Deaths in History on June 14

  • 1144 Aboe 'l-Kasim Mahmoed ibn Omar al-Zapowersjari, theologist, dies at 69
  • 1161 Qinzong, last Emperor of Song Dynasty in China, dies at 61
  • 1349 Gunther Van Schwarzburg, German anti-king 1349, dies at about 44
  • 1381 Simon Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1497 Giovanni Borgia, Duke of Borgia (b. 1474)
  • 1534 Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali saint, inspired Chaitanya movement, dies at 48
  • 1544 Antoine, Duke of Lorraine, dies at 55
  • 1662 Henry Vane the Younger, English politician and Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1613)
  • 1674 Marin le Roy de Gomberville, French writer (b. 1600)
  • 1703 Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer, dies at 77
  • 1727 Cornelis Cruys, Norwegian/Dutch admiral, dies at 70
  • 1752 Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer, dies at 57
  • 1752 Daniel Marot, French/Neth, architect/engraver, dies at about 88
  • 1794 Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland, dies at 75
  • 1800 Jean-Baptiste Kléber, French general, dies at 47
  • 1800 Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French military leader (b. 1768)

Benedict ArnoldBenedict Arnold (1741-1801)

American general and turncoat (American Revolutionary War), dies of delirium in London at 60

  • 1824 Agustín de Betancourt, Spanish civil engineer (steam engines, hot air balloons), dies at 68

Pierre Charles L'EnfantPierre Charles L'Enfant (1754-1825)

French-born American architect who laid out Washington, D.C., dies at 70

  • 1828 Karl August, grand duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, dies (b. 1757)
  • 1837 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet and philosopher (The Poems of Leopardi), dies at 38
  • 1864 Leonidas Polk, Lt. Gen. (Confederate Army), killed in action in Battle of Pine Mt at 58
  • 1873 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian/parliamentarian, dies at 92
  • 1883 Edward FitzGerald, British poet, writer, and translator (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam), dies at 74
  • 1886 Aleksandr Ostrovsky [Alexander Ostrovsky], Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers), dies at 63
  • 1907 Adolf Daens, Belgian priest, politician and founder of the Daensist movement, dies at 69
  • 1908 Frederick Arthur Stanley, Governor general of Canada (b. 1841)
  • 1914 Adlai Stevenson I, American politician (D), 23rd Vice President of the United States (1893-97), dies at 78
  • 1916 João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)
  • 1920 Max Weber, German sociologist, economist and historian (Ancient Judaism), dies at 56
  • 1926 Mary Cassatt, American impressionist painter (Woman Bathing), dies at 82
  • 1927 Jerome K. Jerome, English writer (The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow), dies at 68

Emmeline PankhurstEmmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928)

British suffragette who formed the Women's Social & Political Union (1903), dies at 69

  • 1932 Dorimène Roy Desjardins, Canadian business pioneer
  • 1936 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • 1936 Hans Poelzig, German architect (Grosses Schauspielhaus), dies at 67
  • 1938 William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer and Director of Lick Observatory, dies at 76
  • 1941 Pieter J Kromsigt, theologist/publicist (John Knox), dies at 74
  • 1944 Lubor Niederle, Czech archaeologist and anthropologist, dies at 78
  • 1944 Robert H Iseley, US pilot/lt-comdr (Saipan), dies in battle

John Logie BairdJohn Logie Baird (1888-1946)

Scottish inventor and father of the television, dies of a stroke at 57

  • 1951 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • 1952 Felix Calonder, Swiss politician (Free Democratic Party), dies at 88
  • 1960 Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romanian Foreign Minister (1945-52), dies at 67
  • 1962 Anna Sleasers, first Boston Strangler victim

Salvatore QuasimodoSalvatore Quasimodo (1901-1968)

Italian poet, critic and translator (Nobel 1959), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 66

  • 1971 Carlos P. Garcia, 8th President of the Philippines (1957-61), dies at 74
  • 1975 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (b. 1902)
  • 1979 David Butler, American director (April in Paris, Calamity Jane), dies at 84

Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

Argentine short-story writer of fiction (Ficciones, El Aleph, The Book of Sand), essayist and poet, dies in Geneva at 86

  • 1991 Joy Finzi [Joyce A Black], British painter, dies at 84
  • 1993 Vincent T Hamlin, cartoonist (Alley Oop), dies at 93
  • 1994 Denys Hay, British historian, dies at 78
  • 1994 Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach, dies at 38
  • 1994 Simon Prior, British auto maker, dies of injuries
  • 1995 Gesualdo Bufalino, novelist, dies at 74
  • 1995 Gordon Greig, British political journalist (Daily Mail), dies at 63
  • 1995 Roger Joseph Zelazny, American poet and sci-fi writer (Chronicles of Amber), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1996 Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor, dies at 91
  • 1997 Henry C Gordon, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 71
  • 1997 Tesslynn O'Cull, American child abuse victim (b. 1995)
  • 2000 Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer, dies at 88
  • 2002 June Jordan, Caribbean-American playwright and poet (His Own Where), dies at 65
  • 2004 Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountain guide, dies at 103
  • 2005 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter, dies at 80
  • 2006 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill), dies at 75

Kurt WaldheimKurt Waldheim (1918-2007)

Austrian 4th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1972-81) and 9th President of Austria (1986-92), dies at 88

  • 2007 Robin Olds, American fighter pilot (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Ruth Graham [Bell], American Christian author and wife of evangelist Billy Graham, dies at 87
  • 2008 Rafael del Pino, Spanish entrepreneur, dies at 87
  • 2009 Bob Bogle, founding member of The Ventures
  • 2010 Leonid Kizim, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15), dies at 68
  • 2021 Enrique Bolaños, President of Nicaragua (2002-07), dies at 93