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 in battle at 51
  • 1066 Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria, killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge
  • 1086 William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1025)
  • 1333 Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (b. 1301)
  • 1392 Sergius van Radonesj, Russian saint, dies at 78
  • 1396 Jean de Vienne, French admiral/crusader, dies in battle
  • 1396 Odard de Chasseron, French knight/crusader, dies in battle
  • 1396 Philip of Bar, French knight/crusader, dies in battle
  • 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
  • 1534 Pope Clement VII [Giulio de' Medici], Italian Pope (1523-34), dies at 56
  • 1602 Caspar Peucer, German reformer (b. 1525)
  • 1617 Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan (b. 1617)
  • 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, poet/satirist, dies
  • 1727 Jacques Abbadie, French theologist, dies at about 73
  • 1774 John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (b. 1714)
  • 1777 Johann Heinrich Lambert, 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, scholar, dies
  • 1825 Joachim Heer, Swiss politician (b. 1879)
  • 1826 Giovanni Battista Brocchi, Italian Geologist, dies at 54
  • 1840 Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier
  • 1867 Oliver Loving, American pioneer rancher (b. 1812)
  • 1871 Arvir A Afzelius, Swedish story teller, dies
  • 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 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
  • 1898 Hieronymus Theodor Richter, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium, dies at 73
  • 1900 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, premier of Québec (b. 1832)
  • 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 B Stobbaerts, Flemish painter, dies at 76
  • 1917 Thomas Ashe, Irish revolutionary (b. 1885)
  • 1918 John Ireland, Irish-American archbishop of St Paul (1888-1918), dies at 80
  • 1918 Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (b. 1857)
  • 1926 Herbert Booth, son of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1862)
  • 1933 Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist, dies at 53
  • 1933 Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)
  • 1944 Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer (Irrfahrten), dies at 68
  • 1945 Charles A Ellwood, US sociologist/psychologist, dies at 72
  • 1953 Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria poet (Iron Verses), dies
  • 1954 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Spanish essayist/philosopher, dies at 71
  • 1958 John B Watson, US psychologist/behaviorist, dies at 80

  • 1959 S W R D Bandaranaike, Ceylon's PM, assassinated by a Buddhist monk
  • 1960 Emily Post, American authority on social behaviour and writer (Etiquette), dies at 86
  • 1970 Erich M Remarque, German writer (Im West Nichts Neues), dies at 72
  • 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

Person of interestCoco the Clown

1974 Coco the Clown, [Nikolai Poliakoff], Russian-born British clown, dies at 73

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • 1974 William Sloane, publisher/writer ("Edge of Running Water"), dies
  • 1977 Sidney James van den Bergh, Dutch businessman and politician, dies at 78
  • 1980 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet, dies at 97
  • 1980 Earl Curry, American religious author (b. 1890)
  • 1983 Leopold III, King of Belgium (1934-51), 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 Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (b. 1909)
  • 1986 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), dies at 77
  • 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
  • 1991 Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief (Butcher of Lyon), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1991 Max Koot, royal photographer, dies
  • 1991 Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, dies at 91
  • 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
  • 1995 Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer, dies at 104
  • 1996 Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator, 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 writer, dies at 69
  • 2000 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet, dies at 87
  • 2003 Aquila al-Hashimi, Iraqi politician (b. 1953)
  • 2003 Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)
  • 2003 Edward Said, Palestinian-born literary critic (b. 1935)
  • 2003 Franco Modigliani, Italian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2005 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani critic and linguist (b. 1912)
  • 2005 Urie Bronfenbrenner, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • 2005 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (b. 1936)
  • 2005 Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)
  • 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)

Person of interestWangari Maathai

2011 Wangari Maathai, 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

Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
Environmentalist
Wangari Maathai