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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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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