Died On April 7th

Discover the most famous people who died on April 7. The list includes people like Henry Ford, Toussaint Louverture, William Godwin, Walter Huston, Begum Hazrat Mahal. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, mathematicians and composers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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Henry Ford
(The Founder of the ‘Ford Motor Company’)
Henry Ford
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 30, 1863
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Springwells Township, Michigan, United States
Died: 1947

Business magnate and founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford is credited to have made the automobile an accessible conveyance for Americans in the 20th century. Following the success of his company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He also became known for his pacifism during the first years of World War I.

 2 
P. T. Barnum
(Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut from 1875 to 1876)
P. T.  Barnum
36
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 5, 1810
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bethel, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1891

P. T. Barnum was an American politician, showman, and businessman. He is credited with founding the famous Barnum & Bailey Circus, which ran for 146 years. He is also credited with co-founding the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company, which is one of the oldest American ferry companies. His life and work have inspired many films, including The Greatest Showman.

 3 
Toussaint Louverture
(Leader of the Haitian Revolution)
Toussaint Louverture
19
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 20, 1743
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint-Dominigue (present day Haiti)
Died: 1803

Haitian general,  Toussaint Louverture, was the most prominent leader of the Haitian Revolution. A revolutionary leader, he was devoted to the cause of Haitian independence and fought hard until he was killed by the French in a treacherous manner. The revolution continued after his death, leading to Haiti’s independence. He is now known as the Father of Haiti.

 4 
Peaches Geldof
(British Model, Television Personality and Writer for the UK Edition of ‘Elle Girl’ Magazine)
Peaches Geldof
11
Birthdate: March 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: 2014
Peaches Geldof, daughter of singer Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates, wrote for publications such as Elle Girl and The Guardian. She later presented her own TV shows, such as Peaches Geldof: Teen America, and modeled. Geldof was a Scientologist. She died of a heroin overdose at age 25.
 5 
Mike Wallace
(Journalist, TV Presenter, Host)
Mike Wallace
13
Birthdate: May 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2012

A popular American journalist and media personality, Mike Wallace is credited with bringing important information to the household of several Americans during his illustrious career that spanned nearly 70 years; he interviewed prominent personalities like Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Ayn Rand, and Salvador Dalí among others. His life and career inspired several films and he was portrayed by popular actors.

 6 
John Prine
(Known for an Often Humorous Style of Original Music That Has Elements of Protest and Social Commentary)
John Prine
17
Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maywood, Illinois, United States
Died: 2020
 7 
El Greco
(Greek Painter, Sculptor and Architect of the Spanish Renaissance)
El Greco
7
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 1, 1541
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Heraklion, Greece
Died: 1614
Artist Doménikos Theotokópoulos never let anyone forget his Greek heritage and almost always signed his art in Greek letters. Popularly known as El Greco, he was a significant figure of the Spanish Renaissance. His best-known works remain The Burial of the Count of Orgaz and The Assumption of the Virgin.
 8 
Brenda Benet
(Actress)
Brenda Benet
16
Birthdate: August 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Died: 1982

Brenda Benet was an American actress best remembered for playing important roles in soap operas, such as The Young Marrieds and Days of Our Lives. Benet became a much-sought-after TV actress in the 1960s and 1970s. However, Benet faced several personal challenges, especially after her divorce from Bill Bixby. In 1982, she took her own life due to depression.

 9 
David Graf
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry’ in the ‘Police Academy’ Film Series)
David Graf
5
Birthdate: April 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, United States
Died: 2001
David Graf is best known as Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry from the Police Academy film franchise. He has appeared in series such as Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and The West Wing, too. He has also been part of the Screen Actors Guild national board.
 10 
John Agar
(Actor)
John Agar
4
Birthdate: January 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2002
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Blackjack Mulligan
(American Professional Wrestler)
Blackjack Mulligan
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sweetwater, Texas, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 12 
Walter Huston
(One of the Modern Theater's Greatest Actors)
Walter Huston
7
Birthdate: April 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 1950

Walter Huston was a Canadian singer and actor. He is best remembered for his portrayal of Howard in the 1948 American Western film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which earned him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Walter Huston was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame a decade after his death.

 13 
Charles VIII of France
(King of France from 1483 to 1498)
Charles VIII of France
4
Birthdate: June 30, 1470
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amboise, France
Died: 1498
Charles VIII, the only son of Louis XI, was a sickly 13-year-old when he succeeded his father. He made a few initial conquests in the Italian Wars. He died rather unceremoniously, after striking his dead against a door lintel while on his way to watch a game of court tennis.
 14 
Jim Clark
(One of the Greatest Formula One Racing Drivers and Two-Time World Champion in 1963 and 1965)
Jim Clark
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kilmany, Fife, Scotland
Died: 1968

British Formula One racing-driver James Clark Jr. is counted among the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He won his first World Driver’s Championships in 1963 making a record of winning seven out of ten races in a season. He again won the championship in 1965. His 1965 Indianapolis 500 win marked the first win for a rear-engined car.

 15 
Theda Bara
(Former actress of the silent era and one of cinema's early sex symbols)
Theda Bara
5
Birthdate: July 29, 1885
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 1955
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 16 
Barry Nelson
(Actor)
Barry Nelson
1
Birthdate: April 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 2007
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 17 
Tim Pigott-Smith
(Actor)
Tim Pigott-Smith
2
Birthdate: May 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rugby, Warwickshire, England, UK
Died: 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Seymour Cassel
(Actor)
Seymour Cassel
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Birthdate: January 22, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: 2019
 19 
Stan Freberg
(Actor, Musician)
Stan Freberg
1
Birthdate: August 7, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
Mya-Lecia Naylor
3
Birthdate: November 6, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warwickshire, England
Died: 2019
 21 
Yang Kyoungjong
(World War II Soldier)
Yang Kyoungjong
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Korea
Died: 1992
 22 
Begum Hazrat Mahal
(Wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah)
Begum Hazrat Mahal
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1820 AD
Birthplace: Faizabad
Died: 1879

Also known as Begum of Awadh, Begum Hazrat Mahal was the second wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. She is remembered for rebelling against the British East India Company during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Following her husband’s exile, she took over affairs in the state of Awadh. However, she was forced by the British to abandon Awadh.

 23 
Ronald Evans
(American Electrical Engineer and Aeronautical Engineer)
Ronald Evans
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Francis, Kansas, United States
Died: 1990
 24 
Suzanne Valadon
(Painter)
Suzanne Valadon
1
Birthdate: September 23, 1865
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bessines-sur-Gartempe, France
Died: 1938
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Abdul Hamid I
(Emperor)
Abdul Hamid I
0
Birthdate: March 20, 1725
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Topkapi Palace Museum, İstanbul, Turkey
Died: 1789
 26 
Allen Garfield
(Actor)
Allen Garfield
2
Birthdate: November 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2020
 27 
Alexander Bogdanov
(Physician)
Alexander Bogdanov
0
Birthdate: August 22, 1873
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sokolka, Poland
Died: 1928

Alexander Bogdanov was a Russian physician, science fiction writer, philosopher, and Bolshevik revolutionary. Bogdanov is credited with inventing Tektology, which is widely considered a forerunner of systems theory. A multi-talented personality, Alexander Bogdanov was also a renowned economist and culture theorist.

 28 
Vanessa Bell
(Painter)
Vanessa Bell
2
Birthdate: May 30, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
Died: 1961
 29 
Amir-Abbas Hoveyda
(Economist)
Amir-Abbas Hoveyda
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nur, Iran
Died: 1979

Amir-Abbas Hoveyda was an Iranian economist and politician. He served as prime minister of Iran from January 1965 to August 1977 and is the longest-serving prime minister in Iran's history. Following the Iranian Revolution, he was tried by the newly established Revolutionary Court and executed. He was posthumously named Commander of the Legion of Honor.  

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William Godwin
(Journalist)
William Godwin
4
Birthdate: March 3, 1756
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wisbech
Died: 1836
 31 
Marilyn Miller
(Actress)
Marilyn Miller
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: September 1, 1898
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, United States
Died: 1936
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Thomas Bayes
(Former Statistician who is known for formulating a specific case of the theorem that bears his name: Bayes' theorem)
Thomas Bayes
0
Birthdate: 1701 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1761
 33 
Aristide Briand
(Prime Minister)
Aristide Briand
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 28, 1862
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nantes
Died: 1932

Nobel Peace Prize-winning French stateman Aristide Briand had been the prime minister of his country for 11 terms, apart from holding 26 ministerial posts throughout his career. He played major roles in the drafting of the Pact of Locarno and Kellogg-Briand Pact, and had founded journals such as l’Humanité.

 34 
Frederic Edwin Church
(Painter)
Frederic Edwin Church
1
Birthdate: May 4, 1826
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford
Died: 1900
 35 
Norman Taurog
(Film Director)
Norman Taurog
0
Birthdate: February 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1981
 36 
Leonid Kantorovich
(Russian Mathematician and Winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Economics)
Leonid Kantorovich
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 19, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1986

Leonid Kantorovich was a Soviet economist and mathematician. Credited with founding linear programming, Kantorovich was honored with the prestigious Stalin Prize in 1949. In 1975, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on the theory of optimum allocation of resources. He also made important contributions to functional analysis, operator theory, and approximation theory.

 37 
Jacques Charles
(Physicist, Chemist, Inventor, Balloonist, Mathematician)
Jacques Charles
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 12, 1746
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beaugency
Died: 1823

Best known for developing the Charles’s law, which explains the expansion of gases when heated, Jacques Charles was a prominent French physicist. He was the first to ascend in a hydrogen-filled gas balloon, thus pioneering hot-air balloon flight. The Académie des Sciences member later became a professor of physics.

 38 
Heinz Burt
(Bassist)
Heinz Burt
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Detmold, Germany
Died: 2000
 39 
Steven Kanumba
(Actor, Film director)
Steven Kanumba
1
Birthdate: January 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shinyanga, Tanzania
Died: 2012
 40 
Jimmy Garrison
(Musician)
Jimmy Garrison
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Americus, Georgia, United States
Died: 1976
 41 
Hugh Rodham
(Businessman)
Hugh Rodham
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 2, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1993
 42 
Broery
(Singer)
Broery
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
Died: 2000
 43 
George Nissen
(Gymnast, Inventor)
George Nissen
1
Birthdate: February 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Blairstown, Iowa, United States
Died: 2010

Known as the father of the trampoline, George Nissen, a 3-time NCAA champion gymnast, not only invented the trampoline, inspired by the safety nets of trapeze artists, but also popularized it as a global sport. After getting a business degree, he had performed as part of the Three Leonardos traveling acrobatics group.

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William Monroe Trotter
(Editor)
William Monroe Trotter
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 7, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
Died: 1934
 45 
Lilly Pulitzer
(Designer, Socialite)
Lilly Pulitzer
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Roslyn
Died: 2013
 46 
Elizabeth Bibesco
(English Actress, Socialite, Writer and Daughter of Former British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith)
Elizabeth Bibesco
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1945

Elizabeth Bibesco was an English actress, socialite, and writer. From 1921 to 1940, Bibesco published a book of poetry, two plays, four novels, and three collections of short stories. Elizabeth Bibesco is perhaps best remembered as the daughter of former British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith.

 47 
Sancho VII
(King of Navarre)
Sancho VII
0
Birthdate: April 17, 1154
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tudela, Spain
Died: 1234
 48 
Jovan Dučić
(Poet)
Jovan Dučić
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 17, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: 1943
 49 
Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte
(French Nobleman, Revolutionary and Politician Who Played a Key Role in the French Revolution (1789–99))
Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 11, 1815
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1881

Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte was a French nobleman, politician, and revolutionary. He played an important role during the Revolutions of 1848, serving as a member of the Constituent Assembly. He also played a prominent role in helping his cousin Louis Napoleon become the first president of France.

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Sophia Palaiologina
(Princess)
Sophia Palaiologina
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1449 AD
Birthplace: Mystras, Greece
Died: 1503