February 24 - Deaths

Deaths

  • 616 – King Ethelbert of Kent
  • 1525 – Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet, French soldier
  • 1563 – Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (b. 1519)
  • 1588 – Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist
  • 1666 – Nicholas Lanier, English composer (b. 1588)
  • 1674 – Matthias Weckmann, German composer (b. 1616)
  • 1685 – Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle, English politician and military leader (b. 1629)
  • 1704 – Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (b. 1643)
  • 1714 – Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (b. 1637)
  • 1721 – John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (b. 1648)
  • 1732 – Colonel Francis Charteris, known as "The Rape-Master General". (b. 1675)
  • 1777 – King Joseph I of Portugal (b. 1714)
  • 1779 – Paul Daniel Longolius, German encyclopedist (b. 1704)
  • 1781 – Edward Capell, English critic (b. 1713)
  • 1799 – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist (b. 1742)
  • 1810 – Henry Cavendish, English scientist (b. 1731)
  • 1812 – Étienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1775)
  • 1815 – Robert Fulton, American inventor (b. 1765)
  • 1824 – Sir Albemarle Bertie, 1st Baronet, Royal Navy admiral (b. 1755)
  • 1825 – Thomas Bowdler, English physician and editor (b. 1754)
  • 1856 – Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1792)
  • 1876 – Joseph Jenkins Roberts, 1st President of Liberia (b. 1809)
  • 1879 – Shiranui Kōemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 11th Yokozuna (b. 1825)
  • 1914 – Eugène Balme, French shooter (b. 1874)
  • 1914 – Joshua Chamberlain, Civil War hero for the Union on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg (b. 1828)
  • 1925 – Hjalmar Branting, Prime Minister of Sweden, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1860)
  • 1927 – Sir Edward Marshall Hall, English barrister (b. 1858)
  • 1927 – Frank MacKey, American polo player (b. 1852)
  • 1929 – André Messager, French composer and conductor (b. 1853)
  • 1953 – Gerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal (b. 1875)
  • 1970 – Conrad Nagel, American actor (b. 1897)
  • 1975 – Nikolai Bulganin, Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1895)
  • 1982 – Virginia Bruce, American actress and singer (b. 1910)
  • 1984 – Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (b. 1912)
  • 1986 – Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician (b. 1904)
  • 1987 – Jim Connors, American radio personality (b. 1940)
  • 1989 – Sparky Adams, American baseball player (b. 1894)
  • 1990 – Tony Conigliaro, American baseball player (b. 1945)
  • 1990 – Malcolm Forbes, American publisher (b. 1917)
  • 1990 – Sandro Pertini, Italian politician (b. 1896)
  • 1990 – Johnnie Ray, American singer (b. 1927)
  • 1991 – John Charles Daly, American news broadcaster and game show host (b. 1914)
  • 1991 – George Gobel, American comedian (b. 1919)
  • 1991 – Webb Pierce, American music singer (b. 1921)
  • 1993 – Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (b. 1917)
  • 1993 – Bobby Moore, English footballer (b. 1941)
  • 1994 – Jean Sablon, French singer (b. 1906)
  • 1994 – Dinah Shore, American actress and singer (b. 1916)
  • 1998 – Clara Fraser, American feminist and activist (b. 1923)
  • 1998 – Antonio Prohías, Cuban-born cartoonist (b. 1921)
  • 1998 – Henny Youngman, English-born comedian (b. 1906)
  • 1999 – Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
  • 1999 – David Eccles, 1st Viscount Eccles, British politician and peer (b. 1904)
  • 1999 – Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (b. 1916)
  • 2001 – Theodore Marier, KCSG, American composer, founder of the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (b. 1912)
  • 2001 – Claude E. Shannon, American information theorist (b. 1916)
  • 2002 – Arthur Lyman, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player (b. 1932)
  • 2002 – Leo Ornstein, Russian-born composer and pianist (b. 1912)
  • 2003 – John Edward Christopher Hill, English historian (b. 1912)
  • 2003 – Bernard Loiseau, French chef (b. 1951)
  • 2004 – John Randolph, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2005 – Dan McIvor, Canadian aviation pioneer (b. 1911)
  • 2006 – Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)
  • 2006 – Don Knotts, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2006 – John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • 2006 – Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925)
  • 2006 – Dennis Weaver, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2007 – Bruce Bennett, American actor (b. 1906)
  • 2007 – Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (b. 1932)
  • 2007 – Lamar Lundy, American football player (b. 1935)
  • 2007 – Damien Nash, American football player (b. 1982)
  • 2008 – Larry Norman, American musician, singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1947)
  • 2009 – C. R. Johnson, American freestyle skier (b. 1983)
  • 2011 – Anant Pai, Indian educationalist and creator of comics (b. 1929)

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