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History Deaths on April 04

Claude Miller
Claude Miller, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)


André Masséna
André Masséna, French general (b. 1758)


Kumba Ialá
Kumba Ialá, Bissau-Guinean soldier and politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1953)


Briek Schotte
Briek Schotte, Belgian cyclist and coach (b. 1919)


Solomon Sibley
Solomon Sibley, American lawyer and politician, 1st Mayor of Detroit (b. 1769)


Bengt Blomgren
Bengt Blomgren, Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)


George Albert Smith
George Albert Smith, American religious leader, 8th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1870)


E. Herbert Norman
E. Herbert Norman, Canadian historian and diplomat (b. 1909)


Liisi Oterma
Liisi Oterma, Finnish astronomer (b. 1915)


Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 4th President of Pakistan (b. 1928)


Charles Brantley Aycock
Charles Brantley Aycock, American lawyer and politician, 50th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1859)


Peter Cooper
Peter Cooper, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Cooper Union (b. 1791)


André Michelin
André Michelin, French businessman, co-founded the Michelin Tyre Company (b. 1853)


John Venn
John Venn, English mathematician and philosopher, created the Venn diagram (b. 1834)


Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr., American minister and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1929)


Anne Karin Elstad
Anne Karin Elstad, Norwegian author and educator (b. 1938)


Elizabeth Bacon Custer
Elizabeth Bacon Custer, American author and educator (b. 1842)


Simion Stoilow
Simion Stoilow, Romanian mathematician and academic (b. 1873)


Robert III of Scotland
Robert III, king of Scotland (b.1337)


Frederick II of Denmark
Frederick II, king of Denmark and Norway (b. 1534)


Karen Spärck Jones
Karen Spärck Jones, English computer scientist and academic (b. 1935)


Elmer Lach
Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1918)


Charles Ernest Beulé
Charles Ernest Beulé, French archaeologist and politician (b. 1826)


Heinrich Wilhelm Dove
Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist and meteorologist (b. 1803)


William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison, American general and politician, 9th President of the United States (b. 1773)


Priscilla Lane
Priscilla Lane, American actress (b. 1915)


Isaac K. Funk
Isaac K. Funk, American minister, lexicographer, and publisher, co-founded Funk & Wagnalls (b. 1839)


Abu Firas al-Hamdani
Abu Firas al-Hamdani, Arab prince and poet (b. 932)


John McLean
John McLean, American jurist and politician, 6th United States Postmaster General (b. 1785)


Juliano Mer-Khamis
Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, and activist (b. 1958)


Leo Picard
Leo Picard, German-Israeli geologist and academic (b. 1900)


Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven
Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven, Scottish field marshal (b. 1580)


Simon Episcopius
Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1583)


Anthony Caruso (actor)
Anthony Caruso, American actor (b. 1916)


Joseph Pitty Couthouy
Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American commander and paleontologist (b. 1808)


Karl Mauch
Karl Mauch, German geographer and explorer (b. 1837)


Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau
Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Quebec (b. 1820)


Bernard Vukas
Bernard Vukas, Croatian football player, played for 1953 FIFA's "Rest of the World" team against England at Wembley (b. 1927)


Edmond Hébert
Edmond Hébert, French geologist and academic (b. 1812)


Roberto Rexach Benítez
Roberto Rexach Benítez, American-Puerto Rican academic and politician, 10th President of the Senate of Puerto Rico (b. 1929)


Ludwig Emil Grimm
Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (b. 1790)


Chögyam Trungpa
Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan guru, poet, and scholar (b. 1939)


Heinrich Gustav Magnus
Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)


Ambrose, Roman archbishop and saint (b. 338)


Jérôme Lalande
Jérôme Lalande, French astronomer and academic (b. 1732)


Héctor Scarone
Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1898)


Pope Formosus
Formosus, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 816)


Scott Columbus
Scott Columbus, American drummer (b. 1956)


Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (b. 1460)


Oleg Antonov (aircraft designer)
Oleg Antonov, Russian-Ukrainian engineer and businessman, founded Antonov (b. 1906)


Barney Ewell
Barney Ewell, American runner and long jumper (b. 1918)


Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert, American journalist, critic, and screenwriter (b. 1942)


Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex
Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex (b. c. 1405)


Daniel Neal
Daniel Neal, English historian and author (b. 1678)


Gloria Swanson
Gloria Swanson, American actress (b. 1899)


Carol II of Romania
Carol II of Romania (b. 1893)


Richard M. Brewer
Richard M. Brewer, American criminal (b. 1850)


Elena Glinskaya
Elena Glinskaya, Grand Princess and regent of Russia


Max Frisch
Max Frisch, Swiss playwright and novelist (b. 1911)


Andrey Dikiy
Andrey Dikiy, Ukrainian-American journalist, historian, and politician (b. 1893)


Margo MacDonald
Margo MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician (b. 1943)


Jamaluddin Jarjis
Jamaluddin Jarjis, Malaysian engineer and politician (b. 1951)


Alfonso X of Castile
Alfonso X, king of Castile and León (b. 1221)


Early Wynn
Early Wynn, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1920)


Ed Roth
Ed Roth, American illustrator and engineer (b. 1932)


Boone Guyton
Boone Guyton, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1913)


Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist, playwright and poet (b. 1728)


William Crookes
William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (b. 1832)


Wilhelm Ostwald
Wilhelm Ostwald, Latvian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)


Edgar Buchanan
Edgar Buchanan, American actor (b. 1903)


Pope Nicholas IV
Nicholas IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1227)


Klaus Rifbjerg
Klaus Rifbjerg, Danish author and poet (b. 1931)


John Napier
John Napier, Scottish mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1550)


Isidore of Seville
Isidore of Seville, Spanish archbishop and saint (b. 560)


Carmine Infantino
Carmine Infantino, American illustrator (b. 1925)


Carolus Clusius
Carolus Clusius, Flemish botanist, mycologist, and academic (b. 1526)


Donald N. Levine
Donald N. Levine, American sociologist and academic (b. 1931)


Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress (b. 1930)
Muhammad Qutb, Egyptian author and academic (b. 1919)
Curtis Bill Pepper, American journalist and author (b. 1917)
Wayne Henderson, American trombonist and producer (b. 1939)
?smet Atl?, Turkish wrestler and trainer (b. 1931)
Noboru Yamaguchi, Japanese author (b. 1972)
Ian Walsh, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1933)
Tommy Tycho, Hungarian-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1928)
Dubravko Pavli?i?, Croatian footballer (b. 1967)
A. Dean Byrd, American psychologist and academic (b. 1948)
Maxine Cooper, American actress, activist and photographer (b. 1924)
Francis Tucker, South African race car driver (b. 1923)
Bob Clark, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1941)
Edward Bronfman, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1924)
Maury Van Vliet, American-Canadian academic (b. 1913)
Lucille Lortel, American actress, artistic director and producer (b. 1900)
Alparslan Türke?, Turkish colonel and politician, 39th Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1917)
Kenny Everett, English radio and television host (b. 1944)
Douglas Leopold, Canadian radio and television host (b. 1947)
Alfred Mosher Butts, American game designer, invented Scrabble (b. 1899)
Arthur Russell, American singer-songwriter and cellist (b. 1951)
Jack Hamilton, Australian footballer (b. 1928)
Yvette Brind'Amour, Canadian actress and director (b. 1918)
Graham Ingels, American illustrator (b. 1915)
H. John Heinz III, American soldier and politician (b. 1938)
Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (b. 1920)
Sachchidananda Vatsyayan, Indian journalist and author (b. 1911)
C. L. Moore, American author and academic (b. 1911)
Kate Roberts, Welsh author and activist (b. 1891)
Red Sovine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1917)
Harry Nyquist, Swedish engineer and theorist (b. 1889)
Stefan Wolpe, German-American composer and academic (b. 1902)
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., American pastor and politician (b. 1908)
Al Lewis, American songwriter (b. 1901)
Harald Riipalu, Estonian military commander (b. 1912)
Johnny Stompanato, American soldier and bodyguard (b. 1925)
Emine Nazikedâ Kad?nefendi, the first wife and chief consort of Sultan Mehmed VI (b. 1866)
Karl Benz, German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz (b. 1844)
Francisco Marto, Portuguese saint (b. 1908)
James Sykes, American lawyer and politician (b. 1725)
John Taylor, English librarian and scholar (b. 1704)
Théodore Gardelle, Swiss painter (b. 1722)
Philip II, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen (b. 1533)
Reginold, bishop of Eichstätt
Kong Xun, Chinese official and governor (b. 884)
Liu Yin, Chinese warlord and governor (b. 874)
Plato of Sakkoudion, Byzantine monk and saint (b. 735)