Deaths in History on March 7

AristotleAristotle (384-322 BC)

Greek philosopher and polymath known as the father of logic, biology and zoology, dies at around 61 or 62

Antoninus PiusAntoninus Pius (86-161 AD)

15th Emperor of Rome (138-161 AD), dies at 74

  • 203 Perpetua and Felicitas, Christian martyrs (perhaps after 209)
  • 308 Saint Eubulus, Christian martyr. killed in Caesarea
  • 851 Nominoe, first Duke of Brittany "father of the country" (Tad ar Vro)
  • 1111 Bohemond I, Prince of Otranto, ruler of Antioch, one of the leaders of the First Crusade, dies
  • 1226 William de Longespee, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader

Thomas AquinasThomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274)

Italian theologian, Philosopher and Doctor of the Church (Summa Theologica), dies at 48 or 49 [birth date uncertain]

  • 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, niece of Henry VIII and whose son married Mary Queen of Scots, dies at 62
  • 1625 Johann Bayer, German astronomer (b. 1572)
  • 1719 Steven Jacobsz Vennekool, Amsterdam architect, 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 colonial administrator (French Louisiana), dies at 87
  • 1778 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist, dies at 58
  • 1810 Albertus Henricus Wiese, governor-general of Netherlands 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 [Tekahionwake], Native Canadian poet, dies of cancer at 51
  • 1928 Robert Abbe, American surgeon and radiologist, dies at 76
  • 1931 Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Finnish painter known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic, dies at 65 [1]
  • 1931 Theo van Doesburg [Christian Emil Marie Küpper], Dutch painter and architect, dies at 47

Aristide BriandAristide Briand (1862-1932)

11 time Prime Minister of France (1909-22) and 1926 Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies at 69

  • 1938 Andreas Michalakopoulos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (1924-25) (b. 1876)
  • 1939 John Jules Barrish, Irish writer and philosopher, dies at 53
  • 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 (official war artist WWI), commits suicide at 74
  • 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, German organic chemist (1950 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for cyclic organic compounds), dies at 78
  • 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, French WW II resistance fighter and Head of Air France, dies at 60
  • 1964 Franz Alexander, Hungarian-American pioneering psychoanalyst (pioneered psychosomatic medicine), dies at 73
  • 1967 Alice B. Toklas, American-Parisian avant-garde and companion to Gertrude Stein, dies at 89
  • 1973 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgian World War I fighter ace known as the "Eagle of Flanders" with 11 known kills and 19 unconfirmed, dies at 78
  • 1975 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher, dies at 79
  • 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, American CEO (Coca-Cola) and philanthropist, dies at 95
  • 1985 Victor W. Farris, American inventor (paper milk carton), dies at 75
  • 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 general, 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 E. H. Bronner, German-American soap magnate (b. 1908)
  • 1997 Edward Mills Purcell, American physicist (Nobel 1952), dies at 84
  • 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
  • 2003 Adriaan van der Veen, Dutch writer (Sister at Sea), dies at 86
  • 2006 Ansen [Nancy Ann] Dibble, Dutch sci-fi author (Summerfair), dies at 63
  • 2006 Gordon Parks, American pioneering black film director (The Learning Tree), photographer and author, dies at 93
  • 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 Jacques Clemens, Dutch Catholic priest, dies at 108
  • 2018 Reynaldo Bignone, Argentine politician and human rights violator, 41st President (1982–1983), dies of a hip fracture and heart failure at 90
  • 2019 Dan Jenkins, American author, sportswriter (Sports Illustrated), dies at 90
  • 2022 Raja, Sri Lanka's most revered elephant (carried golden casket of Buddhist relics at Esala Perahera pageant), dies at 68 [1]