Famous Deaths on 15th February

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1043 - Gisela, wife of RC-German emperor Conrad II the Salier, dies at 52
1145 - Lucius II, [Gherardo Caccianemici], Italian Pope (1144-45), dies
1152 - Konrad III, Roman-German King (1138-1152), dies at about 58
1503 - Henry Deane, Archbishop of Canterbury (1501-03), dies
1568 - Hendrik van Brederode, Dutch noble (Compromise of Nobles), dies at 36
1580 - Cunerus Petri, Dutch theologist/bishop of Leeuwarden, dies
1597 - Pieter J Kies, Dutch mayor of Haarlem (1572-73), dies at about 66
1600 - Jose the Acosta, Spanish missionary (Peru), dies at 59(?)
1621 - Michael Praetorius, German composer (In Dulce Jubilo), dies at 50
1637 - Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia/Hun/German Emperor (1619-37), dies at 58
1660 - Klaas Geritsz Compaen, Dutch buccaneer/merchant, dies at 72
1680 - Jan Swammerdam, Dutch anatomist/entomologist (Bible of Nature), dies at 43
1701 - Adam Drese, German composer, dies at 80
1713 - Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, writer, dies
1738 - Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (b. 1684)
1744 - Frantisek Antonin Mica, composer, dies at 49
1744 - John Hadley, inventor (sextant), dies
1759 - Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor, dies at 89
1761 - Carlo Cecere, composer, dies at 54
1775 - Peter Dens, Flemish Catholic theologian (b. 1690)
1778 - Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer, dies at 80
1781 - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Saxon playwright/critic, dies at 52
1818 - Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18), dies at 69
1820 - Pierre-Joseph Cambon, member of Committee the Salut Public, dies at 63
1820 - William Ellery, US attorney (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 92
1831 - Henry Maudslay, inventor (metal lathe), dies
1832 - Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, composer, dies at 85
1835 - Henry Hunt, British politican, dies
1839 - Chevalier de Lorimier, Quebec notary (b. 1803)
1841 - Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch dr/chemist (electrical car), dies at 53
1843 - Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek military figure (b. 1770)
1844 - Henry Addington Lord Sidmouth, Brit premier (1801-04), dies at 86
1847 - Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (b. 1794)
1848 - Hermann von Boyen, Prussian field marshal (b. 1771)
1849 - Pierre F Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (logistic curve), dies at 44
1857 - Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Russian composer, dies at 53
1864 - Israel Zangwill, writer/Zionist/philanthropist, dies
1864 - William Dyce, painter, dies
1865 - Nicholas Wiseman, 1st Archbishop of Westminster (1850-65), dies
1869 - Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (b. 1796)
1885 - Leopold Damrosch, composer, dies at 52
1887 - Alexander Borodin, composer, dies
1896 - E J Nicholson, writer, dies
1902 - Wilhelmina JR Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress, dies at 68
1903 - Julie Verstraete-Lacquet, Flemish actress, dies at 69
1905 - Lewis Wallace, US diplomat/writer (Ben Hur), dies at 77
1910 - Albert Fuchs, composer, dies at 51
1911 - Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (b. 1859)
1916 - Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky, composer, dies at 73
1917 - Charles A van Ophuysen, Dutch orientalist, dies at 60
1919 - Pieter K Pel, Dutch internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), dies at 66
1921 - Hans Haym, composer, dies at 60
1922 - Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German/Dutch anarchist/feminist, dies at 36
1923 - Josephine B Willson Bruce, US black theorist, dies at 69
1924 - Lionel Monckton, English composer (Country Girl), dies at 62
1928 - Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (L, 1908-16) dies at 75
1932 - Minnie Maddern Fiske, actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), dies at 66
1933 - Anton J Cermak, (Mayor-D-Chicago), assassinated in Miami
1939 - Foppe G Scheltema, Dutch lawyer, dies at 47
1939 - Henri Jaspar, premier of Belgium (1926-31), dies at 68
1939 - Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Russian painter (b. 1878)
1942 - Guido Adler, Austrian musicologist, dies at 91
1942 - Stanislav Binicki, composer, dies at 69
1943 - William Victor Harris, composer, dies at 73
1955 - S Z Sakall, actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), dies at 71
1959 - Owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69
1961 - Jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59
1961 - Marubel Vinaon Owen, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1932), dies
1962 - Vladimir Sokoloff, actor (Road to Morocco, Cloak & Dagger), dies at 72
1964 - Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician (b. 1880)
Musician Nat King ColeMusician Nat King Cole (1965) 1965 - Nat King Cole, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), dies at 49
1966 - Camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies
1966 - Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect (b. 1909)
1967 - Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor/director (It, Careers), dies at 79
1967 - William C Bullitt, 1st US ambassador in USSR, dies at 76
1968 - Little Walter, rocker, dies at 37
1970 - Sir Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (b. 1882)
1971 - Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer, dies at 63
1971 - Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (b. 1885)
1972 - Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66
1972 - Jef [Josephus CF] Last, Dutch poet/Indonesian politician, dies at 73
1973 - Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), dies of cancer at 55
1973 - Wally Cox, actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares), dies at 48
1974 - Kurt Magnus Atterberg, composer, dies at 86
1975 - Julian Huxley, biologist, dies
1975 - Pelham G Wodehouse, writer, dies
1978 - Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72
1979 - Alex Bradford, actor/composer (Your Arms too Short...), dies at 51
1979 - Mehdi Rahimi, Iran general/milt governor of Teheran, executed
1981 - Jack Crapp, cricketer (7 Tests for England 1948-49, 319 runs), dies
1981 - Mike Bloomfield, rocker (Electric Flag), dies of drug overdose at 36
1981 - Thomas Beversdorf, composer, dies at 56
1981 - Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)
1982 - Rolfe Sedan, actor (Mailman-George Burns Show), dies at 86
1984 - Avon Long, dancer/actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies of cancer at 73
1984 - Ethel Merman, singer/actress (Kid Million), dies in her sleep at 76
1984 - Leamon Hunt, US director-General in Sinai, killed by communists
1987 - Jimmy Holiday, US singer (Baby I Love You), dies at 42
1987 - Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer, dies at 57
1988 - Frederick [Fritz] Loewe, composer, dies
1988 - Gardiner Means, US economist, dies at 91
1988 - Gerard Holt, architect, dies at 83
1988 - Neil R[onald] Jones, sf writer (Space War, Twin Worlds), dies at 78
1988 - Richard P Feynman, physicist (Nobel 1965, Physical Law), dies at 69
1990 - Henry Brandon, actor (Assault on Precinct 13), dies at 77
1990 - Jack Fletcher, actor (Any Wednesday), dies of heart attack at 68
1991 - Gary Gears, Chicago disk jockey, dies at 46 of a heart attack
1991 - Luis Escobar, Spanish actor (Don Juan My Love), dies at 78
1992 - William H Schuman, US composer (Pulitzer)/Pres of Julliard, dies at 81
1992 - María Elena Moyano, Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
1993 - George Wallington, [Giacinto Figlia], Italian bebop-pianist/, dies
1994 - Andrei Tsjikatilo, [Rostov Ripper], Russian mass murdered, executed
1994 - Tiger Haynes, US actor (Moscow on the Hudson, Cosby Show), dies at 79
1995 - Francis Taylor, builder, dies at 90
1995 - Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist/rebel, dies at 77
1995 - Lord Taylor of Hadfield, Brit pres of Taylor Woodrow Group, dies at 90
1995 - Nabila Diahnine, Algerian architect/feminist, murdered at 33
1995 - Sahnoun Jawhari, Tunisian Annahda-leader, dies at 40 in jail
1995 - Viscount Camrose, British large landowner/Conservative, dies
1996 - Bruno Ferenc Straub, Hungarian statesman, dies
1996 - Margaret Courtenay, actress (Royal Flash, Duet for One), dies at 72
1996 - McLean Stevenson, actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry), dies at 66
1996 - Oscar Abrams, community organiser, dies at 58
1996 - Tommy Rettig, actor (Lassie)/computer programmer (Clipper), dies at 54
1998 - Martha Gelhorn, female war correspondent (Reuters), dies at 89
1999 - Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
1999 - Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)
2002 - Howard K. Smith, American journalist (b. 1914)
Actor Kevin SmithActor Kevin Smith (2002) 2002 - Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (b. 1963)
2004 - Jens Evensen, Norwegian minister and jurist (b. 1917)
2004 - Jan Miner, American actress (b. 1917)
2005 - Samuel Francis, American journalist (b. 1947)
2005 - Pierre Bachelet, French singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
2007 - Walker Edmiston, actor (b. 1926)
2007 - Ray Evans, American songwriter (b. 1915)
2008 - Amnon Netzer, Iranian-Israeli historian (b. 1934)
2008 - Ashley Callie, South African actress (b. 1976)
2009 - Joe Cuba, Puerto-Rican musician (b. 1931)
2009 - Dr. Diether H. Haenicke, university president (b. 1935)
2012 - Charles Anthony, American Tenor dies from kidney failure at 82
2012 - Charles Anthony [Caruso], American tenor, dies from kidney failure at 82

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