Famous Deaths on 12th March

Deaths 1 - 119 of 119

417 - Innocent I, Italian Pope (401-417), dies
604 - Gregory I the Great, Pope (590-604), dies at 64
1209 - Djamal al-din Abu Mohammed Iljas Nizami, Persian poet, dies
1289 - King Demetre II of Georgia (b. 1259)
1374 - Emperor Go-Kogon of Japan (b. 1336)
1447 - Shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (b. 1377)
1471 - Dionysius the Carthusian/van Rijkel, Dutch scholastic theologist, dies
1496 - Johannes de Lapide, [Johan Heynlin], German philosopher, dies
1507 - Cesare Borgia, cardinal/soldier/politician, killed in battle at 31
1563 - John Bull, composer of British natl anthem (God Save The King), dies
1570 - Jacob van den Eynden, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies
1608 - Koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1530)
1628 - John Bull, English organist/composer, dies
1648 - Tirso de Molina, Spanish author, dies at about 63
1681 - French van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch genre painter, dies at 45
1699 - Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman (b. 1635)
1734 - Antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer, dies at 74
1753 - George Berkeley, philosopher/bishop (Cloyne), dies on 68th birthday
1790 - Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (b. 1710)
1824 - Heinrich Carl Ebell, composer, dies at 48
1831 - Johann Franz Volkert, composer, dies at 64
1832 - Daniel Friedrich Kuhlau, German/Danish opera composer, dies at 45
1834 - Karl W Feuerbach, mathematician (circle of Feuerbach), dies at 33
1840 - Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61
1852 - Juan Bros y Bertomel, composer, dies at 75
1872 - Zeng Guofan, Chinese politician and general (b. 1811)
1877 - Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer, dies at 52
1883 - Murrumgunarriman, [Twopenny], cricketer (Aboriginal team 1868), dies
1888 - Henry Bergh, founder (ASPCA), dies at 76
1889 - Yohannes IV, [Kasa], Emperor of Ethiopia (1872-89), dies in battle
1894 - Illarion Pryanishnikov, Russian painter (b. 1840)
1898 - Zacharias Topelius, Finnish-Swedish writer (b. 1818)
1902 - John Peter Altgeld, German/US governor of Illinois, dies at 54
1905 - Rudolf von Alt, Austrian painter, dies at 92
1908 - Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (L'idioma Gentile), dies at 61
1909 - Johanna "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Bruno Gerlach, dies at 34
1909 - Joe Petrosino, NYPD lieutenant (b. 1860)
1913 - Joseph Bayer, composer, dies at 61
Entrepreneur and Engineer George WestinghouseEntrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse (1914) 1914 - George Westinghouse, US engineer (Westinghouse Electric), dies at 67
1916 - M v Ebner-Eschenbach, writer, dies at 39
1924 - Hilaire Comte de Chardonnet, inventor (rayon), dies
1925 - Sun Yat-Sen, Chinese revolutionary president, dies at 58
1929 - Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman (b. 1851)
1930 - Alois Jirásek, Czech writer (b. 1851)
1930 - William George Barker, Canadian fighter ace (b. 1894)
1932 - Ivar Kreuger, "Swedish Match King" industrialist, commits suicide
1936 - David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet dies of heart failure at 65 in London, England
1937 - Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor, French organist/composer, dies at 93
British Admiral of the Fleet David BeattyBritish Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty (1936) 1937 - Jeno Hubay, composer, dies at 78
1941 - Charles Sanford Skilton, composer, dies at 72
1942 - Enrique Morera, composer, dies at 76
1942 - Robert Bosch, German industrialist (b. 1861)
1943 - Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (b. 1869)
1944 - Artur Gavazzi, Croatian geographer (b. 1861)
1945 - Anne Frank, diarist (Diary of Anne Frank), killed in Belsen Camp aged 15
1946 - Philip Merivale, dies at 59
1947 - "Winston Churchill the American", American novelist (b. 1871)
1949 - Maria "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Piet Vink Sr, dies at 95
1950 - L Heinrich Mann, German/US writer (Between the Races), dies at 78
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne FrankJewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank (1945) 1955 - Charlie "Bird" Parker, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 34 in NYC
1955 - Theodor Plievier, writer, dies
1957 - Harry Dean, cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), dies
1957 - Josephine Hull, actress (Harvey), dies at 71
1958 - Ingeborg, Princess of Sweden, dies at 79
1961 - Belinda Lee, actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25
1966 - Estelita Rodriguez, actor (Golden Stallion, Susanna Pass), dies at 37
1973 - Esther Williamson Ballou, composer, dies at 57
1973 - Frankie "Fordham Flash" Frisch, baseball player, dies at 74
1973 - Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chilean writer (Hijo de Ladron), dies at 77
1974 - Billy Fox, Protestant Dublin MP, assassinated
1974 - George D. Sax, Drive-in bank and instant loan innovator. Owner of the Saxony Hotel. (b. 1904)
1978 - John Cazale, actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Deer Hunter), dies at 41
1978 - Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies
1980 - Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1914)
1982 - Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Course of Events), dies at 90
1983 - Jevsei G Liberman, Ukraine economist (Plan, profit, bonus), dies at 85
1984 - Arnold Ridley, playwright/actor, dies at 88
1985 - Eugene Ormandy [Blau], Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85
1988 - Billie Rhodes, dies
1988 - William Camp, dies at 74
1989 - Maurice Evans, actor (Bewitched, MacBeth), dies at 87
1990 - Wallace Breem, British author (b. 1926)
1991 - Etienne Decroux, French mime (Voyage, Surprise), dies at 92
1991 - Ragnar Granit, Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
1992 - Barbara Morrison, actress (Proj Moonbase), dies of heart failure at 84
1992 - Hans G Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (Eric the Viking), dies at 70
1992 - Ida Oosterbaan, Dutch founder (Women Action Committee), dies
1992 - Karel Poons, father of Paul Deen, dies
1992 - Philippe Soupault, writer, dies
1992 - Salvo Lima, mayor (Palermo)/MP (chr-dem), murdered
1993 - Andreas J A I Bruggeman, Dutch mayor (Leiderdorp), dies at 62
1993 - June Valli, singer (Crying in the Chapel), dies of cancer at 62
1993 - Michael Kanin, screenwriter (Woman of the Year), dies at 83
1993 - Wang Zhen, marxist/vice-premier of China (1988), dies
1994 - Sandra Paretti, German/Swiss author (Drums of Winter), dies at 59
1995 - Juanin Clay, American actress (b. 1949)
1996 - Charles Bruce Perry, professor of medicine, dies at 92
1996 - Gyula Kallai, PM of Hungry (1965-67), dies at 85
1996 - John Anthony Bowden Cuddon, writer/teacher, dies at 67
1998 - Judge Dread, English musician (b. 1945)
1998 - Beatrice Wood, American artist and ceramist (b. 1893)
1998 - Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (b. 1924)
1999 - Yehudi Menuhin, American-born violinist (b. 1916)
2001 - Morton Downey, Jr., American television talk show host (b. 1933)
2001 - Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)
2002 - Spyros Kyprianou, Cypriot politician (b. 1932)
2002 - Jean-Paul Riopelle, Quebec painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
2003 - Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia (b. 1952)
2003 - Howard Fast, American author (b. 1914)
2003 - Andrei Kivilev, Kazakh cyclist (b. 1973)
2003 - Lynne Thigpen, American actress (b. 1948)
2005 - Bill Cameron, Canadian journalist (b. 1943)
2005 - Stavros Koujioumtzis, Greek songwriter (b. 1932)
2006 - Victor Sokolov, Russian dissident journalist and priest (b. 1947)
2008 - Lazare Ponticelli, the last "poilu", French foot soldier of World War One, dies at 110 (b. 1897)
2008 - Jorge Guinzburg, Argentine journalist, producer, humorist, and TV, theater and radio host (b. 1949)
2010 - Miguel Delibes, Spanish novelist (b. 1920)
2012 - Mike Hossack, American rock drummer, dies from cancer at 65
2013 - Clive Burr, English drummer, dies from complications from multiple sclerosis at 56

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