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February 4 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 4th:
February 4th - Deaths:
211 – Septimius Severus - Emperor of Rome (b. 146)
708 – Pope Sisinnius
856 – Rabanus Maurus - Bishop of Mainz (b. c. 780)
869 – Saint Cyril - Greek missionary to the Slavs (b. 827)
1508 – Conrad Celtes - German humanist scholar (b. 1459)
1590 – Gioseffo Zarlino - Italian composer (b. 1517)
1615 – Dom Justo Takayama - Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
1615 – Giovanni Battista della Porta - Italian scholar, polymath and child prodigy (b. 1535)
1617 – Louis Elsevier - Dutch publisher (b. 1546)
1694 – Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina - Tsaritsa of Russia (b. 1651)
1713 – Anthony Ashley Cooper - 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (b. 1671)
1774 – Charles Marie de La Condamine - French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
1799 – Étienne-Louis Boullée - French architect (b. 1728)
1781 – Josef Mysliveček - Czech composer (b. 1737)
1894 – Adolphe Sax - Belgian instrument maker (b. 1814)
1912 – Franz Reichelt - Austrian Tailor/Inventor (b. 1800's)
1905 – Louis-Ernest Barrias - French sculptor (b. 1841)
1928 – Hendrik Lorentz - Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1853)
1933 – Archibald Sayce - English educator (b. 1846)
1936 – Wilhelm Gustloff - German leader of the Swiss Nazi party (b. 1895)
1940 – Nikolai Yezhov - Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895)
1943 – Frank Calder - the first NHL President (b. 1877)
1944 – Yvette Guilbert - French singer and actress (b. 1867)
1944 – Arsen Kotsoyev - Russian writer (b. 1872)
1958 – Henry Kuttner - American author (b. 1915)
1959 – Una O'Connor - Irish actress (b. 1880)
1966 – Gilbert H. Grosvenor - American president of the National Geographic Society (b. 1875)
1967 – Albert Orsborn - 6th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1886)
1968 – Neal Cassady - American writer (b. 1926)
1974 – Satyendra Nath Bose - Indian physicist (b. 1894)
1975 – Louis Jordan - American musician (b. 1908)
1975 – Howard Hill - American archer (b. 1899)
1977 – Brett Halliday - American writer (b. 1904)
1982 – Alex Harvey - Scottish musician (b. 1935)
1982 – Georg Konrad Morgen - German judge (b. 1909)
1983 – Karen Carpenter - American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (b. 1950)
1987 – Meena Keshwar Kamal - Afghan feminist and founder of RAWA (b. 1956)
1987 – Liberace - American musician (b. 1919)
1987 – Carl Rogers - American psychologist (b. 1902)
1990 – Whipper Billy Watson - Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1917)
1992 – Lisa Fonssagrives - Swedish model (b. 1911)
1993 – Connie Saylor - American NASCAR racecar driver (b. 1940)
1994 – Fred De Bruyne - Belgian cyclist (b. 1930)
1995 – Godfrey Brown - British athlete and teacher (b. 1915)
1995 – Patricia Highsmith - American author (b. 1921)
2000 – Carl Albert - American politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)
2000 – Doris Coley - American singer (Shirelles) (b. 1941)
2000 – Phil Tonken - American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)
2001 – J. J. Johnson - American jazz trombonist and composer (b. 1924)
2001 – Pankaj Roy - Indian cricketer (b. 1928)
2001 – Iannis Xenakis - Greek composer and architect (b. 1922)
2002 – George Nader - American film and television actor (b. 1921)
2002 – Prince Sigvard - Duke of Uppland (b. 1907)
2003 – Charlie Biddle - Canadian jazz bassist (b. 1926)
2003 – Benyoucef Ben Khedda - Algerian politician (b. 1920)
2003 – André Noyelle - Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
2005 – Ossie Davis - American actor, activist (b. 1917)
2006 – Betty Friedan - American feminist (b. 1921)
2006 – Myron Waldman - American animator (b. 1908)
2007 – Steve Barber - American baseball pitcher (b. 1938)
2007 – José Carlos Bauer - Brazilian World Cup footballer (b. 1925)
2007 – Ilya Kormiltsev - Russian poet and translator (b. 1959)
2007 – Barbara McNair - American singer and actress (b. 1934)
2007 – Jules Olitski - Ukrainian-born American abstract painter and sculptor (b. 1922)
2008 – Stefan Meller - Polish foreign minister (b. 1942)
2009 – Lux Interior - Frontman of the garage rock band The Cramps (b. 1946)


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