Deaths in History on September 19

  • 690 Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 602)
  • 1180 Louis VII, the Younger, King of France (1137-80), dies at 59
  • 1339 Go-Daigo, 96th Emperor of Japan (1318-39), dies at 50
  • 1356 Gautier de Brienne, duke of Athens/French supreme commander, dies
  • 1356 Geoffroy de Charny, French nobleman, dies in battle
  • 1356 Jean de Clermont, French marshal, dies in battle
  • 1356 Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, killed at the Battle of Poitiers (b. 1311)
  • 1668 William Waller, English soldier
  • 1693 Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, Slovenian polymath and natural historian, dies at 52
  • 1710 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer, dies at 65
  • 1719 Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/lord of the manor, executed at 59
  • 1719 Jan Weenix, Dutch painter, buried
  • 1736 Feofan Prokopovich, Russian Orthodox theologian and Archbishop of Novgorod, dies at 55
  • 1761 Pieter Musschenbroek, Dutch mathematician and physician (Leydan jar), dies at 69
  • 1812 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German Jewish banker and founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty, dies at 68
  • 1843 Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist (b. 1792)
  • 1859 John Pringle Nichol, Scottish astronomer and educator (University of Glasgow), dies at 55
  • 1862 [Lewis] Henry Little, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 45
  • 1863 Preston Smith, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 39
  • 1864 Archibald Campbell Godwin, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle
  • 1864 David Allen Russell, United States Army officer (Union), dies in battle at 43
  • 1864 Robert Emmet Rodes, American Civil War Confederate Army Major General, dies in battle at 35
  • 1868 William Sprague, American minister and politician from (b. 1809)

James GarfieldJames Garfield (1831-1881)

20th US President (Republican: 1881), dies of a gunshot wound at 49

  • 1882 Andreas Ignatius Schaepman, Archbishop of Utrecht (1868-82), dies at 67
  • 1893 Alexander Tilloch Galt, Canadian politician, a father of Canadian Confederation, dies at 76
  • 1902 Maria Hendrika, Queen of the Belgians, dies
  • 1902 Masaoka Shiki, Japanese haiku & tanka poet and diarist (Salt Water Ballads), dies at 34
  • 1905 Thomas John Barnardo, British social worker, dies at 60
  • 1906 Maria Georgina Grey, British writer and founder of the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)
  • 1927 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (b. 1849)
  • 1935 Jules Cambon, French ambassador, to U.S. (1897), Spain (1902–07) and Germany (1907–14), dies at 90
  • 1935 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian pioneer in rocket and space research, dies at 78
  • 1942 Condé Nast, American publisher (b. 1873)
  • 1944 David Lord, British lieutenant/Dakota-pilot DFC/VC, dies in battle

Guy GibsonGuy Gibson (1918-1944)

British aviator who led the Dambusters Raid (Victoria Cross), killed in action at 26

  • 1944 Hilary Barlow, British colonel, dies
  • 1949 George Shiels, Irish dramatist (b. 1886)
  • 1952 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Presento il mio Ticino), dies at 56
  • 1955 John D. Dingell, Sr., U.S. Congressman from Michigan (b. 1894)
  • 1957 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping, dies at 86
  • 1961 Helen Kimble, fictional wife of Dr Richard Kimble (The Fugitive)
  • 1961 Pieter Tesch, Dutch mine engineer and geologist (Pedestal of Netherlands), dies at 82
  • 1962 Nikolai Pogodin, Soviet playwright, dies at 61
  • 1967 Monica Proietti, Canadian criminal (b. 1940)
  • 1967 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian painter, dies at 82
  • 1968 Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopying), dies at 62
  • 1969 Bert [Lambertus] Bakker, director Free Netherland/inventor, dies
  • 1978 Étienne Gilson, French philosopher and historian, dies at 94
  • 1978 Rolf Gunther, East German priest, self imolation
  • 1981 Joke Kool-Smit, Dutch feminist, dies
  • 1985 Italo Calvino, Italian author (T-Zero, Mr Palomar), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 61
  • 1987 Einar Gerhardsen, Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)
  • 1988 Oren Lee Staley, 1st President of National the Farmers Organization (1955-79), dies at 65
  • 1992 Jacques Pic, french restaurant owner, dies
  • 1994 Sandra Fisher, American painter, dies at 47

Orville RedenbacherOrville Redenbacher (1907-1995)

American popcorn magnate (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn), suffers heart attack drowns in his whirlpool bathtub at 88

  • 1995 Rudolf Peierls, German-British physicist (atomic bomb), dies at 88
  • 1995 Walter Gross, Israeli journalist (Haaretz), dies at 83
  • 1995 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 55
  • 1996 Douglas Hyde, English political journalist, dies at 85
  • 1996 Timothy Nicholson, journalist, dies at 32
  • 1997 Kathy Keeton Guccione, CEO (General Media Intl), dies at 58
  • 1997 Malcolm Hughes, artist, dies at 77
  • 2000 Anthony Robert Klitz, British artist (b. 1917)
  • 2001 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, dies at 91
  • 2002 Robert Guéï, ruler of Côte d'Ivoire (b. 1941)
  • 2004 Árpád Bogsch, Hungarian-born American civil servant (b. 1919)
  • 2004 Eddie Adams, American photographer (photograph of execution of a Viet Cong soldier, Pulitzer Prize 1969), dies of complications from ALS at 71
  • 2004 Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman, hotel operator, and civil rights activist, dies at 96
  • 2006 Hugh Kawharu, New Zealander Ngāti Whātua Māori chief (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Martha Holmes, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2008 David Jones, English director (Betrayal), dies at 74
  • 2011 Thomas Capano, attorney, criminal (b. 1949)
  • 2013 Robert Barnard, British mystery writer, dies at 76
  • 2015 Jackie Collins, British-American romance novelist (The Stud; The Bitch; Lucky), dies of breast cancer at 77
  • 2017 David Shepherd, British painter (paintings of steam locomotives), dies at 86
  • 2018 Marilyn Lloyd, American politician (Rep-D-TN, 1975-95), dies at 89
  • 2019 Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, 2nd President of Tunisia (1987-2011). dies in exile at 83