Deaths in History on September 24

  • 366 Liberius, Italian Pope (352-66), dies
  • 768 Pippin III, the short, King of France, dies at 53
  • 786 Al-Hadi, Arabic kalief of Islam (185-86), dies
  • 911 Ludwig III, the child, last Carolingian German King (899-911), dies
  • 1054 Hermannus Contractus, scholar (b. 1013)
  • 1118 Robert of Knaresborough, hermit (b. 1160)
  • 1120 Welf II, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1072)
  • 1143 Innocent II, [Gregorio de' Papareschi], Italian Pope (1130-43), dies
  • 1143 Agnes of Germany, daughter of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1072)
  • 1180 Manuel I Comnenus, Byzantine emperor (1143-80), dies
  • 1213 Gertrude of Merania, wife of Andrew II of Hungary (murdered) (b. 1185)
  • 1228 Stefanus I Nemanjic de Eerstgekroonde, king of Serbia (1217-28), dies
  • 1230 Alfonso IX, king of Leon/Castile, dies
  • 1275 Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford, Constable of England (b. 1208)
  • 1435 Isabeau of Bavaria, Queen and wife of Charles VI of France (bc. 1370)
  • 1494 Poliziano, Italian humanist (b. 1454)

  • 1517 Frederik IV, of Baden, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1536 Janus Secundus, neo latin poet (Basia), dies at 24

Person of interestParacelsus

1541 Paracelsus, Swiss physician and alchemist (Zinc, Laudanum), dies at 47

Physician and Alchemist Paracelsus
Physician and Alchemist
Paracelsus
  • 1545 Albrecht von Brandenburg, German archbishop and monarch of Mainz, dies at 55
  • 1568 Antoon van Stralen, Flemish mayor of Antwerp, beheaded at about 47
  • 1621 Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Polish military commander (b. 1560)
  • 1707 Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (b. 1642)
  • 1732 Emperor Reigen, 112th Emperor of Japan, dies at 78
  • 1742 Johann Matthias Hase, German scientist (b. 1684)
  • 1790 John Keyse Sherwin, engraver/painter, dies
  • 1802 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer, commits suicide by drinking poison at 53
  • 1815 John Sevier, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn), dies at 70
  • 1834 Pedro I of Brazil, Emperor of Brazil (1822-31) and King of Portugal (1826), dies at 35
  • 1848 Branwell Brontë [Patrick Branwell Brontë], English painter and writer and brother of the writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne, dies at 31
  • 1856 Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies
  • 1889 Daniel Harvey Hill, Confederate General (American Civil War), dies at 68
  • 1892 Cornelis A van Sypesteyn, Dutch governor of Suriname, dies at 69
  • 1894 Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch publisher (Van Dale) and founder (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers), dies at 68
  • 1896 Louis Gerhard De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (1876-80), dies at 78
  • 1898 Bartel Wilton, ship builder, dies at 70
  • 1924 Manuel Estrada Cabrera, 13th President of Guatemala (1898-1920), dies in prison at 66
  • 1930 William A. MacCorkle, American politician, 90th Governor of West Virginia, dies at 73
  • 1933 Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)
  • 1938 Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1945 Hans Geiger, German physicist (co-inventor of the Geiger counter), dies at 62

  • 1951 Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75
  • 1954 Edward Pilgrim, British suicide hastened by bureaucracy (b. 1904)
  • 1960 Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies
  • 1961 Sumner Welles, American diplomat (Good Neighbor Policy), dies at 68
  • 1967 Robert H van Gulik, diplomat/writer (Judge Tie), dies
  • 1968 Robert Arthur Ley, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47
  • 1975 Earle Cabell, American politician, 48th Mayor of Dallas (1961-64), dies at 68

Person of interestDr. Seuss

1991 Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), children's author, dies of cancer at 87

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • 1993 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian nuclear physicist, dies at 80
  • 1994 Colin Berry Haycraft, publisher, dies at 65
  • 1994 David Napley, English solicitor, dies at 79
  • 1994 Otto F. Walter, Swiss writer and publisher (Walter Verlag), dies of pulmonary cancer at 66
  • 1996 Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, egyptologist, dies at 87
  • 1996 Pavel Anatolievich Sudoplatov, spy, dies at 89
  • 1997 Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47
  • 2002 Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian rebel (b. 1953)
  • 2002 Mike Webster, National Football League player (b. 1952)
  • 2004 Françoise Sagan, French writer and playwright (Bonjour Trieste), dies at 69
  • 2004 Marvin Davis, CEO (Davis Oil Company), dies at 79
  • 2008 Bengt Anderberg, Swedish poet and writer (Kain), dies at 88
  • 2009 Susan Atkins, American murderer (b. 1948)
  • 2010 Gennady Yanayev, Soviet politician (b. 1937)
  • 2014 Deborah "Debs" Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire and the Chatsworth estate, one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 94
  • 2014 Stephen Sykes, Church of England bishop, dies at 75
  • 2016 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stantley Dural Jr] US accordionist (On Track), dies at 68
  • 2017 Joseph M. McDade, American politician (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963-1999), dies at 85