December 26 - Deaths

Deaths

  • 268 – Pope Dionysius
  • 418 – Pope Zosimus
  • 1350 – Jean de Marigny, French bishop
  • 1458 – Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393)
  • 1476 – Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (b. 1444)
  • 1530 – Babur, Emperor of the Mogul empire (b. 1483)
  • 1574 – Charles of Guise, French cardinal (b. 1524)
  • 1624 – Simon Marius, German astronomer (b. 1573)
  • 1731 – Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (b. 1672)
  • 1771 – Claude Adrien Helvétius, French philosopher (b. 1715)
  • 1780 – John Fothergill, English physician (b. 1712)
  • 1784 – Seth Warner, American revolutionary leader (b. 1743)
  • 1786 – Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist (b. 1713)
  • 1869 – Jean Louis Marie Poiseuille, French physiologist (b. 1797)
  • 1890 – Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (b. 1822)
  • 1909 – Frederic Remington, American artist (b. 1861)
  • 1923 – Dietrich Eckart, German Nazi politician (b. 1868)
  • 1931 – Melvil Dewey, inventor of the Dewey decimal classification (b. 1851)
  • 1933 – Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian literary critic and politician (b. 1875)
  • 1933 – Henry Watson Fowler, English schoolmaster and lexicographer (b. 1858)
  • 1960 – Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese philosopher (b. 1889)
  • 1963 – "Gorgeous" George Wagner, American professional wrestler and television personality (b. 1915)
  • 1966 – Herbert Otto Gille, German SS officer (b. 1897)
  • 1970 – Lillian Board, British track and field athlete (b. 1948)
  • 1972 – Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States (b. 1884)
  • 1973 – Harold B. Lee, 11th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1899)
  • 1974 – Farid al-Atrash, Arab composer (b. 1915)
  • 1974 – Jack Benny, American comedian (b. 1894)
  • 1974 – Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton, British naval officer (b. 1890)
  • 1977 – Howard Hawks, American film director and writer (b. 1896)
  • 1980 – Tony Smith, American sculptor (b. 1912)
  • 1981 – Amber Reeves, British feminist writer (b. 1887)
  • 1981 – Savitri, Indian actress (b. 1937)
  • 1983 – Violet Carson, British actress (b. 1898)
  • 1985 – Dian Fossey, American gorilla specialist (b. 1932)
  • 1985 – Margarete Schön, German actress (b. 1895)
  • 1985 – Harold P. Warren, American movie director (d. 1928)
  • 1986 – Elsa Lanchester, British-born actress (b. 1902)
  • 1988 – Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (b. 1907)
  • 1988 – Pablo Sorozábal, Basque-Spanish composer (b. 1897)
  • 1989 – Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • 1990 – Gene Callahan, American film art and production designer (b. 1923)
  • 1992 – Nikita Magaloff, Russian pianist (b. 1912)
  • 1994 – Parveen Shakir, Pakistani poetess (b. 1952)
  • 1996 – Kostas Palios, Greek actor (b. 1926)
  • 1997 – Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek philosopher and economist (b. 1922)
  • 1999 – Curtis Mayfield, American musician (b. 1942)
  • 1999 – Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India (b. 1918)
  • 2000 – Jason Robards, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2001 – Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (b. 1929)
  • 2002 – Herb Ritts, American photographer (b. 1952)
  • 2002 – Armand Zildjian, American cymbal manufacturer (b. 1921)
  • 2004 – Troy Broadbridge, Australian rules footballer (b. 1980)
  • 2004 – Jonathan Drummond-Webb, South African heart surgeon (b. 1959)
  • 2004 – Marianne Heiberg, Norwegian mediator (b. 1945)
  • 2004 – Khun Bhumi Jensen, Thai Royal Family member (b. 1983)
  • 2004 – Sigurd Køhn, Norwegian jazz musician (b. 1959)
  • 2004 – Sir Angus Ogilvy, British businessman (b. 1928)
  • 2004 – Aki Sirkesalo, Finnish musician (b. 1962)
  • 2004 – Mieszko Talarczyk, Polish-born Swedish musician (Nasum) (b. 1974)
  • 2004 – Reggie White, American football player (b. 1961)
  • 2005 – Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1937)
  • 2005 – Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (b. 1937)
  • 2005 – Vincent Schiavelli, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 2005 – Erich Topp, German submarine commander (b. 1914)
  • 2006 – Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States (b. 1913)
  • 2006 – Ivar Formo, Norwegian skier (b. 1951)
  • 2006 – Munir Niazi, Urdu poet from Pakistan (b. 1928)
  • 2007 – Joe Dolan, Irish entertainer (b. 1943)
  • 2007 – John A. Garraty, American author (b. 1920)
  • 2007 – Stu Nahan, American sportscaster (b. 1926)
  • 2008 – Gösta Krantz, Swedish actor (b. 1925)
  • 2009 – Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (b. 1958)
  • 2010 – Teena Marie, American singer and composer (b. 1956)
  • 2010 – Edward Bhengu, South African activist (b. 1934)
  • 2011 – Houston Antwine, American football player (b. 1939)
  • 2011 – Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., Mexican actor (b. 1940)
  • 2011 – Sarekoppa Bangarappa, Indian politician (b. 1932)
  • 2011 – Joe Bodolai, American comedy writer (b. 1948)
  • 2011 – Fred Fono, Solomon Islands politician (b. 1962)
  • 2011 – Sam Rivers, American jazz musician (b. 1923)
  • 2011 – James Rizzi, American pop artist (b. 1950)

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