Deaths in History on September 14

  • 258 Thascius C Cyprian, Saint/Bishop of Carthage, dies at 58
  • 407 John Chrysostom 'golden-mouthed', Early Church father, famous preacher and saint (Patriarch of Constantinople 398-403), dies in exile at about 60
  • 585 Bidatsu, 30th Emperor of Japan, dies at 46 or 47 (b. 538)
  • 775 Constantine V, Byzantine Emperor (b. 718)
  • 786 Al-Hadi, 4th Abbasid caliph (785-86), dies at 22
  • 820 Li Jong, Chinese official and governor of the Tang Dynasty dies
  • 891 Stephen V [VI], Italian Pope (885-91), dies
  • 1146 Imad ad-Din Zengi, governor of Basra, murdered
  • 1164 Sutoku, 75th Emperor of Japan (1123-42), dies at 45
  • 1214 Albert Avogadro, Italian patriarch of Jerusalem (b. 1149)
  • 1321 Dante Alighieri, Italian poet and author (Dante's Inferno, Divina Commedia), dies at 56
  • 1404 Albert IV, Duke of Austria, dies at 26
  • 1435 John Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Bedford, English prince, general (Hundred Years' War) and statesman, dies at 46
  • 1495 Elizabeth Tudor, English princess, the second daughter and fourth child of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York, dies at 3
  • 1523 Adrian VI [Adriaan F Bieyens], only Dutch Pope (1522-23), dies at 64
  • 1538 Henry of Nassau-Dillenburg & Dietz, viceroy of Holland, dies
  • 1605 Jan Tarnowski, Archbishop of Krakow (b. 1550)
  • 1637 Pierre Vernier, French mathematician and inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements, dies at 57
  • 1638 John Harvard, English clergyman and benefactor of Harvard College, dies at 30
  • 1646 Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English Parliamentarian and Chief Commander of the Parliamentarian army during the English Civil War, dies of a stroke at 55
  • 1646 Thomas H Earl of Arundel, English art collector (Marbles), dies
  • 1693 Aert Jansse van Nes, Dutch naval commander, dies at 67
  • 1712 Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian French mathmetician and astronomer (discovered satellites of Saturn), dies at 87
  • 1715 Dom Pérignon, French-Benedictine monk who helped improve the quality of champagne, dies at 76 or 77
  • 1743 Nicolas Lancret, French painter (b. 1690)
  • 1749 Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician, dies at 73
  • 1759 Louis Joseph Montcalm, French general (Plains of Abraham), dies at 47
  • 1788 John Penn, American attorney (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 47
  • 1807 George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (b. 1724)
  • 1819 Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist (lichens), dies at 61

Aaron BurrAaron Burr (1756-1836)

3rd US Vice President (D-R: 1801-05) who killed Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel, dies at 80

James Fenimore CooperJames Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)

1st major American novelist (The Last of the Mohicans), dies of dropsy at 61

Arthur WellesleyArthur Wellesley (1769-1852)

Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory: 1828-30), dies at 83

  • 1852 Augustus Pugin, English architect in Gothic Revival style (interior of the Palace of Westminster), dies at 40
  • 1862 Jesse Lee Reno, Union general-major (Reno Nevada), dies at 39
  • 1862 Samuel Garland Jr, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 31
  • 1879 Bernhard von Cotta, German geologist, dies at 70
  • 1887 Friedrich Theodor Vischer, German philosopher and writer (Auch einer), dies at 80
  • 1895 Alfred Verwee, Flemish painter, dies at 57
  • 1898 Paulus Adrianus Daum, Dutch writer, founder and editor (Batavian Newspaper), dies at 48
  • 1898 William Seward Burroughs, American inventor of the adding machine, dies at 43
  • 1899 Henry Bliss, American real estate agent, dies when struck by a taxicab in NYC at 69

William McKinleyWilliam McKinley (1843-1901)

25th US President (Republican: 1897-1901), dies in Buffalo at 58, after being shot 8 days earlier by anarchist Leon Czolgosz

  • 1905 Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Italian-French explorer of the Congo (Brazzaville named after him), dies at 53
  • 1916 Josiah Royce, American philosopher (Conception of Immortality), dies at 60
  • 1916 Pierre Duhem, French naturalist, philosopher and historian, dies at 55
  • 1926 Johan LE Dreyer, Danish astronomer (Catalog of Nebulae), dies at 74

Tomáš Garrigue MasarykTomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937)

Czech philosopher and 1st President of Czechoslovakia (1918-35), dies at 87

  • 1940 Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory), dies at 61
  • 1942 E.S. Gosney, American eugenicist (b. 1855)
  • 1952 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, commits suicide at 29
  • 1955 Franz Carl Weiskopf, German Czech writer, dies at 55
  • 1960 M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
  • 1965 Lydia Mei, Estonian artist who specialized in watercolors and still lifes, dies at 69
  • 1966 Hiram Wesley Evans, American member of the Ku Klux Klan, dies at 84
  • 1967 Mohammed Abdul Hakim Amer, Egyptian vice-PM, commits suicide at 47
  • 1970 Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher and mathematician, dies at 79
  • 1974 Pieter Y Adriani, Dutch tax lawyer, dies at 95
  • 1982 Bechir Gemayel, President-elect of Lebanon (8/23-9/14, 1982), assassinated by a bomb at 34
  • 1982 John Gardner, American writer (Life & Times of Chaucer High), dies in a motorcycle accident at 49
  • 1991 Russell Lynes, American art historian and magazine editor (b. 1910)
  • 1992 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • 1992 Theodore S. Weiss, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1977-92), dies at 64
  • 1994 David van Cup, sculptor/painter, dies at 57
  • 1995 Maurice K. Goddard, American state government official (b. 1912)
  • 1996 Clive Beadon, British RAF Wing Commander and pilot (WWII), dies at 77
  • 1996 Joe Elsby Martin, boxing coach, dies at 80
  • 2000 Frederick Erroll, 1st Baron Erroll of Hale, British Conservative politician, dies at 86
  • 2000 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and political activist, dies at 94
  • 2001 Barbara Mary Ansell, UK founder of paediatric rheumatology, dies at 78
  • 2003 Yetunde Price, half-sister of Venus and Serena Williams (b. 1972)
  • 2005 Vladimir Volkoff, French writer (b. 1932)
  • 2005 William Berenberg, American physician (b. 1915)
  • 2008 Domagoj Kapeć, Croatian hockeyplayer (b. 1989)
  • 2009 Jody Powell, American press secretary to Jimmy Carter, dies of a heart attack at 65
  • 2009 Keith Floyd, English celebrity cook and restaurateur (Floyd on Fish), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • 2012 Louis Simpson, Jamaican-American poet (Good News of Death), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • 2013 Stefan Wewerka, German architect and sculptor, dies at 84
  • 2015 Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, dies of cancer at 65
  • 2017 Basi, world's oldest giant panda in captivity, dies in Fuzhou, China, at 37
  • 2022 Bill Pearl, American bodybuilder (5 x Mr. Universe), dies from Parkinson's disease at 91