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February 6 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 6th:
February 6th - Deaths:
891 – St. Photius I the Great - Patriarch of Constantinople
1378 – Jeanne de Bourbon - wife of Charles V of France (b. 1338)
1497 – Johannes Ockeghem - Flemish composer (b. c.1410)
1515 – Aldus Manutius - Italian printer
1585 – Edmund Plowden - English legal scholar (b. 1518)
1593 – Jacques Amyot - French writer (b. 1513)
1593 – Emperor Ogimachi of Japan (b. 1517)
1617 – Prospero Alpini - Italian scientist (b. 1553)
1685 – King Charles II of England (b. 1630)
1740 – Pope Clement XII (b. 1652)
1775 – William Dowdeswell - English politician (b. 1721)
1783 – Capability Brown - English landscape gardener (b. 1716)
1793 – Carlo Goldoni - Italian playwright (b. 1707)
1807 – John Reid - British army general & composer (b. 1721)
1816 – Maria Ludwika Rzewuska - Polish szlachcianka (b. 1744)
1833 – Pierre André Latreille - French entomologist (b. 1762)
1834 – Richard Lemon Lander - British explorer (b. 1804)
1855 – Josef Munzinger - Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1791)
1899 – Leo von Caprivi - Chancellor of Germany (b. 1831)
1899 – Prince Alfred of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha - Prince of Edinburgh (b. 1874)
1910 – Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest & founder (b. 1839)
1916 – Rubén Darío - Nicaraguan writer (b. 1867)
1918 – Gustav Klimt - Austrian painter (b. 1862)
1927 – Sam Maguire - Irish Republican & Gaelic footballer (b. 1879)
1938 – Marianne von Werefkin - Russian-Swiss painter (b. 1860)
1950 – Georges Imbert - Alsatian chemist (b. 1884)
1951 – Gabby Street - former MLB player (b. 1882)
1952 – George VI of the United Kingdom (b. 1895)
1958 – David Pegg - English footballer (b. 1935)
1958 – Tommy Taylor - English footballer (b. 1932)
1958 – Geoff Bent - English footballer (b. 1932)
1958 – Roger Byrne - English footballer (b. 1929)
1958 – Eddie Colman - English footballer (b. 1936)
1958 – Mark Jones - English footballer (b. 1933)
1958 – Frank Swift - English footballer & journalist (b. 1913)
1958 – Walter Crickmer - English football club secretary & manager
1963 – Abd el-Krim - Moroccan politician
1964 – Emilio Aguinaldo - Filipino general & President (b. 1869)
1966 – Narcisa de Leon - Filipino film mogul (b. 1877)
1967 – Martine Carol - French film actress (b. 1920)
1976 – Vince Guaraldi - American musician (b. 1928)
1976 – Ritwik Ghatak - Bengali Indian film maker & scriptwriter (b. 1925)
1981 – Hugo Montenegro - American film music composer (b. 1925)
1981 – Frederika of Hanover - Queen Consort of Greece (b. 1917)
1985 – James Hadley Chase - English writer (b. 1906)
1986 – Frederick Coutts - Salvation Army general (b. 1899)
1986 – Minoru Yamasaki - American architect (b. 1912)
1986 – Dandy Nichols - English actress (b. 1907)
1988 – Nuno Oliveira - Bass Player (b. 1925)
1989 – André Cayatte - French filmmaker (b. 1909)
1989 – Barbara Tuchman - American historian (b. 1912)
1989 – Chris Gueffroy - East German attempted defector (b. 1968)
1989 – Osbourne Ruddock - Jamaican Dub music performer (b. 1941)
1991 – Salvador Luria - Italian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
1991 – Danny Thomas - American singer, comedian, & actor (b. 1914)
1993 – Arthur Ashe - American tennis player (b. 1943)
1994 – Joseph Cotten - American actor (b. 1905)
1994 – Jack Kirby - American comic book writer (b. 1917)
1995 – James Merrill - American poet (b. 1926)
1996 – Guy Madison - American actor (b. 1922)
1997 – Roger Laurent - Belgian racing driver (b. 1913)
1998 – Falco - Austrian singer (b. 1957)
1998 – Carl Wilson - American musician (The Beach Boys) (b. 1946)
1998 – Haroun Tazieff - French vulcanologist & geologist (b. 1914)
2001 – Filemon Lagman - Filipino Communist revolutionary (b. 1953)
2001 – Fulgence Charpentier - Quebec journalist (b. 1897)
2002 – Max Perutz - Austrian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1914)
2005 – Lazar Berman - Russian pianist (b. 1930)
2005 – Karl Haas - American radio presenter (b. 1913)
2007 – Lew Burdette - American baseball player (b. 1926)
2007 – Lee Hoffman - American author (b. 1932)
2007 – Len Hopkins - Canadian politician (b. 1930)
2007 – Frankie Laine - American singer (b. 1913)
2007 – Willye White - American athlete (b. 1939)
2008 – John McWethy - American journalist (b. 1947)
2008 – Tony Rolt - English racing driver (b. 1918)


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