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 Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist, dies at 47

Physician/Alchemist Paracelsus
Physician/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 De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (b. 1818)
  • 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, US 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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