Deaths in History on March 10

Person of interestTiberius

37 Tiberius Claudius Nero, Roman emperor (14-37), dies at 78

Roman Emperor Tiberius
Roman Emperor
Tiberius
  • 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)
  • 1735 Dirk T van Cloon, Dutch lawyer/gov-gen of E 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/English premier (1760-63), dies at 78
  • 1819 Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, writer, dies
  • 1826 Johan VI M L J, King of Portugal (1816-26), dies at 56
  • 1861 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet and painter, dies at 47
  • 1864 Maximilian II Jozef, King of Bayern (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
  • 1892 Otto van Raised, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1884-88), dies at 69
  • 1895 Charles Frederick Worth, English fashion designer (House of Worth), dies at 69
  • 1898 George Müller, Prussian Christian evangelist and orphanage builder, dies at 92
  • 1906 Eugen Richter, German politician (Liberal), dies at 67
  • 1910 Karl Lueger, Austrian politician, cofounder and leader of the Austrian Christian Social Party, dies at 65

Person of interestHarriet Tubman

1913 Harriet Tubman [Araminta Ross], American abolitionist, former slave and humanitarian (Underground Railroad), dies at about 91

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman
  • 1919 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer (Remember the Alamo), dies at 87
  • 1925 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist (theory of isostasy, geodesy science), dies at 56
  • 1937 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (b. 1884)
  • 1940 Mikhaïl Boulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)
  • 1942 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 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, American writer (This Side of Paradise) and wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, dies at 47
  • 1951 Kijūrō Shidehara, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1872)
  • 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 Richard Sharples, governor of Bermuda, assassinated
  • 1973 Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
  • 1977 Pieter Jan Bouman, Dutch sociologist and historian, dies at 74
  • 1977 Willem Schermerhorn, Dutch premier (1945-46), dies at 82
  • 1980 Herman Tarnower, doctor (Scarsdale Diet), killed by Jean Harris

Person of interestKonstantin Chernenko

1985 Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), dies of Emphysema at 73

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • 1990 Michael Stewart, UK Sect of State (1965-66, 68-70), dies
  • 1992 Roy Holmer Wallack, dies of pneumonia at 64
  • 1993 C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress) and author (Parkinson's Law), dies at 83
  • 1993 David Gunn, abortion doctor, killed by Michael Griffin at 47
  • 1994 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, dies at 92
  • 1994 Robert Shea, author, dies of cancer
  • 1995 Alexander Hyatt King, Mozart scholar, dies at 84
  • 1995 Carel Birnie, ballet producer, dies at 69
  • 1995 Richard Baerlein, racing writer, dies at 84
  • 1996 Lucius E Burch Jr, US civil rights leader, dies at 84
  • 1999 Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian paintor and sculptor (b. 1919)
  • 2001 Michael Woodruff, English surgeon and scientist (organ transplantation), dies at 89
  • 2008 Richard Fran Biegenwald, an American serial killer (b. 1940)
  • 2011 Howard A. Roberts, American choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), dies at 86
  • 2012 Jean Giraud, French comic artist (Alien, Tron), dies at 73
  • 2012 Mykola Plaviuk, Ukrainian president (1978-81), dies at 86
  • 2012 Frank Rowland, American Nobel laureate in chemistry, dies from Parkinson's disease at 84
  • 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

Person of interestHubert de Givenchy

2018 Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn's LBD) and founder of Givenchy (1952), dies at 91

Courtier and Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy
Courtier and Fashion Designer
Hubert de Givenchy