Deaths in History on September 7

  • 355 Claudius Silvanus, Roman usurper
  • 1134 Alfonso I de Strijdvaardige, king of Aragon (1104-34), dies
  • 1151 Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, conquered Normandy, dies at 38
  • 1362 Joan of The Tower, English princess and Queen consort of Scotland, dies at 41
  • 1559 Robert Estienne, French printer (b. 1503)
  • 1625 Rombout Hogerbeets, Dutch lawyer and pension minister of Leiden, dies at 64
  • 1644 Guido Bentivoglio, Italian statesman (b. 1579)
  • 1655 Tristan l'Hermite, French dramatist/poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1657 Arvid Wittenberg, Swedish count, field marshal and privy councilor (b. 1606)
  • 1708 Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia (1706-08), stabbed to death by courtiers at 24
  • 1719 John Harris, English writer (Lexicon Technicum, first English Encyclopedia) (b. c. 1666)
  • 1721 Bernhard Albinus, German-Dutch court-physician (Frederick of Prussia), dies at 68
  • 1729 William Burnet, British-born American statesman (b. 1688)
  • 1731 Yevdokiya Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia as the first wife of Peter I of Russia, dies at 62
  • 1799 Jan Ingenhousz, Dutch-English physiologist (discovering photosynthesis) and personal physician of Maria Theresa, dies at 68
  • 1799 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist and contributor to the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, dies at 82
  • 1809 Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (b. 1737)
  • 1809 Caroline Schelling [Michaelis], German author and academic dies at 46
  • 1820 Court Lambertus van Beyma, Frisian regent and leader of the Frisian patriots, dies at 67
  • 1871 Cowper Phipps Coles, English inventor (revolving gun turret), drowns at 51
  • 1871 Mehmed Ali Pasha, Turkish marshal and statesman, dies fighting in Albania at 50
  • 1891 Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, dies at 71
  • 1892 John G. Whittier, American poet/secretary Anti-Slavery Society, dies
  • 1893 Hamilton Fish, American politician (Governor of New York), dies at 85
  • 1907 Sully Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, first Nobel Prize for Literature 1901), dies at 68
  • 1909 Eugene Lefebvre, French aviator pioneer (1st stunt pilot and 1st pilot to die flying a plane), dies test piloting a Wright A aircraft at 30
  • 1910 William Holman Hunt, English painter (Light of the World), dies at 83
  • 1914 Peter O'Brien, Irish lawyer and judge, dies at 73
  • 1920 Simon-Napoléon Parent, Canadian politician and 12th Premier of Quebec (1900-05), dies at 64
  • 1921 Alfred William Rich, English watercolor painter, dies at 65
  • 1925 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, dies at 52 or 54
  • 1925 René Viviani, French historian and 61st Prime Minister of France (1914-15), dies at 61

Edward GreyEdward Grey (1862-1933)

English viscount of Fallodon and Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 71

  • 1939 Kyoka Izumi, Japanese novelist (b. 1873)
  • 1940 Edmund Rumpler, Austrian automotive and airplane builder (1st Tatra car), dies at 68
  • 1942 Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter dies aged 87
  • 1946 Paul Zech, German writer, dies at 65
  • 1948 Henricus Andreas Poels, Dutch Roman Catholic theologist and social foreman, dies at 80
  • 1949 José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter of political murals ((Epic of Culture in New World), dies at 65
  • 1951 John French Sloan, American painter and etcher, dies at 80
  • 1954 Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (Mutt and Jeff), dies at 69
  • 1955 Ernst Rabel, Austrian-American lawyer, human rights activist, and author (The Conflict of Laws: A Comparative Study), dies at 81
  • 1959 Maurice Duplessis, 16th Premier of Quebec, dies at 69
  • 1960 Wilhelm Pieck, German politician (co-founder German Communist Party, President of German DR 1949-60), dies at 84
  • 1961 Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy, Dutch lawyer and Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1940-45), dies at 76
  • 1962 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (b. 1892)
  • 1962 Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen-Finecke], Danish baroness and writer (Out of Africa), dies at 77
  • 1962 Morris Louis, American painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49
  • 1969 Everett McKinley Dirksen, American politician (Senator-R-Illinois, Senate Minority Leader), dies at 73
  • 1972 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian and honorary secretary of King Leopold III of Belgium, dies at 81
  • 1973 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, dies at 72
  • 1979 Ivor Armstrong Richards, English literary critic (The Meaning of Meaning), dies at 86
  • 1986 Ruth Polsky, American record promoter, dies after being run over by a cab at 30

A. J. P. TaylorA. J. P. Taylor (1906-1990)

English historian (The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848–1918, Origins of the Second World War), dies at 84

  • 1991 John Crosby, American columnist/detective writer dies at 79
  • 1991 John H. Lawrence, American physician (nuclear medicine pioneer), dies at 87
  • 1994 James Clavell, British-American author (The Asian Saga), dies at 69
  • 1995 Gordon DeMarco, American writer and activist, dies at 51
  • 1997 George Crockett Jr., American attorney (founded 1st racially integrated law firm) and politician (Rep-D-MI, 1980-91), dies at 88

Mobutu Sese SekoMobutu Sese Seko (1930-1997)

Dictator and President of Zaire (1965-97), dies at 66

  • 1998 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, dies at 85
  • 1999 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist (b. 1949)
  • 2002 Uziel Gal, Israeli firearm designer (Uzi submachine gun), dies at 78
  • 2003 Great Antonio [Antonio Barichievich], Croatian-Canadian strongman and eccentric, dies at 77
  • 2010 Barbara Holland, American author (The Joy of Drinking, Secrets of the Cat: Its Lore, Legend and Lives), dies of lung cancer at 77 [1]
  • 2010 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, dies at 95