Famous Deaths on 4th April

Deaths 1 - 148 of 148

397 - Ambrosius, gov of Liguria/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies
636 - Saint Isidore of Seville, Church Father and the proposed patron of Internet (b. cira 560)
896 - Formosus, Pope (891-96), dies
1229 - Hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies
1284 - Alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castile/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62
1292 - Nicholas IV, [Girolamo Masci], Pope (1288-92), dies
1305 - Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217)
1393 - Floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies
1406 - Robert III, King of Scots (1390-1406), dies
1417 - John van Touraine, 1st husband of Jacoba of Bavaria, dies
1536 - Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (b. 1460)
1585 - Caspar de Robles, Spanish viceroy of Frisia, dies at about 57
1588 - Frederik II, King of Denmark/Norway (1559-88), dies at 53
1604 - Thomas Churchyard, poet/pamphleteer, dies
1609 - Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (b. 1526)
1617 - John Napier, Scottish mathematician/inventor (logarithms), dies
1643 - Simon Episcopius, [Bisschop], Dutch theologist, dies at 60
1661 - Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven, Scottish soldier (b. circa 1580)
1662 - Davis Mell, composer, dies at 57
1662 - Leonhart Kern, German sculptor , dies at about 73
1664 - Adam Willaerts, Dutch seascape painter, dies
1701 - Joseph Haines, entertainer and author
1714 - Karel, duke of Berry/French heir to the throne, dies
1734 - Johann C van Erckel, old Catholic theologist, dies at about 79
1743 - Daniel Neal, English historian (b. 1678)
1761 - Theodore Gardelle, Swiss painter and enameler (b. 1722)
1766 - John Taylor, English classical scholar (b. 1704)
1774 - Oliver Goldsmith, Irish poet (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17
1784 - Mary Mead, wife of English journalist John Wilkes, dies
1792 - James Sykes, American politician (b. 1725)
1806 - Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer, dies at 84
1807 - Joseph Jerome Le Francais de Lalande, French astronomer, dies
1817 - André Masséna, Duke of Rivoli, Prince d'Essing and Marshal of France (b. 1758)
1841 - William Henry Harrison, becomes 1st pres to die in office, at 68
1844 - Charles Bulfinch, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House), dies at 80
1846 - Solomon Sibley, American senator from Michigan Territory (b. 1769)
1861 - John McLean, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1785)
1862 - Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna), dies at 45
1863 - Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (b. 1790)
1864 - Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (b. 1808)
1870 - Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)
1874 - Charles Ernest Beulé, French archaeologist and politician (b. 1826)
1878 - Richard Brewer, American gunslinger/cowboy (b. 1850)
1879 - Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (b. 1803)
1883 - Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (b. 1791)
1884 - Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian artist and diarist (b. 1860)
1889 - Thomas T H Jorissen, historian, dies at 56
1890 - Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, Quebec politician (b. 1820)
1890 - Edmond Hébert, French geologist (b. 1812)
1893 - Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 86
1900 - Edward VII, King, assassinated
1905 - Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor, dies at 73
1908 - Josef Sucher, composer, dies at 64
1919 - William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe), dies at 86
1923 - L Martov, [Joulij O Tsederbaum], Russ revolutionary, dies at 49
1923 - John Venn, British mathematician (b. 1834)
1929 - Karl Friedrich Benz, automobile engineer (Mercedes), dies at 84
1930 - Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies
1931 - George Whitefield Chadwick, composer, dies at 76
1932 - Ottokar T Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Austrian minister, dies at 59
1932 - Wilhelm Ostwald, physical chemist (Nobel 1909), dies
1934 - Braulio Dueno Colon, composer, dies at 80
1937 - Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic, dies at 69
1938 - Cyril Christiani, cricket wicket keep (WI 1935), dies of malaria at 24
Industrialist André MichelinIndustrialist André Michelin (1941) 1941 - Andre Michelin, French tire manufacturer, dies at 88
1941 - Max Frisch, writer, dies at 29
1943 - Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor, dies at 54
1943 - Raoul Laparra, composer, dies at 66
1944 - John Peale Bishop, US poet (Undertaker's Garland), dies at 51
1944 - Karel Weis, composer, dies at 82
1947 - William O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. ?)
1951 - Al Christie, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1881)
1951 - George Albert Smith, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (b. 1870)
1953 - Carol II, King of Romania (1930-40), dies at 59
1953 - Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author, dies at 93
1957 - E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (b. 1909)
1958 - Hendrik Heyman, Belgian minister of Nijverheid/mayor, dies at 78
1958 - Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (b. 1925)
1959 - Stanley Snooke, cricketer (bro of S J, duck in South African Test), dies
1961 - Simion Stoilow, Romanian mathematician (b. 1873)
1962 - James Hanratty, executed at Bedford Prison, England, for the murder of Michael Gregsten (b. 1936)
1963 - Endzion Barelli, dies 2 days after winning a boxing match at 18
1963 - Jason Robards Sr, actor (Acapulco), dies at 70
1967 - Mischa Elman, Ukraine/US violinist, dies at 76
1967 - Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1898)
1967 - Al Lewis, American songwriter (b. 1901)
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. (1968) 1968 - Martin Luther King Jr, assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis Tennessee at 39
1970 - Byron Foulger, actor (Capt Nice, Petticoat Junction), dies at 70
1972 - Adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Rep-D-NY), dies at 63
1972 - John A H J S Bruins Slot, co-founder/editor in chief (illegal), dies
1972 - Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), dies at 69
1976 - Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889)
1977 - Jeno Zador, composer, dies at 82
1978 - Gino Contilli, composer, dies at 70
1979 - Edgar Buchanan, actor (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction), dies at 77
1979 - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani president, hanged in Pakistan at 51
1980 - Red Sovine, American country music singer (b. 1917)
1981 - Brad Johnson, actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56
1982 - Tsvetan Tsvetanov, composer, dies at 50
1983 - Gloria Swanson, actress (Airport 1975), dies of a heart ailment at 84
1983 - Jacqueline Logan, silent film leading lady, dies at 78
Actress Gloria SwansonActress Gloria Swanson (1983) 1984 - John Arnold, cricketer (Eng bat v NZ 1931, scored 34 only Test), dies
1984 - Oleg Antonov, Soviet airplane engineer (b. 1906)
1985 - Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (b. 1891)
1986 - Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter, dies at 87
1987 - C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore, author (Judgment Night), dies at 76
1987 - C.L. Moore, American writer (b. 1911)
1991 - John Heinz, (Sen-R-Pa), dies in a plane crash, dies at 52
1991 - Luc de Rijck, Belgian soccer player (Turnhout), dies
1991 - Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann), dies at 79
1991 - Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (b. 1920)
1991 - Forrest Towns, American hurdler (b. 1914)
1992 - Karl Tunberg, US scriptwriter (Ben Hur), dies
1992 - Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-born chess grandmaster, dies at 80
1992 - Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59
1992 - Arthur Russell, American cellist (b. 1951)
1993 - Alfred Mosher Butts, US architect/game maker (Scrabble), dies at 93
1993 - Bep [Alberta B] Ogterop, [Rita la Roche], singer, dies
1994 - Olga Lowina, Dutch yodeler (Edelweisskapel), dies at 69
1994 - Virginia "Ginny" Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band), dies at 77
1995 - Kenny Everett, British TV personality and disc Jockey, dies at 50 of an AIDS related illness
1995 - Peter Brinson, dance educationalist, dies at 67
1995 - Priscilla Lane, actress (Saboteur, Bodyguard), dies at 77
1996 - Carl Burton Stokes, politician, dies at 68
1996 - David Keylsey, actor/director, dies at 63
1996 - David Whitton, campaigner, dies at 44
1996 - Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist, dies at 97
1996 - Joy Newton, dancer, dies at 82
1996 - Larry Laprise, songwriter, dies at 83
1996 - Seamas NacNeill, piper, dies at 79
1996 - Barney Ewell, American athlete (b. 1918)
1999 - Faith Domergue, American actor (b. 1924)
1999 - Early Wynn, American baseball player (b. 1920)
2001 - Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American custom car designer (b. 1932)
2002 - Harry L. O'Connor, Czech film stuntman
2003 - Anthony Caruso, American actor (b. 1916)
2003 - Resortes, Mexican comedian (b. 1916)
2004 - Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist (b. 1919)
2004 - Casey Sheehan, American soldier, son of Cindy Sheehan (b. 1979)
2005 - Edward Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1924)
2007 - Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1941)
2007 - Terry Hall, English ventriloquist (b. 1927)
2008 - Francis Tucker, South African Rally Driver (b. 1923)
2011 - Scott Columbus, American drummer (Manowar) (b. 1956)
2011 - Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, filmmaker and political activist (b. 1958)
2012 - Claude Miller, French director and screen writer, dies at 70
2013 - Carmine Infantino, American comic book artist, dies at 87
2013 - Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league player, dies at 80

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