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April 6 - Deaths

Calendar Date April 6th:
April 6th - Deaths:
885 – Saint Methodius (b. c. 815)
1147 – Frederick II - Duke of Swabia (b. 1090)
1199 – King Richard I of England (b. 1157)
1199 – Pierre Basile - French soldier
1362 – James I - Count of La Marche, French soldier (b. 1319)
1490 – King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary (b. 1443)
1520 – Raphael - Italian painter & architect (b. 1483)
1528 – Albrecht Dürer - German artist (b. 1471)
1551 – Joachim Vadian - Swiss humanist (b. 1484)
1571 – John Hamilton - Scottish prelate & politician
1590 – Francis Walsingham - English spymaster
1605 – John Stow - English historian
1655 – David Blondel - French Protestant clergyman (b. 1591)
1686 – Arthur Annesley - 1st Earl of Anglesey, English royalist statesman (b. 1614)
1707 – Willem van de Velde - the younger, Dutch painter (b. 1633)
1755 – Richard Rawlinson - English minister & antiquarian (b. 1690)
1825 – Vladimir Borovikovsky - Russian painter (b. 1757)
1829 – Niels Henrik Abel - Norwegian mathematician (b. 1802)
1833 – Adamantios Korais - Greek humanist scholar (b. 1748)
1838 – José Bonifácio de Andrade e Silva - Brazilian statesman & geologist (b. 1763)
1862 – Albert Sidney Johnston - American Confederate general (b. 1803)
1883 – Benjamin Wright Raymond - American politician (b. 1801)
1899 – Alvan Wentworth Chapman - American physician & botanist (b. 1809)
1906 – Alexander Kielland - Norwegian author (b. 1849)
1933 – Elizabeth Bacon Custer - wife of George Armstrong Custer (b. 1842)
1935 – Edwin Arlington Robinson - American poet (b. 1869)
1947 – Herbert Backe - German Nazi politician (b. 1896)
1953 – Idris Davies - Welsh poet (b. 1905)
1959 – Leo Aryeh Mayer - Israeli professor & scholar of Islamic art (b. 1895)
1961 – Jules Bordet - Belgian immunologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1870)
1963 – Otto Struve - Russian-born astronomer (b. 1897)
1970 – Sam Sheppard - American accused murderer (b. 1923)
1970 – Maurice Stokes - American basketball player (b. 1933)
1971 – Igor Stravinsky - Russian composer (b. 1882)
1974 – Willem Marinus Dudok - Dutch architect (b. 1884)
1974 – Hudson Fysh - Australian aviator & businessman (b. 1895)
1976 – Sidney Franklin - American bullfighter (b. 1903)
1992 – Isaac Asimov - Russian-born author (b. 1920)
1994 – Juvénal Habyarimana - Rwandan politician (b. 1937)
1994 – Cyprien Ntaryamira - Burundian politician (b. 1956)
1995 – Ioannis Alevras - Greek politician (b. 1912)
1996 – Greer Garson - Irish actress (b. 1904)
1998 – Wendy O. Williams - American singer (Plasmatics) (b. 1949)
1998 – Tammy Wynette - American singer (b. 1942)
1999 – Red Norvo - American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1908)
2000 – Habib Bourguiba - Tunisian politician (b. 1903)
2001 – Charles Pettigrew - American singer (b. 1963)
2003 – David Bloom - American reporter (b. 1963)
2003 – Babatunde Olatunji - Nigerian drummer (b. 1927)
2003 – Gerald Emmett Cardinal Carter - Canadian religious figure (b. 1912)
2004 – Larisa Bogoraz - Soviet dissident (b. 1929)
2004 – Niki Sullivan - American guitarist (The Crickets) (b. 1937)
2005 – Rainier III - Prince of Monaco (b. 1923)
2006 – Maggie Dixon - American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
2006 – Francis L. Kellogg - U.S. diplomat & prominent socialite (b. 1917)
2006 – Stefanos Stratigos - Greek actor (b. 1926)
2007 – Luigi Comencini - Italian film director (b. 1916)
2009 – Shawn Mackay - Australian rugby player (b. 1982)
2010 – Wilma Mankiller - Native-American activist, chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1945)
2010 – Corin Redgrave - British actor & political activist (b. 1939)


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