Famous Deaths In August - 24
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
0079 Death of Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23) on this day in history.
1103 Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies on August - 24.
1217 On August - 24 eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle
1313 On August - 24 henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies
1371 Death of Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated on this day in history.
1540 On August - 24 death of girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)
1542 On this day in history death of gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)
1572 Death of Gaspard de ChĂ˘tillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral, beheaded on August - 24.
1595 Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies on this day in history.
1647 Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61 on this day in history.
1664 On this day in history death of maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610)
1666 Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57 on this day in history.
1679 Death of Jean FranĂ§ois Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz, French churchman and agitator (b. 1614) on August - 24.
1680 Death of Ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried on August - 24.
1683 Death of John Owen, English non-conformist theologian (b. 1616) on August - 24.
1712 Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 54 on August - 24.
1724 On August - 24 andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75
1759 Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44 on this day in history.
1770 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies on August - 24.
1779 Death of Saint Cosmas of Aetolia, Greek Orthodox martyr (b. 1714) on August - 24.
1798 On August - 24 death of thomas Alcock, English clergyman (b. 1709)
1801 On this day in history jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68
1832 Death of Nicolas LĂ©onard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (b. 1796) on this day in history.
1833 Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist, dies at 65 on August - 24.
1840 Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89 on this day in history.
1841 Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer, dies at 36 on this day in history.
1888 Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies on this day in history.
1889 Jan E Matzeliger, Suriname inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies on this day in history.
1895 John F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74 on August - 24.
1906 On this day in history alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies
1907 Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1921 On this day in history death of nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (b. 1886)
1923 On August - 24 kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66
1939 On August - 24 w H Moule, cricketer (Australia v England 1880)/High Court judge, dies