Deaths in History on October 3

Gaius CassiusGaius Cassius (c. 86-42 BC)

Roman senator and conspirator against Julius Caesar, dies during the Battle of Philippi

  • 695 Saint Ewald, the Black, British priest, missionary, helper of Saint Willibrord, murdered by pagan Saxons
  • 695 Saint Ewald, the Fair, British priest, missionary, helper of Saint Willibrord, murdered by pagan Saxons
  • 744 Yazid III, Twelfth Umayyad caliph (744), dies
  • 1207 Xin Qiji, Chinese poet and military leader, dies at 67

Francis of AssisiFrancis of Assisi (1181-1226)

Italian founder of the Franciscan Order, dies at 44 or 45

  • 1283 Dafydd ap Gruffyd, last monarch of Gwynnedd (North-Wales), dies
  • 1369 Margarete Maultasch, Countess of Tyrol (b. 1318)
  • 1564 Christophorus Fabritius [Christoffel Smit], calvinist vicar, burned
  • 1568 Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain, dies in childbirth at 23
  • 1596 Florent Chrestien, French writer (b. 1541)
  • 1611 Charles, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader, dies at 57
  • 1629 Giorgi Saakadze, Georgian military leader (b. 1570)
  • 1649 Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman, dies at 73
  • 1653 Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, Dutch historian, dies at 41

Myles StandishMyles Standish (c. 1584-1656)

Plymouth Colony leader, dies of strangury at 72

  • 1690 Robert Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1648)
  • 1701 Joseph Williamson, English politician (b. 1633)
  • 1703 Pieter van Wooden, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • 1703 Richard Saab, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • 1704 Jean-Baptiste Denys, French physician who performed the 1st human blood transfusion, a xenotransfusion, dies at about 61
  • 1795 Tula, leader of Curacaose slave uprising, executed
  • 1801 Philippe Henri, marquis de Ségur, Marshal of France (b. 1724)
  • 1826 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Labyrinth), dies
  • 1838 Black Hawk (chief), Leader of the Sauk Native American tribe (b. 1767)
  • 1860 Rembrandt Peale, American portrait and historical painter (Margaret Irvine Miller ,1805; Court of Death, 1820), and museum keeper (Baltimore), dies at 82
  • 1862 Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Union brigadier general, dies in battle at 47

Elias HoweElias Howe (1819-1867)

American inventor (invented sewing machine), dies at 48

  • 1873 Kintpuash (also known as Captain Jack), Native American leader, chief of the Modoc tribe of California and Oregon, hanged by US Army for war crimes at about 35
  • 1877 James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 63
  • 1881 Orson Pratt, American mathematician and religious leader, dies at 70
  • 1884 Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz), dies at 44
  • 1890 Joseph Hergenröther, German historian (b. 1824)
  • 1891 Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (Lucas sequences), dies at 49
  • 1896 William Morris, artist and writer associated with Arts and Crafts movement, dies at 62 London

Gustav StresemannGustav Stresemann (1878-1929)

German chancellor (1923) who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926, dies of a stroke at 51

  • 1930 Charles Louis Philippe Zilcken, Dutch painter and author (Bauer), dies at 73
  • 1952 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil), dies at 56
  • 1953 Florence Sabin, American Scientist who was the first woman to graduate from Johns Hopkins and the first lifetime woman member of the National Academy of Sciences, dies at 82
  • 1971 Leah Baird, writer (Jungle Bride), dies of anemia at 88
  • 1975 Bauke Tuinstra, Fries notary/writer (Ealse & I), dies at 75

Guy MolletGuy Mollet (1905-1975)

Prime Minister of France (1956-57), dies of a heart attack at 69

  • 1979 Charles White, American artist (The Contribution of the Negro to American Democracy), dies at 61
  • 1981 Walter Mehring, German writer (Die Gedichte, Lieder und Chansons des Walter Mehring), dies at 85
  • 1983 Kurt Kusenberg, writer, dies at 79

Jean AnouilhJean Anouilh (1910-1987)

French dramatist (Antigone, The Lark), dies at 77

  • 1988 Franz Josef Strauss, German politician, Minister of Defense (1956-62), dies at 73
  • 1988 Generoso Pope Jr, National Enquirer owner, dies at 61
  • 1989 Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered
  • 1990 Stefano Casiraghi, Italian speedboat racer, businessman and husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, dies at 30
  • 1991 Max Cantor, journalist, dies
  • 1993 Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in action at the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia at 33
  • 1993 Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, American soldier and Medal of Honor recipient, killed in action at the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia at 35
  • 1995 Charles Lacy Veach, American astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), dies at 51
  • 1996 Denis Frank Owen, British ecologist and natural historian, dies at 65
  • 1996 Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord, dies at 85
  • 1996 Thomas ap Rees, British botanist, dies in a cycling accident at 65
  • 1996 Tony Parker, British oral historian, dies at 73
  • 1997 A. L. Rowse, British author and historian, dies at 93
  • 1999 Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (b. 1921)
  • 2000 John Grant, British politician (b. 1932)
  • 2002 John Weitz, American author and fashion designer (Friends in High Places), dies at 79
  • 2002 Robert Krausz, Stock market advisor and investor (b. 1936)
  • 2003 William Steig, American cartoonist (The New Yorker, 1930-2003) and children's author (Shrek!; Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; Doctor De Soto), dies at 95 [1]
  • 2006 Alberto Ramento, Filipina bishop (b. 1937)
  • 2006 John Crank, British mathematician (b. 1913)
  • 2006 Peter Norman, Australian track star (b. 1942)
  • 2007 M.N. Vijayan, Indian writer, orator, and academic
  • 2008 Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (b. 1941)
  • 2009 Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen (b. 1918)
  • 2010 Abraham Sarmiento, Sr., Filipino Supreme Court jurist (1987-91), dies at 88
  • 2015 Denis Healey, English politician (Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer), dies at 98
  • 2017 Isabella Karle, American scientist who was instrumental in developing techniques to extract plutonium chloride, dies from a brain tumor at 95

Jalal TalabaniJalal Talabani (1933-2017)

Iraqi-Kurdish politician and President of Iraq (2005-2014), dies at 83

  • 2017 Michel Jouvet, French neuroscientist and medical researcher who discovered the region of the brain that controls rapid eye movement (REM sleep), dies at 91
  • 2018 Leon M. Lederman, American experimental physicist (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1988 - for research on quarks and leptons) and author (The God Particle), dies from complications of dementia at 96 [1]