Deaths in History on June 29

  • 1021 Notker Labeo, German Benedictine monk (wrote on Aristotle at Saint Gall Abbey), dies
  • 1059 Bernard II, Duke of Saxony
  • 1252 King Abel of Denmark (b. 1218)
  • 1293 Hendrik van Gent, Flemish neo-Augustian philosopher and theologist, dies
  • 1306 Musho [Hokai], Zen teacher (found subtemple at Jochiji), dies
  • 1315 Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)
  • 1458 Mapheus Vegius [Maffeo Vegio], Italian lawyer, humanist and poet, dies
  • 1509 Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII of England, dies at 66
  • 1620 John Aerts, Flemish sculptor
  • 1725 Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (b. 1657)
  • 1764 Ralph Allen, English businessman and politician (b. 1693)
  • 1779 Anton Raphael Mengs, German Bohemian painter and one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting, dies at 51
  • 1784 Caesar Rodney, American judge (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 55
  • 1790 Feike Van de Crew, Fries writer (Mayke Jakkelis), dies
  • 1818 Carl Philipp Fohr, German painter and cartoonist, dies at 22
  • 1840 Lucien Bonaparte, Corsican-French prince of Canino and Musignano, dies at 65

Henry ClayHenry Clay (1777-1852)

American politician known as "the Great Compromiser", dies of tuberculosis at 75

  • 1860 Thomas Addison, English physician (A-Biermer Disease), dies at 67

Elizabeth Barrett BrowningElizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

British poet and writer ("How Do I Love thee"), dies at 55

  • 1873 Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali poet (b. 1824)
  • 1875 Ferdinand I, Emperor of Austria (1835-48), dies at 82
  • 1880 George Willem Vreede, Dutch lawyer and politician, dies at 71
  • 1895 Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist (comparative anatomy), dies at 70
  • 1900 Ivan Pervushin, Russian mathematician (number theory), dies at 73
  • 1917 Frans Schollaert, Belgian Catholic Party politician and 19th Prime Minister of Belgium (1908-11), dies at 65
  • 1919 José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician (b. 1864)
  • 1921 Otto Seeck German classical historian (b. 1850)
  • 1923 Fritz Mauthner, German author and philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • 1923 Juan C. Gomez, Venezuelan General, 1st Vice-President and brother of Dictator Juan Vicente Gomez, assassinated in bed
  • 1931 Nérée Beauchemin, Quebec poet (b. 1850)
  • 1940 Paul Klee, Swiss-German painter and educator at the Bauhaus, dies at 60
  • 1955 Max Pechstein, German painter and graphic artist (Oceania), dies at 73
  • 1958 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (Why War), dies at 92
  • 1959 A. Cecil Snyder, American lawyer and Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, dies at 51
  • 1967 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, dies at 72
  • 1969 Moïse Tshombe, Congolese politician (President of the Democratic Republic of Congo 1964-5), dies at 49
  • 1970 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica), dies at 77
  • 1970 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), dies at 64
  • 1971 Viktor Patsayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-landing accident), dies aboard Soyuz II at 38
  • 1971 Vladimir Volkov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-landing accident), dies aboard Soyuz 11 at 35
  • 1976 Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician, dies at 62
  • 1977 Anton Hildebrand, Dutch children's book writer (Monus), dies at 70
  • 1977 Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (b. 1895)
  • 1982 Gerard Knuvelder, Dutch literary historian (Anthology), dies at 80
  • 1982 Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer (Balmain), dies at 68
  • 1986 John P. East, American politician (Sen-R-NC), dies at 55
  • 1990 Irving Wallace, American author (Book of Lists, Peoples Almanac), dies at 74
  • 1992 Mohammed Boudiaf, president of Algeria, assassinated at 73
  • 1992 Pierre Billotte, French military officer (Battle for France WWII), dies at 86
  • 1996 Alexander George Ogston, British biochemist, and educator (professor at Australian National University, 1959-70; president of Trinity College - Oxford, 1970-78), dies at 85
  • 2000 John Aspinall, English zoo owner (Howletts; Port Lympne), and gambling club host, dies of cancer at 74
  • 2002 Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1931)
  • 2004 Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist, dies at 68
  • 2006 Lloyd Richards, Canadian-American theaterical director (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), dies at 87
  • 2011 R. C. Alston, British bibliographer, dies at 78
  • 2014 John Freeland, Legal advisor UK foreign office and judge at the European Court of Human Rights, dies at 86
  • 2015 Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), dies at 65
  • 2016 Elechi Amadi, Nigerian novelist (The Concubine), dies at 82
  • 2018 Arvid Carlsson, Swedish neuropharmacologist whose work with dopamine to treat Parkinson's disease earned him a Nobel Prize (2000), dies at 95
  • 2018 Steve Ditko, American comic artist (The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange), dies at 90
  • 2021 Carlos Vilar, Argentine sailor (Snipe World Championships gold 1948, 51), dies from COVID-19 at 91
  • 2021 Donald Rumsfeld, American politician (US Congress, 1963-69; Nixon Whitehouse, 1969-74; Secretary of Defense, 1975-77 & 2001-06), dies at 88