Famous Deaths on December 8, Who Died on December 8

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Date Name
1186 Berthold IV, Duke of Zähringen (b.c 1125)
1292 John Peckham, Archbishop of Canterbury
1365 Nicholas II, Duke of Opava (b. 1288)
1431 Hedwig Jagiellon, Polish and Lithuanian princess (b. 1408)
1550 Gian Giorgio Trissino, Italian humanist, poet, dramatist and diplomat (b. 1478)
1626 John Davies, English poet, lawyer, and politician (b. 1569)
1632 Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (b. 1561)
1638 Ivan GunduliĿ, Croatian poet (b. 1589)
1643 John Pym, English politician (b. 1583)
1649 Noël Chabanel, French missionary and saint (b. 1613)
1680 Henry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester, English lawyer and politician (b. 1606)
1691 Richard Baxter, English minister, poet, and hymn-writer (b. 1615)
1695 Barthélemy d'Herbelot, French orientalist and academic (b. 1625)
1709 Thomas Corneille, French playwright and philologist (b. 1625)
1722 Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine (b. 1652)
1744 Marie Anne de Mailly, French mistress of Louis XV of France (b. 1717)
1745 ÿtienne Fourmont, French orientalist and academic (b. 1683)
1746 Charles Radclyffe, English courtier and soldier (b. 1693)
1756 William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, English politician and diplomat, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1690)
1768 Jean Denis Attiret, French painter and missionary (b. 1702)
1779 Nathan Alcock, English physician (b. 1707)
1815 Mary Bosanquet Fletcher, Methodist preacher and philanthropist (b. 1739)
1830 Benjamin Constant, Swiss-French philosopher and author (b. 1767)
1856 Theobald Mathew, Irish social reformer and temperance movement leader (b. 1790)
1859 Thomas De Quincey, English journalist and author (b. 1785)
1864 George Boole, English mathematician and philosopher (b. 1815)
1869 Narcisa de Jesús, Ecuadorian saint (b. 1832)
1885 William Henry Vanderbilt, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1821)
1886 Isaac Lea, American conchologist, geologist, and publisher (b. 1792)
1894 Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1821)
1903 Herbert Spencer, English biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and philosopher (b. 1820)
1907 Oscar II of Sweden (b. 1829)
1913 Camille Jenatzy, Belgian race car driver (b. 1868)
1914 Melchior Anderegg, Swiss mountain guide (b. 1828)
1914 Maximilian von Spee, Danish-German admiral (b. 1861)
1917 Mendele Mocher Sforim, Russian author (b. 1836)
1918 Josip Štadler, Croatian archbishop (b. 1843)
1919 J. Alden Weir, American painter (b. 1852)
1937 Hans Molisch, Czech-Austrian botanist and academic (b. 1856)
1938 Friedrich Glauser, Swiss author (b. 1896)
1940 George Lloyd, English-Canadian bishop and theologian (b. 1861)
1942 Albert Kahn, American architect, Fisher Building, Packard Automotive Plant, Ford River Rouge Complex (b. 1869)
1952 Charles Lightoller, English sailor (b. 1874)
1954 Claude Cahun, French artist, photographer, and writer (b. 1894)
1954 Gladys George, American actress (b. 1904)
1954 Joseph B. Keenan, American lawyer and politician (b. 1888)
1958 Tris Speaker, American baseball player and manager (b. 1888)
1963 Sarit Thanarat, Thai field marshal and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1908)
1966 Ward Morehouse, American playwright, author, and critic (b. 1899)
1971 Ernst Krenkel, Russian geographer and explorer (b. 1903)
1971 Eleni Ourani, Greek poet and critic (b. 1896)
1975 Gary Thain, New Zealand bass player (b. 1948)
1978 Golda Meir, Ukrainian-Israeli educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1898)
1980 John Lennon, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)
1982 Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist and politician (b. 1951)
1982 André Kamperveen, Surinamese footballer and manager (b. 1924)
1982 Marty Robbins, American singer-songwriter and race car driver (b. 1925)
1982 Haim Laskov, Israel Defense Forces fifth Chief of Staff (b. 1919)
1983 Keith Holyoake, New Zealand farmer and politician, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1904)
1983 Slim Pickens, American actor (b. 1919)
1984 Luther Adler, American actor (b. 1903)
1984 Robert Jay Mathews, American militant leader, founded The Order (b. 1953)
1984 Razzle, English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)
1984 Semih Sancar, Turkish general (b. 1911)
1991 Buck Clayton, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1911)
1992 William Shawn, American journalist (b. 1917)
1993 Yevgeny Minayev, Russian weightlifter (b. 1933)
1994 Antônio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1927)
1996 Howard Rollins, American actor (b. 1950)
1996 Kashiwado Tsuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 47th Yokozuna (b. 1938)
1997 Bob Bell, American clown and actor (b. 1922)
1999 Péter Kuczka, Hungarian poet and author (b. 1923)
2001 Mirza DelibašiĿ, Bosnian basketball player and coach (b. 1954)
2001 Betty Holberton, American computer scientist and programmer (b. 1917)
2003 Rubén González, Cuban pianist (b. 1919)
2004 Dimebag Darrell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1966)
2006 Martha Tilton, American singer (b. 1915)
2006 José Uribe, Dominican baseball player (b. 1959)
2007 Gerardo García Pimentel, Mexican journalist (b. 1983)
2008 Oliver Postgate, English voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
2008 Robert Prosky, American actor (b. 1930)
2009 Luis Días, Dominican singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)
2012 Jerry Brown, American football player (b. 1987)
2012 John Gowans, Scottish-English 16th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1934)
2012 Johnny Lira, American boxer (b. 1951)
2013 John Cornforth, Australian-English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
2013 Sándor Szokolay, Hungarian composer and academic (b. 1931)
2013 Richard S. Williamson, American lawyer and diplomat (b. 1949)
2014 Tom Gosnell, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1951)
2014 Russ Kemmerer, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)
2014 Knut Nystedt, Norwegian organist and composer (b. 1915)
2015 Mattiwilda Dobbs, American soprano and actress (b. 1925)
2015 Alan Hodgkinson, English footballer and coach (b. 1936)
2015 Douglas Tompkins, American businessman, co-founded The North Face and Esprit Holdings (b. 1943)
2015 John Trudell, American author, poet, and actor (b. 1946)
2015 Elsie Tu, English-Hong Kong educator and politician (b. 1913)
2016 John Glenn, American astronaut and senator, first American to go into orbit (b. 1921)
855 Drogo of Metz, illegitimate son of Charlemagne (b. 801)
899 Arnulf of Carinthia (b. 850)
964 Zhou the Elder, Chinese queen consort