Date History - On this day in history

Famous people who died on this day in history

Died on this day - August 18th

849 - Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian

472 - Ricimer, Roman general

2004 - Elmer Bernstein, American composer (b. 1922)

1998 - Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (b. 1950)

1994 - Richard Laurence Millington Synge, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)

1990 - Grethe Ingmann, Danish singer (b. 1938)

1983 - Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (b. 1902)

1981 - Anita Loos, American screenwriter, playwright, and author (b. 1889)

1963 - Clifford Odets, American playwright (b. 1906)

1949 - Paul Mares, American musician (b. 1900)

1940 - Walter P. Chrysler, American automobile executive (b. 1875)

1850 - Honore de Balzac, French writer (b. 1799)

1842 - Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (b. 1779)

1815 - Chauncey Goodrich, U.S. Senator from Connecticut (b. 1759)

1809 - Matthew Boulton, English manufacturer and engineer (b. 1728)

1765 - Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1708)

1712 - Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier

1707 - William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and statesman (b. 1640)

1683 - Charles Hart, English actor (b. 1625)

1645 - Eudoxia Streshneva, Tsarina of Mikhail I of Russia (b. 1608)

1642 - Guido Reni, Italian painter (b. 1575)

1634 - Urbain Grandier, French priest (b. 1590)

1620 - Wanli, Emperor of China (b. 1563)

1613 - Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer

1563 - Etienne de La Boetie, French judge and writer (b. 1530)

1559 - Pope Paul IV (b. 1476)

1503 - Pope Alexander VI (b. 1431)

1430 - Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406)

1276 - Pope Adrian V

1227 - Genghis Khan, Mongol leader



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