Famous Deaths on 25th May

Deaths 1 - 117 of 117

615 - Boniface IV, Pope (608-15), dies
709 - Aldhelm, Abbot of Malmesbury, Bishop of Sherborne. English poet and scholar (b. cica 639)
946 - Edmund the Older, king of Wessex/England (939-46), dies
967 - Murakami, Emperor of Japan (b. 926)
992 - Mieszko I first lord and knight of Poland, duke of Polans (b. circa 935)
1085 - Gregory VII, [Ildebrando], Pope (1073-85), dies
1125 - Hendrik V, last Salische German king, dies
1261 - Alexander IV, [Rinaldo dei conti di Segni], Pope (1254-61), dies
1452 - John Stafford, Archbishop of Canterbury
1510 - Georges d'Amboise, French cardinal/viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49
1555 - Gemma Frisius, Frisian geographer/astronomer, dies at 46
1555 - Henry II of Navarre (b. 1503)
1595 - Valens Acidalius, German critic and poet (b. 1567)
1632 - Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1572)
1667 - Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (b. 1620)
1681 - Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish playwright (b. 1600)
1693 - Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette, French writer (b. 1634)
1741 - Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian (b. 1660)
1765 - Pierre-Joseph Le Blan, composer, dies at 53
1789 - Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist (b. 1751)
1797 - John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal (b. 1719)
1805 - William Paley, English philosopher (b. 1743)
1826 - Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer, dies at 72
1848 - Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (b. 1797)
1849 - Andreas Michiels, Dutch milt gov of West Sumatra, dies in battle at 52
1849 - Benjamin d'Urban, British general and colonial administrator (b. 1777)
1862 - Johann N Nestroy, Aust actor (Einmal Keine Sorgen Haben), dies at 60
1895 - Ahmed Djevdet Pasja, Turkish minister of Justice, dies at 73
1899 - Marie-Rosalie "Rosa" Bonheur, French painter, dies at 68
1912 - Austin Lane Crothers, American politician (b. 1860)
1914 - Paolo Giorza, composer, dies at 81
1916 - Jack Marsh, cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies
1917 - Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer, dies at 72
1917 - Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet (b. 1891)
Cosmetics Mogul Madame C. J. WalkerCosmetics Mogul Madame C. J. Walker (1919) 1919 - Madame C. J. Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51
1924 - Theodore Morse, composer, dies at 51
1924 - Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (b. 1889)
1926 - Symon Petlyura, leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47
1927 - Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1876)
1930 - Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1848)
1934 - Gustav Theodore Holst, English composer (Ode to Death), dies at 59
1935 - Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer (b. 1868)
1936 - Jan Levoslav Bella, composer, dies at 92
1937 - Henry O Tanner, artist, dies
1940 - Joe De Grasse, American film director (b. 1873)
1943 - Nils von Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter (b. 1888)
1949 - Simon H Spoor, intelligence officer/general (WW II), dies at 47
1951 - Paula von Preradović, Croatian-born writer (b. 1887)
Photojournalist Robert CapaPhotojournalist Robert Capa (1954) 1954 - Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)
1958 - Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies
1964 - Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, composer, dies at 92
1965 - Sonny Boy Williamson, [Aleck Miller], blues player, dies at 65
1968 - Charles K Feldman, [Gould], producer (Casino Royale), dies at 63
1971 - Jo Etha Collier, young black woman killed by 3 whites in Drew Miss
1971 - Mark Brunswick, composer, dies at 69
1971 - Terence De Marney, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo), dies at 62
1974 - Donald Crisp, actor/director (Beloved Brat, Dawn Patrol), dies at 91
1974 - Frank Ward, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1936-38), dies
1974 - Pam Morrison, wife of Door's vocalist Jim, dies of drug overdose
1977 - Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (b. 1904)
1979 - John Arthur Spenkelink, American murderer (b. 1949)
1981 - Rosa Ponselle, US singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at 84
1981 - Roy Brown, American boxer/rocker, dies of a heart attack at 55
1981 - Fredric Warburg, British publisher and author (b. 1898)
1982 - Larry J Blake, actor (Earth vs the Flying Saucers), dies at 68
1983 - Sydney Box, academy award producer, dies at 76
1983 - Jean Rougeau, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1925)
1983 - Black Jack Stewart, Canadian NHL hockey player (b. 1917)
1984 - Piet Ketting, Dutch pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 79
1985 - Harold Hecht, choreographer, dies at 77 of cancer
1985 - Robert Nathan, US writer/poet (Portrait of Jennie), dies at 91
1986 - Chester Bowles, US senator/ambassador, dies at 85
1988 - Ernst Ruska, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
1990 - Vic Tayback, actor (Mel-Alice), dies of a heart attack at 60
1991 - Dorothy Davis Bostwick, entertainer, dies
1992 - Danny Biasone, persuaded NBA to use 24 second clock, dies at 83
1992 - Marshall Thompson, US actor (To Hell & Back), dies at 66
1992 - Nancy Walker, actress (Ida Morgenstein-Rhoda), dies of cancer at 71
1992 - Philip C Habib, US diplomat (Middle-East/Asia), dies at 72
1992 - Viktor Grishin, hardline soviet communist, dies at 78, dies
1993 - Dan Seymour, actor (Bombs over Burma, Intrigue, Watusi), dies at 78
1993 - Louise Tazewell, entertainer, dies at 93
1994 - Eric Gale, guitarist, dies at 55
1995 - Dany Robin, actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Julietta), dies at 68
1995 - Dick Curless, singer/songwriter, dies at 63
1995 - Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (b. 1948)
1996 - Bernard Charles Sendall, deputy director general of ITA, dies at 83
1996 - Buck, dog (Married with Children), dies at 13
1996 - David W Howe, test pilot, dies at 77
1996 - Enid Kathleen Hutchinson, adult educationalist, dies at 86
1996 - John Morrison, politician/landowner, dies at 89
1996 - Laurence Marks, journalist, dies at 67
1996 - Renzo de Felice, historian, dies at 67
1997 - Muhammad Fadhel, PM of Iraq (1953-54), dies
2000 - Nicholas Clay, British actor (b. 1946)
2002 - Pat Coombs, English actress (b. 1926)
2003 - Jeremy Michael Ward, American musician (The Mars Volta) (b. 1976)
2004 - Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (b. 1917)
2005 - Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (b. 1929)
2005 - Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (b. 1938)
2005 - Graham Kennedy, Australian television personality (b. 1934)
2005 - Ruth Laredo, American pianist (b. 1937)
2005 - Gregory Scott Johnson, American murderer (b. 1965)
2006 - Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska musician (b. 1941)
2007 - Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor and host (b. 1931)
2008 - J. R. Simplot, American potato farmer (b. 1909)
2009 - Haakon Lie, Norwegian politician (b. 1905)
2010 - Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (b. 1975)
2010 - Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
2010 - Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925)
2010 - Gabriel Vargas, Mexican cartoonist (b. 1915)
2010 - Silvius Magnago, Italian politician (b. 1914)
2010 - Michael H. Jordan, businessman and former CEO PepsiCo and CBS Corporation (b. 1936)
2011 - Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer (b. 1944)
2011 - Leonora Carrington, British-Mexican Surrealist artist dies aged 94
2012 - Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer, dies at 93
2013 - Marshall Lytle, American Rock bassist, dies from lung cancer at 79

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