Deaths in History on June 3

  • 545 Chlotilde, wife of French King Clovis and saint, dies at about 70
  • 1107 Kilidj Arslan I, Seldjoeken-sultan, dies in battle
  • 1395 Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria
  • 1397 William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader, dies at 68
  • 1411 Duke Leopold IV of Austria (b. 1371)
  • 1548 Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish Catholic bishop of Mexico (b. 1468)
  • 1594 Michel Renichon, priest, executed
  • 1594 John Aylmer, English political theorist (b. 1521)
  • 1615 Sanada Yukimura, Japanese samurai (b. 1567)
  • 1640 Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician, dies at 55
  • 1649 Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (b. 1590)
  • 1657 William Harvey, English physician (discovered blood circulation), dies at 79
  • 1659 Morgan Llwyd, Welsh Puritan preacher and writer (b. 1619)
  • 1679 Jean-Francius Miller, painter, buried
  • 1688 Maximilian Henry of Bayern, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Bishop of Hildesheim and Bishop of Liège, dies at 66
  • 1732 Pieter Vuyst, Dutch gov-gen of Ceylon, executed

  • 1764 Hans A Brorson, Danish poet/bishop of Ribe, dies at 69
  • 1780 Thomas Hutchinson, American colonial governor of Massachusetts (b. 1711)
  • 1826 Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (b. 1766)
  • 1841 Nicolas Appert, French inventor of airtight food preservation (food canning, bouillon tablet), dies at 91
  • 1844 Louis-Antoine Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme, dies
  • 1861 Stephen A. Douglas, American politician, US senator from Illinois (Lincoln-Douglas debates), dies at 48
  • 1864 James P McMahon, US Union colonel (164th NY), dies in battle
  • 1864 Peter A Porter, US Union colonel (8th NY), dies in battle
  • 1865 Okada Izō, Japanese samurai (b. 1838)
  • 1877 Frank Pocock, British explorer, drowned in the Congo
  • 1881 Japanese giant salamander, dies in Dutch zoo at 55; oldest amphibian
  • 1882 Christian Wilberg, German painter (b. 1839)
  • 1894 Karl Eduard Zachariae, German expert on Byzantine Law (b. 1812)
  • 1898 Samuel Plimsoll, English MP (Folkestone), dies at 74
  • 1900 Mary Kingsley, English ethnographer and explorer who became the first European to enter parts of Gabon, Africa, dies at 37
  • 1912 Julius A. De Lagnel, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 84

Person of interestFranz Kafka

1924 Franz Kafka, Czech writer (Trial, Amerika, Metamorphosis), dies at 40

Writer Franz Kafka
Writer
Franz Kafka
  • 1928 Li Yüan-hung, Chinese general and political figure (b. 1864)
  • 1936 Clara Noyes, American nurse (head of the American Red Cross WW1), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • 1943 Folkert E Posthuma, Min of Agriculture, dies
  • 1946 Michail I Kalinin, President (Supreme Soviet), dies at 60
  • 1949 Amedos Peter Giannine, founder of Bank of America dies at 79

Person of interestAmadeo Giannini

1949 Amadeo Giannini, American banker and entrepreneur (founded Bank of America), dies at 79

Banker and Entrepreneur Amadeo Giannini
Banker and Entrepreneur
Amadeo Giannini
  • 1955 Barbara Graham, American criminal convicted of murder, dies at 31

Person of interestJohn XXIII

1963 Pope John XXIII [Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli], 261st Pope (1958-63), dies at 81


  • 1963 Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (Tosun Pasa, The Passenger), dies at 61
  • 1964 Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1967 Arthur Mitchell Ransome, critic/children's book author, dies
  • 1967 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WWII), dies at 76
  • 1967 Gertrude "Mickey" MacFadden, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 67
  • 1970 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Fries boer/writer, dies at 70
  • 1970 H G Hjalmar Schacht, pres Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies
  • 1971 Heinz Hopf, German mathematician (b. 1894)
  • 1975 Satō Eisaku, Japanese Prime Minister (1964-72), (Nobel 1974), dies at 74
  • 1977 Archibald Vivian Hill, English physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
  • 1979 Arno Schmidt, German writer, dies at 65
  • 1981 Carleton Coon, American anthropologist (What in the World), dies at 76

Person of interestAyatollah Khomeini

1989 Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), dies of a heart attack at 89

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1991 Harry Glicken, volcanologist, killed by Mt Unzen Volcano in Japan
  • 1991 Takeshi Nagata, Japanese geophysicist (b. 1913)
  • 1992 Patrick Peyton, Rosary Priest, dies of kidney failure at 83
  • 1992 William E Gaines, publisher (Mad Magazine), dies at 70
  • 1994 Parmeso Emekrasha, buddhist Monk, dies
  • 1994 Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist, dies at 89
  • 1995 Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher, dies at 69
  • 1995 Frank Waters, American writer, dies at 92
  • 1995 Jean-Patrick Manchette, French thriller writer (3 to Kill, The Prone Gunman), dies at 52
  • 1995 J. Presper Eckert, Jr., American engineer and co-inventor (1st electronic computer-ENIAC), dies at 76
  • 1996 Len Creed, bookmaker, dies at 79
  • 1996 Tito Okello, Ugandan general, dies at 81
  • 2003 Felix de Weldon, Austrian-American sculptor (Marine Corps War Memorial), dies at 96
  • 2004 Frances Shand Kydd, mother of Diana, Princess of Wales (b. 1936)
  • 2005 Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader, writer, and lawyer, dies of lung cancer at 60
  • 2010 John Hedgecoe, English photographer (b. 1932)
  • 2010 Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician (Kolmogorov–Arnold–Moser theorem), dies at 72
  • 2011 Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, right-to-die activist (b. 1928)
  • 2013 Frank Lautenberg, American Politician, dies from complications from pneumonia at 89
  • 2016 Dave Swarbrick, British folk fiddler (Fairport Convention), dies at 75
  • 2018 Frank Carlucci, American National Security Adviser under Reagan, Secretary of Defense (1987-89), dies at 89
  • 2018 Frank C. Carlucci, National Security Adviser/Sec of Defense (1987-89), dies of complications of Parkinson’s disease at 87