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January 26 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 26th:
January 26 - Deaths:
946 – Eadgyth - German Queen (b. 910)
1567 – Nicholas Wotton - English diplomat
1630 – Henry Briggs - English mathematician (b. 1556)
1636 – Jean Hotman - Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552)
1697 – Georg Mohr - Danish mathematician (b. 1640)
1744 – Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller - Austrian field marshal (b. 1683)
1750 – Albert Schultens - Dutch philologist (b. 1686)
1795 – Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach - German composer (b. 1732)
1799 – Gabriel Christie - British general (b. 1722)
1823 – Edward Jenner - English physician (b. 1749)
1824 – Théodore Géricault - French painter (b. 1791)
1855 – Gérard de Nerval - French writer (b. 1808)
1869 – Duncan Gordon Boyes - English recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1846)
1870 – Victor - 3rd duc de Broglie, French statesman & diplomat (b. 1785)
1885 – Edward Davy - English inventor (b. 1806)
1885 – Charles George Gordon - British general (b. 1833)
1886 – David Rice Atchison - American politician (b. 1807)
1891 – Nikolaus August Otto - German inventor (b. 1833)
1893 – Abner Doubleday - credited inventor of baseball (b. 1819)
1904 – Whitaker Wright - English mining tycoon (b. 1846)
1926 – John Flannagan - 2nd president of St. Ambrose University
1932 – William Wrigley Jr. - American industrialist (b. 1861)
1933 – Alva Belmont - American socialite (b. 1853)
1942 – Felix Hausdorff - German mathematician (b. 1868)
1943 – Harry H. Laughlin - American eugenicist (b. 1880)
1943 – Nikolai Vavilov - Russian botanist (b. 1887)
1946 – Adriaan van Maanen - Dutch-American astronomer (b. 1884)
1947 – Grace Moore - American soprano (b. 1898)
1947 – Prince Gustaf Adolf - Duke of Västerbotten, (b. 1906)
1948 – John Lomax - American teacher, pioneering musicologist & folklorist (b. 1867)
1952 – Khorloogiin Choibalsan - leader of Mongolia (b. 1895)
1953 – Athanase David - French Canadian politician & businessman (b. 1882)
1961 – Stan Nichols - English cricketer (b. 1900)
1962 – Lucky Luciano - American mobster (b. 1897)
1968 – Merrill C. Meigs - American newspaper publisher (b. 1883)
1968 – Yvor Winters - American poet (b. 1900)
1973 – Edward G. Robinson - American actor (b. 1893)
1973 – Jay C. Higginbotham - American musician (b. 1906)
1976 – João Branco Núncio - Portuguese Bullfighter (b. 1901)
1979 – Nelson Rockefeller - 41st Vice President of the United States (b. 1908)
1983 – Paul "Bear" Bryant - American football coach (b. 1913)
1990 – Lewis Mumford - American historian (b. 1895)
1990 – Bob Gerard - British racing driver (b. 1914)
1992 – José Ferrer - Puerto Rican actor (b. 1912)
1993 – Jan Gies - Dutch resistance leader (b. 1905)
1993 – Jeanne Sauvé - Governor-General of Canada (b. 1922)
1993 – Robert Jacobsen - Danish artist (b. 1912)
1996 – Georg Alexander - Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1921)
1996 – Harold Brodkey - American author (b. 1930)
1996 – Henry Lewis - American musician & conductor (b. 1932)
1996 – Stevie Plunder - Australian musician (b. 1963)
1996 – Dave Schultz - American wrestler (b. 1959)
1996 – Frank Howard - American college football player & coach (b. 1909)
1997 – Jeane Dixon - American astrologer (b. 1904)
1998 – Shinichi Suzuki - Japanese music teacher (b. 1898)
2000 – Don Budge - American tennis player (b. 1915)
2000 – Kathleen Hale - British author (b. 1898)
2000 – A. E. van Vogt - Canadian-born author (b. 1912)
2001 – Al McGuire - American basketball coach (b. 1928)
2003 – Valeriy Brumel - Soviet Olympic athlete (b. 1942)
2003 – Hugh Trevor-Roper - Baron Dacre of Glanton, English historian (b. 1917)
2003 – George Younger - 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, British politician (b. 1931)
2004 – Fred Haas - American golfer (b. 1916)
2006 – Khan Abdul Wali Khan - Pakistani opposition leader & Pashtun nationalist (b. 1917)
2006 – Len Carlson - Canadian actor (b. 1937)
2006 – Carol Lambrino - son of Carol II of Romania & Zizi Lambrino (b. 1920)
2007 – Hans J. Wegner - Danish furniture designer (b. 1914)
2007 – Gump Worsley - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
2008 – Christian Brando - actor & son of Marlon Brando (b. 1958)
2008 – Viktor Schreckengost - leader of American 20th century design (b. 1906)


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