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April 2 - Deaths

Calendar Date April 2nd:
April 2nd - Deaths:
1118 – Baldwin I of Jerusalem - King of Jerusalem (b. c. 1058)
1272 – Richard - 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1209)
1335 – Duke Henry of Carinthia (b. c. 1265)
1412 – Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo - Spanish traveler & writer
1502 – Prince Arthur Tudor - son of Henry VII of England (b. 1486)
1507 – Francis of Paola - Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416)
1640 – Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski - Polish author & prominent Latin poet (b. 1595)
1657 – Ferdinand III - Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1608)
1657 – Jean-Jacques Olier – French catholic priest - founder of the Society of Saint-Sulpice (b. 1608)
1720 – Joseph Dudley - colonial Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1647)
1742 – James Douglas - Scottish physician & anatomist (b. 1675)
1747 – Johann Jacob Dillenius - German botanist (b. 1684)
1754 – Thomas Carte - English historian (b. 1686)
1787 – Thomas Gage - British general (b. 1719)
1791 – Mirabeau - French statesman (b. 1749)
1801 – Thomas Dadford Junior - British canal engineer (b. c. 1761)
1803 – Sir James Montgomery - 1st Baronet, Scottish politician & judge (b. 1721)
1817 – Johann Heinrich Jung - German author (b. 1740)
1827 – Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus - German physician & naturalist (b. 1776)
1845 – Philip Charles Durham - Royal Navy Admiral (b. 1763)
1865 – General A. P. Hill - American Confederate general (b. 1825)
1872 – Samuel Morse - American painter & inventor of the telegraph (b. 1791)
1891 – Albert Pike - American Confederate Brigadier General, Envoy, Author, Attorney, & Freemason (b. 1809)
1902 – Esther Morris - suffragist & first female American judge (b. 1814)
1914 – Paul von Heyse - German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1830)
1922 – Hermann Rorschach - Swiss psychologist (b. 1884)
1928 – Theodore William Richards - American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1868)
1930 – Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia (b. 1876)
1936 – Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne - French general (b. 1860)
1953 – Hugo Sperrle - German field marshal (b. 1885)
1958 – Tudor Davies - Welsh operatic tenor (b. 1892)
1958 – Josei Toda - Japanese second president of the Buddhist association Soka Gakkai (b. 1900)
1966 – C. S. Forester - English author (b. 1899)
1972 – Franz Halder - German general (b. 1884)
1972 – Toshitsugu Takamatsu - Japanese Martial Arts Grandmaster (b. 1887)
1972 – Gil Hodges - American baseball player & manager (b. 1924)
1974 – Georges Pompidou - President of France (b. 1911)
1987 – Buddy Rich - American drummer (b. 1917)
1992 – Tomisaburo Wakayama - Japanese actor (b. 1929)
1992 – Juan Gómez González - Spanish footballplayer (b. 1954)
1994 – Betty Furness - American actress (b. 1916)
1995 – Harvey Penick - American golf instructor (b. 1904)
1995 – Hannes Alfvén - Swedish physicist (b. 1908)
1998 – Rob Pilatus - American model & entertainer (Milli Vanilli) (b. 1965)
2000 – Tommaso Buscetta - Sicilian mafioso & pentito (b. 1928)
2001 – Charles Daudelin - Canadian artist (b. 1920)
2001 – Jennifer Syme - American actress (b. 1972)
2003 – Edwin Starr - American singer (b. 1942)
2004 – John Argyris - Greek aeronautical engineer (b. 1913)
2005 – Pope John Paul II (b. 1920)
2006 – Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg - German wife of Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (b. 1913)
2007 – Paul Reed - American actor (b. 1909)
2008 – Raúl Alfonsín - Argentine lawyer, politician & statesman (b. 1927)


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