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January 4 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 4th:
January 4 - Deaths:
1248 – King Sancho II of Portugal (b. 1207)
1428 – Frederick I - Elector of Saxony, 'The Warlike' (b. 1370)
1564 – Hosokawa Ujitsuna - Japanese military commander (b. 1514)
1584 – Tobias Stimmer - Swiss painter & drawer (b. 1539)
1695 – François Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville - duc de Luxembourg, French general (b. 1628)
1752 – Gabriel Cramer - Swiss mathematician (b. 1704)
1761 – Stephen Hales - English physiologist (b. 1677)
1773 – Anton Losenko - Russian painter (b. 1737)
1782 – Ange-Jacques Gabriel - French architect (b. 1698)
1786 – Moses Mendelssohn - German Jewish philosopher (b. 1729)
1804 – Charlotte Lennox - English author & poet (b. c.1730)
1821 – Elizabeth Ann Seton - American saint (b. 1774)
1825 – King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (b. 1751)
1863 – Roger Hanson - Confederate general (b. 1827)
1874 – Thomas Gregson - Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798)
1877 – Cornelius Vanderbilt - American entrepreneur (b. 1794)
1882 – John William Draper - English scientist, photographer (b. 1811)
1883 – Antoine Eugène Alfred Chanzy - French general (b. 1823)
1891 – Antoine Labelle - Quebec catholic priest (b. 1833)
1896 – Joseph Hubert Reinkens - German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821)
1903 – Gulstan Ropert - Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1839)
1903 – Topsy the elephant (b. c. 1875)
1910 – Léon Delagrange - French aviator and sculptor (b. 1873)
1919 – Georg von Hertling - Chancellor of Germany (b. 1843)
1920 – Benito Pérez Galdós - Spanish novelist (b. 1843)
1924 – Alfred Grünfeld - Austrian pianist, composer (b. 1852)
1931 – Art Acord - American actor (b. 1890)
1931 – Louise - Princess Royal & Duchess of Fife (b. 1867)
1941 – Henri Bergson - French philosopher, Nobel laureate (b. 1859)
1944 – Kai Munk - Danish playwright, Lutheran pastor (b. 1898)
1947 – Julian Ashby Burruss - American academic (b. 1876)
1960 – Albert Camus - Algerian-born philosopher & writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1913)
1961 – Erwin Schrödinger - Austrian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)
1962 – Hans Lammers - German SS officer (b. 1879)
1965 – T. S. Eliot - American-born writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
1967 – Donald Campbell - English motorboat racer (b. 1921)
1969 – Daisy & Violet Hilton - British conjoined twins (b. 1908)
1970 – Jean-Étienne Valluy - French general (b. 1899)
1971 – Arthur Ford - American clairaudient (b. 1896)
1975 – Carlo Levi - Italian painter, writer & activist (b. 1902)
1981 – Ruth Lowe - Canadian pianist & composer (b. 1914)
1985 – Brian Horrocks - British general (b. 1895)
1985 – Lovro von Matacic - Croatian conductor (b. 1899)
1986 – Christopher Isherwood - English writer (b. 1904)
1986 – Phil Lynott - Irish musician (Thin Lizzy) (b. 1949)
1988 – Lily Laskine - French harpist (b. 1893)
1990 – Sir Henry Bolte - Premier of Victoria 1955-1972 (b. 1908)
1990 – Harold Edgerton - American electrical engineer (b. 1903)
1993 – Charles Bridgford - Australian politician (b. 1910)
1994 – RD Burman - Indian musician (b. 1939)
1995 – Eduardo Mata - Mexican conductor & composer (b. 1942)
1995 – Sol Tax - American anthropologist (b. 1907)
1996 – Ramón Vinay - Chilean operatic tenor (b. 1911)
1997 – Harry Helmsley - American real estate mogul (b. 1909)
1998 – John Gary - American singer (b. 1932)
1998 – Mae Questel - American actress (b. 1908)
1999 – Iron Eyes Cody - American actor (b. 1904)
2000 – Tom Fears - American football player (b. 1922)
2000 – Spyros Markezinis - Greek politician (b. 1909)
2001 – Les Brown - American bandleader (b. 1912)
2003 – Conrad Hall - American cinematographer (b. 1927)
2003 – Yfrah Neaman - Lebanese-born violinist (b. 1923)
2003 – Sabine Ulibarri - American writer (b. 1919)
2004 – Joan Aiken - English author (b. 1924)
2004 – Brian Gibson (director) - English film director (b. 1944)
2004 – Jake Hess - American singer (b. 1927)
2004 – Jeff Nuttall - English writer (b. 1933)
2004 – John Toland - American historian (b. 1912)
2005 – Humphrey Carpenter - English author (b. 1946)
2005 – Guy Davenport - American author, artist, & scholar (b. 1927)
2005 – Ali al-Haidri - Iraqi governor of Baghdad
2005 – Frank Harary - American mathematician (b. 1921)
2005 – Robert Heilbroner - American economist (b. 1919)
2005 – Bud Poile - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
2005 – Alton Tobey - American artist (b. 1914)
2006 – Irving Layton - Canadian poet (b. 1912)
2006 – Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum - Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates & Ruler of Dubai (b. 1946)
2006 – Robert Howard White - New Zealander politician (b. 1914)
2006 – John Hahn-Petersen - Danish actor (b. 1930)
2007 – Ben Gannon - Australian theatre producer (b. 1952)
2007 – Gren - Welsh newspaper cartoonist (b. 1934)
2007 – Helen Hill - American filmmaker (b. 1970)
2007 – Sir Lewis Hodges - British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1918)
2007 – Steve Krantz - American film & TV producer (b. 1923)
2007 – Gáspár Nagy - Hungarian poet & writer (b. 1949)
2007 – Sandro Salvadore - Italian footballer (b. 1939)
2007 – Jan Schröder - Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
2007 – Marais Viljoen - South African politician (b. 1915)
2007 – Osman Waqialla - Sudanese artist & calligrapher (b. 1925)
2008 – Joyce Carlson - American artist (b. 1923)
2008 – Xavier Chamorro Cardenal - Nicaraguan print editor (b. 1932)
2008 – Jimmy Nah - Singaporan comedian & actor (b. 1968)
2008 – Yannis Tamtakos - Greek political activist (b. 1908)
2009 – Gert Jonke - Austrian poet, playwright & novelist (b. 1946)
2009 – Giselle Salandy - Trinidad & Tobago female boxer (b. 1987)
2010 – Johan Ferrier - First President of Suriname (b. 1910)


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