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January 13 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 13th:
January 13 - Deaths:
1048 – Al-Biruni - Persian mathematician (b. 973)
1124 – Pope Callixtus II
1126 – Henry IX - Duke of Bavaria
1204 – Maimonides - Spanish rabbi and philosopher (b. 1135)
1250 – Frederick II - Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1194)
1404 – Albert - Count of Holland (b. 1336)
1466 – Donatello - Florentine artist and sculptor (b. 1386)
1516 – Johannes Trithemius - German cryptographer (b. 1462)
1521 – Manuel I of Portugal (b. 1469)
1557 – Niccolo Fontana Tartaglia - Italian mathematician
1565 – Conrad Gessner - Swiss naturalist (b. 1516)
1603 – Franciscus Vieta - French mathematician (b. 1540)
1621 – Katarina Stenbock - Queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1535)
1716 – Charles de La Fosse - French painter (b. 1640)
1721 – Alexander Selkirk - Scottish sailor and castaway (b. 1676)
1729 – Anthony Collins - English philosopher (b. 1676)
1754 – Mahmud I - Ottoman Sultan (b. 1696)
1769 – Christian Fürchtegott Gellert - German poet (b. 1715)
1783 – Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin - Swedish astronomer (b. 1717)
1784 – Samuel Johnson - English writer and lexicographer (b. 1709)
1814 – Charles Joseph - Prince de Ligne, Belgian-born Austrian field marshal (b. 1735)
1835 – John Storm - American Revolutionary soldier (b. 1760)
1837 – Herman of Alaska - Russian Orthodox hermit (b. 1756)
1863 – Christian Friedrich Hebbel - German writer (b. 1813)
1868 – Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius - German botanist (b. 1794)
1881 – August Senoa - Croatian writer (b. 1838)
1883 – Victor de Laprade - French poet and critic (b. 1812)
1895 – Ányos Jedlik - Hungarian physicist (b. 1800)
1919 – Woldemar Voigt - German physicist (b. 1850)
1922 – Hannes Hafstein - Icelandic politician and poet (b. 1861)
1924 – Samuel Gompers - American labor and political leader, founder of AFL (b. 1850)
1930 – Fritz Pregl - Slovenian/Austrian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)
1931 – Gustave le Bon - French psychologist (b. 1840)
1932 – Georgios Jakobides - Greek painter (b. 1853)
1934 – Thomas A. Watson - American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (b. 1854)
1935 – Victor Grignard - French chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1871)
1940 – Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval - French physicist (b. 1851)
1940 – George Regas - Greek actor (b. 1890)
1942 – Wlodimir Ledochowski - Polish-Austrian director of the Society of Jesus (b. 1866)
1944 – Wassily Kandinsky - Russian-born French artist (b. 1866)
1944 – Lupe Vélez - Mexican actress (b. 1908)
1945 – Irma Grese - Nazi war criminal (b. 1923)
1945 – Josef Kramer - commandant of Bergen Belsen concentration camp (b. 1906)
1945 – Elisabeth Volkenrath - supervisor at concentration camps (b. 1919)
1947 – Nicholas Roerich - Russian-born painter (b. 1874)
1950 – Abraham Wald - Hungarian mathematician (b. 1902)
1954 – John Raymond Hubbell - American writer (b. 1879)
1955 – Egas Moniz - Portuguese psychiatrist and neurosurgeon, Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
1958 – Tim Moore - American actor (b. 1887)
1960 – Dora Marsden - British editor - writer (b. 1882)
1961 – Grandma Moses - American painter (b. 1860)
1962 – Harry Barris - American popular singer (b. 1905)
1969 – Raymond A. Spruance - American admiral (b. 1886)
1969 – Spencer Williams - Jr., American actor (b. 1893)
1973 – Henry Green - English author (b. 1905)
1979 – Jon Hall - American actor (b. 1915)
1981 – Pigmeat Markham - American entertainer (b. 1904)
1983 – Alexander Schmemann - Orthodox Christian priest and theologian (b. 1921)
1983 – Nichita Stanescu - Romanian poet (b. 1933)
1992 – K.C. Irving - Canadian industrialist (b. 1899)
1992 – Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney - American businessman and heir (b. 1899)
1993 – Vanessa Duriès - French novelist (b. 1972)
1994 – Norman Beaton - Guyanese actor (b. 1934)
2001 – Chuck Schuldiner - American musician (Death) (b. 1967)
2002 – Zal Yanovsky - Canadian musician (The Lovin' Spoonful) (b. 1945)
2003 – William V. Roth - Jr., U.S. Senator (b. 1921)
2004 – Andre Rodgers - Bahamian baseball player (b. 1934)
2004 – David Wheeler - English computer scientist (b. 1927)
2005 – Timothy Jordan II - American musician (The All American Rejects, Jonezetta) (b. 1981)
2005 – Stanley Tookie Williams - co-founder of the Crips and convicted murderer (b. 1953)
2006 – Lamar Hunt - American sports executive (b. 1932)
2007 – Floyd Red Crow Westerman - American actor (b. 1936)
2007 – Mark Partridge - Rhodesian politician (b. 1922)
2008 – John Drake - New Zealand rugby union footballer (b. 1959)
2008 – Kathy Staff - British actress (Last of the Summer Wine) (b. 1928)


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