Deaths in History on March 10

TiberiusTiberius (42 BC - 37 AD)

Roman emperor (14 AD-37 AD), dies at 78

  • 483 Simplicius, Italian Pope (468-83), dies
  • 1291 Arghun, 4th Mongul ruler of Ilkhanate dynasty
  • 1391 Tvrtko I first king of Bosnia (b. 1338)
  • 1510 Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (b. 1445)
  • 1513 John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander (b. 1443)
  • 1546 Thomas Elyot, English diplomat (Boke named the Governor), dies at 46
  • 1584 Thomas Norton, English politician and writer (b. 1532)
  • 1585 Rembert Dodoens [Rembert Van Joenckema], Flemish physician and botanist, dies at 67
  • 1588 Theodor Zwinger, Swiss physician and scholar, dies at 54
  • 1592 Michiel Coxcie, Flemish (court) painter and carpet designer, dies
  • 1597 Petrus Forestus, Dutch physician (Willem of Orange), dies
  • 1669 John Denham, English poet (b. 1615)
  • 1670 Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (b. 1604)
  • 1682 Jacob van Ruisdael, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 53
  • 1735 Dirk T. van Cloon, Dutch lawyer and governor-general of East Indies, dies at about 46
  • 1776 Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719)
  • 1776 Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (b. 1701)
  • 1792 John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1760-63), dies at 78
  • 1819 Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, German philosopher and writer, dies at 76
  • 1821 Princess Elizabeth of Clarence, second daughter of Duke and Duchess of Clarence, later King William IV and Queen Adelaide, dies at less than 3 months old
  • 1826 John VI "the Clement", King of Portugal (1816-26), dies at 56
  • 1861 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet and painter, dies at 47
  • 1864 Maximilian II of Bavaria, King of Bavaria (1848-64), dies at 52
  • 1865 William Henry "Little Billy" Chase Whiting, American Confederate Major General, dies in a prison camp at 48
  • 1872 Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Giovane Italy), dies at 66
  • 1889 Yohannes IV [Kasa], Emperor of Ethiopia (1872-89), dies in battle
  • 1892 Otto von Rees, Dutch Governor-General of Dutch East Indies (1884-88), dies at 69
  • 1895 Charles Frederick Worth, British fashion designer (House of Worth - Paris), dies of pneumonia at 69
  • 1898 George Müller, Prussian Christian evangelist and orphanage builder, dies at 92
  • 1906 Eugen Richter, German politician (Liberal), dies at 67
  • 1907 Victoria Earle Matthews, American author and activist, dies at 45
  • 1910 Karl Lueger, Austrian politician, cofounder and leader of the Austrian Christian Social Party, dies at 65

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman (1820/1822-1913)

American abolitionist, former slave and humanitarian (Underground Railroad), dies at about 91 {birth date uncertain]

  • 1919 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer (Remember the Alamo), dies at 87
  • 1925 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist who established the theory of isostasy and founded the modern science of geodesy (precise measurements of the shape of the earth), dies at 56
  • 1937 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer and Soviet dissident (We), dies at 53
  • 1940 Mikhaïl Boulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)
  • 1942 William Henry Bragg, English physicist (Nobel 1915-analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays), dies at 79
  • 1944 David Vogel, Ukrainian author, dies in Auschwitz at 52
  • 1948 Jan Masaryk, Czech statesman and Minister to London (1918-35), commits suicide or is murdered at 61
  • 1948 Zelda Fitzgerald [née Sayre], American writer (This Side of Paradise) and wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, dies at 47
  • 1951 Kijūrō Shidehara, Japanese politician and diplomat, Prime minister of Japan (1945-46), dies at 78
  • 1953 Charles Gordon Curtis, American inventor (Curtis-steam turbine), dies at 92
  • 1966 Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist, invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953), dies at 77
  • 1966 Mari Sandoz, American author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64
  • 1973 Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
  • 1973 Richard Sharples, governor of Bermuda, assassinated
  • 1977 Pieter Jan Bouman, Dutch sociologist and historian, dies at 74
  • 1977 Willem Schermerhorn, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1945-46), dies at 82
  • 1980 Herman Tarnower, American doctor (Scarsdale Diet), shot and killed by girlfriend Jean Harris at 69
  • 1980 Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer and poet (Making a Poem), dies at 100
  • 1982 Minoru Shirota, Japanese microbiologist and founder of the Yakult Honsha beverage company, dies at 82

Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko (1911-1985)

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), dies of Emphysema at 73

  • 1990 Michael Stewart, British politician (Foreign Secretary 1965-66, 68-70), dies at 83
  • 1993 C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress) and author (Parkinson's Law), dies at 83
  • 1993 David Gunn, American physician, killed by anti-abortionist Michael Griffin at 47
  • 1994 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, dies at 92
  • 1994 Robert Shea, American author (Illuminatus!), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1995 Carel Birnie, Dutch ballet producer, dies at 69
  • 1995 Richard Baerlein, British racing writer, dies at 84
  • 1996 Lucius E. Burch Jr, US civil rights leader, dies at 84
  • 1999 Oswaldo Guayasamín, Ecuadorian master painter and sculptor, dies at 79
  • 2000 John Sladek, American sci-fi author (Tik-Tok, Bugs), dies at 62
  • 2001 Michael Woodruff, English surgeon and scientist (organ transplantation), dies at 89
  • 2008 Richard Fran Biegenwald, American serial killer (b. 1940)
  • 2011 Howard A. Roberts, American choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), dies at 86
  • 2012 F. Sherwood Rowland, American Nobel laureate in chemistry 1995, dies from Parkinson's disease at 84
  • 2012 Jean Giraud, French comic artist (Alien, Tron), dies at 73
  • 2012 Mykola Plaviuk, Ukrainian president (1978-81), dies at 86
  • 2014 Joe McGinniss, American author (The Selling of the President 1968), dies at 71
  • 2016 Anita Brookner, English novelist (Hotel du Lac) and art historian, dies at 87
  • 2017 Robert James Waller, American author (Bridges of Madison County), dies at 77

Hubert de GivenchyHubert de Givenchy (1927-2018)

French fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn's LBD) and founder of Givenchy (1952), dies at 91