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1973Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 74

30 BCCleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide allegedly by inducing an asp (Egyptian cobra) to bite her

1955Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80

1989William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)

1914John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74

1827William Blake, English poet/painter, dies at 69

August 12th Deaths
Date Event
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Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide allegedly by inducing an asp (Egyptian cobra) to bite her 
BC
AD
875
Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50 
1158
Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies 
1350
Philip VI, king of France, dies 
1424
Yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360) 
1484
Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies 
1484
George of Trebizond, Greek philosopher (b. 1395) 
1546
Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies 
1577
Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513) 
1588
Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 45 
1612
Giovanni Gabrieli, Italian composer (Madrigali), dies at about 60 
1633
Jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71 
1638
Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81 
1648
Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1615) 
1654
Cornelis Haga, ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76 
1660
Gilbertus van Zinnik, Flemish architect, dies at about 33 
1674
Philippe de Champaigne, painter, dies 
1675
Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73 
1676
King Philip, [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death 
1689
Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Pope (1676-89), dies at 78 
1715
Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies 
1728
Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 61 
1750
Rachel Ruysch, royal painter of soverign Johan von de Pfalz, dies 
1778
Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, British general and politician (b. 1714) 
1797
Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer, dies at 73 
1809
Mikhail Kamensky, Russian field marshal (b. 1738) 
1810
Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (b. 1725) 
1811
John FE Acton, cruel premier of Naples, dies at 77 
1812
Jean Joseph Rodolphe, composer, dies at 81 
1822
Robert Stewart, 2nd marguess of Londonderry, commits suicide, dies 
1827
William Blake, English poet/painter, dies at 69 
1827
William Blake, The Great Beauty 
1830
Franz de Paula Roser, composer, dies at 50 
1848
George Stephenson, locomotive engineer, dies 
1849
Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Min of Finance (1801-14), dies at 88 
1857
William Daniel Conybeare, geologist, dies 
1861
Eliphalet Remington, American inventor, designer of the Remington rifle (b. 1793) 
1864
Sakuma Shōzan, Japanese reformer (b. 1811) 
1865
William Jackson Hooker, botanist, dies 
1877
James Drummond, historical painter, dies 
1883
Last Quagga, (zebra with less slashes), dies in Amsterdam zoo 
1885
Georg Curtius, German classical/linguist/philologist, dies at 65 
1885
Helen Hunt Jackson, Ramona 
1891
James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat, dies 
1896
Thomas Chamberlain, officer of the 20th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg 
1900
James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42 
1900
Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian chess player (b. 1836) 
1900
Carl Laufs, Pension Schöller 
1901
Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer (b. 1832) 
1902
Avqsenti Tsagareli, Keto and Kote 
1902
Lorrin A. Cooke, Governor Cook and Staff, Connecticut 
1906
Stevan Sremac, Zona Zamfirova 
1911
Jozef Israels, painter, dies 
1911
Petrus H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformist vicar (Levenslicht), dies at 79 
1911
Josef Israels, The Bashful Suitor 
1914
John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74 
1914
John M. Snyder, As Ye Sow 
1918
Anna Held, Polish-born actress and singer (b. 1872) 
1918
Anna Held, Elevating an Elephant 
1918
Arnold Christensen, H.P. hænger paa 'en 
1922
Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies 
1922
Arthur Griffith,  
1924
Sándor Bródy, A tanítónö 
1928
Leoš Janáček, Czech composer (b. 1854) 
1928
Leos Janácek, The Unbearable Lightness of Being 
1929
Eliseo Gutiérrez, El fusilamiento de Dorrego 
1929
Orral Humphrey, The Deacon's Card 
1931
Johan Kievit, Dik Trom weet raad 
1934
Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam), dies at 78 
1934
Augustus E. Thomas, The Capitol 
1935
Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (b. 1851) 
1935
Léonce Perret, L'enfant de Paris 
1937
Fanchon Frankel, Pick 'Em Young 
1937
Alexandru Sahia, Inghititorul de sabii 
1938
Ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74 
1939
Jossé Maria Lepanto, Anna and Elizabeth 
1939
Helene Fehdmer, Frisions in Distress 
1940
Ulrich Bigalke, Deutsche Siege in drei Erdteilen 
1941
Bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies 
1942
Phillips Holmes, The Criminal Code 
1942
Pasquale Amato, Glorious Betsy 
1943
Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76 
1944
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., brother of President John F. Kennedy (b. 1915) 
1944
Joseph Kennedy Jr.,  
1946
Sergei Soudeikin, We Live Again 
1946
Egon Brecher, The Black Cat 
1948
Harry Brearley, English inventor (b. 1871) 
1948
Carl Faulkner, Citizen Kane 
1948
James T. Mack, Anna Christie 
1949
Al Shean, San Francisco 
1950
Otto Storm, Das schwindende Herz 
1951
Vladimir Nedobrovo, Golden Mountains 
1951
Harry Hervey, Shanghai Express 
1952
David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884) 
1952
Venyamin Zuskin, The Taras Family 
1952
Mademoiselle Dazie, The Black Panther's Cub 
1952
Perets Markish, The Return of Nathan Becker 
1953
Kernan Cripps, Daughter of Don Q 
1954
Selma Barberi, La esfinge maragata 
1954
Grant Wallace, The Fuel of Life 
1955
Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80 
1955
James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887) 
1955
Alfred Gerasch, Durch die Quartiere des Elends und Verbrechens 
1955
Lynne Carver, A Christmas Carol 
1955
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice 
1956
Marcel Raine, Tower of Nesle 
1957
Tim Whelan, The Thief of Bagdad 
1959
Mike O'Neill, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1877) 
1959
Grace Lem, Tokyo Rose 
1961
Manuel Noriega, Mexican Bus Ride 
1961
Vinzenz Kaiser, Die Fiakermilli 
1961
Nisse Rinkama, Ruma Elsa 
1964
Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56 
1964
Sol Meyer, In Old California 
1964
Joseph M. Verges, Let's Kill Timothy 
1968
Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81 
1968
Esther Forbes, American novelist (b. 1891) 
1969
Dick Ryan, actor (For Heaven's Sake), dies after long illness at 72 
1973
John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies 
1973
Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881) 
1973
Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 74 
1974
Ethel Doherty, The Showdown 
1976
Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies 
1977
John De Simone, The Hoodlum 
1979
Reed Porter, Holiday Inn 
1980
Albert Simpson, Hawaii 
1981
Randi Michelsen, Qivitoq 
1982
Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer, dies at 80 
1982
Henry Fonda, actor (On Golden Pond), dies of heart disease at 77 
1982
Joe Tex, rocker, dies at 49 
1982
Salvador Sanchez, Mexican boxer (b. 1959) 
1982
Varlam Shalamov, Russian writer (b. 1907) 
1982
Helvi Leiviskä, Juha 
1982
Oliviero De Fabritiis, La bohème 
1982
Joe Tex, Reservoir Dogs 
1982
Piotr Erlich, Jak daleko stad, jak blisko 
1983
Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies 
1983
Maurine Powers, Free Kisses 
1983
Paul Mace, Search for Tomorrow 
1984
Christine Hargreaves, Pink Floyd The Wall 
1984
Jim Dannaldson, The Hills Have Eyes 
1985
Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86 
1985
Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951) 
1985
Marcel Mihalovici, Road Blocked 
1985
Patrick Hines, Amadeus 
1985
Kyû Sakamoto, Charlie's Angels 
1986
Howard Jarvis, Airplane! 
1986
Kyôko Okada, In the Realm of the Senses 
1986
Paola Mori, Mr. Arkadin 
1986
Ernst Wendt, Zeichen und Wunder 
1987
Sally Long, The King of the Jungle 
1988
Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies 
1988
Fien Berghegge, Zwaarmoedige verhalen voor bij de centrale verwarming 
1988
Jean Michel Basquiat, Downtown 81 
1988
Donald Hainey, A Christmas Carol 
1988
Caja Heimann, Passer passer piger 
1989
William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910) 
1989
Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian footballer (b. 1964) 
1989
Hans Hartung, Pablo Picasso Painter 
1989
William Shockley,  
1990
Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87 
1990
Sara Seegar, [Stone], actor (Mystery of Room 13), dies at 76 
1990
B. Kliban, American cartoonist (b. 1935) 
1990
Piotr Perkowski, The Epopee of Warsaw 
1990
Ethyl Eichelberger, The Comedy of Errors 
1990
Dorothy Mackaill, Safe in Hell 
1990
Sara Seegar, The Music Man 
1991
Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies 
1991
William Gordon, screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies 
1991
Ejnar Haglund, Den ljusnande framtid 
1991
Hans Weigel, Die Lokomotive 
1991
Ton Vos, De zwarte kogels 
1991
Hal Millar, Young Frankenstein 
1991
William D. Gordon, Amy Prentiss: Part 2 
1992
Beverley Brooks, dies of a stroke at 63 
1992
John Cage, avante-garde composer, dies of a stroke at 79 
1992
Lady Rothermere, [Bubbles], wife of British newspaper magnate, dies 
1992
Queen Mother of Oman, dies 
1992
James W. Payne, The Sting 
1992
John Cage, Shutter Island 
1993
Jerome Thor, actor (Riot in Juvenile Prison), dies of cardiac at 69 
1993
Carmelo Santiago, El humor de Niní Marshall 
1993
Billy Hayes, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 
1993
Jerome Thor, 55 Days at Peking 
1993
Mira Zupan, Oce, gdje si? 
1993
Harry Kalenberg, Operation Walküre 
1994
Gene Cherico, bassist, dies at 59 
1994
Manfred Salzgeber, German film distributor/publicist, dies at about 51 
1994
Barbara Grabowska, Goraczka. Dzieje jednego pocisku 
1994
Barry Shipman, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe 
1994
Wagner Bello, Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum 
1994
Anton Giulio Majano, Addio Kira! 
1994
Wlodzimierz Zróbik, Szkice warszawskie 
1995
Frank Cvitanovich, film maker, dies at 68 
1995
Marty Paich, Dune 
1995
Achille Togliani, Lacrime di sposa 
1995
Frank Cvitanovich, Festival Express 
1995
Françoise Parturier, Five Day Lover 
1996
Anthony Derrick Parsons, diplomat, dies at 73 
1996
Victor Ambartsumian, astrophysicist, dies at 87 
1996
John Hazelwood, Firewalker 
1996
Robert Gravel, Pouvoir intime 
1996
Elsie Oakes Barber, Angel Baby 
1997
Luther Allison, blues performer (Motown), dies of cancer at 57 
1997
Ilan Ostrove, Jim Henson Presents Mother Goose Stories 
1997
Lee Corrigan, Twice in a Lifetime 
1997
Conrad von Molo, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse 
1997
Rex Barney, Blood Ties: Part 2 
1997
Gösta Bohman, Sista varningen! 
1997
Nina Borget, To Catch a Thief 
1997
Jack Delano, Los peloteros 
1998
Dorothy Tuttle, An American in Paris 
1998
Giuseppe Fina, Scorched Skin 
1999
Jean Drapeau, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1916) 
1999
Bob Pacquin, The Beatniks 
1999
Zygmunt Maciejewski, Czlowiek na torze 
1999
Ross Elliott, General Hospital 
1999
Jean Drapeau, Le confort et l'indifférence 
1999
John Hale, Episode #2.7 
1999
Joe Black, Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill 
1999
Archie Robin, The Band Concert 
2000
Loretta Young, American actress (b. 1913) 
2000
Max Grießer, Der Zigeunersimmerl 
2000
Güzin Özipek, Don't Let Them Shoot the Kite 
2000
Dave Edwards, The Lawrence Welk Show 
2000
Nikolay Lavrov, Ostrov pogibshikh korabley 
2000
Loretta Young, The Stranger 
2000
Carzou, Le spectre de la danse 
2001
Pierre Klossowski, Roberte 
2001
Suzanne Pavlat, The Angel Doll 
2002
Enos Slaughter, American baseball player (b. 1916) 
2002
Enos Slaughter, When It Was a Game 
2002
Jirí Kolár, Lost People 
2002
Greet Groot, The Gambler 
2002
Marta Gularte, In This Tricky Life 
2002
Al Sampson,  
2002
Knud Lundberg, Olympiadetræning 
2002
Daun Kennedy, The Royal Mounted Rides Again 
2003
Djordje Georgijevic-Grga, Izdanci iz opaljenog grma 
2003
Irja Lloyd, Sunset Story 
2003
Dan Terranova, Blackboard Jungle 
2003
Arnold Lipsman, Throw Momma from the Train 
2003
Anne Tirard, The Witches 
2003
Françoise Giret, My Baby Is Black! 
2003
Paul D. Johnson, Titanic 
2004
Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer and inventor, Nobel laureate (b. 1919) 
2004
Peter Woodthorpe, British actor (b. 1931) 
2004
Peter Woodthorpe, The Lord of the Rings 
2004
Jim Crow, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 
2004
Robert Keys, The High and the Mighty 
2004
Rob Lemaire, Peppi en Kokki 
2005
John Loder, co-founder of the anarcho-punk band CRASS (b. 1946) 
2005
Marianne Schleiss, Mod og mandshjerte 
2005
Hugo Roncal, And So It Is 
2005
Uwe Röhl, Trimmel und Isolde 
2005
Peter Porteous, Octopussy 
2005
Charlie Norman, Episode #1.17 
2005
Teruo Ishii, Horrors of Malformed Men 
2006
Nicholas Webster, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 
2006
Nick Papac, Letters from Iwo Jima 
2006
Lucien Pascal, L'aventurier 
2006
Victoria Gray-Adams, Mississippi: Is This America?: 1962-1964 
2007
Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator (b. 1925) 
2007
Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (b. 1963) 
2007
Megan Doble, A Life 
2007
Carrie Hilton, 300 
2007
Mike Wieringo, Happy New Year! 
2007
Henry Leff, Take the Money and Run 
2007
Natalya Medvedeva, Vasili's Return 
2007
Aida Young, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave 
2007
Paula Marie Moody, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 
2007
Sam Bernstein, Thelma & Louise 
2007
Merv Griffin, Jeopardy! 
2007
Elizabeth Murray, Art City 1: Making It in Manhattan 
2008
Christie Allen, British-Australian pop singer (b. 1954) 
2008
Bettina Spier, Neue Freunde 
2008
June Lang, Farewell to the Deuce 
2008
Orlando 'Puntilla' Ríos, Calle 54 
2008
Bill Stulla, KTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles Television 
2008
Dottie Collins, A League of Their Own 
2008
Francis Lacassin, Judex 
2008
Jeffrey Judson Smith, Lock 'n' Load 
2008
Yani Begakis, Meteor 
2008
Vilma Jamnická, It's Better to Be Wealthy and Healthy Than Poor and Ill 
2008
Percy Savage, A Savage Life in Fashion 
2008
Nina Laemmle, Episode #5.47 
2008
Halina Wyrodek, Party przy swiecach 
2009
Les Paul, American musician (b. 1915) 
2009
Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) American musician and inventor aged 94 
2009
Clive Parsons, Tea with Mussolini 
2009
Shingo Yamashiro, Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons 
2009
Les Paul, Silver Linings Playbook 
2009
Ruth Ford, Wilson 
2009
Gladys Gillem, Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling 
2009
Rashied Ali, Jazz Is Our Religion 
2010
Richie Hayward, American musician (Little Feat) (b. 1946) 
2010
Isaac Bonewits, founder of U.S. Druid organization Ar Ndraiocht Fein (b. 1949) 
2010
Guido de Marco, 6th president of Malta, 45th President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1931) 
2010
Mark Gordon, Take the Money and Run 
2010
Geoffrey Smith, Norman Loves Rose 
2010
Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Episode dated 17 May 1997 
2010
Paul Rudd, Beulah Land 
2010
Richard Hayward, The Buddy Holly Story 
2010
Richie Hayward, That's Show Biz 
2010
Isaac Bonewits, Satanis: The Devil's Mass 
2011
Robert Robinson, British television presenter (Ask The Family, Call My Bluff) (b. 1927) 
2011
Francisco Solano-López, Imaginadores 
2011
Robert Robinson, Television: The Magic Rectangle - An Anatomy of the TV Personality 
2011
Ernie Johnson, The Slugger's Wife 
2011
Finnur Dór Thordarson, House of Boys 
2011
Michael W. Leighton, L.A. Bounty 
2011
Faye Lee, Charlie Chan at the Circus 
2011
Del Connell, Alice in Wonderland 
2012
Jerry Grant, 1966 Indianapolis 500 
2012
Hans Maeter, Fünf Fotos 
2012
Odilon Mortier, Dolgelukkig 
2012
Joe Kubert, Sin City 
2012
Ève Cournoyer, Toi 
2012
Willa Ward, Beloved 
2013
Pauline Maier, Pauline Maier 
2013
Spomenka Nedic, Utvrdjeni gradovi - Beograd 
2013
Hans-Ekkehard Bob, Spirits in the Wind 
2013
Spas Wenkoff, Tannhäuser 
2013
Alfons Wonneberg, Das Stacheltier - Der Dieb von San Marengo 
2013
György Vukán, Jesus Christ's Horoscope 
2013
Robert Trotter, Episode #1.818 
2013
Nándor Bednai, Nyitott ablak 
2014
Lauren Bacall, American actress (Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89 
2014
Omar Lamparter, Die Andrew-Sisters in Berlin 
2014
Jimmy Zelinger, A.I. Artificial Intelligence 
2014
Gino Leurini, Guardie e ladri 
2014
Lauren Bacall, The Big Sleep 
2014
Arlene Martel, A Walk to Remember 
2014
Jean Favier, Episode dated 30 September 2010 
2014
Henrikas Vantsyavichius, Shagi v nochi 
2015
Milos Hlavica, Stoparka 
2015
Reiner Pfeiffer, Tod in Genf - Der Fall Barschel 
2015
Stephen Lewis, Holiday on the Buses 
2016
Pakistan's 'Little Master' Hanif Mohammad dies aged 81 
2017
World's oldest man, Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, dies in Israel aged 113 
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