Deaths in History on June 27

  • 444 Cyrillus van Alexandria, patriarch of Alexandria, dies
  • 1137 Guigo de Castro [Venerabilis], 5th prior of Grande Chartreuse, dies
  • 1162 Eudes II, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1118)
  • 1296 Floris V, count of Holland & Zeeland, dies

Alfonso V of AragonAlfonso V of Aragon (1396-1458)

King of Aragon, Sicily and Naples (Alfonso I), dies at 61 or 62

  • 1543 Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet and litterateur, dies at 49
  • 1574 Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and art historian (Vasari's Lives), dies at 62
  • 1603 Jan Dymitr Solikowski, Polish archbishop and diplomat (b. 1539)
  • 1627 John Hayward, English historian
  • 1638 Lukaris Cyrillus, patriarch of Alexandria/Constantinople, dies
  • 1641 Michiel Janszoon van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter, dies at 74
  • 1654 Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg), dies at 67
  • 1672 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist, dies at 74
  • 1720 Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, French poet (b. 1639)
  • 1757 Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent, banker and merchant, dies at 59
  • 1773 Mentewab, dowager Empress of Ethiopia (b. circa 1706)
  • 1776 Thomas Hickey, plan to hand George Washington to British, executed
  • 1785 Egbert de Free Temminck, Amsterdam regent, dies at 84
  • 1794 Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (b. 1715)
  • 1794 Wenzel Anton Graf Kaunitz, Austrian statesman (b. 1711)
  • 1827 Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian (b. 1754)
  • 1829 James Smithson, English scientist dies at about 64, his will leaves half a million dollars to the United States to establishes the Smithsonian Institute
  • 1839 Ranjit Singh, gov of Lahore, dies

Joseph SmithJoseph Smith (1805-1844)

American founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shot by a mob at 38

  • 1848 Denis-Auguste Affre, Archbishop of Paris (1840-48) and opponent of King Louis-Philippe, shot to death at 54
  • 1848 Heinrich Zschokke, German Swiss writer, dies at 77
  • 1859 Jean Chrétien Baud, Dutch gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1834-36), dies at 69
  • 1862 Chatham Roberdeau Wheat, Confederate major, dies in battle at about 35
  • 1863 Martin E Green, Confederate brigadier general, shot dead at 38
  • 1864 Charles Garrison Harker, US Union-brigadier general, dies at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain battle at 26
  • 1873 Hiram Powers, American sculptor (Greek Slave), dies at 67
  • 1876 Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, German naturalist and zoologist (micro-organisms), dies at 81
  • 1876 Harriet Martineau, British controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist, dies at 74
  • 1907 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator and the co-founder and first president of Radcliffe College, dies at 84
  • 1917 Gustav von Schmolle, German economist (Historical School), dies at 79
  • 1917 Gustav von Schmoller, German economist (Lectern Socialism), dies at 79
  • 1917 Karl Allmenröder, German World War I flying Ace, dies at 21
  • 1935 Eugene Augustin Lauste, French inventor (1st sound-on-film recording), dies at 77
  • 1944 Milan Hodža, Slovak politician (b. 1878)
  • 1950 Milada Horakova, Czech advocate/anti fascist, hanged
  • 1952 Max Dehn, German mathematician (Dehn’s lemma), dies at 73
  • 1955 Jan van den Tempel, Dutch politician (SDAP), dies at 77
  • 1957 Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48
  • 1960 Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69
  • 1961 Harry Hooton, Australian poet, dies of cancer at 52
  • 1961 Muchtar Auezov, Kazakh writer and playwright (Enilik-Kebek), dies at 63
  • 1962 Paul Viiding, Estonian poet, dies at 58
  • 1965 Anthony Veiller, writer, dies at 62
  • 1966 Arthur D Waley [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies
  • 1973 Earl Browder, leader US Communist Party (1930-45), dies at 82
  • 1983 Don Ida, American hot air balloonist, dies in a crash at 49
  • 1983 Maxie Anderson, American hot air balloonist (1st Trans-Atlantic crossing, 1978' 1st Trans-North America crossing, 1980; 1st Trans-Pacific crossing, 1981), dies in a balloon crash at 48
  • 1988 Léonie Adams, American poetess (High Falcon), dies at 88
  • 1989 A. J. Ayer, English Neopositivist philosopher (Logical Positivism), dies at 78
  • 1991 Jason Christmas, American actor (That's Adequate), dies of a gunshot wound during robbery in NYC at 49
  • 1991 Klas Bruinsma, leader criminal organization, murdered
  • 1991 Willem J [Molly] Geertsema, liberal/foreign minister), dies
  • 1993 Wolfgang Grams, German RAF-terrorist, shot to death at 40
  • 1994 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), dies at 67
  • 1996 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier, dies at 85
  • 1998 Boris Nikolayevich Belousov, Soviet cosmonaut, dies at 67
  • 1998 Desmond Heap, British lawyer and authority on British planning law, dies at 90
  • 1998 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician, dies at 62
  • 1999 Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (head of the military coup d'état that took place in Greece on 21 April 1967), dies at 80

Tove JanssonTove Jansson (1914-2001)

Finnish author and illustrator (Moomins), dies at 86

  • 2004 George Patton IV, American general in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, dies of Parkinson's disease at 80
  • 2005 Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
  • 2005 John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
  • 2005 Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
  • 2005 Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer, known as "The Railway Killer" (b. 1959)
  • 2007 Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
  • 2008 Michael Turner, American comic book artist (b. 1971)
  • 2008 Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshal (b. 1914)
  • 2010 Dolph Briscoe, American businessman and 41st Governor of Texas (1973-79), dies at 87
  • 2011 Gisèle Rabesahala, Malagasy politician (1st female minister) and human righter activist, dies at 82
  • 2016 Alvin Toffler, American author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), dies at 87
  • 2018 Joe Jackson, American talent manager (Jackson 5), and patriarch of the Jackson family, dies of pancreatic cancer at 89
  • 2021 Noel Furlong, Irish businessman and poker player (World Series of Poker main event 1999), dies at 83