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April 4 - Deaths

Calendar Date April 4th:
April 4th - Deaths:
397 – St. Ambrose - Bishop of Milan (b. c. 338)
636 – Saint Isidore of Seville - Church Father & the proposed patron of Internet (b. c. 560)
896 – Pope Formosus (b. 816)
1284 – King Alfonso X of Castile (b. 1221)
1292 – Pope Nicholas IV (b. 1227)
1305 – Jeanne of Navarre - wife of Philip IV of France (b. c. 1217)
1536 – Frederick I - Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (b. 1460)
1588 – King Frederick II of Denmark (b. 1534)
1609 – Charles de L'Ecluse - Flemish botanist (b. 1526)
1617 – John Napier - Scottish mathematician (b. 1550)
1643 – Simon Episcopius - Dutch theologian (b. 1583)
1661 – Alexander Leslie - 1st Earl of Leven, Scottish soldier (b. c. 1580)
1701 – Joseph Haines - entertainer & author
1743 – Daniel Neal - English historian (b. 1678)
1761 – Theodore Gardelle - Swiss painter & enameler (b. 1722)
1766 – John Taylor - English classical scholar (b. 1704)
1774 – Oliver Goldsmith - English writer (b. 1728)
1792 – James Sykes - American politician (b. 1725)
1807 – Joseph Jérôme Lefrançais de Lalande - French astronomer (b. 1732)
1817 – André Masséna - Duke of Rivoli, Prince of Essling & Marshal of France (b. 1758)
1841 – William Henry Harrison - 9th President of the United States (b. 1773)
1846 – Solomon Sibley - American senator from Michigan Territory (b. 1769)
1861 – John McLean - U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1785)
1863 – Ludwig Emil Grimm - German painter & engraver (b. 1790)
1864 – Joseph Pitty Couthouy - American naval officer (b. 1808)
1870 – Heinrich Gustav Magnus - German chemist & physicist (b. 1802)
1874 – Charles Ernest Beulé - French archaeologist & politician (b. 1826)
1878 – Richard Brewer - American gunslinger/cowboy (b. 1850)
1879 – Heinrich Wilhelm Dove - German physicist (b. 1803)
1883 – Peter Cooper - American industrialist, inventor & philanthropist (b. 1791)
1884 – Marie Bashkirtseff - Russian artist & diarist (b. 1860)
1890 – Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau - Quebec politician (b. 1820)
1890 – Edmond Hébert - French geologist (b. 1812)
1919 – William Crookes - English chemist & physicist (b. 1832)
1923 – John Venn - British mathematician (b. 1834)
1929 – Karl Benz - German engine designer, inventor, & automobile engineer (b. 1844)
1931 – André Michelin - French industrialist (b. 1853)
1932 – Wilhelm Ostwald - German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)
1947 – William O'Donnell - Irish politician (b. ?)
1951 – Al Christie - Canadian film director & producer (b. 1881)
1951 – George Albert Smith - President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (b. 1870)
1953 – King Carol II of Romania (b. 1893)
1957 – E. Herbert Norman - Canadian diplomat (b. 1909)
1958 – Johnny Stompanato - American organized crime figure (b. 1925)
1961 – Simion Stoilow - Romanian mathematician (b. 1873)
1962 – James Hanratty - executed at Bedford Prison, England, for the murder of Michael Gregsten (b. 1936)
1967 – Héctor Scarone - Uruguayan footballer (b. 1898)
1967 – Al Lewis - American songwriter (b. 1901)
1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. - American civil rights activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1929)
1970 – Byron Foulger - American actor (b. 1899)
1972 – Adam Clayton Powell Jr. - American politician (b. 1908)
1972 – Stefan Wolpe - German composer (b. 1902)
1976 – Harry Nyquist - Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889)
1979 – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto - President & Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1928)
1979 – Edgar Buchanan - American actor (b. 1903)
1980 – Red Sovine - American country music singer (b. 1917)
1983 – Gloria Swanson - American actress (b. 1899)
1984 – Oleg Antonov - Soviet airplane engineer (b. 1906)
1985 – Kate Roberts - Welsh nationalist & writer (b. 1891)
1987 – C.L. Moore - American writer (b. 1911)
1991 – Edmund Adamkiewicz - German footballer (b. 1920)
1991 – Max Frisch - Swiss writer (b. 1911)
1991 – H. John Heinz III - U.S. Senator (b. 1938)
1991 – Forrest Towns - American hurdler (b. 1914)
1992 – Yvette Brind'Amour - French Canadian stage actress & artistic director (b. 1918)
1992 – Jack Hamilton - Australian football player (b. 1928)
1992 – Arthur Russell - American cellist (b. 1951)
1993 – Alfred Mosher Butts - American architect & inventor of Scrabble (b. 1899)
1995 – Kenny Everett - British radio DJ & television entertainer (b. 1944)
1995 – Priscilla Lane - American singer & actress (b. 1915)
1996 – Barney Ewell - American athlete (b. 1918)
1996 – Boone Guyton - American test pilot (b. 1913)
1996 – Larry LaPrise - American songwriter (b. 1913)
1997 – Leo Picard - Israeli geologist (b. 1900)
1999 – Faith Domergue - American actor (b. 1924)
1999 – Early Wynn - American baseball player (b. 1920)
2001 – Ed "Big Daddy" Roth - American custom car designer (b. 1932)
2002 – Harry L. O'Connor - Czech film stuntman
2003 – Anthony Caruso - American actor (b. 1916)
2003 – Resortes - Mexican comedian (b. 1916)
2004 – Alberic Schotte - Belgian cyclist (b. 1919)
2004 – Casey Sheehan - American soldier, son of Cindy Sheehan (b. 1979)
2005 – Edward Bronfman - Canadian businessman (b. 1924)
2007 – Bob Clark - American film director (b. 1941)
2007 – Terry Hall - English ventriloquist (b. 1927)
2008 – Francis Tucker - South African Rally Driver (b. 1923)
2009 – Gonzalo Olave - Chilean television actor (b. 1983)


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