Deaths in History on March 30

  • 988 Arnulf II, count of Flanders (965-988), dies
  • 1202 Joachim Van Fiore, Italian religious founder (Joachimism), dies
  • 1486 Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1526 Konrad Mutian, German humanist, dies at 54
  • 1540 Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg (b. 1469)
  • 1547 Francis I of Valois, King of France (1515-47), dies at 52
  • 1559 Adam Ries, German mathematician, dies at about 67
  • 1587 Ralph Sadler, English statesman (b. 1507)
  • 1662 François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet (b. 1592)
  • 1707 Vauban [Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban], French military engineer under Louis XIV, dies at 73
  • 1783 William Hunter, Scottish anatomist and physician, dies at 64
  • 1804 Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (b. 1718)
  • 1832 Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer, dies at 77
  • 1840 George (Beau) Brummell, famous English dandy, dies at 61
  • 1842 Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, French painter (b. 1755)
  • 1871 Louise, Dutch-born Queen of Sweden and Norway, dies at 42
  • 1873 Benedict Augustin Morel, Austrian-French psychologist (dementia praecox), dies at 63
  • 1879 David van der Kellen, Dutch coin engraver, dies at 74
  • 1879 Thomas Couture, French painter/author, dies at 63
  • 1886 Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, French Canadian politician (b. 1838)
  • 1896 Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (Prime Minister of Greece for 7 times from 1875-1895), dies at 63
  • 1903 William Hicks "Red" Jackson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 67
  • 1906 Betsy Perk [Christina Elizabeth], Dutch journalist, writer and pioneer of the Dutch women's movement, dies at 73
  • 1911 Ellen Henrietta Richards, American chemist (Amer Home Economics Association-1st Pres), dies at 68
  • 1912 Karl May, German writer (Winnetou/Kara Ben Nemsi), dies at 70
  • 1925 Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher (anthroposophy), dies at 64
  • 1942 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson premier Valois), dies at 81
  • 1943 Jan Bytnar, Polish activist (b. 1921)
  • 1943 Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish activist (b. 1920)
  • 1946 John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, British soldier, Field Marshal during WW II, dies at 59
  • 1949 Friedrich Bergius, German chemist (benzine from brown coal, Nobel Prize 1931), dies at 64

Léon BlumLéon Blum (1872-1950)

Prime Minister of France (People's Front Government), dies at 77

  • 1959 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer, poet and Christian mystic, dies at 52
  • 1959 Riccardo Zanella, president of Free State of Fiume (b. 1875)
  • 1960 Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor and painter, dies at 90
  • 1961 Philibert Melotte, British astronomer (discovered Jupiter's 8th satellite Pasiphae), dies at 81
  • 1964 Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen [Nellie Walker], African-American Harlem Renaissance novelist (Quicksand, Passing), dies at 72
  • 1965 Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, (Nobel Prize 1950 for cortisone), dies at 69
  • 1966 Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator, dies at 95
  • 1966 Newbold Morris, American politician, dies at 64
  • 1967 Jean Toomer, American writer (b. 1894)
  • 1970 Heinrich Brüning, German politician and Chancellor of Germany (1930-32), dies at 84
  • 1972 Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator famous for his WWII sign-on "There's good news tonight", dies of pneumonia at 81
  • 1974 Lodewijk Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79
  • 1975 Peter Bamm, German physician and writer, dies at 87
  • 1979 Airey Neave, British MP (Conservative), killed in a car bomb by the Irish National Liberation Army at 63
  • 1981 DeWitt Wallace, American publisher who founded Readers Digest, dies at 91
  • 1984 Peter Yarrall, strongest Englishman (weighed 826 lb (374.7 kg), dies
  • 1986 John Ciardi, American poet and interpreter (Dante), dies at 69
  • 1987 Efrain Jonckheer, Premier of the Dutch Antilles, dies at 69
  • 1988 Edgar Faure, Prime Minister of France (1952, 52-56) and writer, dies at 79
  • 1992 Luigi De Laurentiis, Italian producer (Toto, Macaroni), dies at 75
  • 1992 Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece, dies at 72
  • 1993 Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (Ocean Park Paintings), dies at 70
  • 1996 Ryoei Saito, Japanese businessman (Daishowa Paper Manufacturing), dies at 79

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen MotherQueen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (1900-2002)

British consort of King George VI and Queen Mother after his death, dies at 101

  • 2003 Valentin Pavlov, Russian politician and Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (1991), dies at 65
  • 2004 Frances Schreuder, American socialite convicted of murder, dies at 65

Michael KingMichael King (1945-2004)

New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand), dies in a car crash at 58

  • 2005 Fred Korematsu, American civil rights activist (b. 1919)
  • 2005 O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (b. 1930)
  • 2005 Robert Creeley, American poet (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School (b. 1930)
  • 2010 Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)
  • 2017 Donald Harvey, American serial killer, healthcare worker who killed at least 37 patients, dies after being attacked in prison at 64
  • 2021 G. Gordon Liddy, American Watergate felon and radio host, dies at 90