Deaths on December 7

xxxx :II the Red, German king/emperor (973-83), dies at about 28
xxxx :Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher, murdered at 63
1254 :Innocent IV, [Sinibaldo dei Fieschi], Pope (1243-54), dies
1383 :Wenceslaus, duke of Brabant, dies
1811 :Ignaz Spangler, composer, dies at 54
1815 :Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo), murdered at 46
1817 :William Bligh, British naval officer of "Bounty" fame, dies at 63
1823 :Johann Gottlieb Schwencke, composer, dies at 79
1826 :John Flaxman, Engl sculptor (tombs at St Paul's Cathedral), dies at 71
1829 :Johann Christoph Kienlen, composer, dies at 45
1834 :Ludwig Schuncke, composer, dies at 23
1839 :Jan Matyas Nepomuk August Vitasek, composer, dies at 69
1841 :Johann Daniel Ferstenberg, composer, dies at 83
1860 :Constantine S Aksakov, Russian historian/poet, dies at 43
1862 :Sylvester Churchill, US Union brig-general, dies
1867 :Rudolf Viole, composer, dies at 42
1881 :Julius FA Bahnsen, Ger philosopher (Tragic as Weltgesetz), dies at 51
1894 :Ferdinand de Lesseps, French engineer/diplomat/earl, dies at 89
1899 :Antoni Katski, composer, dies at 82
1902 :Thomas Nast, political cartoonist, dies
1912 :George Darwin, theorized Moon was pulled out of Pacific Ocean, dies
1917 :Leon Minkus, composer, dies at 91
1938 :Harry Moses, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1887-95), dies
1941 :Cecil Forsyth, composer, dies at 71
1941 :Iida, Japanese pilot/lt, dies in battle at 28
1943 :John Bouber, [Blom], actor/author (Bluejackets), dies at 22
1948 :Godfrey Turner, composer, dies at 35
1962 :Kirsten Flagstead, Norwegian soprano (Wagner), dies at 67
1967 :House Peters, silent film actor (Kansas Territory), dies at 87
1969 :Eric Portman, actor (Naked Edge), dies from heart ailment at 66
1969 :Hugh Williams, actor (Human Monster), dies after surgery at 65
1970 :Rube Goldberg, US cartoonist (Mike & Ike, Pulitzer 1948), dies at 87
1971 :Milton Rosmer, director (Murder in the Red Barn), dies at 90
1972 :Adrian J Zoetmulder, author (God's Hour), dies at 91
1975 :Hardie Albright, actress (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter), dies at 71
1975 :Thornton N Wilder, US writer (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 78
1977 :Paul Gibb, cricketer (England batsman, 8 Tests), dies
1979 :Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, 1st woman full prof at Harvard U, dies
1979 :Mari Andriessen, sculptor (Docker), Amsterdam, dies at 82
1979 :Nicolas Born, writer, dies at 41
1979 :Prince Chahryar Shafik, Shah of Iran's nephew, murdered in Paris
1980 :Darby Crash, rocker, dies at 22
1982 :Charlie Brooks Jr, convicted murderer became 1st US prisoner to be
1982 :executed by lethal injection, at a prison in Huntsville, Texas
1983 :Edgar Graham, member of N Ireland Assembly, shot dead by IRA
1984 :Jeanne Cagney, actress (Quicksand, Kentucky Rifle), dies at 65
1985 :Potter Stewart, 94th Supreme Court Justice (1958-81), dies in NH at 70
1985 :Robert Graves, English writer/poet (King Jesus), dies at 90
1988 :Andrei P Ershov, Russian computer pioneer, dies
1988 :Christopher Connelly, actor (Liar's Moon, Hawmps), dies at 47
1988 :Peter Langan, Irish restaurateur (Langans London), dies in fire
1990 :Delecta "Dee" Clark, US singer (Raindrops), dies at 52
1990 :Horst Bienek, writer, dies at 60
1990 :Joan Bennett, US actress (House Across the Bay), dies at 80
1992 :Maurice Coutinho, writer/translator (Silent Struggle), dies at 79
1992 :Ruth Corbett Thom, dies after long illness at 78
1992 :Vincent Gardenia, actor (Moonstruck, LA Law), dies at 71
1993 :F‚lix Houphouet-Boigny, pres of Ivory Coast (1960-93), dies at 88
1993 :Janet Margolin, actress (David & Lisa), dies of ovarian cancer at 50
1994 :Elga Andersen, German/French model/actress (Global Affair), dies at 58
1995 :Larry Bartlett, photographer, dies at 42
1995 :Tom Burns, editor, dies at 89
1996 :Eugene Izzi, mystery writer, hangs himself at 43
1996 :Jose Donoso, writer, dies at 72



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