Deaths in History on October 18

  • 707 John VII, Catholic Pope (705-07), of Greek ancestry, dies
  • 1035 Sancho III King of Pamplona (1004-1035) dies
  • 1101 Hugh of Vermandois, son of Henry I of France (b. 1053)
  • 1141 Margrave Leopold IV of Austria
  • 1340 Henry Henricus of Friemar, Augustine philosopher, dies
  • 1382 James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde (b. 1331)
  • 1417 Pope Gregory XII [Angelo Correr], Pope (1406-15), dies
  • 1459 Jan of Heinsberg, bishop of Luik (1419-56), dies
  • 1503 Pius III, [Francesco Todeschini], Pope (9/22-10/18/1503), dies
  • 1541 Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland (b. 1489)
  • 1558 Maria, queen of Hungary/guardian of Neth (1531-55), dies at 53
  • 1564 Johannes Acronius Frisius, German physician and mathematician (b. 1520)
  • 1570 Manoel da Nóbrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (b. 1517)
  • 1589 Adolf van Nieuwenaar & Meurs, viceroy of Utrecht, dies in battle
  • 1604 Igram van Achelen, Dutch statesman (b. 1528)
  • 1646 Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1607)
  • 1667 Fasilides, Emperor of Ethiopia
  • 1669 Abraham Willaerts, painter (Brazil), dies
  • 1676 Nathaniel Bacon, rallied against Virginian government, killed at 29
  • 1678 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, dies at 63
  • 1678 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish baroque painter, dies at 85
  • 1708 Henry Van Nassau, stable master/fieldmarshal, dies at 67
  • 1739 Antônio José da Silva, Brazilian-born dramatist (b. 1705)
  • 1744 Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, close friend of Queen Anne of Great Britain (b. 1660)
  • 1770 John Manners, Marquess of Granby, British soldier (b. 1721)
  • 1775 Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1715)
  • 1830 Peter I Petrovic Njegos, bishop (Montenegro), dies
  • 1839 French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter, dies at 68
  • 1864 David Bell Birney, US lawyer/Union general-major, dies at 39

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1865 Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, British Prime Minister (1855-58 and 1859-65), dies of fever at 80

British Prime Minister Henry John Temple
British Prime Minister
Henry John Temple

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1871 Charles Babbage, English mathematician/inventor (calculator), dies of renal failure at 79

Inventor Charles Babbage
Inventor
Charles Babbage
  • 1876 Francis Preston Blair, newspaper editor (Washington Globe), dies at 85
  • 1886 Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (b. 1796)
  • 1889 Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (b. 1808)
  • 1893 Lucy [Blackwell-]Stone, US abolitionist/feminist, dies
  • 1909 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy), dies at 57
  • 1921 King Ludwig III of Bavaria (b. 1845)

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1931 Thomas Edison, American inventor (lightbulb, phonograph, motion picture camera), dies at 84

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1938 Karl J Kautsky, Austrian marxist/socialist, dies
  • 1940 Suze Groeneweg, 1st woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber (1918-37), dies at 65
  • 1941 Dirk Fock, governor-general van/of Neth-Indies 1921-6, dies at 83
  • 1941 Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 7th President of Portugal (b. 1860)
  • 1942 Mikhail Nesterov, Russian painter (b. 1862)
  • 1943 Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's Youth), dies at 55
  • 1948 [Heinrich A H] Walther von Brauchitsch, German fieldmarshal, dies
  • 1953 Douwe Kalma, Fries literature/christian-socialist, dies at 57
  • 1955 Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher, dies at 72
  • 1966 Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant and philanthropist (Kmart), dies at 99
  • 1973 Crane Wilbur, American director and writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), dies at 86
  • 1973 Walt Kelly, American cartoonist and animator (Pogo), dies at 60
  • 1973 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886)

  • 1976 Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (b. 1895)
  • 1977 Andreas Baader (b. 1943)
  • 1977 Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist (Founder of Red Army Faction), dies at 37
  • 1977 Jan-Carl Raspe (b. 1944)
  • 1978 Jacques Mornard, [Ramon Mercader], murderer of Trotsky, dies at 64

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1982 Bess Truman, 1st lady (1945-53), dies in Independence, Mo at 97

US First Lady Bess Truman
US First Lady
Bess Truman
  • 1982 Maurice Gilliams, Flemish literary (Sources of Insomnia), dies at 82
  • 1982 Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55), dies at 75
  • 1982 John Robarts, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario (b. 1917)
  • 1983 Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (b. 1897)
  • 1984 Florence Rinard, TV panelist (20 Questions), dies at 82
  • 1985 Benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30
  • 1987 Theodore Brameld, author (Use of Explosive Ideas), dies at 83
  • 1988 Dimitri Frenkel Frank, writer/director (Hadimassa), dies at 60
  • 1993 Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered at 63
  • 1993 Smail Yefsah, Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 31
  • 1994 Richard A Garland, artist photographer, dies at 60
  • 1994 WIlliam Faure, producer, dies at 45
  • 1995 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, lawyer, dies at 67
  • 1995 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), dies at 94
  • 1995 John Gardener, boatbuilder/writer, dies at 90
  • 1995 Thomas Lyttle, paramilitary, dies at 56
  • 1996 Guiseppe Panini, industrialist, dies at 71
  • 1996 Hugh Willatt, solicitor/public servant, dies at 91
  • 1997 Bill Rotsler, cartoonist/writer, dies of cancer at 62
  • 1997 Roberto C Goizueta, CEO (Coca-Cola), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • 1999 Herbert Heckmann, German writer, dies at 69
  • 2002 Nikolai Rukavishnikov, cosmonaut (b. 1932)
  • 2003 Preston Smith, Governor of Texas (b. 1912)
  • 2003 Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Spanish writer (b. 1939)
  • 2004 Veerappan, Indian bandit and smuggler (b. 1945)
  • 2006 Mario Francesco Cardinal Pompedda (b. 1929)
  • 2007 Alan Coren, English writer and satirist (b. 1938)
  • 2007 William J. Crowe, American admiral and ambassador (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • 2009 Nancy Spero, American feminist artist, dies at 83
  • 2013 Bill Young, American politician, dies from complications from a back injury at 82
  • 2013 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), dies from complications from a stroke at 84