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 (Victoria Cross recipient), dies in a training accident at 35
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
British Admiral of the Fleet David BeattyBritish Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty (1936) 1937 - Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor, French organist/composer, dies at 93
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
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne FrankJewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank (1945) 1950 - L Heinrich Mann, German/US writer (Between the Races), dies at 78
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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