Deaths on January 4

1584 :Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44
1612 :Henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62
1678 :Johan Maetsuyker, Dutch gov-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71
1695 :Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/French marshal, dies
1701 :Ernst R Tarhemberg, Austria, field marshal, dies at 62
1707 :Louis Willem I, count of Baden-Baden, dies
1729 :Joseph de Montesquiou earl d'Artagnan, French lt-general, dies at 77
1729 :Meir Bacharach, Hebrew poet, dies
1745 :Willem I Kerricx, the Young, Flemish architect/painter, dies at 62
1752 :Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer), dies at 47
1761 :Stephen Hales, English vicar/inventor (ventilator), dies at 83
1765 :Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder, composer, dies at 39
1778 :Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57
1782 :Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect (Ecole Military), dies at 83
1786 :Mozes Mendelssohn, Jewish/German philosopher (Haksalah), dies at 56
1793 :Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea/Yttersa domen), dies at 35
1799 :Galib Dede/Seyh Galib, Turkish poet (Hsn  Ask), dies at about 40
1804 :Charlotte Lennox, English novelist (The Female Quixote), dies
1809 :Bartolomeo Giacometti, composer, dies at 67
1821 :Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1st native-born American saint, dies in Maryland
1825 :Ferdinand I, King of Sicily/Naples (Ferdinand IV), dies at 73
1831 :Nikola P Neofit Rilski, Bulgaria abbot/poet, dies at 37
1843 :Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess, dies at 80
1864 :Mateo Ferrer, composer, dies at 75
1877 :Cornelius Vanderbilt, US robber baron, dies at 82
1880 :Anselm Feuerbach, German painter, dies
1883 :Nicolas Ledesma, composer, dies at 91
1885 :Eduard Yosif Kotek, composer, dies at 29
1886 :Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horace), dies at 77
1891 :Joe Hunter, cricket wicket-keeper (England on 1884-85 Aust tour), dies
1898 :Frantisek Pivoda, composer, dies at 73
1903 :Geo[rge J H] Poggenbeek, Dutch surrealist painter, dies at 49
1903 :W H M "Dicky" Richards, cricketer (score 4 & 0 in Test for S Af), dies
1908 :Antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70
1910 :L‚on Delagrange, French aviation pioneer, dies
1913 :Alfred von Schlieffen, Prussian general-field marshal, dies at 79
1914 :Redjƒizade M Ekrem, Turkish poet/writer, dies at about 66
1914 :Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Free Quaker), dies at 84
1920 :Benito P‚rez Gald¢s, Spanish writer (Gloria), dies at 76
1931 :Art Acord, western actor (Set Free, Spurs & Saddles), dies at 40
1933 :Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch evangelist (Vredebond), dies at 87
1940 :Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59
1941 :Henri Bergson, French philosopher (Le Rire, Nobel 1928), dies at 81
1942 :Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70
1944 :Henri "Hans" Flu, Indonesian/Dutch family doctor/antifascist, murder
1944 :Kaj Munk, [Harald Leininger], anti-fascist writer (Kaj Munk), dies
1946 :Barney Oldfield, daredevil, dies at 67
1947 :Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71
1952 :Constantly Permeke, Flemish painter (Boerin), dies at 65
1953 :Arthur Hoyt, actor (Gold Rush Gertie, Lost World), dies at 78
1955 :Dominicus Johner, composer, dies at 80
1955 :Fran‡ois Rasse, composer, dies at 81
1955 :Jan D Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch preacher, dies at 84
1956 :Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91
1957 :Theodor K”rner von Siegringen, Austrian pres (1951-57), dies at 84
1958 :Waverley John Anderson, Scot, viscount/governor of Bengal, dies at 75
1960 :Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46
1961 :Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72
1964 :Ralph Dumke, actor (Movieland Quiz), dies at 64
1965 :T S Eliot, poet (Washed Country), dies in London at 76
1967 :Donald Campbell, boat racer, dies trying to break 300 mph on water
1968 :Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83
1969 :Montague Fawcett Phillips, composer, dies at 83
1972 :Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57
1974 :Karel Janacek, composer, dies at 70
1975 :Carlo Levi, Italian writer (Parole Sono Pietre), dies at 72
1976 :Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84
1978 :Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76
1979 :Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack
1985 :Brian Gwynne Horrocks, English lt-general (A Full Life), dies at 89
1986 :Christopher Isherwood, British writer (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81
1986 :Phil Lynott, rocker (Thin Lizzy), dies of overdose at 34
1987 :F van Heek, Dutch sociologist, dies at 79
1987 :Jack Martin, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-111 & 0-18 in Test), dies
1987 :Peggy Bacon, author/illustrator (Off With Their Heads), dies at 91
1990 :Alberto Lleras Camargo, president of Colombia (1945-46, 58-62), dies
1990 :Robert F Adams, US, sci-fi author (Castaways in Time), dies at 57
1991 :Berry Kroeger, actor (Demon Seed), dies of kidney failure at 78
1991 :Harry Krimer, actor (Napoleon), committed suicide at 94
1991 :Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I Left My Heart in SF), dies at 57
1992 :Earl Colbert, entertainer, dies
1992 :William Walker, stuntman/actor (Our Man Flint), dies at 74
1993 :Daniel H Craven, South African rugby coach, dies
1993 :Joe Keenan, actor (Conviction of Kitty Dodd), dies of cancer at 69
1994 :Jim Booth, New Zealand producer (Heavenly Creatures), dies at 48
1994 :Michiel P "Michael" Gorsira, Gov of Cura‡ao (1951-67), dies at 80
1995 :D Elmina Davies, filmmaker, dies at 36
1995 :Dorothy Granger, US actress (Hog Wild, Dentist), dies at about 80
1995 :Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor, dies in air crash at 52
1995 :Jonathan Zeitlyn, artist, dies at 43
1995 :Leonard Hirsch, Brit violinist/conducter (BBC Empire Orch), dies at 92
1995 :Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar, dies at 82
1996 :Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83
1996 :Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer, dies at 83
1997 :Harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87
1998 :John Gary, singer, dies at 65



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