Deaths in History on June 7

  • 555 Vigilius, Italian Pope (537-55), dies

Person of interestRobert the Bruce

1329 Robert the Bruce, King of Scots (1306-1329) and national hero, dies at 54

King of Scotland Robert the Bruce
King of Scotland
Robert the Bruce
  • 1337 Willem III the Good, earl of Holland/Zealand, dies at about 49
  • 1358 Ashikaga Takauji, Japanese shogun (b. 1305)
  • 1394 Anne of Bohemia, Queen of England and wife of Richard II, dies at 28
  • 1492 Kazimierz IV, King of Poland (1447-92), dies at 64
  • 1549 Eelke Fouckens, Frisian anabaptist, beheaded
  • 1555 Maarten van Rossum, Dutch army leader, dies at about 76
  • 1618 Thomas West, 3rd & 12th Baron De La Warr, English Jamestown colonist and Governor of Virginia, dies at 40
  • 1624 Anne of Saint Bartolomaeus, Flemish nun/monk/saint, dies at 74
  • 1626 Anne of Saint Bartholomew, Flemish Roman Catholic nun, dies at 75
  • 1667 Thomas de Keyser, Amsterdam master builder/painter, buried
  • 1672 Willem J van Gendt, admiral/governor of Breda, dies at about 37
  • 1676 Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (b. 1606)
  • 1711 Henry Dodwell, Irish theologian (b. 1641)
  • 1754 Nikolaj Eigtved, Danish, architect (Amalienborg Square), dies at 52

  • 1779 William Warburton, English critic and Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1698)
  • 1800 Willem A Alting, governor-genl of Neth-Indies (1780-97), dies at 75
  • 1810 Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (b. 1765)
  • 1814 Robert Jasper van der de Capellen, mister of Marsch, dies at 71
  • 1821 Tudor Vladimirescu, Romanian rebellion-leader (b. cca. 1780)
  • 1826 Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (b. 1787)
  • 1840 Frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), dies at 69
  • 1847 Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, dies at 35
  • 1854 Charles Baudin, French admiral (b. 1792)
  • 1859 David Cox, English artist (b. 1783)
  • 1862 William B. Mumford, 1st US citizen hanged for treason, at 42
  • 1866 Chief Seattle, Native American leader
  • 1871 Thomas Jackson Rodman, American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, dies on duty at 54
  • 1877 Winand Staring, Dutch geologist (Bottom of Netherlands), dies at 68
  • 1896 Wyatt Eaton, Canadian American artist, dies from tuberculosis at 47
  • 1899 Augustin Daly, American playwright and theatrical manager, dies at 60
  • 1906 Johan P. Van de Kellen, stamp cutter/lithographer, dies at 74
  • 1911 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman and Prime Minister of France (1905-06), dies at 69
  • 1916 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847)
  • 1925 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer, Mars researcher and popularizer of astronomy, dies at 83
  • 1927 Voikov, Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered
  • 1927 Edmund James Flynn, Premier of Quebec (b. 1847)
  • 1928 Chiang Tsolin, Chinese warlord of North-China, murdered
  • 1935 Ivan V Mitsjoerin, Russian botanist, dies
  • 1936 Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (b. 1875)

  • 1937 Jean Harlow, actress (Bombshell), dies from gallbladder infection at 26
  • 1938 Norbert Fonteyne, Flemish writer (How Flemings Came Late), dies
  • 1942 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer, dies at 38
  • 1945 Nishida Kitaro, scholar/philosopher/Zen practitioner, dies at 74
  • 1951 Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, Nazi war criminals, hanged

Person of interestAlan Turing

1954 Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist pioneer (Turing Machine), commits suicide at 41 (b. 1912)

Computer Scientist Alan Turing
Computer Scientist
Alan Turing
  • 1956 Julien Benda, Fren philosopher/writer (La trahison des clercs), dies
  • 1957 Elizabeth S Kingsley, double-Crostic puzzle creator, dies
  • 1961 Robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies
  • 1965 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (Bauernpassion), dies
  • 1966 Jean Arp [Hans Arp], French-Swiss sculptor, artist and poet, dies at 78

Person of interestDorothy Parker

1967 Dorothy Parker, American writer (Enough Rope), dies at 73

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • 1967 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)

Person of interestE. M. Forster

1970 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1973 Christine Lavant, Austrian poet and writer (Das Kind), dies at 57
  • 1974 Émilie Charmy, French avant-garde artist, dies at 96
  • 1978 Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate 1967, dies at 80
  • 1979 Forrest [Asa Earl] Carter, American author and segregationist speech writer, dies at 53
  • 1980 Henry Miller, American writer (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn), dies of circulatory complications at 88
  • 1980 Elizabeth Craig, British writer (b. 1883)
  • 1983 Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
  • 1987 John Blofeld, writer/translator/Zen practitioner, dies at 73
  • 1989 Milton van Embricqs, Suriname/Dutch publicist, dies
  • 1991 Antoine Blondin, French writer (L'Europe buissonnière), dies at 69
  • 1994 Joseph Ruzindana, Rwandian bishop of Bjumba, murdered
  • 1994 Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist, dies at 42
  • 1994 Vincent Nsengijumva, Rwandan archbishop of Kigali, murdered
  • 1994 Dennis Christopher George Potter, British dramatist (The Singing Detective, Karaoke, Midnight Movie), dies of cancer at 59
  • 1995 Hsuan Hua, influential Buddhist master in the United States (b. 1918)
  • 1996 José María Valverde, Spanish philosopher, poet and translator (La espera, Historia de la literatura universal),dies at 70
  • 1996 Noel Walton Bott, engineer, dies at 88
  • 1996 [Francis] Max Factor Jr, makeup inventor, dies at 91
  • 1996 Percy Edwards, English entertainer (known for his animal impressions), dies at 88
  • 1998 Thomas Narcejac, French writer (Vertigo), dies at 89
  • 1999 Paco Stanley, Mexican TV entertainer (b. 1942)
  • 2001 Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (b. 1907)
  • 2002 Mary Lilian Baels, Belgian princess (b. 1916)
  • 2004 William Cramond, Scottish psychiatrist and vice-chancellor (Stirling University), dies at 83
  • 2006 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian-born Mujahid (b. 1966)
  • 2010 Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (b. 1928)
  • 2012 Phillip Tobias, South African palaeoanthropologist and three time Nobel Prize nominee (hominid fossil sites), dies at 86
  • 2013 Pierre Mauroy, French Prime Minister, dies from lung cancer at 84
  • 2015 Michael Oliver, British cardiologist (linked cholesterol with coronary artery disease), dies at 89
  • 2018 Peter Stringfellow, English nightclub owner (Stringfellows), dies at 77
  • 2018 David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist best known for his war photography, dies at 102