Died On August 13th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 13. The list includes people like Florence Nightingale, Julia Child, Eugène Delacroix, James Roosevelt, René Laennec. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, political leaders, artists and poets 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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Florence Nightingale
(Social Reformer & Founder of Modern Nursing and Known as 'The Lady with the Lamp')
Florence Nightingale
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 1820
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1910
The Lady with the Lamp Florence Nightingale is remembered for her relentless efforts in nursing soldiers during the Crimean War. She founded London’s St Thomas' Hospital to train nurses. She also pioneered the use of the polar area diagram and was the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society.
 2 
Julia Child
(American Chef, Author and Television Personality)
Julia Child
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: August 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: 2004
Julia Child gained fame with her culinary show The French Chef and her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She also founded The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts. She received several Emmys and the Peabody Award for her work, and had a rose named after her.
 3 
H. G. Wells
(British Author Who Has Been Called the 'Father of Science Fiction')
H. G. Wells
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kent, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1946

H. G. Wells was an English writer. Although he was prolific in many genres, he is best remembered for his work on sci-fi novels, for which he is often referred to as the father of science fiction. His 1901 novel The First Men in the Moon became so influential that a lunar impact crater is named after him.

 4 
Mickey Mantle
(One of the Greatest Switch Hitters in Baseball History)
Mickey Mantle
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Spavinaw, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 1995

Professional baseball player Mickey Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the New York Yankees. He played as a center fielder, right fielder, and first baseman. Regarded by many as the greatest switch hitter in baseball history, he won the Triple Crown in 1956 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. 

 5 
Ignaz Semmelweis
(Physician)
Ignaz Semmelweis
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 1, 1818
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tabán, Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1865

Almost 2 decades before germ theory was laid down, Ignaz Semmelweis became the first physician to suggest that hand-washing could prevent the spread of puerperal fever and related deaths. Ironically, after being ridiculed for his theory, he died in a mental asylum, due to an infection from a wound.

 6 
Kenny Baker
(Actor)
Kenny Baker
8
Birthdate: August 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: 2016
Height: 3'8" (112 cm)
 7 
René Laennec
(Inventor of Stethoscope)
René Laennec
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Birthdate: February 17, 1781
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Quimper, France
Died: 1826
Unlike most doctors, French physician René Laennec was also a skilled musician. It was while making his own wooden flutes that he invented the stethoscope, which helped doctors examine the chest cavity through auditory cues. His research also included work on melanoma, cirrhosis, and tuberculosis. He was a dedicated Catholic.
 8 
Eugène Delacroix
5
Birthdate: April 26, 1798
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint-Maurice, France
Died: 1863

Eugène Delacroix was a French Romantic artist who is widely regarded as the patriarch of the French Romantic school. As a muralist and painter, Delacroix's study of the optical effects of color inspired the work of the Impressionists. In fact, his work inspired a generation of impressionists.

 9 
Joseph Bologna
(Actor)
Joseph Bologna
2
Birthdate: December 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died: 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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John Everett Millais
1
Birthdate: June 8, 1829
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Died: 1896
 11 
Phil Rizzuto
(Baseball Shortstop)
Phil Rizzuto
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2007
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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James Roosevelt
(United States Congressman, US Military Officer, Businessman)
James Roosevelt
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: 1991
 13 
Tim Richmond
(One of the First Drivers to Change from Open Wheel Racing to NASCAR Stock Cars Full-Time)
Tim Richmond
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ashland, Ohio, United States
Died: 1989
 14 
Nazia Hassan
(Pakistani Singer-Songwriter Considered as 'The Queen of South Asian Pop')
Nazia Hassan
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Died: 2000

Known as the Queen of Pop in South Asia back in the 1980s, Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan soared to fame with tracks such as Aap Jaisa Koi and Boom Boom. She began her career as part of a duo with her brother, Zoheb Hassan. She died of lung cancer at 35.

 15 
Jane Darwell
(Known for Playing the 'Matriarch of the Joad family' in the ‘Grapes of Wrath’ & the 'Bird Woman' in ‘Mary Poppins')
Jane Darwell
2
Birthdate: October 15, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palmyra, Missouri, United States
Died: 1967

Jane Darwell was an American actress whose career spanned over 50 years, during which she appeared in over 100 movies. She is best remembered for her performance in the 1940 drama film The Grapes of Wrath, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 1960, Darwell was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 16 
Tigran Petrosian
(One of the Best Chess Players in Armenia During his Generation)
Tigran Petrosian
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: 1984

Tigran Petrosian was a Soviet-Armenian chess player who achieved the grandmaster title in 1952. Nicknamed Iron Tigran, Petrosian was the World Chess Champion between 1963 and 1969. Regarded as one of the best chess players in Armenia during his generation, Tigran Petrosian is credited with popularizing the game in Armenia. He also won the USSR Chess Championship on four occasions.

 17 
Jules Massenet
(Composer)
Jules Massenet
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 12, 1842
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montaud, France
Died: 1912
 18 
Tony Jay
(British Actor Best Known as the Voice of Claude Frollo in Disney's 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame')
Tony Jay
1
Birthdate: February 2, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2006
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Ahilyabai Holkar
(Queen)
Ahilyabai Holkar
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Birthdate: May 31, 1725
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jamkhed, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Died: 1795

Ahilyabai Holkar was the Queen of the Maratha Empire who reigned from 1767 to 1795. A great pioneer, Ahilyabai is credited with building hundreds of temples throughout India. She is best remembered for rebuilding the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple which had been plundered, desecrated, and converted into a mosque by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

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Collis Potter Huntington
(Industrialist and railway magnate)
Collis Potter Huntington
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1821
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harwinton, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1900
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Vladimir Solovyov
(Philosopher)
Vladimir Solovyov
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Birthdate: January 28, 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1900
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Arthur Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington
(King)
Arthur Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington
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Birthdate: February 3, 1807
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Soho, London, England
Died: 1884
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J. Willard Marriott
(Founder of the 'Marriott International, Inc')
J. Willard Marriott
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 17, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marriott-Slaterville, Utah, United States
Died: 1985

Born in Utah, Marriott founder J. Willard Marriott grew up helping his parents on their family farm. The hotel tycoon began his career selling root beer and gradually launched a restaurant chain. The first Marriott hotel was basically a motel and eventually grew into a US$4.5 billion empire.

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Maximus the Confessor
(Monk)
Maximus the Confessor
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0580 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: 0662
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Edwin Newman
(Newscaster)
Edwin Newman
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Birthdate: January 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2010
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Infante Gonzalo of Spain
(Infante)
Infante Gonzalo of Spain
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 1934
 27 
Octavia Hill
(British Social Reformer)
Octavia Hill
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 3, 1838
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England
Died: 1912

Social reformer Octavia Hill led the British open-space movement, which eventually led to the formation of the National Trust. Inspired by John Ruskin, she established her first housing project in a London slum. She later devoted her life to developing living conditions of the poor and utilizing open spaces.

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August Bebel
(Former Politician best remembered as one of the founders of the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany (SDAP) in 1869)
August Bebel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1840
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Deutz, Cologne, Germany
Died: 1913
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John Berchmans
(Saint)
John Berchmans
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 13, 1599
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Diest, Belgium
Died: 1621
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Eduard Buchner
(Nobel Laureate in Chemistry)
Eduard Buchner
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 20, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Munich
Died: 1917

Nobel Prize-winning German biochemist Eduard Buchner was the first to demonstrate how the enzymes in yeast cause the fermentation of carbohydrates. He also taught at various universities, such as Berlin and Breslau. He died in the Battle of Mărășești, while serving as a major, during World War I.

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Hayato Ikeda
(Former Prime Minister of Japan (1960 - 1964))
Hayato Ikeda
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 3, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hiroshima, Japan
Died: 1965

A graduate from Kyōto Imperial University law school, Ikeda Hayato began his career in the Ministry of Finance. He later entered politics to become Minister of Finance and eventually the Prime Minister of Japan.  Today he is remembered not only for his Income Doubling Plan, which led to phenomenal economic growth, but also for trying to repair the US-Japan relationship.  

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Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Castile
(Queen consort)
Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Castile
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1358
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: El Puig de Santa Maria, Spain
Died: 1382
 33 
Wilm Hosenfeld
(Army Officer)
Wilm Hosenfeld
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 2, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mackenzell, Prussia, German Empire
Died: 1952

Wilm Hosenfeld was a German Army officer, best remembered for rescuing many Polish people in Nazi-German occupied Poland. His efforts to help save the life of Jewish composer and pianist Władysław Szpilman were depicted in the 2002 biographical war drama film, The Pianist, in which Hosenfeld was portrayed by actor Thomas Kretschmann.

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Jaime Garzón
(Colombian Journalist, Politician, Comedian, and Peace Activist)
Jaime Garzón
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Birthdate: October 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
Died: 1999

Jaime Garzón was a Colombian journalist, politician, comedian, and peace activist. He achieved popularity during the 1990s when he exhibited his unique political satire on Colombian television. He is also remembered for his work as a peace negotiator in the emancipation of FARC guerrillas' hostages. Jaime Garzón was murdered by right-wing paramilitary hitmen in 1999.

 35 
Julien Green
(Writer)
Julien Green
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 6, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1998
 36 
Charles Walters
(Film Director, Choreographer)
Charles Walters
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Birthdate: November 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: 1982
 37 
Henry Williamson
(Novelist)
Henry Williamson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brockley, London
Died: 1977
 38 
David Eugene Tudor
(Pianist)
David Eugene Tudor
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1996
 39 
Mabel Dodge Luhan
(Biographer)
Mabel Dodge Luhan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 26, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York
Died: 1962
 40 
Carl Størmer
(Geophysicist and mathematician)
Carl Størmer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 3, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skien, Norway
Died: 1957

Carl Størmer was a Norwegian astrophysicist and mathematician. In physics, Størmer is best known for studying the formation of aurorae and the movement of negatively and positively charged particles in the magnetosphere. As a mathematician, Carl Størmer is renowned for his research in number theory. He also served for many years as a professor at the University of Oslo.

 41 
Edward Bennett Williams
(Attorney)
Edward Bennett Williams
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 31, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1988
 42 
Fred Below
(Drummer)
Fred Below
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1988
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Ekaterine Dadiani, Princess of Mingrelia
(Princess)
Ekaterine Dadiani, Princess of Mingrelia
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Birthdate: March 19, 1816
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: 1882
 44 
William Stanley Jevons
(British Economist and Philosopher Who Foreshadowed Several Developments of the 20th Century)
William Stanley Jevons
1
Birthdate: September 1, 1835
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: 1882

A pioneer of the mathematical method in economics, William Stanley Jevons was the son of an iron merchant and economic enthusiast. Remembered for his studies on marginal utility and supply/demand, he penned the iconic work A General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy and also wrote on Britain’s depleting coal supplies.

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Carolyn S. Shoemaker
(American Astronomer and a Co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9)
Carolyn S. Shoemaker
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gallup, New Mexico, United States
Died: 2021

Carolyn S. Shoemaker is an American astronomer best known as a co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. A prolific discoverer of comets, she once held the record for most comets discovered by an individual. She was married to geologist Eugene Shoemaker and often collaborated with him. The couple was awarded the James Craig Watson Medal in 1998. 

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J. Stuart Blackton
(Film Producer)
J. Stuart Blackton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sheffield, England
Died: 1941
 47 
Khalil al-Sakakini
(Teacher)
Khalil al-Sakakini
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 23, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jerusalem
Died: 1953
 48 
Jeremy Taylor
(Author)
Jeremy Taylor
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 15, 1613
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Died: 1667
 49 
Giambologna
(Italian Renaissance Sculptor)
Giambologna
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Birthdate: 1529 AD
Birthplace: Douai, France
Died: 1608

Giambologna was a Flemish sculptor best remembered for his bronze and marble statuary in a Mannerist or late Renaissance style. Among his most important works are Mercury and the Rape of the Sabine Women. He also served as an important influence on other popular sculptors like Pierre Puget, Pietro Tacca, Alessandro Algardi, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. 

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Nathaniel Kleitman
(American Physiologist Who is Regarded as the 'Father of Modern Sleep Research')
Nathaniel Kleitman
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 26, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chișinău, Moldova
Died: 1999

Nathaniel Kleitman was an American sleep researcher and physiologist. Referred to as the father of modern sleep research, Kleitman is best remembered for writing his 1939 book Sleep and Wakefulness. Nathaniel Kleitman is also remembered for his association with the University of Chicago, where he served as Professor Emeritus in Physiology.