Date History - On this day in history

Famous people who died on this day in history

Died on this day - August 24th

Pierre de la Ramee, French humanist (b. 1515)

Gaspard de Coligny, French Huguenot leader (b. 1519)

Charles de Teligny, French Huguenot soldier

79 - Pliny the Elder, Roman writer and naturalist (b. 23)

2004 - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-born psychiatrist (b. 1926)

2003 - Sir Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer (b. 1910)

2002 - Hoyt Wilhelm, baseball player (b. 1922)

1998 - E.G. Marshall, American actor (b. 1910)

1995 - Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-born photographer (b. 1898)

1991 - Bernard Castro, Italian inventor (b. 1904)

1990 - Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (b. 1941)

1985 - Paul Creston, American composer (b. 1906)

1979 - Hanna Reitsch, German pilot (b. 1912)

1978 - Louis Prima, American band leader (b. 1910)

1975 - Eamon de Valera, President of Ireland (b. 1882)

1967 - Henry J. Kaiser, American industrialist (b. 1882)

1958 - Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (b. 1876)

1956 - Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (b. 1898)

1954 - Getúlio Vargas, President of Brazil (b. 1882)

1946 - James Clark McReynolds, U.S. Supreme Court justice (b. 1862)

1940 - Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, German television pioneer (b. 1860)

1921 - Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (b. 1886)

1888 - Rudolf Clausius, German physicist (b. 1822)

1841 - Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)

1832 - Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (b. 1796)

1831 - August von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal (b. 1760)

1779 - Kosmas Aitolos, Greek Orthodox martyr (b. 1714)

1759 - Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (b. 1715)

1683 - John Owen, English non-conformist theologian (b. 1616)

1680 - Thomas Blood, Irish-born thief of the British crown jewels (b. 1618)

1679 - Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz, French churchman and agitator (b. 1614)

1664 - Maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer

1647 - Nicholas Stone, English sculptor and architect (b. 1586)

1595 - Thomas Digges, English astronomer (b. 1546)

1572 - Victims of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre:

1542 - Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)

1540 - Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)

1217 - Eustace the Monk, French mercenary and pirate

1103 - King Magnus III of Norway (b. 1073)

1042 - Michael V, Byzantine Emperor) (b. 1015)



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