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History Deaths on June 16

Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette
Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette, German theologian and scholar (b. 1780)


Chittaranjan Das
Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1870)


Crawford Long
Crawford Long, American surgeon and pharmacist (b. 1815)


Elmer Ambrose Sperry
Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American inventor, co-invented the gyrocompass (b. 1860)


Ernst Schröder
Ernst Schröder, German mathematician and academic (b. 1841)


DuBose Heyward
DuBose Heyward, American author (b. 1885)


Josiah Mason
Josiah Mason, English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1795)


Hidenoyama Raigor?
Hidenoyama Raigor?, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 9th Yokozuna (b. 1808)


Maureen Forrester
Maureen Forrester, Canadian singer and academic (b. 1930)


Marcel Junod
Marcel Junod, Swiss physician and anesthesiologist (b. 1904)


John Snow
John Snow, English epidemiologist and physician (b. 1813)


Ezra Fitch
Ezra Fitch, American lawyer and businessman, co-founded Abercrombie & Fitch (b. 1866)


George Reeves
George Reeves, American actor and director (b. 1914)


Georg Henrik von Wright
Georg Henrik von Wright, Finnish-Swedish philosopher and author (b. 1916)


Adam de Brome
Adam de Brome, founder of Oriel College, Oxford


Hugh the Great
Hugh the Great, Frankish nobleman (b. 898)


Norman Macleod (1812-1872)
Norman MacLeod, Scottish minister and author (b. 1812)


Konrad von Thüngen
Konrad von Thüngen, German nobleman (b. c. 1466)


Mel Allen
Mel Allen, American sportscaster and game show host (b. 1913)


Marc Bazin
Marc Bazin, Haitian lawyer and politician, 49th President of Haiti (b. 1932)


Nils Karlsson
Nils Karlsson, Swedish skier (b. 1917)


Anne Russell, Duchess of Bedford
Anne Russell, Countess of Jersey (formerly Duchess of Bedford) (b. c.1705)


Alexander Stuart (Australian politician)
Alexander Stuart, Scottish-Australian politician, 9th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1824)


Brian Piccolo
Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943)


Ozias Leduc
Ozias Leduc, Canadian painter (b. 1864)


Sydney Chapman (mathematician)
Sydney Chapman, English mathematician and geophysicist (b. 1888)


Hans Hass
Hans Hass, Austrian biologist and diver (b. 1919)


Philip of Artois, Count of Eu
Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (b. 1358)


Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame, English director, producer, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1911)


Hugh de Balsham
Hugh de Balsham, English bishop


John Reith, 1st Baron Reith
John Reith, 1st Baron Reith, Scottish broadcaster, co-founded BBC (b. 1889)


Margaret Bondfield
Margaret Bondfield, English politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (b. 1873)


Johann Adam Hiller
Johann Adam Hiller, German composer and conductor (b. 1728)


Lindsay Hassett
Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer and soldier (b. 1913)


Erni Krusten
Erni Krusten, Estonian author and poet (b. 1900)


Maurice Duruflé
Maurice Duruflé, French organist and composer (b. 1902)


Khondakar Ashraf Hossain
Khondakar Ashraf Hossain, Bangladesh poet and academic (b. 1950)


Charles Correa
Charles Correa, Indian architect and urban planner (b. 1930)


Tony Gwynn
Tony Gwynn, American baseball player and coach (b. 1960)


Ottmar Walter
Ottmar Walter, German footballer (b. 1924)


Johannes Tauler
Johannes Tauler, German mystic theologian


Charles Sturt
Charles Sturt, Indian-English botanist and explorer (b. 1795)


Joseph Butler
Joseph Butler, English bishop and philosopher (b. 1692)


Wernher von Braun
Wernher von Braun, German-American physicist and engineer (b. 1912)


James Honeyman-Scott
James Honeyman-Scott, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1956)


John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire (b. 1650)


Bramwell Booth
Bramwell Booth, English 2nd General of The Salvation Army (b. 1856)


Susan Tyrrell
Susan Tyrrell, American actress (b. 1945)


Pál Maléter
Pál Maléter, Hungarian general and politician, Minister of Defence of Hungary (b. 1917)


Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline
Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1555)


Mario Rigoni Stern
Mario Rigoni Stern, Italian soldier and author (b. 1921)


Andrew Lawson
Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist and academic (b. 1861)


John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln
John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln (b. c. 1463)


Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset
Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and playwright (b. 1709)


Imre Nagy
Imre Nagy, Hungarian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1895)


Kikuchi Y?sai
Kikuchi Y?sai, Japanese painter (b. 1781)


Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis
Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, English field marshal and politician, 17th Governor General of Canada (b. 1891)


Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet
Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet, English lawyer and politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1712)


S?awomir Petelicki
S?awomir Petelicki, Polish general (b. 1946)


Sir Richard Fanshawe, 1st Baronet
Sir Richard Fanshawe, 1st Baronet, English poet and diplomat, English Ambassador to Spain (b. 1608)


Jean Le Fèvre de Saint-Remy
Jean Le Fèvre de Saint-Remy, Burgundian historian and author (b. 1395)


William Lawson (explorer)
William Lawson, English-Australian explorer and politician (b. 1774)


Thanom Kittikachorn
Thanom Kittikachorn, Thai field marshal and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1911)


Marc Bloch
Marc Bloch, French historian and academic (b. 1886)


Screaming Lord Sutch
Screaming Lord Sutch, English singer and activist (b. 1940)


Reginald Denny (actor)
Reginald Denny, English actor (b. 1891)


Nicholas Ray
Nicholas Ray, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1911)


Thomas Playford IV
Thomas Playford IV, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of South Australia (b. 1896)


Vernon Louis Parrington
Vernon Louis Parrington, American historian and scholar (b. 1871)


Wilhelm Camphausen
Wilhelm Camphausen, German painter and academic (b. 1818)


Helmut Kohl
Helmut Kohl, German politician, 6th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1930)


Pierre Bourgault
Pierre Bourgault, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1934)


Jo Cox, English political activist and MP (b. 1974)
Jean Vautrin, French director, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1933)
Cándido Muatetema Rivas, Equatoguinean politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea (b. 1960)
Norman Ian MacKenzie, English journalist and author (b. 1921)
Sam Farber, American businessman, co-founded OXO (b. 1924)
Jorge Lankenau, Mexican banker and businessman (b. 1944)
Östen Mäkitalo, Swedish engineer and academic (b. 1938)
Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican-American author and critic (b. 1906)
Jacques Miquelon, Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1911)
Fred Wacker, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1918)
Dal Stivens, Australian soldier and author (b. 1911)
Kristen Pfaff, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1967)
Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican-American actor and playwright (b. 1946)
Marguerite de Angeli, American author and illustrator (b. 1889)
Lew Andreas, American football player and coach (b. 1895)
Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, Ghanaian general and politician, 6th Head of state of Ghana (b. 1931)
Amalie Sara Colquhoun, Australian landscape and portrait painter (b. 1894)
Gordon Brewster, Irish cartoonist (b 1889)
Aris Velouchiotis, Greek general (b. 1905)
Chick Webb, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1905)
Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, French lawyer and politician (b. 1739)
Louise-Françoise de Bourbon, eldest daughter of King Louis XIV of France (b. 1673)
Christian, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel, German Protestant military leader (b. 1599)
Johannes Ambundii, archbishop of Riga
Richeza of Poland, queen of León (b. c. 1140)
Li Cunshen, general of Later Tang (b. 862)
Rorgon I, Frankish nobleman (or 839)