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February 18 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 18th:
February 18th - Deaths:
806 – Tarasius - Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 730)
814 – Angilbert - Frankish monk & confidant of Charlemagne
901 – Thabit ibn Qurra - Arab astronomer & mathematician (b. 826)
999 – Pope Gregory V (b. 972)
1139 – Prince Yaropolk II of Kiev (b. 1082)
1294 – Kublai Khan - Mongol Emperor (b. 1215)
1379 – Albert II of Mecklenburg (b. 1318)
1405 – Tamerlane - Mongol Emperor (b. 1336)
1455 – Fra Angelico - Italian artist (b. 1395)
1478 – George - Duke of Clarence, brother of Kings Edward IV of England & Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1449)
1535 – Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa - astrologer & alchemist (b. 1486)
1546 – Martin Luther - German religious reformer (b. 1483)
1564 – Michelangelo Buonarroti - Italian artist & sculptor (b. 1475)
1583 – Antonio Francesco Grazzini - Italian writer (b. 1503)
1654 – Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac - French writer (b. 1594)
1683 – Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem - Dutch painter (b. 1620)
1712 – Louis - duc de Bourgogne, heir to the throne of France (b. 1682)
1718 – Pierre Antoine Motteux - French-born English dramatist (b. 1663)
1743 – Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici - last of the Medicis (b. 1667)
1748 – Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun - Austrian field marshal (b. 1677)
1772 – Johann Hartwig Ernst - Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (b. 1712)
1778 – Joseph Marie Terray - French statesman (b. 1715)
1780 – Kristijonas Donelaitis - Lithuanian poet (b. 1714)
1788 – John Whitehurst - English clockmaker & scientist (b. 1713)
1803 – Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim - German poet (b. 1719)
1842 – Thomas Hazlehurst - English soap & alkali manufacturer (b. 1779)
1845 – Johnny Appleseed - American environmentalist (b. 1774)
1851 – Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi - German mathematician (b. 1804)
1873 – Vasil Levski - Bulgarian Revolutionist (b. 1837)
1893 – Serranus Clinton Hastings - American politician (b. 1814)
1895 – Karl Abs - German professional wrestler (b. 1851)
1900 – Clinton L. Merriam - American politician (b. 1824)
1902 – Charles Lewis Tiffany - American founder of Tiffany & Co. (b. 1812)
1906 – John Batterson Stetson - American manufacturer (b. 1830)
1911 – Billy Murdoch - Australian cricketer (b. 1854)
1923 – Alois Rašín - Czechoslovak politician, Minister of Finance (b. 1867)
1931 – Milan Šufflay - Croatian politician (b. 1879)
1933 – James J. Corbett - American boxer (b. 1866)
1938 – David King Udall - American politician (b. 1851)
1942 – Albert Payson Terhune - American author (b. 1872)
1945 – Ivan Chernyakhovsky - Russian general (b. 1906)
1956 – Gustave Charpentier - French composer (b. 1860)
1957 – Dedan Kimathi - Kenyan rebel leader (b. 1920)
1957 – Henry Norris Russell - American astronomer (b. 1877)
1964 – Joseph-Armand Bombardier - Quebec inventor & industrialist (b. 1907)
1966 – Robert Rossen - American screenwriter, producer, & director (b. 1908)
1967 – J. Robert Oppenheimer - American physicist (b. 1904)
1967 – Dragiša Cvetković - Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister (b. 1893)
1973 – Frank Costello - Italian-born gangster (b. 1891)
1977 – Andy Devine - American actor (b. 1905)
1978 – Maggie McNamara - American actress (b. 1928)
1981 – John Knudsen Northrop - American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1895)
1982 – Ngaio Marsh - New Zealand author (b. 1895)
1993 – Kerry Von Erich - American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
1993 – Jacqueline Hill - British actress (b. 1929)
1995 – Bob Stinson - American guitarist (b. 1959)
1997 – Emily Hahn - American writer (b. 1905)
1998 – Harry Caray - American baseball broadcaster (b. 1914)
1998 – Robbie James - Welsh footballer (b. 1957)
1999 – Noam Pitlik - American actor & director (b. 1932)
2000 – Willy Maltaite - Belgian comics creator (b. 1927)
2001 – Balthus - Polish-born painter (b. 1908)
2001 – Dale Earnhardt - American race car driver (b. 1951)
2001 – Eddie Mathews - American baseball player (b. 1931)
2003 – Isser Harel - Israeli Mossad leader (b. 1912)
2004 – Jean Rouch - French filmmaker & ethnologist (b. 1917)
2006 – Richard Bright - American actor (b. 1937)
2008 – Sir Richard Knowles - British politician (b. 1917)
2008 – Mihaela Mitrache - Romanian actress (b. 1955)
2008 – Mickey Renaud - Canadian professional ice hockey player (b. 1988)
2009 – Al-Tayyib Salih - Sudanese novelist & columnist (b. 1929)
2010 – John Babcock - Last known Canadian veteran of World War I (b. 1900)


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