Deaths on April 9

1024 :Benedict VIII, [Theophylactus van Tusculum], Pope (1012-24), dies
1483 :Edward IV, King of England (1461-70, 71-83) dies at 38
1492 :Lorenzo de' Medici, Florentine statesman, dies
1553 :Fran‡ois Rabelais, French author (Gargantua/Pantagruel), dies at 49
1557 :Michael Agricola, Finnish theologist/church reformer/bishop, dies
1626 :Francis Bacon, Viscount St Albans, statesman, dies
1681 :Alfonso Marsh, composer, dies at 54
1747 :Lord Lovat, English jacobiet, dies
1747 :Simon Fraser, 12th baron Lovat Jacobite, last man beheaded in England
1754 :Christian von Wolff, German philosopher, dies at 75
1761 :William Law, theologian, dies
1765 :Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies at 77
1793 :Ernestus Weinrauch, composer, dies at 62
1804 :Jacques Necker, fiancier/statesman, dies
1806 :Willem V Batavus, prince of Orange-Nassau, dies at 58
1807 :John Opie, Engl painter/illustrator: Shakespeare gallery, dies at 45
1821 :Felix Maximo Lopez, composer, dies at 78
1850 :William Prout, physician/chemist, dies
1851 :Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer, dies at 80
1852 :John Howard Payne, actor/playwright (Fair Warning), dies
1862 :George W Johnson, US planter/Confederate (gov-Ky), dies at about 50
1865 :Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish/US Union general-major, dies at 32
1879 :Ernst Friedrich Richter, composer, dies at 70
1882 :D G Rossetti, writer, dies at 53
1882 :Gabriel Dante Rossetti, English poet/painter, dies at 53
1882 :Jules Quicherat, French historian/archaeologist (M‚langes), dies at 66
1886 :Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Ekkehard), dies at 60
1893 :Disma Fumagalli, composer, dies at 66
1904 :Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1833-68), dies at 73
1909 :Charles Conder, artist, dies
1916 :Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, composer, dies at 62
1917 :Edward Thomas, poet, killed in WW I
1923 :Mauritius H Binger, director/producer (Living Ladder), dies
1931 :Paul Antonin Vidal, composer, dies at 67
1933 :Sigfrid Karg-Elert, composer, dies at 55
1939 :Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, composer, dies at 89
1940 :Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
1944 :Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, composer, dies at 59
1945 :Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist/antifascist, hanged
1945 :Hans Oster, German major-general/spy, "July 20th plot", hanged
1945 :Hans von Dohnanyi, "July 20th plotter", hanged
1945 :Theodor Haecker, German cultural philosopher (Mensch?), dies at 65
1945 :Wilhelm Canaris, Admiral/headed Germany Abwehr, hanged
1947 :Konrad Friedrich Noetel, composer, dies at 43
1948 :Jorge Elecier Gait n, Colombian politician, murdered
1951 :Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Hadji Aga), dies
1951 :Vilhelm F K Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology, dies at 89
1954 :Philip Greeley Clapp, composer, dies at 65
1959 :Frank Lloyd Wright, US architect (Guggenheim Museum NY), dies at 89
1961 :Zog I, [Ahmed Zogu], King of Albania (1925-39), dies at 65
1962 :Juan Belmonte, famed bullfighter, dies at 70
1966 :Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47), dies at 57
1976 :Akio Yashiro, composer, dies at 46
1976 :Phil Ochs, singer (Draft Dodger Rag), commits suicide at 35
1979 :Staats Cotsworth, dies at 71
1980 :Kathleen Burke, dies
1982 :Robert H G Havemann, German chemist/dissident, dies
1982 :Wilfred Pelletier, symph conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 85
1984 :Basil Henry Blackwell, British publisher, dies
1986 :Jean Mogin, Belgian poet, dies at 64
1988 :Brook Benton, singer (Just a Matter of Time), dies at 56 of meningitis
1988 :Dave Prater, rocker (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50
1991 :Maurice Binder, title designer (James Bond Movies), dies at 73
1992 :Gale McGee, senator (Wyoming, 1959-77), dies at 77
1992 :Ruth Hammond, dies in her sleep at 96
1993 :Wouter Perquin, journalist/Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 74
1994 :Cornelis N "Cor" van Dis Jr, Dutch MP (1971-94), dies at 71
1994 :Keith Watson, British comic strip artist (Dan Dare), dies at 59
1994 :Marcel Ichac, French alpinist/director (Karakoram), dies at 87
1994 :Raouf Khayrat, Egyptian general-major, murdered
1995 :James Bullock, colliery manager, dies at 92
1996 :James William Rouse, US builder (shopping malls), dies at 81
1996 :Maisie Fitter, editor/conservationist, dies at 83
1996 :Richard Thomas Condon, author, dies at 81
1996 :Sandy Becker, NYC Kiddie TV Show host (Sandy Becker Show), dies at 74
1997 :Helene Hanff, author (84 Charing Cross Road), dies at 80



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