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April 7 - Deaths

Calendar Date April 7th:
April 7th - Deaths:
30 – Corresponds to Friday 15th of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar - the day of Pesakh or Passover, often considered the date of the flagellation & crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth
1498 – King Charles VIII of France (b. 1470)
1614 – El Greco - Greek-born artist (b. 1541)
1638 – Shimazu Tadatsune - Japanese ruler of Satsuma (b. 1576)
1651 – Lennart Torstenson - Swedish soldier & engineer (b. 1603)
1658 – Juan Eusebio Nieremberg - Spanish mystic (b. 1595)
1661 – Sir William Brereton - 1st Baronet, English soldier & politician (b. 1604)
1663 – Francis Cooke - Mayflower pilgrim (b. c.1583)
1668 – William Davenant - English poet (b. 1606)
1719 – Jean-Baptiste de la Salle - French saint (b. 1651)
1739 – Dick Turpin - English highwayman (b. 1705)
1747 – Leopold I - Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal (b. 1676)
1761 – Thomas Bayes - English mathematician (b. 1702)
1766 – Tiberius Hemsterhuis - Dutch philologist & critic (b. 1685)
1767 – Franz Sparry - composer (b. 1715)
1782 – Taksin - King of Thailand (b. 1734)
1789 – Abd-ul-Hamid I - Ottoman Sultan (b. 1725)
1789 – Petrus Camper - Dutch anatomist (b. 1722)
1801 – Noël François de Wailly - French lexicographer (b. 1724)
1804 – Toussaint Louverture - Haitian Revolutionary (b. 1743)
1811 – Garsevan Chavchavadze - Georgian diplomat & politician (b. 1757)
1823 – Jacques Charles - French chemist (b. 1746)
1833 – Antoni Radziwiłł - Polish politician (b. 1775)
1836 – William Godwin - English political writer (b. 1756)
1850 – William Lisle Bowles - English poet & critic (b. 1762)
1858 – Anton Diabelli - Austrian music publisher, editor, & composer (b. 1781)
1868 – D'Arcy McGee - Canadian journalist & Father of Confederation (b. 1825)
1871 – Alexander Lloyd - Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
1871 – Prince Alexander John of Wales (b. 1871)
1885 – Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold - German physiologist (b. 1804)
1891 – P. T. Barnum - American circus impresario (b. 1810)
1920 – Karl Binding - German jurist (b. 1841)
1928 – Alexander Bogdanov - Russian physician & philosopher (b. 1873)
1939 – Joseph Lyons - tenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1879)
1943 – Jovan Dučić - Serbian poet (b. 1871)
1943 – Alexandre Millerand - President of France (b. 1859)
1947 – Henry Ford - American automobile manufacturer & industrialist (b. 1863)
1950 – Walter Huston - Canadian-born actor (b. 1884)
1955 – Theda Bara - American film actress (b. 1885)
1960 – Henri Guisan - General of the Swiss Army during World War II (b. 1874)
1968 – Jim Clark, OBE - Scottish race car driver & two-time F1 world champion (b. 1936)
1981 – Kit Lambert - British record producer & manager (The Who) (b. 1935)
1981 – Norman Taurog - American film director (b. 1899)
1982 – Brenda Benet - American actress (b. 1945)
1982 – Harald Ertl - Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
1984 – Frank Church - U.S. Senator from Idaho (b. 1924)
1985 – Carl Schmitt - German philosopher & political theorist (b. 1888)
1990 – Ronald Evans - American astronaut (b. 1933)
1992 – Ace Bailey - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1903)
1992 – Antonis Tritsis - Greek politician (b. 1937)
1994 – Albert Guðmundsson - Icelandic footballer & politician (b. 1923)
1994 – Golo Mann - German historian (b. 1909)
1994 – Agathe Uwilingiyimana - Prime Minister of Rwanda (b. 1953)
1997 – Luis Aloma - Cuban baseball player (b. 1923)
1997 – Georgi Shonin - Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1935)
1997 – Tomoyuki Tanaka - Japanese film producer (Godzilla) (b. 1910)
2000 – Broery Marantika - Indonesian singer (b. 1944)
2001 – David Graf - American actor (b. 1950)
2001 – Beatrice Straight - American actress (b. 1914)
2002 – John Agar - American actor (b. 1921)
2003 – Cecile de Brunhoff - French storyteller (b. 1903)
2003 – David Greene - British television director (b. 1921)
2004 – Victor Argo - American actor (b. 1934)
2004 – Konstantinos Kallias - Greek politician (b. 1901)
2005 – Grigoris Bithikotsis - Greek singer (b. 1922)
2005 – Bob Kennedy - American baseball player & manager (b. 1920)
2005 – Cliff Allison - British racing driver (b. 1932)
2007 – Johnny Hart - American cartoonist (b. 1931)
2007 – Barry Nelson - American actor (b. 1917)
2008 – Mark Speight - English television presenter (b. 1965)
2009 – Dave Arneson - co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons (b. 1947)


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