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Deaths

752 - Pope Zachary

1457 - Jingtai Emperor of China (b. 1428)

1471 - Sir Thomas Malory, English author

1647 - Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (b. 1584)

1648 - Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general (b. 1584)

1680 - René Le Bossu, French critic (b. 1631)

1682 - Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruysdael, Dutch painter

1696 - Jean Domat, French jurist (b. 1625)

1698 - Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (b. 1622)

1748 - George Wade, British military leader (b. 1673)

1757 - John Byng, British admiral (executed) (b. 1704)

1791 - Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (b. 1725)

1803 - Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German writer (b. 1724)

 
 

1805 - Stanis?aw Szcz?sny Potocki, Russian general (b. 1753)

1823 - Charles François Dumouriez, French general (b. 1739)

1883 - Karl Marx, German political theorist (b. 1818)

1884 - Quintino Sella, Italian statesman (b. 1827)

1932 - George Eastman, American inventor (b. 1854)

1946 - Werner von Blomberg, German field marshal (b. 1878)

1973 - Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907)

1973 - Chic Young, American cartoonist (b. 1901)

1975 - Susan Hayward, American actress (b. 1917)

1976 - Busby Berkeley, American choreographer and director (b. 1895)

1977 - Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (b. 1917)

1986 - Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)

1989 - Edward Abbey, American author (b. 1927)

 
 

1991 - Howard Ashman, American lyricist (b. 1950)

1991 - Doc Pomus, American composer (b. 1925)

1995 - William Alfred Fowler, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

1997 - Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-born director (b. 1907)

2002 - Cherry Wilder, New Zealand-born author (b. 1930)

2003 - Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (b. 1945)

2003 - Jean-Luc Lagardère, French publisher (b. 1928)

2006 - Lennart Meri, former president of Estonia (b. 1929)

 

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