Deaths in History on June 24

  • 803 Higbald, Bishop of Lindisfarne monastery
  • 1398 Hongwu, 1st Emperor of Ming Dynasty of China (1368-98), dies at 69
  • 1439 Duke Frederick IV of Austria (b. 1382)
  • 1475 Albrecht von Eyb, German parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt), dies at 54
  • 1519 Lucrezia Borgia, Italian noblewoman,daughter of Pope Alexander VI, dies at 39
  • 1520 Hosokawa Sumimoto, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1489)
  • 1572 Adrianus van Gouda, lay brother, hanged
  • 1572 Cornelis van Diest, lay brother, hanged
  • 1572 Daniel van Arendonck, clergyman, hanged
  • 1572 Joannes van Naarden, priest, hanged
  • 1572 Ludovicus Voets, priest, hanged
  • 1604 Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Lord Great Chamberlain of England, dies at 54
  • 1629 Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/writer, dies at 67
  • 1637 Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (b. 1580)
  • 1643 John Hampden, English politician, dies of injuries at about 48
  • 1652 Andries Bicker, merchant/Amsterdam regent, dies at 65

  • 1673 John of Paffenrode, ruler of Ghussigny/poet, dies in battle
  • 1707 Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner), dies at 74
  • 1712 Simon van der Stel, 1st governor of Dutch Cape Colony (1679-99), dies at 72
  • 1766 Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (b. 1678)
  • 1778 Pieter Burmann the Younger, Dutch philologist, dies at 64
  • 1803 Matthew Thornton, Irish/US physician/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 88
  • 1817 Thomas McKean, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 83
  • 1835 Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician, commander of Greek naval forces in Greek War of Independence (b. 1769)
  • 1894 Marie François Sadi Carnot, President of France (1887-94), assassinated by Italian anarchist Sante Geronimo Caserio at 56

Person of interestGrover Cleveland

1908 Grover Cleveland, 22nd & 24th US President (1885-89, 93-97), dies at 71

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1909 Sarah Orne Jewett, American author (Country of the Pointed Firs), dies at 59
  • 1922 Walter Rathenau, German foreign minister, killed by anti-semites at 54
  • 1946 Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)
  • 1947 Emil Seidel, German-American politician (36th Mayor of Milwaukee), dies at 82
  • 1959 Lou Bandy, Dutch revue-artist (Life Ain't Bad), commits suicide at 69
  • 1969 Maria Delgado, entertainer, dies
  • 1969 Willey Ley, US science writer, dies at 62
  • 1977 André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician, dies in car crash at 33
  • 1978 Robert Charroux, French writer (b. 1909)
  • 1984 William Keighley, American director (The Man who came to Dinner), dies of a stroke at 94
  • 1991 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter, dies at 91
  • 1991 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
  • 1994 Leon MacLaren, British philosopher and founder of the LSE, dies at 83
  • 1995 John Reginald "Nat" Allen, planning enforcement officer, dies at 66
  • 1995 John Richard Brinsley Norton, 7th Lord Grantley, Baron of Markenfield, landowner, dies at 71
  • 1997 Jacques Van der Schueren, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 75
  • 2000 Vera Atkins, Romanian-born British intelligence officer (b. 1908)
  • 2000 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (8th Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan), dies at 72
  • 2002 Pierre Werner, Prime Minister of Luxembourg (b. 1913)
  • 2002 Miles Fitzalan-Howard, British army general and peer (Duke of Norfolk), dies at 86
  • 2005 Hakham Yedidia Shofet, Former chief rabbi of Iran (b. 1908)
  • 2006 Patsy Ramsey, mother of JonBenét Ramsey (b. 1956)
  • 2007 Byron Baer, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 2008 Gerhard Ringel, Austrian mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 2009 Ed Thomas, well-known high school football coach from Iowa (b. 1951)
  • 2009 Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada (b. 1927)
  • 2012 Lonesome George, Pinta giant tortoise and rarest creature in the world, dies at c. 100
  • 2013 Emilio Colombo, Italian Prime Minister (1970-72, dies at 93
  • 2014 Eli Wallach, American actor, dies at 98
  • 2015 Mario Biaggi, American politician (Rep-D&R-NY, 1969-88), dies at 97
  • 2018 Frank Evans Heart, American computer engineer (worked on first routing computer for ARPANET, the Internet's predecessor), dies at 89