Famous Deaths on 12th February

Deaths 1 - 120 of 120

1128 - Toghtekin, slave/atabek of Damascus, dies
1242 - Hendrik VII, Roman Catholics German king (1220-35), commits suicide
1538 - Albrecht Altdorfer, German painter, dies at about 57
1554 - Jane Grey, queen of England for 9 days, beheaded at 17
1554 - Lord Guildford Dudley, Jane Grey's husband, beheaded
1571 - Nicholas Throckmorton, English diplomat and politician (b. 1515)
1590 - Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat, dies at 65
1595 - Archduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)
1616 - John Drusius, of Driesschen, Flemish Hebraist, dies at 65
1624 - George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist (b. 1563)
1630 - Fynes Moryson, English traveler and writer (b. 1566)
1684 - Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer, dies at 67
1700 - Aleksei Shein, Russian general and statesman (b. 1662)
1724 - Elkanah Settle, English writer (b. 1648)
1728 - Agostino Steffani, Italian/German diplomat/composer, dies at 73
1738 - James Sherard, composer, dies at 71
1762 - Laurent Belissen, composer, dies at 68
1763 - Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (b. 1688)
1771 - Adolf Frederik, King of Sweden (1751-70), dies at 60
1787 - Ruggiero Boscovich, Ital physicist/astronomer/philosopher, dies at 75
1789 - Ethan Allen, American patriot (b. 1738)
1799 - Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer, dies at 67
1799 - Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist (b. 1729)
1804 - Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (Zum ewigen Frieden), dies at 79
1820 - Guillaume Albert Teniers, composer, dies at 71
1834 - Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 65
1837 - Ludwig Borne, writer, dies at 50
1861 - Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72
1889 - Andrew Greenwood, cricketer (batted in Eng's 1st 2 Tests 1877), dies
1894 - Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (b. 1830)
1896 - Charles Louis Ambrose Thomas, French composer (Mignon), dies at 84
1896 - Isaac Murphy, jockey, 628 wins on 1,412 mounts (44.5%), dies at 35
1901 - Ramon de Campoamor bon Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Colon), dies at 83
1903 - Gaspar Núñez de Arce, Spanish dramatist and statesman (b. 1834)
1905 - Marcel Schwob, French writer/journalist (Coeur double), dies
1915 - Charles Emile Waldteufel, composer, dies at 77
1916 - J W Richard Dedekind, German mathematician, dies
1920 - Emile Sauret, composer, dies at 67
1920 - Jean Allemane, French socialist/communard (allemanisten), dies at 77
1920 - Ottalee Baker, Frank "Home Run" Baker's wife, dies at 31
1921 - Charles Leslie, cricketer (4 Tests England v Australia 1882-83), dies
1929 - Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, Ger para-psychologist, dies at 66
1929 - Lillie Langtry, British singer and actress (b. 1853)
1931 - Samedbey Mehmandarov, Russian general (b. 1855)
1933 - Henri Duparc, French composer, dies at 85
1935 - Auguste Escoffier, French chef (b. 1846)
1942 - Grant Wood, US painter (American Gothic), dies at 49
1945 - Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah, Youth Aliyah), dies
1945 - Walraven [Wally] van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis, executed at 39
1945 - Antonio Villa-Real, Filipino jurist (b. 1880)
1947 - Sidney Toler, actor (Charlie Chan, Dark Alibi), dies at 72
1949 - Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)
1951 - Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (b. 1897)
1954 - Dziga Vertov, [Kaufman], Russian dir (3 Songs of Lenin), dies at 58
1955 - Tom Moore, actor (Ladies be Seated, Majority Rules), dies at 71
1957 - Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Martha og Maria), dies at 82
1957 - Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (b. 1872)
1958 - Marcel Cachin, 1st communist French senator, dies at 88
1960 - Bobby Clark, vaudevillan (World's funniest circus clown), dies at 71
1965 - Henry Kulky, actor (Otto-Life of Riley), dies at 53
1969 - Johanna EFG Tourniaire, actress (Potasch & Perlemoer), dies at 80
1970 - Andre Souris, composer, dies at 79
1971 - George Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86
Department Store Founder James Cash PenneyDepartment Store Founder James Cash Penney (1971) 1971 - James Cash Penney, US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95
1973 - Benjamin Frankel, composer, dies at 67
1976 - James Clifton Williams, composer (Sinfonians), dies at 52
1976 - Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at 37
1979 - Jean Renoir, French writer/director (Human Beast), dies at 84
1980 - Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies
1980 - Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
1981 - Jean Dixon, actress (Joy of Livng, You Only Live Once), dies
1982 - Cornelis Rijnsdorp, Dutch writer (Culprit), dies at 87
1982 - Hal Hooker, cricket (307 partners with Kippax for last wicket), dies
1982 - Victor Jory, actor (Adv of Tom Sawyer, 1st Lady, Jigsaw), dies at 79
1983 - Eubie Blake, US ragtime-composer/pianist (Memories of You), dies at 96
1984 - Julio Cort zar, Argentina writer (Final del Juego), dies at 69
1984 - Anna Anderson, claimant to the throne of Russia (b. 1896)
1985 - Nicholas Colssanto, actor (Coach-Cheers), dies at 61
1986 - Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer, dies at 86
1986 - Sid Stone, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 82
1987 - Lang Jeffries, Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), dies at 55
1989 - Mauritius Balfoort, French/Flemish director, dies at 83
1989 - Thomas Bernhard, Dutch/Austrian writer (Heldenplatz), dies at 58
1991 - Edward A Blatt, director (Between 2 Worlds), dies at 88
1991 - Robert Wagner, mayor (NYC-D-1954-65), dies
1991 - Roger Patterson, American death metal bass player (b. 1968)
1992 - Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, boxing champ (Olympic-gold-1928), dies
1992 - Dorothy Tree, actress (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Nazi Agent), dies
1992 - Ton Brandsteder, CEO (Sony Netherland BV), dies at 74
1993 - James Bulger, English child beaten to death at 2, by 10 yr old boys
1994 - Donald Judd, US furniture maker/architect/artist, dies at 65
1994 - Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (b. 1950)
1995 - Earring George Mayweather, blues harmonica player, dies at 66
1995 - L Jansma, Fries publisher (Friese stamp), dies
1995 - Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author (L'Honneur de la Tribu), dies at 49
1995 - Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher, dies at 82
1995 - Tony Secunda, rock band manager, dies at 54
1996 - Roger Omond, journalist, dies at 51
1996 - Bob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)
1997 - Nora Beloff, journalist, dies at 78
1997 - Walter Ritchie, sculptor, dies at 77
2000 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American musician (b. 1929)
2000 - Tom Landry, American football coach (b. 1924)
2000 - Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)
Cartoonist Charles M. SchulzCartoonist Charles M. Schulz (2000) 2000 - Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, dies at 77
2000 - Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
2001 - Kristina Söderbaum, German actress (b. 1912)
2003 - Vali Myers, Australian painter (b. 1930)
2005 - Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (b. 1964)
2005 - Sammi Smith, American country music singer (b. 1943)
2007 - Randy Stone, American actor and casting director (b. 1958)
2007 - Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
2008 - Oscar Brodney, American screenwriter (b. 1907)
2010 - Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)
2011 - Mato Damjanović, Croatian chess grandmaster (b. 1927)
2011 - Betty Garrett, American actress and dancer (b. 1919)
2012 - Zina Bethune, American actress, dies from hit and run at 66
2012 - David Kelly, Irish actor, dies at 82
2012 - John Severin, America comic book artist, dies at 90
2013 - Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukranian politician and diplomat, dies at 81

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