Deaths in History on September 26

  • 1023 Godfried I, duke of Neth-Lutherans, dies
  • 1342 John I, ruler of Poland, dies
  • 1345 Willem IV, earl of Henegouwen/Holland/Zealand, dies at about 27
  • 1371 Vlkasin, Hungarian general/co-king of Serbia, dies
  • 1417 Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (b. 1360)
  • 1468 Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)
  • 1620 Taichang Emperor [Zhu Changluo], 14th Emperor of the Ming dynasty of China, dies at 38
  • 1626 Lancelot Andrewes, English theologist/bishop of Winchester, dies at 71
  • 1626 Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese warrior (b. 1554)
  • 1657 Hadji Chalfa/Katib Tsjelebi, Turkish geographer, dies at 48
  • 1716 Antoine Parent, French mathematician, dies at 50
  • 1763 John Byron, English poet (b. 1692)
  • 1764 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar, dies at 89
  • 1802 Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician and military officer (b. 1754)

Person of interestDaniel Boone

1820 Daniel Boone, American frontiersman and explorer (US Hall of Fame 1915), dies at 85

Frontiersman Daniel Boone
Frontiersman
Daniel Boone
  • 1846 Thomas Clarkson, English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation), dies at 86

  • 1866 Carl Almqvist, Swedish author (Amorina), dies at 72
  • 1868 August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)
  • 1877 Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)

Person of interestLevi Strauss

1902 Levi Strauss, American clothing manufacturer, dies at 73

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • 1904 Lafcadio Hearn, American author (Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan), dies at 54
  • 1904 John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman and statesman (b. 1848)
  • 1935 Andy Adams, American writer (Cattle fire), dies at 76
  • 1936 Harriet Monroe, US poet (Poet's Life), dies at 75
  • 1937 Edward A. Filene, American entrepreneur and philanthropist, dies at 77
  • 1940 Walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48
  • 1940 William Henry Davies, Welsh poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp), dies at 69
  • 1945 Richard Beer-Hofmann, Austrian writer, dies at 78
  • 1947 Hugh Lofting, English writer (Dr Dolittle), dies at 61
  • 1951 Hans Cloos, German geologist (b. 1885)
  • 1952 George Santayana, US philosopher/poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88
  • 1953 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter, dies at 58
  • 1956 Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), dies at 78
  • 1959 S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1956-59), assassinated by a Buddhist monk at 60
  • 1961 Charles Erwin Wilson, American engineer (President and CEO of General Motors) and politician (United States Secretary of Defense 1953-57), dies at 71
  • 1965 James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (b. 1898)
  • 1968 Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian politician, 20th Premier of Quebec, dies at 53
  • 1973 Anton Schnack, German writer and poet, dies at 81
  • 1976 Leopold Ružička, Croatian-Swiss chemist (Nobel 1939), dies at 89
  • 1978 Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
  • 1984 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)
  • 1989 Pavlos Bakoyannis, Greek parliament leader, murdered in Rome
  • 1990 Alberto Moravia, Italian writer (Woman in Red), dies at 82
  • 1992 Ralph Manheim, translator (Mein Kampf), dies at 85
  • 1993 James Boyden, British Labour MP (1959-79), dies at 82
  • 1994 Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, dies at 77
  • 1994 Maurice Ashley, historian and editor (The Listener), dies at 87
  • 1994 Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi, dies at 22
  • 1996 Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist, dies at 75
  • 1996 George Henderson, priest/politician, dies at 74
  • 1999 Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)
  • 2005 Helen Cresswell, British author
  • 2006 Philip Randle, British biochemist (Randle cycle), dies at 80
  • 2011 Bob Cassilly, American Artist and Founder of the St. Louis City Museum (b. 1949)
  • 2017 Robert Delpire, French publisher, editor and photographer, dies at 91