Famous Deaths on 4th February

Deaths 1 - 113 of 113

211 - Lucius Septimus Severus, emperor of Rome (193-211), dies at 64
708 - Sisinnius, Greek-Syrian pope (708, 20 days), dies
856 - Hrabanus Maurus, East France, archbishop of Mainz, dies
869 - Saint Cyril, Greek missionary to the Slavs (b. 827)
1189 - Gilbert of Sempringham, English monastery founder/saint, dies
1222 - Willem I, earl of Holland (1203-22), dies
1503 - Queen Elizabeth, consort of Henry VII of England, dies
1505 - Joan of Valois, Queen of France/saint, dies at 40
1508 - Conrad Celtes, German humanist scholar (b. 1459)
1553 - Caspar Othmayr, composer, dies at 37
1590 - Gioseffo Zarlino, composer, dies at 73
1615 - Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
1615 - Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535)
1617 - Louis Elsevier, Dutch publisher, dies at about 76
1640 - Hendrick C Vroom, Dutch seascape painter, dies
1694 - Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (b. 1651)
1714 - Duke of Berry, French King Louis XIV's grandson, dies
1746 - Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave), dies at 46
1774 - Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
1781 - Josef Myslivecek, composer, dies at 43
1781 - Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies), dies in battle at 59
1799 - Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (b. 1728)
1815 - Geert Reinders, Dutch cattle breeder/inoculation proponent, dies at 77
1815 - Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 58
1816 - Meingosus Gaelle, composer, dies at 63
1834 - Amelie Julia Candielle, composer, dies at 66
1844 - Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/literary, dies at 49
1854 - Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66
1869 - Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author/novelist (Future), dies at 60
1894 - Antoine J "Adolphe" Sax, instrument maker (saxophone), dies at 79
1895 - Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer, dies at 71
1896 - Henry David Leslie, composer, dies at 73
1905 - Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (b. 1841)
1911 - Peter A "Piet" Cronje, South Africa Boer general, dies at about 75
1921 - Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator, dies at 75
1927 - Thomas Linnemann Laub, composer, dies at 74
1928 - Hendrik A Lorentz, physicist (L transformation-Nobel 1902), dies at 74
1933 - Archibald Sayce, English educator (b. 1846)
1936 - Wilhelm Gustloff, German leader of the Swiss Nazi party (b. 1895)
1939 - Edward Sapir, US linguist/cultural antropologist (indian), dies at 55
1939 - Henri W A Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell), dies at 72
1940 - Nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895)
1941 - Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian, dies at 79
1943 - Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies
1944 - Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (b. 1867)
1944 - Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (b. 1872)
1946 - Margarete Boie, writer, dies
1953 - Alexander Loudon, Dutch diplomat (League of Nations), dies at 60
1954 - Vaclav Vackar, composer, dies at 72
1956 - Leendert A Donker, Dutch soc dem party-minister of Justice, dies at 56
1956 - Peder Gram, composer, dies at 74
1957 - Joseph Hardaway, creator of Bugs Bunny, dies at 66
1957 - Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican illustrator, dies
1958 - Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince, dies at 46
1959 - Una O'Connor, actress (Banjo, Invisible Man), dies at 78
1964 - Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71
1965 - U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
1966 - Gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90
1967 - Albert Orsborn, 6th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1886)
1968 - Ed Baker, actor (Keystone Kops), dies of emphysema at 70
1968 - Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New), dies at 67
1968 - Neal Cassady, American writer (b. 1926)
1974 - Mihail Andricu, composer, dies at 79
1974 - Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)
Musician Louis JordanMusician Louis Jordan (1975) 1975 - Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)
1975 - Howard Hill, American archer (b. 1899)
1977 - Brett Halliday, American writer (b. 1904)
1978 - Bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73
1982 - Sue Carol, actress (She's My Weakness), dies at 73 of a heart attack
1982 - Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935)
1982 - Georg Konrad Morgen, German judge (b. 1909)
1983 - Jim Ameche, actor (Festival of Stars), dies at 68
1983 - Karen Carpenter, rock drummer (Carpenters), dies of anorexia at 32
1983 - Reginald Denham, director/writer (Death at BC House), dies at 89
1987 - Liberace, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67
1987 - Carl Rogers, American psychologist (b. 1902)
1989 - Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69
1990 - Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1917)
1991 - Bob Leslie, actor (Cinderella, Mako: Jaws of Death), dies at 64
Pianist LiberacePianist Liberace (1987) 1992 - Fred Slyter, dialogue coach, dies after long illness at 56
1992 - John Dehner, actor (Apache, Cowboy, Boys from Brazil), dies at 76
1994 - Han Jansen, Dutch painter, dies at 62
1994 - Harold Schneider, US producer (5 Easy Pieces, War Games), dies at 55
1994 - Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI), dies at 84
1994 - Justinus Darmojuwono, Indonesian archbishop/cardinal, dies at 79
1995 - Betty Davis, British dance teacher of Dame Margot Fonteyn, dies
1995 - Patricia Highsmith, [Mary Patricia Plangman], US/Swiss, dies at 74
1995 - Roel Wiersma, Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62
1997 - James Friell, political cartoonist, dies at 84
2000 - Carl Albert, American politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)
2000 - Doris Coley, American singer (Shirelles) (b. 1941)
2000 - Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)
2001 - J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (b. 1924)
2001 - Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer and architect (b. 1922)
2002 - George Nader, American film and television actor (b. 1921)
2003 - Charlie Biddle, Canadian jazz bassist (b. 1926)
2003 - Benyoucef Ben Khedda, Algerian politician (b. 1920)
2003 - André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
Writer Betty FriedanWriter Betty Friedan (2006) 2006 - Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist, dies of congestive heart failure at 85
2006 - Myron Waldman, American animator (b. 1908)
2007 - Steve Barber, American baseball pitcher (b. 1938)
2007 - José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian World Cup footballer (b. 1925)
2007 - Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (b. 1959)
2007 - Jules Olitski, Ukrainian-born American abstract painter and sculptor (b. 1922)
2007 - Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (b. 1934)
2008 - Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (b. 1942)
2009 - Lux Interior, Frontman of the garage rock band The Cramps (b. 1946)
2012 - Florence Green, last surviving veteran of World War One, dies at 110
2012 - Robert Glaser, American educational psychologist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 91
2012 - Istvan Csurka, Hungarian writer and politician, dies at 77
2012 - Robert Daniel, five term American congressman for Virginia, dies at 75
2013 - Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
2013 - Reg Presley, English rocker, dies from lung cancer at 71

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