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Deaths in History on March 7

Person of interestAristotle

322 BC Aristotle, Greek philosopher and polymath (b. 384 BC)

Philosopher Aristotle
Philosopher
Aristotle

Person of interestAntoninus Pius

161 Antoninus Pius [Titus Aurelius], 15th Emperor of Rome (138-161 AD), dies at 74

Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius
Roman Emperor
Antoninus Pius
  • 203 Perpetua and Felicitas, Christian martyrs (perhaps after 209)
  • 308 Saint Eubulus, Christian martyr. killed in Caesarea
  • 851 Nominoe, Duke of Brittany
  • 1111 Bohemund I of Tarente, French ruler of Antioch, dies
  • 1226 William de Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader

Person of interestThomas Aquinas

1274 Thomas Aquinas, Italian theologian, Philosopher and Doctor of the Church (Summa Theologica), dies at 48 or 49

  • 1305 Gwijde van Dampierre, count of Flanders/count of Namur, dies at 78
  • 1517 Maria of Aragon, queen of Portugal (1500-17), dies at 34
  • 1578 Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, dies at 62
  • 1625 Johann Bayer, German astronomer (b. 1572)
  • 1719 Steven J Vennekool, Amsterdam's master builder, buried
  • 1724 Innocent XIII, [Michelangiolo dei Conti], Pope (1721-24), dies at 68
  • 1737 Guido Starhemberg, Austrian earl and fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars), dies at 79
  • 1750 Cornelis Troost, Dutch portrait painter (Beslikte Zwaentje), dies at 52

  • 1767 Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer (b. 1680)
  • 1778 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist, dies at 58
  • 1810 Albertus H Wiese, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at about 48
  • 1810 Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral, dies at 61
  • 1833 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German literary hostess, dies at 61
  • 1862 Ben McCulloch, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 50
  • 1862 John Baillie McIntosh, US general-major (Union Army), dies at 32
  • 1862 William Slack, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle
  • 1904 Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (b. 1828)
  • 1911 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer and poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • 1913 Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet
  • 1928 Robert Abbe, American surgeon and radiologist, dies at 76
  • 1931 Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Finnish painter, dies at 65
  • 1931 Theo van Doesburg [Christian Emil Marie Küpper], Dutch painter and architect, dies at 47
  • 1932 Aristide Briand, 11 x Prime Minister of France (Nobel Peace Prize 1926), dies at 69
  • 1938 Andreas Michalakopoulos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (1924-25) (b. 1876)
  • 1939 John Jules Barrish, Irish writer (b. 1885)
  • 1940 Edwin Markham, American poet (1st winner of American Academy of Poets Award 1937), dies at 87
  • 1941 Gunther Prien, German commandant (U-47), dies in battle
  • 1945 Adolf Bartels, German journalist and poet, dies at 82

  • 1949 Francis Dodd, English artist (b. 1874)
  • 1951 Haj Ali Razmara, 33rd Prime Minister of Iran (1950-51), assassinated at 49
  • 1952 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (Autobiography of a Yogi), dies at 59
  • 1954 Otto Diels, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)
  • 1957 Wyndham Lewis, English author (Tarr, Apes of God) and co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, dies at 74
  • 1959 Arthur Cecil Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare), dies at 81
  • 1959 Hinsdale Smith, developer of roll-down auto windows, dies at 88
  • 1959 Ichirō Hatoyama, Japanese politician, Prime Minister (1954-56), dies at 76
  • 1961 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42
  • 1961 Max Hymans, WW II resistance fighter/Head of Air France, dies at 60
  • 1964 Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analyst, dies at 73
  • 1967 Alice B. Toklas, American-Parisian avant-garde and companion to Gertrude Stein, dies at 89
  • 1973 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgium WW I pilot [Eagle of Flanders], dies at 78
  • 1975 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (b. 1895)
  • 1976 Wright Patman, American politician (b. 1893)
  • 1981 John Gnagy, artist (Learn to Draw), dies at 73
  • 1984 Paul Rotha, English director (b. 1907)
  • 1985 Robert W Woodruff, CEO (Coca-Cola), dies at 95
  • 1985 Victor W Farris, inventor of paper milk carton, etc, dies
  • 1986 Jacob K Javits, American politician (Sen-R-NY), dies in Palm Beach, Florida at 81
  • 1991 Greta Schoon, German poet, dies at 81
  • 1995 Don Cook, British foreign correspondent, dies at 74
  • 1995 Jaap van den Hurk, TV-director (NCRV), dies
  • 1995 Jacques Lefebvre, Belgian air force gen, commits suicide at 64
  • 1995 Paul-Emile Victor, French polar explorer, dies at 87
  • 1995 Thijmen Kuijt, resistance fighter/co-found paper (Typhoon), dies at 82
  • 1996 Aled Eames, Welsh maritime historian, dies at 74
  • 1997 Edward Mills Purcell, American physicist (Nobel 1952), dies at 84
  • 1997 E. H. Bronner, German-American soap magnate (b. 1908)
  • 1997 Geraldine Clinton Little, Irish poet (A Little Bouquet), dies at 73
  • 1999 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official, dies at 80
  • 2000 Edward H. Levi, American law professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning), dies at 88
  • 2006 Gordon Parks, photographer (b. 1912)
  • 2006 Ansen [Nancy Ann] Dibble, Dutch sci-fi author (Summerfair), dies at 63
  • 2010 Mary Josephine Ray, Canadian-American supercentenarian, dies at 114
  • 2013 Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect, dies at 92
  • 2016 Michael White, British theater/film producer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), dies at 80
  • 2017 Hans Dehmelt, German-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 1989), dies at 94
  • 2017 Lynne Stewart, American defense attorney (known for representing controversial, poor, and often unpopular defendants), dies at 77
  • 2018 Reynaldo Bignone, Argentine politician and human rights violator, 41st President (1982–1983), dies of a hip fracture and heart failure at 90
  • 2018 Jacques Clemens, Dutch Catholic priest, dies at 108
  • 2019 Dan Jenkins, American author, sportswriter (Sports Illustrated), dies at 90