Deaths in History on September 11

  • 1161 Queen Melisende of Jerusalem (b. 1105)
  • 1185 Stephanus Hagiochristophorites, Byzantine courtier at court of Byzantine emperor Andronikos I Komnenos, killed by Isaac II Angelos
  • 1297 Hugh de Cressingham, English treasurer, dies in Battle at Stirling Bridge
  • 1298 Philip of Artois, French nobleman and soldier (b. 1269)
  • 1349 Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (b. 1315)
  • 1570 Johannes Brenz, German theologist (Dutch Brentians), dies at 71
  • 1599 Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman executed for fratricide at 22

Cornelis de HoutmanCornelis de Houtman (1565-1599)

Dutch Navigator (1st Dutch expedition to Java), killed by forces of the Sultan of Aceh at 35

  • 1630 John de White, calvinist/banker to Prague, commits suicide
  • 1677 James Harrington, English author and political theorist of classical republicanism (The Commonwealth of Oceana), dies at 66
  • 1680 Emperor Go-Mizunoo, 108th Emperor of Japan, dies at 84
  • 1680 Roger Crab, English Puritan political writer (b. 1621)
  • 1709 Oxenstiern, Dutch general, dies in the Battle of Malplaquet
  • 1709 Spaar, Dutch General, dies in the Battle of Malplaquet
  • 1712 Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian-French mathematician, astronomer and engineer who discovered four of Saturn's moons, dies at 87
  • 1713 Johannes Voet, Dutch lawyer, dies at 65
  • 1721 Rudolph J. Camerarius, German physician (sexuality plans), dies
  • 1760 Louis Godin, French astronomer (b. 1704)
  • 1823 David Ricardo, English economist (On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation), dies at 51
  • 1840 Johannes Hendricus van der Palm, Dutch theologist and Minister of Education, dies at 77
  • 1843 Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer, died at 57
  • 1851 Sylvester Graham, American nutritionist and minister (Graham cracker) (b. 1794)
  • 1865 Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general during conquest of Algeria, dies at 59
  • 1870 Eugenio Lucas y Padilla, Spanish poet, dies at about 46
  • 1888 Domingo F. Sarmiento, President of Argentina (1868-74), dies at 77
  • 1891 Antero Tarquínio de Quental, Portuguese poet (Beatrice), dies at 49
  • 1896 Francis James Child, American ballad collector (b. 1825)
  • 1911 Louis Henri Boussenard, French novelist (b. 1847)
  • 1911 William R. Boggs, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and chief of engineers, dies at 82
  • 1915 William Cornelius Van Horne, American-Canadian railway executive (Canadian Pacific Railway), dies at 72
  • 1915 William Sprague IV, American politician and Governor of Rhode Island (1859-63), dies at 84
  • 1917 Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, dies at 22
  • 1921 Subramania Bharati, Indian poet and independence activist, dies at 38
  • 1931 Salvatore Maranzano, Sicilian-born American organized crime figure, murdered at 63
  • 1932 Franciszek Zwirko and Stanislaw Wigura, Polish pilots (Żwirko b. 1895 Wigura b. 1901)
  • 1946 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (Holland Drama), dies at 72)

Mohammed Ali JinnahMohammed Ali Jinnah (1876-1948)

Founder of Pakistan who led the All-India Muslim League (1913-47) until he achieved his dream of Pakistan and became its 1st Governor-General (1947-48), dies of tuberculous at 71

  • 1950 Jan Smuts, South African politician and military leader (co-found British RAF, Prime Minister of South African PM 1919-24, 1939-48), dies at 80

Billy BishopBilly Bishop (1894-1956)

Canadian First World War Flying Ace with 72 kills, dies at 62

  • 1958 Camillien Houde, French Canadian politician and Mayor of Montreal, dies at 69
  • 1958 Robert W. Service, English-Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee), dies at 84
  • 1965 Ralph C. Smedley, American Founder of Toastmasters International, dies at 87
  • 1966 Collett E. Woolman, American airline founder (Delta Air Service), dies at 76
  • 1967 Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist, dies at 62
  • 1968 René Cogny, French General (b. 1904)
  • 1970 Ernst May, German architect and city planner (New Frankfurt), dies at 84

Nikita KhrushchevNikita Khrushchev (1894-1971)

First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64), dies of a heart attack at 77

  • 1973 Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru

Salvador AllendeSalvador Allende (1908-1973)

President of Chile (1970-73) and the 1st Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through an open election, commits suspected suicide by shooting himself during a military coup at 65

  • 1974 Víctor Olea Alegría, Chilean Socialist Party member
  • 1978 Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (b. 1929)
  • 1978 Janet Parker, English medical photographer, the last person to die of smallpox, dies at 40
  • 1982 Albert Soboult, French historian, dies at 68
  • 1982 Wifredo Lam, Cuban artist (The Jungle), dies at 79
  • 1984 Jerry Voorhis, American politician (Rep-D-California 1937-47), dies at 83
  • 1985 Andrew C. Thornton II, American drug smuggler, dies jumping from a plane to his death with $15 million in cocaine at 40
  • 1987 Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet and freedom fighter, dies at 80
  • 1988 George Alpert, American railroad executive, dies at 90
  • 1988 Luis Alvarez, American physicist (subatomic particles, Nobel 1968), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1988 Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator of children's books (Mr. Men and Little Miss), dies of a stroke at 53
  • 1990 Myrna Mack, Guatemalan anthropologist (b. 1949)
  • 1991 Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)
  • 1992 Erik Terpstra, Dutch director (Versier de leegte, De ander, Daniel), dies at 5
  • 1993 Antoine Izmery, Haitian businessman/advisor to President Aristide, murdered by paramilitaries
  • 1994 Frederick R. Weisman, American philanthropist (Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation), dies at 82
  • 1995 Anita Harding, British neurologist (first identification of a mitochondrial DNA mutation in human disease), dies of cancer at 42
  • 1995 Jerome Theisen, American Abbot Primate of the Benedictine order of monks, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1997 Camille Henry, Canadian National Hockey League player, dies at 64
  • 1997 Hannah Weiner, American experimental poet, dies at 68
  • 1998 Frank Ereaut, British Bailiff of Jersey (1975-85), dies at 79
  • 1999 Belkis Ayón, Cuban printmaker (collography), commits suicide at 32
  • 2001 Alice Stewart Trillin, American author, dies at 63
  • 2001 Angel L. Juarbe, Jr., American firefighter, dies in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center at 35
  • 2001 Barbara Olson (née Bracher), American political commentator, dies in terror attack aboard flight 77 flown into the Pentagon at 45
  • 2001 Daniel M. Lewin, American–Israeli mathematician and founder of Akamai Technologies, dies in the terror attacks aboard flight 11 at 31
  • 2001 Hani Hanjour, Saudi Arabian 9/11 terrorist, dies in Pentagon plane attack at 29
  • 2001 Henry Herbert, 7th earl of Carnarvon, English peer and racing manager to the Queen, dies of a heart attack at 77
  • 2001 John Ogonowski, American pilot, dies aboard American Airlines Flight 11 in terror attack on the World Trade Center at 50
  • 2001 John P. O'Neill, American anti-terrorism expert and FBI agent, dies as Head of Security in the terror attack on the World Trade Center at 49
  • 2001 Mark Bingham, American passenger on United Airlines Flight 93, dies thwarting terrorist attempts to crash the plane into a Washington monument at 31
  • 2001 Marwan Al-Shehhi, Emirati 9/11 terrorist, dies piloting a plane into the World Trade Center at 23
  • 2001 Mohamed Atta, Egyptian 9/11 terrorist and ringleader, dies piloting a plane into the World Trade Center at 33
  • 2001 Mychal F. Judge, American Chaplain to NY Fire Dept, dies in the World Trade Center attack at 68
  • 2001 Peter J. Ganci, Jr., American Fire fighter (Chief of Department, FDNY_, dies in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center at 55

Todd BeamerTodd Beamer (1968-2001)

American passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93, dies at 32 in a plane crash trying to stop the 9/11 terrorists

  • 2001 Tom Burnett, American businessman and passenger aboard United 93, dies thwarting terrorist attempts to crash the plane into a Washington monument at 38
  • 2001 Ziad Jarrah, Lebanese 9/11 terrorist, dies piloting United Flight 93 at 26
  • 2003 Anna Lindh, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, assassinated shopping in Stockholm at 46
  • 2004 David Mann, American graphic artist of biker culture, dies at 64
  • 2004 Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria, Greek Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, dies at 55

Joachim FestJoachim Fest (1926-2006)

German historian and journalist (Hitler biography, Speer: The Final Verdict), dies at 79

  • 2006 Johannes Bob van Benthem, Dutch lawyer (b. 1921)
  • 2006 William Auld, Scottish poet, writer and supporter of Esperanto (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Gene Savoy, American author and cleric (b. 1927)
  • 2009 Gertrude Baines, American supercentenarian and the world's oldest living person, dies at 115
  • 2011 Anjali Gupta, Indian Air Force officer (b. 1975)
  • 2015 Marcel Zeeuw, Surinamese soldier (coup 1982), dies at 61
  • 2016 Alexis Arquette, American transgender performer (Last Exit to Brooklyn), dies at 47
  • 2019 B. J. Habibie, 3rd President of Indonesia (1998-99) who liberalized Indonesia's press and political party laws, dies of heart failure at 83

T. Boone PickensT. Boone Pickens (1928-2019)

American business person and oil tycoon (Shamrock, Mesa Petroleum Co) known as the 'Oracle of Oil', dies at 91

  • 2022 Alain Tanner, Swiss film director (Charles, Dead or Alive), dies at 92
  • 2022 Javier Marías, Spanish translator and novelist (Corazón Tan Blanco - A Heart So White), dies of pneumonia at 70 [1]