Deaths in History on September 1

  • 870 Imam Bukhari [Muḥammad al-Bukhari], Islamic scholar and compiler of Hadith (Sahih al-Bukhari), dies at 60
  • 1067 Baldwin V, Count of Flanders, and guardian of King of France, dies
  • 1159 Adrian IV [Nicolas Breakspear], British catholic clergyman, and only English pope (1154-59), dies at about 59 (exact birthday unknown)
  • 1215 Otto van Gelre, son of Otto I/earl-elect of Utrecht
  • 1256 Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (b. 1218)
  • 1406 Johanna, Duchess of Brabant/Limburg (Joyful Entry), dies at 84
  • 1414 William de Ros, 7th Baron de Ros, Lord Treasurer of England (b. 1369)

Jacques CartierJacques Cartier (1491-1557)

French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France, dies at 65

  • 1581 Guru Ram Das, 4th Sikh Guru (1574-81), dies at 46
  • 1600 Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician (b. 1525)
  • 1615 Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and man of letters, dies at 86
  • 1648 Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (Number of Mersenne), dies at 59
  • 1666 French Neck, portrait painter (Women Portrait), dies at about 86
  • 1671 Hugues de Lionne, Marquess de Berny, French ambassador to Rome, dies at 59
  • 1685 Leoline Jenkins, Welsh lawyer (b. 1625)
  • 1687 Henry More, English philosopher (b. 1614)
  • 1715 François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)

Louis XIVLouis XIV (1638-1715)

King of France (1643-1715), known as "The Sun King", had longest reign in country, dies at 76

Richard SteeleRichard Steele (1672-1729)

Irish writer, playwright (The Conscious Lovers) and Whig politician who co-founded "The Spectator" magazine, dies at 57

  • 1780 Reynier de Klerk, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1778-80), dies at 69
  • 1801 Robert Bage, English writer (Hermsprong), dies
  • 1818 Robert Calder, British naval officer, dies at 73

William ClarkWilliam Clark (1770-1838)

American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor who led the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-06 and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States, dies at 68

  • 1862 Isaac Ingalls Stevens, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 44
  • 1862 Oliver Tilden, of the Bronx, killed in Civil War in Virginia
  • 1862 Philip "Phil" Kearny, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 48
  • 1880 Antoon Jurgens, margarine maker, dies at 75
  • 1903 Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neo criticism), dies
  • 1914 Martha, last known passenger pigeon, dies at Cincinnati Zoo (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • 1926 John Hunn, American businessman and 51st Governor of Delaware, dies at 77

Lillian WaldLillian Wald (1867-1940)

American pioneering nurse and social activist who started American community nursing with the Henry Street Settlement in NYC, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 73

  • 1943 Charles Atangana, Cameroonian chief (b. 1880)
  • 1947 Frederick Russell Burnham, American scout and adventurer whose friendship with Baden-Powell inspired the founding of the international scouting movement, dies at 86
  • 1948 Charles A. Beard, American historian (American Continentalism), dies at 73
  • 1953 Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet, dies at 87
  • 1961 Eero Saarinen, Finnish-American architect (Dulles Airport), dies at 51
  • 1961 William Z. Foster, American labor organizer and US Communist Party president (1945-57), dies at 80
  • 1963 Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor, dies at 73
  • 1967 Ilja Ehrenburg, Soviet writer, dies at 76
  • 1967 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald") hangs herself in prison at 60
  • 1967 Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and writer (Counterattack), dies at 80
  • 1970 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), dies at 84
  • 1972 Kees Posthumus, Dutch chemist, dies at 70

Albert SpeerAlbert Speer (1905-1981)

German architect and Nazi leader (Reich Minister for Armaments and War Production), dies of a stroke at 76

  • 1981 Bùi Thanh Liêm, Vietnamese cosmonaut, dies in a MiG-21 crash at 32
  • 1982 Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1982 Wladislaw Gomulka, Polish partisan/party leader, dies at 76
  • 1983 Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson, American politician (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71
  • 1983 Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
  • 1985 James Pitman, British educator and spelling reformer (Alphabets and Reading: The Initial Teaching Alphabet), dies at 84
  • 1988 Leonor Sullivan, American politician (Rep-D-Missouri, 1955-77), dies at 86
  • 1989 Tadeusz Sendzimir, American inventor (b. 1894)
  • 1991 Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
  • 1993 Gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter and communist, dies at 80
  • 1993 Hew Lorimer, British sculptor, dies at 86
  • 1993 Jacqueline Wijchers, film publicist (Havenloods, Sextant), dies at 89
  • 1994 Clifford Leofric Purdy Bishop, Anglican pastor and bishop, dies at 88
  • 1994 Pieter C "Piet" Author, sailor/corrector, dies at 71
  • 1995 Elizabeth Brown, minister healer and writer, dies at 32
  • 1995 Ernest Marke, Sierra Leonean seaman and club owner, dies at 93
  • 1996 Charles Daniels, archaeologist, dies at 63
  • 1996 George Levy, English antique dealer, heritage campaigner, dies at 69
  • 1996 Karl Kehrle, Benedictine monk and beekeeper, dies at 98
  • 1998 Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (Marsz żałobny), dies at 67
  • 1998 Vere Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (The Mail on Sunday), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • 1999 W. Richard Stevens, Zambian computer scientist (b. 1951)
  • 2003 Terry Frost, British artist, dies at 87
  • 2004 Ahmed Kuftaro, Grand Mufti of Syria (b. 1915)
  • 2004 Kenneth Keith, Lord Keith of Castleacre, English banker, dies at 88
  • 2006 Bob O'Connor, American politician (Mayor of Pittsburgh, 2006), dies of brain cancer at 61
  • 2006 Nellie Connally, wife of Texas governor John Connally (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Sir Kyffin Williams, Welsh landscape painter (b. 1918)
  • 2006 Warren Mitofsky, American pollster (b. 1934)
  • 2007 Roy McKenzie, New Zealand philanthropist (b. 1922)
  • 2012 Sat Mahajan, Indian politician (Rural Development Minister), dies at 85
  • 2012 Smarck Michel, Haitian Prime Minister (1994-95), dies from a brain tumour
  • 2019 Tom Collins, Canadian ice skating promoter ('Champions On Ice'), dies from stroke complications at 88
  • 2020 Jerzy Szczakiel, Polish speedway rider (World Individual C'ship 1973; World Pairs C'ship 1971), dies at 71
  • 2021 Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Separatist leader in Kashmir (headed resistance against Indian rule), dies at 92 [1]