Deaths in History on September 3

  • 1189 Jacob of Orleans, Rabbi, killed in anti Jewish riot in London England
  • 1205 Petrus van Poitiers, French theologist (Sententiarum libri V), dies
  • 1402 Gian Galeazzo Visconti, duke and tyrant of Milan (1395-1402), dies at 51
  • 1420 Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, regent of Scotland
  • 1592 Robert Greene, English writer (Friar Bacon), dies at 34
  • 1634 Edward Coke, English Chief Justice and politician (defended common law), dies at 82
  • 1642 Elisabeth of Nassau, Daughter of Willem I & Charlotte of Bourbon, dies at 65
  • 1653 Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguistic, dies at 65
  • 1655 Johan Wolfert van Brederode, Dutch governor (Hertogenbosch) and field marshal, dies at 56

Person of interestOliver Cromwell

1658 Oliver Cromwell, English general (1653-58)/Lord Protector, dies at 59

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1662 William Lenthall, English politician (b. 1591)
  • 1667 Alonso Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 66
  • 1675 Pieter Boel, Flemish painter/etcher, dies
  • 1720 Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat, dies at 72
  • 1722 Ivan Skoropadsky, Hetman of Ukraine (b. 1646)
  • 1729 Jean Hardouin, French scholar (b. 1646)
  • 1739 George Lillo, English dramatist (Fatal Curiosity), dies at 46
  • 1766 Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (b. 1686)
  • 1808 John Montgomery, American Continental Congressman (b. 1722)
  • 1820 Benjamin Henry Latrobe, American architect (completed U.S. Capitol), dies at 56
  • 1843 Cornelis PJ Elout, military/President of West Sumatra, dies at 47
  • 1849 Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austria writer/physician, dies
  • 1857 M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist/explorer, dies at 77
  • 1857 John McLoughlin, Canadian trapper (b. 1784)
  • 1860 Aleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov, Russian poet, dies at 56
  • 1866 Konstantin Flavitsky, Russian painter (b. 1830)
  • 1877 Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Rep (1871-77), dies at 80
  • 1883 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Fathers & Sons), dies from a spinal tumour at 64
  • 1886 William W. Snow, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1851-53), dies at 74
  • 1890 Charles-A Chatrian, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 63
  • 1890 Willem Linnig The Younger, Flemish painter and graphic artist, dies at 48
  • 1893 James Harrison, Scottish-born inventor (b. 1816)
  • 1903 Joseph Skipsey, British poet (b. 1832)
  • 1908 Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, gov-gen (Dutch East-Indies), dies
  • 1918 Fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed
  • 1935 Johannes Aengenent, Bishop of Haarlem (1928-35), dies at 62
  • 1936 Nikita Balieff, Armenian vaudevillian and impressario (b. 1876 or 1877)
  • 1938 Bart de Ligt, anti military theologist, dies at 77
  • 1940 Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59
  • 1948 Eduard Benesj, president Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48), dies
  • 1961 Robert E. Gross, American businessman (b. 1897)
  • 1962 Anton Mauve, Dutch painter, dies at 63
  • 1962 E. E. Cummings, American poet (Tulips & Chimneys), dies at 67
  • 1964 Stewart Holbrook, American author (b. 1893)
  • 1967 David Cohen, historian and chairman of the Jewish Council, dies at 84

Person of interestHo Chi Minh

1969 Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Vietnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), dies at 79 of heart failure

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1980 Fabian von Schlabendorff, German resistance fighter/judge, dies at 73
  • 1981 Alec Waugh, English novelist (Island in the Sun), died after suffering a stroke at 83
  • 1982 Della Chiesa, Italian general/mafia fighter, murdered
  • 1984 Arthur Schwartz, producer (Inside USA with Chevrolet), dies at 83
  • 1987 Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukraine architect/author (Soldiers), dies at 76

  • 1987 Vokopach Stalingrada/Kira Georgijevna, dies at 76
  • 1990 David Acer, Florida dentist, dies of AIDs after infecting 5 patients
  • 1991 Henri de Lubac, French theologist/antifascist, dies
  • 1992 Johannes van Capel, oldest man in Netherlands (Born 4/22/1884), dies
  • 1994 Marijke Vetter, Dutch journalist, dies at 82
  • 1994 Nikos Ghika, Greek artist, dies at 88
  • 1994 Roswell Gilbert, who mercy killed his ailing wife, dies at 85
  • 1995 Alfred Earle Birney, poet, dies at 91
  • 1995 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, economic historian, dies at 75
  • 1995 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter, dies at 91
  • 1995 Peter Michalke, journalist, dies at 40
  • 1995 Roye England, creator and founder President of the Pendon Museum of Miniature Landscape and Transport, dies at 88
  • 1996 John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate, dies at 56
  • 1996 Julian Amery, British conservative politician and minister, dies at 77
  • 1996 Robert Croften Brown, politician, dies at 75
  • 2002 W. Clement Stone, American entrepreneur (b. 1902)
  • 2003 Paul Jennings Hill, American anti-abortion murderer (b. 1954)
  • 2005 Richard S.R. Fitter, British ornithologist and botanist (b. 1913)
  • 2005 William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Jane Tomlinson, British charity fund raiser (b. 1964)
  • 2007 Syd Jackson, Māori activist and trade unionist (b. 1939)
  • 2007 Steve Fossett, American adventurer (1st person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon,) disappears while flying at 63
  • 2008 Donald Blakeslee, American aviator who led 4th Fighter Group during World War II, dies at 90
  • 2010 Cyril Smith, British Liberal Member of Parliament and alleged serial sex offender, dies at 82
  • 2012 Sun Myung Moon, South Korean evangelist (Unification Church), dies at 92
  • 2013 Ariel Castro, Puerto Rican-born American criminal famous for kidnapping 3 women between 2002-4, commits suicide 1 month into his life sentence at 53
  • 2015 Adrian Cadbury, British confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance, dies at 86
  • 2017 John Ashbery, American poet (Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror), dies at 90