Famous People Who Died on This Day in History, Who Died Today in History?

Here is a list who died on date 26 May today. Important and famous people from throughout history died on this day. Today's famous deaths list for May 26

Who Died Today, Famous Deaths on May 26

Name Date
604 Augustine of Canterbury, Benedictine monk and archbishop
735 Bede, English monk, historian, and theologian
818 Ali al-Ridha, Saudi Arabian 8th of The Twelve Imams
926 Yuan Xingqin, Chinese general and governor
946 Edmund I, king of England (b. 921)
1035 Berenguer Ramon I, Spanish nobleman (b. 1005)
1055 Adalbert, margrave of Austria
1250 Peter I, duke of Brittany
1339 Aldona Ona, queen of Poland
1362 Louis I, king of Naples (b. 1320)
1421 Mehmed I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1389)
1512 Bayezid II, Ottoman sultan (b. 1447)
1536 Francesco Berni, Italian poet (b. 1498)
1552 Sebastian Münster, German cartographer and cosmographer (b. 1488)
1648 Vincent Voiture, French poet and author (b. 1597)
1653 Robert Filmer, English theorist and author (b. 1588)
1679 Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1636)
1685 Charles II, German elector palatine (b. 1651)
1702 Zeb-un-Nissa, Mughal princess and poet (d. 1638)
1703 Samuel Pepys, English politician (b. 1633)
1742 Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian diplomat (b. 1672)
1746 Thomas Southerne, Irish playwright (b. 1660)
1762 Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher and academic (b. 1714)
1799 James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, Scottish linguist, biologist, and judge (b. 1714)
1818 Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian field marshal and politician, Governor-General of Finland (b. 1761)
1824 Capel Lofft, English lawyer (b. 1751)
1840 Sidney Smith, English admiral and politician (b. 1764)
1881 Jakob Bernays, German philologist and academic (b. 1824)
1883 Abdelkader El Djezairi, Algerian ruler (b. 1808)
1902 Almon Brown Strowger, American soldier and inventor (b. 1839)
1908 Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indian religious leader, founded the Ahmadiyya movement (b. 1835)
1914 Jacob August Riis, Danish-American journalist, photographer, and reformer (b. 1849)
1924 Victor Herbert, Irish-American cellist, composer, and conductor, founded the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (b. 1859)
1926 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
1933 Horatio Bottomley, English financier, journalist, and politician (b. 1860)
1939 Charles Horace Mayo, American physician, co-founded Mayo Clinic (b. 1865)
1943 Edsel Ford, American businessman (b. 1893)
1944 Christian Wirth, German SS officer (b. 1885)
1948 Torsten Bergström, Swedish actor and director (b. 1896)
1951 Lincoln Ellsworth, American explorer (b. 1880)
1954 Lionel Conacher, Canadian football player and politician (b. 1900)
1955 Alberto Ascari, Italian racing driver (b. 1918)
1956 Al Simmons, American baseball player and coach (b. 1902)
1959 Philip Kassel, American gymnast (b. 1876)
1964 Ruben Oskar Auervaara, Finnish fraudster (b. 1906)
1966 Elizabeth Dilling, American author and activist (b. 1894)
1969 Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (b. 1937)
1974 Silvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (b. 1941)
1976 Martin Heidegger, German philosopher and academic (b. 1889)
1978 Cybele Andrianou, Greek actress (b. 1887)
1979 George Brent, Irish-American actor (b. 1904)
1984 Elizabeth Peer, American journalist (b. 1936)
1989 Don Revie, English footballer and manager (b. 1927)
1994 Sonny Sharrock, American guitarist (b. 1940)
1995 Friz Freleng, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1906)
1997 Ralph Horween, American football player and coach (b. 1896)
1999 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor and philanthropist (b. 1906)
2001 Vittorio Brambilla, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
2002 Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (b. 1932)
2003 Kathleen Winsor, American journalist and author (b. 1919)
2004 Nikolai Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)
2005 Eddie Albert, American actor (b. 1906)
2006 Édouard Michelin, French businessman (b. 1963)
2007 Jack Edward Oliver, English illustrator (b. 1942)
2008 Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2009 Mihalis Papagiannakis, Greek journalist and politician (b. 1941)
2010 Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television host (b. 1912)
2011 Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author, and playwright (b. 1920)
2012 Arthur Decabooter, Belgian cyclist (b. 1936)
2013 Ray Barnhart, American businessman and politician (b. 1928)
2014 Baselios Thoma Didymos I, Indian metropolitan (b. 1921)
2015 Vicente Aranda, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2016 Hedy Epstein, German-born American human rights activist and Holocaust survivor (b. 1924)
2017 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-born American politician (b. 1928)
2019 Prem Tinsulanonda, Former Prime Minister of Thailand
2022 Andy Fletcher, English musician (b. 1961)