Famous Deaths on 12th December

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884 - Carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies
1112 - Tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies
1204 - Maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69
1212 - Geoffrey, Archbishop of York
1263 - Hakon IV, Gamli, King of Norway (1217-63), dies
1574 - Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)
1586 - Stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533)
1600 - John Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies
1677 - Jacob Binckes/Benckes, Dutch admiral (Chatham), dies in battle
1685 - John Pell, English mathematician (b. 1610)
1751 - Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher (b. 1678)
1754 - Wu Jingzi, Chinese writer (b. 1701)
1766 - Johann Christoph Gottsched, German writer (b. 1700)
Ottoman Sultan Selim IIOttoman Sultan Selim II (1574) 1772 - Johann Gottfried Seyfert, composer, dies at 41
1777 - Albrecht von Haller, Swiss physician/biologist/author, dies at 69
1777 - Reverend Benjamin Russen, executed at Tyburn England for rape
1788 - Joseph Gibbs, composer, dies at 88
1789 - John Ponsonby, Irish politician (b. 1713)
1790 - Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (b. 1733)
1812 - John Malchair, composer, dies at 82
1817 - Emperor Tekle Giyorgis I of Ethiopia, (b. about 1751)
1836 - Giuseppe Farinelli, composer, dies at 67
1843 - Willem I Frederik, King of Netherlands (1814-40), dies at 71
1858 - Jacques Viger, antiquarian and archeologist, first mayor of Montreal (b. 1787)
1872 - Willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician, dies at 72
1877 - Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice, dies at 48
1880 - Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry), dies at 83
Poet Robert BrowningPoet Robert Browning (1889) 1889 - Robert Browning, English poet (Ring & Book), dies at 77
1889 - Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1804)
1894 - Sir John Thompson, fourth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a sudden heart attack at 49
1912 - Luitpold von Bayern, prince-regent of Bayern, dies at 91
1913 - Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia (b. 1844)
1914 - Watkins Lewis, black man, lynched in Shrevport, Louisiana
1920 - Olive Schreiner, South Afr writer (Healing Imagination), dies at 75
1920 - Paul Lacome, composer, dies at 82
1921 - Henrietta Leavitt, cepheid period-luminosity relation discover, dies
1923 - Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Ball du Comte), dies at 20
1926 - Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77
1927 - Heinrich Reitsch, composer, dies at 67
1929 - Charles Goodnight, American cattle baron (b. 1836)
1932 - Egon Richter, writer, dies
1933 - Theodore Moses Tobani, composer, dies at 78
1934 - Thorleif Haug, Norwegian Nordic skier (b. 1894)
1937 - Alfred Abel, actor (Dr Mabuse, Metropolis), dies at 57
1939 - Douglas Fairbanks, actor (Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), dies at 56
1941 - Cesar Basa, Philippine Air Force and World War II hero (b. 1915)
1951 - Mildred Bailey, American jazz singer (b. 1907)
1952 - Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (b. 1879)
1956 - Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83
1957 - Robert Frank Kurka, composer, dies at 35
1959 - Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 79
1961 - Daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91
1962 - Sid Saylor, actor (Wally-Waterfront), dies at 67
1963 - Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese film director (b. 1903)
1964 - H I "Sailor" Young, cricketer (left-arm bowler Eng v Aust 1899), dies
1965 - Johnny Lee, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 67
1968 - Tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65
1968 - Walter Robins, cricketer (19 Tests for England 64 wkts), dies
1970 - Louis Zimmer, Flem clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82
1970 - Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (b. 1889)
1971 - David Sarnoff, US TV pioneer (RCA), dies at 80
1971 - Frank Wolff, actor (Erotic Illusion, Last Gun), commits suicide at 43
1971 - Jack Barnhill, Northern Ireland senator, assassinated
1971 - John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Dog of Pavlov), dies at 47
1976 - Jack Cassidy, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She), dies at 49
1976 - Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (b. 1890)
1977 - Baroness Clementine Spencer-Churchill (nee Hozier), widow of Sir Winston, dies at 92
1978 - Clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53
1978 - Fay Compton, actress (Othello), dies at 74
1980 - Jean Lesage, politician, premier of Quebec (b. 1912)
1985 - Anne Baxter, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel), dies at 62
1985 - Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist/road mgr (Rolling Stones), dies at 47
1987 - Louis de Meester, composer, dies at 83
1987 - Enrique Jorrín, Cuban musician and composer (b. 1926)
1988 - John Canning, NY Post managing editor, dies at 56
1988 - Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, American Mafia figure (b. 1917)
1991 - Eleanor Boardman, actor (Crowd), dies in at 93
1991 - Ken Keltner, US baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 75
1991 - Lex Karsemeijer, Dutch tenor/choral dir (Sweet 16, Pro Musica), dies
1992 - Bernard CJ Lievegoed, Dutch anthroposopher (Free College), dies at 87
1992 - Jasu Patel, cricketer (29 wkts for India, best 9-69 v Aust), dies
1992 - Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)
1993 - Gerard "Ge" Nabrink, Dutch anarchist/NVSH-founder, dies at 90
1993 - Jeremiah Sullivan, actor (Soldier, Double-Stop), dies of AIDS at 58
1993 - Jozsef Antall, historian/premier of Hungary (1990-93), dies at 61
1994 - Antoine Pinay, French PM (1952)/foreign minister, dies at 102
1994 - Donna J. Stone, poet, dies of heart failure at 61
1994 - Herman H Felderhof, radio-announcer/head (NRU/NOS Radio), dies at 83
1994 - John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer, dies at 68
1994 - Stuart Allen Roosa, astronaut (Apollo 14), dies of pancreatitis at 46
1995 - Andrew Olle, broadcaster, dies at 48
1995 - David Lincoln Lightbown, politician, dies at 63
1995 - David Saul Marshall, diplomat lawyer/politician, dies at 97
1995 - James Altgens, JFK assassination photographer, dies at 76
1995 - Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian, dies
1995 - Mary Bruce, dance Teacher, dies at 95
1995 - Mohyedin Alempour, tajik artist/journalist, dies at 50
1996 - Gerald Ian Lacey, architect/town planner, dies at 70
1996 - Jack Perry, businessman, dies at 81
1996 - Jean-Pierre Guerlain, cosmetics pioneer, dies at 91
1996 - Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher, dies at 77
1996 - Vance Oakley Packard, writer (Hidden Perseuders), dies at 82
1997 - Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
1998 - Marco Denevi, Argentine writer (b. 1922)
1998 - Mo Udall, American politician (b. 1922)
1998 - Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator from Florida and Governor of Florida (b. 1930)
1999 - Paul Cadmus, American artist (b. 1904)
1999 - Joseph Heller, American author (b. 1923)
2000 - George Montgomery, American actor (b. 1916)
2001 - Jean Richard, French actor (b. 1921)
2002 - Dee Brown, American author (b. 1908)
2002 - Brad Dexter, American actor (b. 1917)
2002 - Jay Wesley Neill, American convicted murderer (b. 1965)
2003 - Heydər Əliyev, President of Azerbaijan (b. 1923)
2003 - Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Catholic prelate (b. 1926)
2003 - Keiko, orca (killer whale), star of Free Willy (b. 1976)
2005 - Gebran Tueni, Lebanese politician (b. 1957)
2005 - Annette Vadim, Danish actress (b. 1936)
2005 - Robert F. Newmyer, American film producer (b. 1946)
2006 - Paul Arizin, American basketball player (b. 1928)
Actor Peter BoyleActor Peter Boyle (2006) 2006 - Peter Boyle, American actor, dies of multiple myeloma at 71
2006 - Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1935)
2006 - Raymond P. Shafer, 38th Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1917)
2006 - Al Shugart, pioneering American computer engineer and co-founder of Seagate Technology (b. 1930)
2007 - Ike Turner, American singer, former husband of Tina Turner (b. 1931)
2008 - Avery Dulles, Roman Catholic Cardinal, heologian (b. 1918)
2008 - Van Johnson, American actor (b. 1916)
2008 - Tassos Papadopoulos, Cypriot former president (b. 1934)
2010 - Peter Pagel, German footballer (b. 1956)
2010 - Tom Walkinshaw, former racing driver and Formula 1 team owner (b. 1946)
2013 - Audrey Totter, American actress, dies from a stroke at 95

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