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History Deaths on February 12


Lady Jane Grey
Lady Jane Grey, de facto monarch of England and Ireland for nine days (b. 1537; executed)

#Lady_Jane_Grey

Anna Anderson
Anna Anderson, Polish-American woman, who claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1896)

#Anna_Anderson

Sid Caesar
Sid Caesar, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)

#Sid_Caesar

Bep van Klaveren
Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (b. 1907)

#Bep_van_Klaveren

Herman Dooyeweerd
Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher and scholar (b. 1894)

#Herman_Dooyeweerd

Carl Lutz
Carl Lutz, Swiss vice-consul to Hungary during WWII, credited with saving over 62,000 Jews (b. 1895)

#Carl_Lutz

Douglas Hartree
Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1897)

#Douglas_Hartree

Ambroise Thomas
Ambroise Thomas, French composer and academic (b. 1811)

#Ambroise_Thomas

Jodocus Hondius
Jodocus Hondius, Flemish cartographer (b. 1563)

#Jodocus_Hondius

Gordon Banks
Gordon Banks, English footballer (b. 1937)

#Gordon_Banks

Peter Alexander (Austrian performer)
Peter Alexander, Austrian singer and actor (b. 1926)

#Peter_Alexander_(Austrian_performer)

Immanuel Kant
Immanuel Kant, German anthropologist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1724)

#Immanuel_Kant

Movita Castaneda
Movita Castaneda, American actress and singer (b. 1916)

#Movita_Castaneda

Al Jarreau
Al Jarreau, American singer (b. 1940)

#Al_Jarreau

Denis Flannery
Denis Flannery, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1928)

#Denis_Flannery

Kristina Söderbaum
Kristina Söderbaum, Swedish-German actress and producer (b. 1912)

#Kristina_Söderbaum

Dominique D'Onofrio
Dominique D'Onofrio, Italian-Belgian footballer and coach (b. 1953)

#Dominique_D'Onofrio

Yan Su
Yan Su, Chinese general and composer (b. 1930)

#Yan_Su

Colgan Air Flight 3407
victims of Colgan Air Flight 3407: Alison Des Forges, American historian and activist (b. 1942) Beverly Eckert, American activist (b. 1951) Mat Mathews, Dutch accordion player (b. 1924) Coleman Mellett, American guitarist (b. 1974) Gerry Niewood, American saxophonist (b. 1943)

#Colgan_Air_Flight_3407

Pedro Morales
Pedro Morales, Puerto Rican professional wrestler and commentator (b. 1942)

#Pedro_Morales

Hennadiy Udovenko
Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukrainian politician and diplomat, 2nd Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ukraine (b. 1931)

#Hennadiy_Udovenko

Gerhard Armauer Hansen
Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Norwegian physician (b. 1841)

#Gerhard_Armauer_Hansen

Pierre de Marivaux
Pierre de Marivaux, French author and playwright (b. 1688)

#Pierre_de_Marivaux

Benedict of Aniane
Benedict of Aniane, French monk and saint (b. 747)

#Benedict_of_Aniane

Betty Garrett
Betty Garrett, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1919)

#Betty_Garrett

Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat
Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, Malaysian cleric and politician, 12th Menteri Besar of Kelantan (b. 1931)

#Nik_Abdul_Aziz_Nik_Mat

Kenneth Mars
Kenneth Mars, American actor and comedian (b. 1935)

#Kenneth_Mars

Gary Owens
Gary Owens, American radio host and voice actor (b. 1934)

#Gary_Owens

Eubie Blake
Eubie Blake, American pianist and composer (b. 1887)

#Eubie_Blake

Steve Strange
Steve Strange, Welsh singer (b. 1959)

#Steve_Strange

Eugene Esmonde
Eugene Esmonde, Irish-English lieutenant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1909)

#Eugene_Esmonde

Charles M. Schulz
Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created Peanuts (b. 1922)

#Charles_M._Schulz

Ermesinde, Countess of Luxembourg
Ermesinde, Countess of Luxembourg, ruler (b. 1185)

#Ermesinde,_Countess_of_Luxembourg

Auguste Escoffier
Auguste Escoffier, French chef and author (b. 1846)

#Auguste_Escoffier

David Groh
David Groh, American actor (b. 1939)

#David_Groh

Samad bey Mehmandarov
Samad bey Mehmandarov, Azerbaijani-Russian general and politician, 3rd Azerbaijani Minister of Defense (b. 1855)

#Samad_bey_Mehmandarov

Julio Cortázar
Julio Cortázar, Belgian-Argentinian author and poet (b. 1914)

#Julio_Cortázar

Lyndon LaRouche
Lyndon LaRouche, American political activist (b. 1922)

#Lyndon_LaRouche

Ethan Allen
Ethan Allen, American farmer, general, and politician (b. 1738)

#Ethan_Allen

Dziga Vertov
Dziga Vertov, Polish-Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1896)

#Dziga_Vertov

Oskar Anderson
Oskar Anderson, Bulgarian-German mathematician and academic (b. 1887)

#Oskar_Anderson

Albrecht Altdorfer
Albrecht Altdorfer, German painter, engraver, and architect (b. 1480)

#Albrecht_Altdorfer

Tom Landry
Tom Landry, American football player and coach (b. 1924)

#Tom_Landry

Nicholas Throckmorton
Nicholas Throckmorton, English politician and diplomat (b. 1515)

#Nicholas_Throckmorton

Gardner Ackley
Gardner Ackley, American economist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1915)

#Gardner_Ackley

Henj?
Henj?, Japanese priest and poet (b. 816)

#Henj?

Avraham Stern
Avraham Stern, Polish-Israeli militant leader (b. 1907)

#Avraham_Stern

Zina Bethune
Zina Bethune, American actress, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1945)

#Zina_Bethune

Hassan al-Banna
Hassan al-Banna, Egyptian educator, founded the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)

#Hassan_al-Banna

Lillie Langtry
Lillie Langtry, English singer and actress (b. 1853)

#Lillie_Langtry

Hans von Bülow
Hans von Bülow, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1830)

#Hans_von_Bülow

John Pickstone
John Pickstone, English historian and author (b. 1944)

#John_Pickstone

Anna Marguerite McCann
Anna Marguerite McCann, first female American underwater archaeologist (b. 1933)

#Anna_Marguerite_McCann

Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden
Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (b. 1710)

#Adolf_Frederick,_King_of_Sweden

Thomas Bernhard
Thomas Bernhard, Austrian playwright and author (b. 1931)

#Thomas_Bernhard

Richard Dedekind
Richard Dedekind, German mathematician, philosopher, and academic (b. 1831)

#Richard_Dedekind

Randolph Caldecott
Randolph Caldecott, English-American painter and illustrator (b. 1846)

#Randolph_Caldecott

François Hotman
François Hotman, French lawyer and author (b. 1524)

#François_Hotman

James Cash Penney
James Cash Penney, American businessman and philanthropist, founded J. C. Penney (b. 1875)

#James_Cash_Penney

Lazzaro Spallanzani
Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist and physiologist (b. 1729)

#Lazzaro_Spallanzani

Agostino Steffani
Agostino Steffani, Italian priest and composer (b. 1653)

#Agostino_Steffani

Grant Wood
Grant Wood, American painter and academic (b. 1891)

#Grant_Wood

Sal Mineo
Sal Mineo, American actor (b. 1939)

#Sal_Mineo

Jahandar Shah
Jahandar Shah, Mughal emperor (b. 1664)

#Jahandar_Shah

Edward Denny (soldier)
Edward Denny, Knight Banneret of Bishop's Stortford, English soldier, privateer and adventurer (b. 1547)

#Edward_Denny_(soldier)

George Heriot
George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist, founded George Heriot's School (b. 1563)

#George_Heriot

Friedrich Schleiermacher
Friedrich Schleiermacher, German philosopher and scholar (b. 1768)

#Friedrich_Schleiermacher

Victor Jory
Victor Jory, Canadian-American actor (b. 1902)

#Victor_Jory

Moses Gomberg
Moses Gomberg, Ukrainian-American chemist and academic (b. 1866)

#Moses_Gomberg

Émile Waldteufel
Émile Waldteufel, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1837)

#Émile_Waldteufel

Ren Xinmin, Chinese rocket scientist (b. 1915)
Yannis Kalaitzis, Greek cartoonist (b. 1945)
Reginald Turnill, English journalist and author (b. 1915)
Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1941)
John Severin, American illustrator (b. 1921)
David Kelly, Irish actor (b. 1929)
Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)
Peggy Gilbert, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
Ann Barzel, American writer and dance critic (b. 1905)
Dorothy Stang, American-Brazilian nun and missionary (b. 1931)
John Eriksen, Danish footballer (b. 1957)
Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass player (b. 1952)
Donald Judd, American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)
Roger Patterson, American bass player (b. 1968)
Nicholas Colasanto, American actor and director (b. 1924)
Muriel Rukeyser, American poet and activist (b. 1913)
Jean Renoir, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
Clare Turlay Newberry, American author and illustrator (b. 1903)
Lord Guildford Dudley, English son of Jane Dudley, Duchess of Northumberland (b. 1536; executed)
Catherine of Navarre (b. 1468)
Amadeus of the Amidei, Italian saint
Wulfhelm, Archbishop of Canterbury
Li, empress of Yan
Antony II, patriarch of Constantinople
Ælfstan, bishop of Ramsbury