Famous Deaths on 27th August

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542 - Saint Caesarius of Arles
827 - Pope Eugene II
1208 - Irene Angelina, daughter of Isaac II Angeles, dies
1312 - Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1262)
1394 - Chokei, Emperor of Japan (b. 1343)
1450 - Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395)
1521 - Josquin Des Prez, composer, dies
1522 - Giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75
1545 - Piotr Gamrat, Polish Catholic archbishop (b. 1487)
1572 - Claude Goudimel, French composer
1576 - Titian, [Tiziano Vecelli], Italian painter, dies of plague
1590 - Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], Pope (1585-90), dies at 68
1608 - Hendrik van Kinschot, [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66
1611 - Tomés L de Victoria, Spanish composer/singer/organist, dies
1635 - Lope Felix de Vega, playwright/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), dies at 72
1651 - Jacob A Backer, painter, dies at about 43
1664 - Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter (b. 1598)
1667 - Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, buried at 33
1746 - Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, composer, dies
1748 - James Thomson, dies
1773 - Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (b. 1721)
1827 - Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat, dies
1828 - Eise J Eisinga, constructed planetarium at Franeker, dies at 84
1830 - Louis H J Condé, French prince, commits suicide at 74
1840 - William Kneass, 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office
1841 - Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer, dies at 65
1846 - Frantiszek Scigalski, composer, dies at 64
1846 - Gottfied Wilhelm Fink, composer, dies at 63
1855 - Francisco Eduardo da Costa, composer, dies at 36
1857 - Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American literary critic and editor (b. 1812)
1865 - Jozef Nowakowski, composer, dies at 64
1867 - Karol Katski, composer, dies at 51
1868 - Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer, dies at 82
1871 - William Whiting Boardman, American politician (b. 1794)
1874 - Johan George Schwartze, painter, dies
1874 - John Henry Foley, sculptor, dies
1875 - William Chapman Ralston, American banker (b. 1826)
1879 - Rowland Hill, introduced postage stamps, dies at 84
1883 - August Friedrich Pott, composer, dies at 76
1887 - Wilhelm Volkmar, composer, dies at 74
1910 - Clement of Maasdijk, 1st Dutch aircraft death
1914 - John Weiss, German new testament, dies
1919 - Louis Botha, South African soldier/statesman, dies at 56
1922 - Carl Fuchs, composer, dies at 83
1929 - Herman Potočnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket scientist (b. 1892)
1930 - Didericus G van Epen, genealogist/Dutch Patriarch, dies at 62
1931 - Willem H Nolens, priest/2nd Chamber member, dies
1931 - Frank Harris, Irish author and editor (b. 1856)
1931 - Francis Marion Smith, American borax magnate (b. 1846)
1943 - Otto Selz, German psychologist (In Auschwitz), dies
1944 - Georg von Boeselager, German nobleman (b. 1915)
1948 - Oley Speaks, composer, dies at 74
1948 - Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez, composer, dies at 50
1948 - Charles Evans Hughes, U.S. Supreme Court justice (b. 1862)
1949 - Arthur Chesney, actor (Lodger, Chelsea Life), dies at 67
1950 - Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (Fuoco Grande), dies at 41
1953 - Nicolai Berezowsky, composer, dies at 53
1955 - Joachim Wach, philosopher/sociologist (Sociology of Religion), dies
1958 - Ernest O Lawrence, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939), dies at 57
1962 - Carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79
1963 - W E B Du Bois, scholar/founder (NAACP), dies at 95 in Accra Ghana
1963 - William Edward Burghardt du Bois, educational editor/author, dies
1963 - Garrett Morgan, American inventor (b. 1877)
1963 - Allama Mashriqi, Pakistani scholar and politician (b. 1888)
1964 - Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer, dies at 59
1964 - Gracie Allen, actress (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
1965 - Edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68
1965 - Gerald Bond, cricketer (South Africa 1938-39), dies
Architect/ City Planner Le CorbusierArchitect/ City Planner Le Corbusier (1965) 1965 - Le Corbusier, [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss/French architect, dies at 77
1965 - Otto Reinhold, composer, dies at 66
1967 - Brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles), dies of drug overdose at 32
1967 - Henri-Georges Adam, French painter/cartoonist/sculptor, dies at 63
1968 - Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61
1968 - William E B Dubois, US founder NAACP (Souls of black people), dies
1969 - Claire Whitney, silent film actress (Blind Fools), dies at 79
1969 - Erika Mann, German/US author/daughter of Thomas Mann, dies
1969 - Henri EJA de Page, Belgian lawyer, dies
1969 - Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist, dies
1971 - Bennett Cerf, (Random House)/panelist (What's My Line), dies at 73
1971 - Margaret Bourke-White, US photographer, dies at 67
1975 - Emperor Haile Selassie, depossed Ethiopian emperor, strangled at 83
1976 - Mukesh, Indian playback singer (b. 1923)
1977 - George Merritt, actor (I Monster, Canterbury Tale), dies at 86
1977 - Steve Dunne, actor (Professional Father), dies at 59
1978 - Robert Shaw, actor (Dan-Buccaneers), dies of heart attack at 51
1979 - Boleslaw Szabelski, composer, dies at 82
1979 - Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, is assassinated by an IRA bomb on his boat in Ireland
1979 - Nicholas Mountbatten, Lord Mountbatten's grandson, murdered at 14
1980 - Sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show), dies at 68
1980 - Douglas Kenney, American humorist (b. 1947)
1981 - Joan Edwards, singer (Joan Edwards Show), dies at 62
1981 - Valery Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
1984 - Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street), dies at 69
1984 - Billy Sands, actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), dies at 73
1987 - Scott La Rock, American DJ (Boogie Down Productions) (b. 1962)
1988 - Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (b. 1928)
1990 - Raymond St Jacques, actor/dir (Falcon Crest), dies of cancer at 60
1990 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at 35
1991 - Gordon Heath, actor (Sapphire, Staircase, Animal Farm), dies
1991 - Vince Taylor, [Brian Holden], Brit singer (Brand new Cadillac), dies
1993 - Bob Verstraete, Dutch actor/screenwriter/director (Alicia), dies at 71
1994 - Roberto Goyeneche, [El Polaco], Argentine tango singer (Maria), dies
1995 - Carl Ronald Giles, cartoonist, dies at 78
1995 - Dick Bentley, entertainer, dies at 88
1995 - Martin Louis "Marty" Paich, jazz arranger, dies at 70
1996 - Abram Games, graphic artist, dies at 82
1996 - Alexander Lanusse, military president of Argentina (1971-73), dies
1996 - Greg Morris, actor (Mission Impossible), dies at 61
1997 - Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC), dies at 48
1997 - Jeep Swenson, actor (Batman & Robin), dies of heart failure at 40
1999 - Hélder Câmara, Brazilian Roman Catholic archbishop (b. 1909)
2001 - Abu Ali Mustafa, leader of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (assassinated) (b. 1938)
2001 - Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (b. 1936)
2002 - Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, "Father of the Modern Day Men's Movement," Founder of the Christian Men's Network (CMN)
2003 - Pierre Poujade, French politician (b. 1920)
2004 - Willie Crawford, American baseball player (b. 1946)
2005 - Seán Purcell, Gaelic footballer (b. 1929)
2006 - Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director (b. 1922)
2006 - Maria Capovilla, oldest woman alive from 2004-2006 (b. 1889)
2006 - Jesse Pintado, Mexican-born guitarist (Napalm Death) (b. 1969)
2007 - Emma Penella, Spanish actress (b. 1930)
2008 - Mark Priestley, Australian actor (b. 1976)
2009 - Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer and poet (b. 1913)
2010 - Luna Vachon, Professional Wrestler (b. 1962)
2013 - Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player, dies at 73

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