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February 15 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 15th:
February 15th - Deaths:
1145 – Pope Lucius II
1621 – Michael Praetorius - German composer (b. 1571)
1637 – Ferdinand II - Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1578)
1738 – Matthias Braun - Czech sculptor (b. 1684)
1775 – Peter Dens - Flemish Catholic theologian (b. 1690)
1781 – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing - German author & philosopher (b. 1729)
1818 – Friedrich Ludwig - Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Prussian general (b. 1746)
1835 – Henry Hunt - British politician (b. 1773)
1839 – Chevalier de Lorimier - Quebec notary (b. 1803)
1843 – Theodoros Kolokotronis - Greek military figure (b. 1770)
1844 – Henry Addington - 1st Viscount Sidmouth, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1757)
1847 – Germinal Pierre Dandelin - Belgian mathematician (b. 1794)
1848 – Hermann von Boyen - Prussian field marshal (b. 1771)
1849 – Pierre François Verhulst - Belgian mathematician (b. 1804)
1857 – Mikhail Glinka - Russian composer (b. 1804)
1869 – Mirza Ghalib - Indian poet (b. 1796)
1905 – Lew Wallace - Union general in the American Civil War & novelist (b. 1827)
1911 – Theodor Escherich - German pediatrician (b. 1859)
1924 – Lionel Monckton - English composer for the musical theatre (b. 1861)
1928 – H. H. Asquith - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1852)
1932 – Minnie Maddern Fiske - American actress (b. 1865)
1939 – Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin - Russian painter (b. 1878)
1956 – Vincent de Moro-Giafferi - French criminal attorney (b. 1878)
1959 – Owen Willans Richardson - British physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1879)
1961 – Bradley Lord - American figure skater (b. 1939)
1961 – Laurence Owen - American figure skater (b. 1944)
1964 – Robert L. Thornton - American businessman & politician (b. 1880)
1965 – Nat King Cole - American singer & musician (b. 1919)
1966 – Camilo Torres Restrepo - Colombian Roman Catholic priest, member of the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group (b. 1929)
1966 – Gerard Ciołek - Polish architect (b. 1909)
1970 – Sir Hugh Dowding - commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (b. 1882)
1971 – Dimitrios Loundras - Greek gymnast (b. 1885)
1973 – Wally Cox - American actor (b. 1924)
1973 – Tim Holt - American actor (b. 1919)
1974 – Kurt Atterberg - Swedish composer (b. 1887)
1981 – Mike Bloomfield - American musician (b. 1943)
1981 – Karl Richter - German conductor (b. 1926)
1984 – Ethel Merman - American singer & actress (b. 1908)
1988 – Richard Feynman - American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1918)
1992 – María Elena Moyano - Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
1992 – William Schuman - American composer (b. 1910)
1996 – Tommy Rettig - American actor (b. 1941)
1996 – McLean Stevenson - American actor (b. 1929)
1996 – Lucio Agostini - Canadian composer & conductor (b. 1913)
1998 – Georgios Mylonas - Greek politician (b. 1919)
1998 – Louie Spicolli - American professional wrestler (b. 1971)
1999 – Big L - American rapper (b. 1974)
1999 – Henry Way Kendall - American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)
2002 – Howard K. Smith - American journalist (b. 1914)
2002 – Kevin Smith - New Zealand actor (b. 1963)
2004 – Jens Evensen - Norwegian minister & jurist (b. 1917)
2004 – Jan Miner - American actress (b. 1917)
2005 – Samuel T. Francis - American journalist (b. 1947)
2005 – Pierre Bachelet - French singer & songwriter (b. 1944)
2007 – Walker Edmiston - actor (b. 1926)
2007 – Ray Evans - American songwriter (b. 1915)
2008 – Amnon Netzer - Iranian-Israeli historian (b. 1934)
2008 – Ashley Callie - South African actress (b. 1976)
2009 – Joe Cuba - Puerto-Rican musician (b. 1931)
2009 – Dr. Diether H. Haenicke - university president (b. 1935)


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