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February 2 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 2nd:
February 2nd - Deaths:
1124 – Borivoj II - Duke of Bohemia
1218 – Konstantin of Rostov - Prince of Novgorod (b. 1186)
1250 – Eric XI of Sweden (b. 1216)
1307 – Oljeitu Temur Khagan - Emperor of the Mongol Empire & the Yuan Dynasty (b. 1265)
1461 – Owen Tudor - Welsh founder of the Tudor dynasty of England
1529 – Baldassare Castiglione - Italian writer (b. 1478)
1580 – Bessho Nagaharu - Japanese retainer (b. 1558)
1594 – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Italian composer (b. 1525)
1648 – George Abbot - English writer
1660 – Govert Flinck - Dutch painter (b. 1615)
1660 – Gaston - Duke of Orléans - French politician (b. 1608)
1661 – Lucas Holstenius - German humanist (b. 1596)
1688 – Abraham Duquesne - French naval officer (b. 1610)
1704 – Guillaume François Antoine - Marquis de l'Hôpital, French mathematician (b. 1661)
1712 – Martin Lister - English naturalist & physician
1714 – John Sharp - English Archbishop of York (b. 1643)
1723 – Antonio Maria Valsalva - Italian anatomist (b. 1666)
1768 – Robert Smith - English mathematician (b. 1689)
1769 – Pope Clement XIII (b. 1693)
1802 – Welbore Ellis - 1st Baron Mendip, British statesman (b. 1713)
1804 – George Walton - Signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1749-50)
1895 – Archduke Albert - Austrian general (b. 1817)
1904 – William C. Whitney - American financier (b. 1841)
1907 – Dmitri Mendeleev - Russian chemist (b. 1834)
1909 – Carlo Acton - Italian composer & concert pianist (b. 1829)
1918 – John L. Sullivan - American heavyweight boxer (b. 1858)
1922 – William Desmond Taylor - Irish film director (b. 1872)
1925 – Jaap Eden - Dutch skater & cyclist (b. 1873)
1926 – Vladimir Sukhomlinov - Russian general (b. 1848)
1932 – Agha Petros - Assyrian nationalist leader (b. 1880)
1942 – Daniil Kharms - Russian playwright (b. 1905)
1945 – Carl Friedrich Goerdeler - German politician, member of the German resistance (b. 1884)
1945 – Johannes Popitz - Prussian finance minister, member of the German resistance (b. 1884)
1945 – Alfred Delp - German Jesuit priest, member of the German resistance (b. 1907)
1948 – Bevil Rudd - South African athlete (b. 1894)
1948 – Thomas W. Lamont - American banker; father or Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (b. 1870)
1950 – Constantin Carathéodory - Greek mathematician (b. 1873)
1956 – Charles Grapewin - American actor (b. 1869)
1956 – Pyotr Konchalovsky - Russian painter (b. 1876)
1957 – Grigory Landsberg - Russian physicist (b. 1890)
1961 – Anna May Wong - American actress (b. 1905)
1962 – Shlomo Hestrin - Canadian-born Israeli biochemist (b. 1914)
1969 – Boris Karloff - English actor (b. 1887)
1970 – Lawrence Gray - American actor (b. 1898)
1970 – Bertrand Russell - 3rd Earl Russell, English mathematician, writer & philosopher, Nobel laureate (b. 1872)
1972 – Natalie Clifford Barney - American writer (b. 1876)
1973 – Hendrik Elias - Belgian politician (b. 1902)
1974 – Imre Lakatos - Hungarian philosopher (b. 1922)
1979 – Sid Vicious - English musician (Sex Pistols) (b. 1957)
1980 – Hanna Rovina - Israeli actress
1980 – William Howard Stein - Nobel laureate (b. 1911)
1982 – Paul Desruisseaux - French Canadian lawyer, businessman & politician (b. 1905)
1983 – Sam Chatmon - American blues musician (b. 1897)
1987 – Castilho - Brazilian footballer (b. 1927)
1987 – Alistair MacLean - Scottish novelist (b. 1922)
1988 – Marcel Bozzuffi - French film actor (b. 1929)
1989 – Ondrej Nepela - Slovak figure skater (b. 1951)
1989 – Arnold Nordmeyer - New Zealand politician (b. 1901)
1990 – Joe Erskine - Welsh boxer (b. 1934)
1992 – Bert Parks - American television host (b. 1914)
1995 – Fred Perry - British tennis player (b. 1909)
1995 – Thomas Hayward - American tenor (b. 1917)
1995 – Donald Pleasence - English actor (b. 1919)
1996 – Gene Kelly - American dancer, actor, & director (b. 1912)
1997 – Erich Eliskases - Austrian chess player (b. 1913)
1997 – Sanford Meisner - American actor (b. 1904)
1999 – David McComb - Australian musician (The Triffids) (b. 1962)
2002 – Paul Baloff - American singer (Exodus) (b. 1960)
2002 – Claude Brown - American writer (b. 1937)
2003 – Lou Harrison - American composer (b. 1917)
2004 – Bernard McEveety - American film director (b. 1924)
2005 – Max Schmeling - German boxer (b. 1905)
2007 – Vijay Arora - Indian film & television actor (b. 1944)
2007 – Billy Henderson - American singer (The Spinners) (b. 1939)
2007 – Joe Hunter - American pianist & bandleader of The Funk Brothers (b. 1927)
2007 – Filippo Raciti - Italian police officer (b. 1967)
2007 – Masao Takemoto - Japanese gymnast (b. 1919)
2007 – Eric von Schmidt - American folk/blues singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
2008 – Katoucha - Guinean model & activist (b. 1960)


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