Famous Deaths on 26th March

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304 - Saint Emmanuel, Christian martyr killed under Diocletian
752 - Stephen II, Catholic Pope (3/22-26/752), dies
809 - Liudger, missionary/1st bishop of Munster/saint, dies at about 66
1130 - King Sigurd I of Norway (b. ca. 1090)
1212 - Sancho I, King of Portugal (1185-1212), dies at 58
1258 - Floris, the Guardian, count-regent of Holland, dies
1350 - Alfonso XI, King of Castile & Leon, dies
1517 - Heinrich Isaac, Flemish composer
1535 - Georg Tannstetter, Austrian scientist (b. 1482)
1546 - Thomas Elyot, British diplomat, dies
1566 - Antonio de Cabezon, composer, dies
1638 - Palamedes "Stevens" Palamedesz, painter, dies at about 30
1649 - John Winthrop, Puritan & 1st Governor (Mass), dies
1657 - Jacob van Eyck, Dutch blind flautist/carillonneur, dies at 69
1679 - Johannes Schefferus, Alsatian-born humanist (b. 1621)
1697 - Godfrey McCulloch, Scottish politician and murderer (executed) (b. 1640)
1713 - Pal Esterhazy, composer, dies at 77
1726 - John Vanbrugh, Dutch/English playwright (Provoked Wife), dies at 62
1736 - Georg Balthasar Schott, composer, dies at 49
1772 - Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (b. 1704)
1776 - Samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725)
1780 - Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (b. 1713)
1793 - John Mudge, English physician (b. 1721)
Geologist James HuttonGeologist James Hutton (1797) 1797 - James Hutton, geologist, dies
1809 - Gabriele Mario Piozzi, composer, dies at 68
1814 - Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, namesake of the guillotine (b. 1738)
1820 - Jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer, dies at 71
1827 - Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (Appassionata), dies at 56
1831 - Richard Allen, AME Church Bishop, dies at 71
1837 - Joseph Lincke, composer, dies at 53
1858 - John Addison Thomas, American soldier (b. 1811)
1865 - Thomas Hancock, pioneer of rubber industry (Stoke Newington), dies
1880 - Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras, composer, dies at 62
Composer Ludwig van BeethovenComposer Ludwig van Beethoven (1827) 1881 - Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat (b. 1800)
1888 - Barghash bin Said, second Sultan of Zanzibar (b. 1837)
1892 - Anton Wallerstein, composer, dies at 78
1892 - Walt Whitman, poet, dies in Camden, NJ at 72
1896 - Nanny v Hof, writer, dies
1900 - Isaac Mayer Wise, rabbi/found American Hebrew Congregations, dies at 80
1902 - Cecil Rhodes, Prime Minister of Cape Colony (1890-96) dies at 48
1905 - Maurice Barrymore, actor; patriarch of the Barrymore family (b. 1849)
1909 - Nikolai Arkas, composer, dies at 56
1910 - Auguste Charlois, French astronomer (b. 1864)
1910 - An Jung-geun, Korean assassin of Ito Hirobumi (executed) (b. 1879)
1918 - Caesar A Cui, Lithuanian fort builder/composer, dies at 83
1920 - William Chester Minor, American surgeon and contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (b. 1834)
1923 - Sarah Bernhardt, [Henriette], actress (Queen Elizabeth), dies at 77
1924 - Augusto de Oliviera Machado, composer, dies at 78
1926 - Georges Vezina, NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies
1926 - Konstantin Fehrenbach, German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74
1929 - Katharine Lee Bates, American poet (b. 1859)
1932 - Jean Cartan, composer, dies at 25
1933 - Eddie Lang, American musician (b. 1902)
1934 - Grete Gulbransson, writer, dies at 51
1937 - Albert Relf, cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide
1940 - Spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873)
1942 - Jimmy Burke, American baseball player (b. 1874)
1945 - David Lloyd George, British (L) premier (1916-22), dies at 82
1945 - Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter, shot to death at 29
1948 - Helen Ernst, German poster artist/resistance fighter, dies at about 43
1951 - James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1864)
1953 - Albert Spalding, composer, dies at 64
1956 - Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann, composer, dies at 70
1957 - Édouard Herriot, French politician (b. 1872)
1958 - Phil Mead, cricketer (55061 1st-class runs 1905-36), dies
1959 - Raymond T Chandler, US detective writer (Long Goodbye), dies at 71
1960 - Ian Keith, actor (Identity Unknown, Queen Christina), dies at 61
1962 - Marjorie Colton, inventor of wax paper, dies at 64
1962 - Augusta Savage, African-American sculptor and equal rights advocate dies aged 72
1969 - B[runo] Traven, writer (Sierra Madre), dies at 87
1969 - Gunther Weisenborn, German/Argentine writer (Illegals), dies at 66
1970 - Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist
1973 - George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80
1973 - Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73
1973 - Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/musicologist, dies at 67
1973 - Johnny Drake, American football player (b. 1916)
1973 - Don Messer, Canadian fiddler (b. 1909)
1976 - Richard Arlen, actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), dies at 75
1976 - Josef Albers, German artist (b. 1888)
1976 - Lin Yutang, Chinese writer (b. 1895)
1979 - Jean Stafford, US author (Boston Adventure), dies at 63
1980 - Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), dies from drugs at 32
1981 - Cyril Dean Darlington, biologist (hereditary mechanisms), dies at 77
1981 - Tim Wall, cricketer (SA v NSW 1933 is Sheffield Shield record), dies
1982 - Agathe "Henriette" de Beaufort, writer (Dolly of Arnhem), dies at 91
1983 - Anthony F Blunt, British art historian/spy for USSR, dies at 75
1984 - Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (b. 1922)
1986 - Bartlett Robinson, actor (Wendy & Me, Mona McCluskey), dies at 73
1987 - Walter Abel, actor (Suspicion), dies at 88
1987 - Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)
1990 - International Chrysis, Transvestite actor (Q&A), dies of cancer at 38
1990 - Roy "Halston" Frowick, fashion designer, dies of AIDs at 68
1991 - Frans Dohmen, union leader (Neth Catholic Mine Workers), dies at 81
1992 - Barbara Frum, Canadian journalist (b. 1937)
1993 - Luis Falco, US choreographer (Fame, Angel Heart), dies at 50
1993 - Roy Riegels, University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84
1994 - Constantine Koukouchkine, Russ diplomat. murdered in Algeria at 41
1994 - Jan Bor, Dutch violinist/painter, dies at 83
1995 - Rapper-E (Eazy Eric Wright), dies at 31
1996 - (Elizabeth Cissie) Charlton, football matriarch, dies at 83
1996 - David Packard, electronic engineer/businessman, dies at 83
1996 - Edmund S Muskie, vice pres candidate/(Gov-D-Maine), dies at 81
1996 - Thomas Wakefield, writer, dies at 60
1997 - Marshall Applewhite, American cult leader (b. 1931)
2000 - Alex Comfort, American author (b. 1920)
2002 - Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe) (b. 1950)
2003 - Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator (b. 1927)
2004 - Jan Berry, American musician (Jan and Dean) (b. 1941)
2004 - Jan Sterling, American actress (b. 1921)
2005 - James Callaghan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1912)
2005 - Gérard Filion, Quebec businessman and journalist (b. 1909)
2005 - Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)
2005 - Marius Russo, American baseball player (b. 1914)
2006 - Anil Biswas, Indian politician (b. 1944)
2006 - Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)
2006 - Nikki Sudden, British singer/songwriter (b. 1956)
2008 - Heath Benedict, American Football Player (b. 1983)
2008 - Robert Fagles, American translator and professor (b. 1933)
2008 - Wally Phillips, American radio personality (b. 1925)
2008 - Manuel Marulanda Velez aka Tirofijo, founder and lifelong leader of Colombian rebel group FARC-EP (b. 1930)
2011 - Geraldine Ferraro, Congresswoman and VP nominee (b. 1935)
2011 - Roger Abbott, Canadian comedian (Air Farce Live) (b. 1946)
2011 - Diana Wynne Jones, British fantasy writer (b. 1934)
2011 - Paul Baran, internet pioneer who helped create the technical underpinnings of Arpanet, dies at 84
2013 - Tom Boerwinkle, American NBA player, dies at 67
2013 - Don Payne, American television and screen writer, dies from bone cancer at 48
2013 - Yury Rudov, Soviet fencer, dies at 82

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