Deaths in History on September 25

  • 813 al-Amin, Arabic kalief of Islam (809-813), murdered
  • 1066 Harald III Hardrada, King of Norway (1047-66), dies at the Battle of Stamford Bridge at 51 - his death often considered the end of the Viking Age
  • 1066 Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria, killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge
  • 1086 William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1025)
  • 1333 Prince Morikuni, 9th shōgun of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan, dies at 32
  • 1392 Sergius van Radonesj, Russian saint, dies at 78
  • 1396 Jean de Vienne, French admiral and crusader, dies in the Battle of Nicopolis at abut 55
  • 1396 Odard de Chasseron, French knight and crusader, dies in the Battle of Nicopolis
  • 1396 Philip of Bar, French knight and crusader, dies in the Battle of Nicopolis
  • 1496 Piero Capponi, Italian soldier and statesman (b. 1447)
  • 1501 Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright who is considered one of the fathers of Croatian literature, dies at 40
  • 1506 Felipe I, the handsome, King of Castile (Spain) (1504-06), dies

Pope Clement VIIPope Clement VII (1478-1534)

Italian Pope (1523-34), dies at 56

  • 1602 Caspar Peucer, German reformer (b. 1525)
  • 1617 Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan (1586-1611), dies at about 45
  • 1617 Francisco Suarez, Spanish Jesuit theologian (b. 1548)
  • 1630 Ambrogio Spinola, Spanish marquis of Balbases, dies at about 61
  • 1665 Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (b. 1610)
  • 1680 Samuel Butler, English poet and satirist (Hudibras), dies at 67
  • 1727 Jacques Abbadie, French theologist, dies at about 73
  • 1774 John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (British officer in French-Indian War, organized The Bateau and Transport Service), dies at 59
  • 1777 Johann Heinrich Lambert, French-Swiss mathematician, dies at 49
  • 1791 William Bradford, American printer (b. 1719)
  • 1792 Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman, dies at 81
  • 1794 Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1718)
  • 1808 Richard Porson, English classical scholar (Porson's Law), dies at about 48
  • 1825 Joachim Heer, Swiss politician (b. 1879)
  • 1826 Giovanni Battista Brocchi, Italian geologist, dies at 54
  • 1840 Jacques Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, Scottish-French general under Napoleon, dies at 74
  • 1867 Oliver Loving, American pioneer rancher (b. 1812)
  • 1876 Adolf Glassbrenner, German satirical writer, dies at 66
  • 1877 Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine, dies at 62
  • 1898 Hieronymus Theodor Richter, German mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium, dies at 73
  • 1898 Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, French anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs, dies at 77
  • 1900 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, premier of Québec (b. 1832)
  • 1900 John M. Palmer, American politician (U.S. Senator from Illinois) and American Civil War General (Union), dies at 83
  • 1901 Arthur Fremantle, British general and American Civil War observer (b. 1835)
  • 1905 Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (b. 1853)
  • 1914 Alfred Lichtenstein, German writer, dies at 25
  • 1914 Jan Stobbaerts, Flemish painter, dies at 76
  • 1917 Thomas Ashe, Irish revolutionary who fought in the Easter Rising, dies after being badly treated during a hunger strike in prison at 32
  • 1918 John Ireland, Irish-American archbishop of St Paul (1888-1918), dies at 80
  • 1918 Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (Tsar Nicholas II's Chief of Staff), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1919 Charles Lang Freer, American industrialist and art collector; endowed Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art, dies at 65
  • 1926 Herbert Booth, English Salvation Army Officer and son of William and Catherine Booth, dies at 64
  • 1933 Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian-Dutch theoretical physicist (phase transition, Ehrenfest theorem), dies at 53
  • 1933 Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)
  • 1944 Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer (Irrfahrten), dies at 68
  • 1945 Charles A. Ellwood, American sociologist and psychologist, dies at 72
  • 1953 Dimitur Poljanov [Popov], Bulgaria poet (Iron Verses), dies at 76
  • 1954 Eugenio d'Ors, Spanish Catalan essayist and philosopher, dies at 71
  • 1958 John B. Watson, American psychologist who popularized the scientific theory of behaviorism, dies at 80
  • 1960 Emily Post, American authority on social behaviour and writer (Etiquette), dies at 86
  • 1968 Cornell Woolrich, American writer (El Angel Negro), dies at 64
  • 1970 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), dies at 72
  • 1971 T. C. Jones, American female impersonator, dies of cancer at 50
  • 1974 William Sloane, American publisher and writer (Edge of Running Water), dies at 68
  • 1977 Sidney James van den Bergh, Dutch businessman and politician, dies at 78
  • 1980 Earl Roy Curry, American religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer, dies at 90
  • 1980 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet, dies at 97
  • 1983 Leopold III [Filip von Saksen-Coburg], King of the Belgians (from 1934, abdicated 1951), dies at 81
  • 1985 William Cumming Rose, American biochemist who discovered threonine (an amino acid), dies at 98
  • 1986 Ben Sajet, physician/politician, dies at 99
  • 1986 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), dies at 77
  • 1986 Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (b. 1909)
  • 1986 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian Chemist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 90
  • 1988 Billy Carter, brother of US President Jimmy Carter, dies of cancer at 51

Klaus BarbieKlaus Barbie (1913-1991)

German Gestapo chief (Butcher of Lyon), dies of cancer at 77

  • 1991 Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, dies at 91
  • 1991 Max Koot, Dutch royal photographer, dies at 74
  • 1994 John Richard Ravensdale, historian, dies at 73
  • 1994 Ludwig Ferdinand von Hohenzollern, German Prince of Prussia, dies at 86
  • 1994 Mark Alexander Abrams, English market researcher, dies at 88
  • 1994 Thomas Titus Nkobi, South African ANC-leader (Alexandra-bus boycott 1957), dies at 71
  • 1995 Bessie [Annie Elizabeth] Delany, American dentist and civil rights pioneer, dies at 104
  • 1996 Betty Gathergood, British curator (Dr. Johnson's House), dies at 80
  • 1996 Nicu Ceaușescu, youngest child of Romanian Communist Dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and considered the President's heir apparent, dies of cirrhosis at 45
  • 1999 Marion Zimmer Bradley, American sci-fi author (Storm Queen), dies at 69
  • 2000 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet, dies at 87
  • 2003 Aquila al-Hashimi, Iraqi politician (b. 1953)
  • 2003 Edward Said, Palestinian-American literary critic, dies at 67
  • 2003 Franco Modigliani, Italian-American economist (1985 Nobel Prize for Economics), dies at 85
  • 2003 Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)
  • 2005 Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)
  • 2005 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani critic and linguist (b. 1912)
  • 2005 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (The Road Less Traveled), dies at 69
  • 2005 Urie Bronfenbrenner, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Jeff Cooper, American firearms expert (b. 1920)
  • 2006 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet, dies at 49
  • 2007 Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian negotiator (b. 1919)
  • 2011 Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist politician and leader of the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), dies at 78

Wangari MaathaiWangari Maathai (1940-2011)

Kenyan environmentalist and political activist, founder of the Green Belt Movement, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (2004) and Indira Gandhi Peace Prize (2006), dies from ovarian cancer at 71

  • 2022 James Florio, American politician and author of federal 'Superfund' legislation (49th Governor of New Jersey, 1990-94; US Representative from New Jersey, 1975-90), dies of heart failure at 85 [1] [2]