Deaths in History on September 4

  • 422 St Boniface I, Italian Bishop of Rome, dies
  • 454 Dioscorus van Alexandria, patriarch (council of Efeze), dies
  • 799 Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam, dies at 53
  • 1037 King Bermudo III of Leon (b. 1010)

TughrilTughril (c. 990/993-1063)

Turkish conqueror of Persia and Baghdad and founder of the Seljuk Empire (1037-63), dies at about 73

  • 1085 Irmgarde van Suchtelen, German countess of Aspel, hermit and saint, dies
  • 1199 Joan of England, Queen consort of Sicily, wife of William II of Sicily (b. 1165)
  • 1537 Johann Dietenberger, German theologian (b. c. 1475)
  • 1553 Cornelia da Nomatalcino, monk converted to Judaism, burned at stake
  • 1571 Matthew Stuart, Earl of Lennox, regent of Scotland for his grandson King James VI, shot and killed during a skirmish in Stirling at 54
  • 1588 Robert Dudley, English Earl of Leicester, favourite of Elizabeth I, dies at 87
  • 1644 John Wtenbogaert, Dutch theologist (Kerckelicke history), dies at 87
  • 1709 Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet who was captured by pirates to be a slave in Algeria, dies at 54
  • 1767 Charles Townshend, English politician, 3rd Viscount of Townshend, dies at 42
  • 1780 John Fielding, English magistrate and social reformer (b. 1721)
  • 1784 César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer (geodesic labor), dies at 70
  • 1794 John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724)
  • 1804 Richard Somers, American naval officer, killed during assault on Tripoli during First Barbary Wars at 25

José Miguel CarreraJosé Miguel Carrera (1785-1821)

1st President of Chile (1811-14), shot and killed after a show trial at 35

  • 1828 Cornelis Stevens, Belgian priest and polemist, dies at 80
  • 1845 Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard, French statesman and philosopher, dies at 82
  • 1852 William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)
  • 1864 John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader of 'Morgan's Raiders', killed by Union troops at Greeneville at 39

Clyde FitchClyde Fitch (1865-1909)

American playwright (Nathan Hale, The Girl with the Green Eyes), dies of blood poisoning after an appendectomy at 44 [1]

  • 1916 José Echegaray, Spanish politician and dramatist (Nobel Prize for Literature 1904), dies at 84
  • 1922 Georges Sorel, French philosopher and theorist of Sorelianism, dies at 74
  • 1944 Izaak van der Horst, Dutch resistance fighter, executed at Herzogenbusch concentration camp at 35
  • 1960 Alfred Ez. Green, American director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
  • 1963 Robert Schuman, Luxembourg-born French statesman and Prime Minister of France (1947-48), dies at 77
  • 1964 Werner Bergengruen, Baltic German writer (Der Großtyrann und das Gericht), dies at 71
  • 1965 Albert Schweitzer, German-French theologian and philosopher (Nobel Peace Prize 1954), dies at 90
  • 1970 James M. Taylor, American USAF officer and astronaut, killed during a training mission at 39
  • 1974 Creighton W. Abrams, US general and army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59
  • 1974 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish Pentecostal minister and politician, dies at 90
  • 1974 Marcel Achard, French playwright (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
  • 1977 E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
  • 1977 Jean Rostand, French biologist and philosopher, dies at 82
  • 1979 Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (b. 1904)
  • 1979 Jef van de Wiele, Belgian pro-Nazi politician, dies at 76
  • 1980 Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
  • 1988 Oda Schaefer, German writer & journalist (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only), dies at 87
  • 1989 Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian, dies at 86
  • 1990 Henry Faas [Wandelganger], Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies
  • 1993 Mehmet Sincar, Turkish/Kurd MP, murdered
  • 1994 Laurens van Deenen, Dutch biochemist, dies at 66
  • 1995 Edmond Jouhaud, French general, dies at 90
  • 1995 William Moses Kunstler, UCLA attorney (Chicago 7), dies at 78
  • 1997 Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
  • 1997 Jeffrey Bernard, British writer (Spectator Magazine - Low Life), dies at 65
  • 1998 Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (b. 1912)
  • 2001 Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
  • 2004 James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)
  • 2006 Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)
  • 2007 John Scott, Duke of Buccleuch, Scottish peer, then largest landowner in Scotland, 1st MP in a wheelchair, dies at 83
  • 2007 Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese army officer and educator, dies at 95
  • 2014 Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl), dies at 85
  • 2019 Peter Ellis, New Zealand convicted child abuser, dies at 61
  • 2021 Willard Scott, American weather forecaster (Today Show), dies at 87