Deare), dies at 84

Hafez al-AssadHafez al-Assad (1930-2000)

General and President of Syria (1971-2000), dies of a heart attack at 69

  • 2001 Mike Mentzer, American bodybuilder (b. 1951)
  • 2001 Princess Leila Pahlavi of Iran, youngest daughter of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, dies at 31
  • 2002 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner, dies at 75

John GottiJohn Gotti (1940-2002)

American mafia gangster and head of the Gambino family, dies of throat cancer at 61

  • 2003 Bernard Williams, English moral philosopher, dies at 73
  • 2003 Donald Regan, US Secretary of the Treasury (1981-85) and White House Chief of Staff (1985-87), dies at 84
  • 2003 Phil Williams, Welsh politician and scientist (b. 1939)
  • 2003 Sylvius Gerald Marie Rozendal, Premier of Netherlands Antilles, dies at 74
  • 2005 Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
  • 2005 J. James Exon, American Democratic politician (33rd Governor of Nebraska), dies at 83
  • 2007 Charley Harper, American modernist artist, dies of pneumonia at 84
  • 2008 Chinghiz Aitmatov, Soviet-Kyrgyz author and best-known figure in Kyrgyzstan's literature (Jamila), dies of pneumonia at 79
  • 2008 Dieuwke de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch politician (State Secretary for the Interior 1986-94), dies at 78
  • 2009 Norma Shaw, English lawn bowler (World Outdoor C'ship gold 1981; Indoor C'ship gold 1997), dies at 72
  • 2010 Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
  • 2011 Brian Lenihan, Jnr, Irish politician and minister dies of cancer at 52
  • 2011 Jeanne Bice, American entrepreneur (Quacker Factory clothes), dies of cancer at 71
  • 2013 Barbara Vucanovich, American politician (1st Latina elected to the US House - (R) Nevada 1983-97), dies at 91
  • 2016 Margaret Heldt, American hairdresser who created the beehive hairstyle, dies at 98
  • 2017 Samuel V. Wilson, American ex-director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and former Army lieutenant general, dies of lung cancer at 93
  • 2019 Lee Hee-ho, Korean activist and first lady for her husband President Kim Dae-jung, dies at 96