Died On July 12th

Discover the most famous people who died on July 12. The list includes people like Alexander Hamilton, Desiderius Erasmus, Amar Bose, Dolley Madison, James Wong Howe. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, political leaders, soldiers and military leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Russia, Japan & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Alexander Hamilton
(American Revolutionary and Founding Father of the United States)
Alexander Hamilton
118
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1755
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Died: 1804

Known as America’s one of the most influential Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and served as the first secretary of the treasury. He also fought in the American Revolutionary War and was considered as a leading votary of the strong central government.

 2 
Kelly Preston
(Actress)
Kelly Preston
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Birthdate: October 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: 2020

Considered one of the most underrated actresses, the late Kelly Preston left her mark in both films and television shows and across a variety of genres. The charming actress starred alongside big Hollywood actors including her husband John Travolta and made her presence felt in most of them.

 3 
Minnie Riperton
(American Singer-Songwriter)
Minnie Riperton
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1979
 4 
Gertrude Bell
(Writer, Diplomat)
Gertrude Bell
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 14, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, United Kingdom
Died: 1926

Born into a wealthy English family, Gertrude Bell was an explorer at heart and went down in history for her journeys across the Middle East and for helping establish the Hāshimite dynasty in Iraq. Though she graduated in history from Oxford, being a woman, she wasn’t awarded a degree.

 5 
Lon Chaney Jr.
(Actor)
Lon Chaney Jr.
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Birthdate: February 10, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 1973
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Dolley Madison
(Wife of James Madison, the Fourth President of the United States)
Dolley Madison
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 20, 1768
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guilford County
Died: 1849
 7 
Amar Bose
(The Founder of 'Bose Corporation')
Amar Bose
8
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2013

Amar Bose was an American academic, entrepreneur, sound engineer, and electrical engineer. Bose served as a professor at MIT for more than 45 years. He is also credited with founding a manufacturing company called Bose Corporation where he served as the chairman. In 2008, Amar Bose was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. 

 8 
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
(Military Leader)
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: 1944
 9 
Tony Snow
(Television presenter, Writer, Journalist)
Tony Snow
3
Birthdate: June 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berea
Died: 2008
 10 
Richard Cromwell
(Statesman)
Richard Cromwell
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1626
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England
Died: 1712
 11 
James Wong Howe
(Cinematographer)
James Wong Howe
1
Birthdate: August 28, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taishan, Guangdong, China
Died: 1976
Chinese-American James Wong Howe Known, known as The Poet of the Camera, had aspired to be a boxer but then earned his living as a bellboy and a cleaner, before stepping into cinematography. The Oscar-winning cinematographer used innovative techniques with the camera, such as roller-skating to film fighting scenes.
 12 
Sherwood Schwartz
(Television producer)
Sherwood Schwartz
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Birthdate: November 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2011
 13 
Paul Orndorff
(American Professional Wrestler)
Paul Orndorff
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 14 
Bobby Murcer
(Baseball player and Broadcaster)
Bobby Murcer
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
John Chancellor
(Journalist)
John Chancellor
2
Birthdate: July 14, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1996
 16 
Kenneth More
(Actor)
Kenneth More
2
Birthdate: September 20, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: 1982
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 17 
Robert Wolders
(Dutch Television Actor Best Known for His TV Series 'Laredo')
Robert Wolders
2
Birthdate: September 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: 2018

Robert Wolders was a Dutch actor best known for his portrayal of Erik Hunter in the Western television series, Laredo. Known for his exotic accent and good looks, Wolders' personal life largely overshadowed his professional life. His marriage with Merle Oberon and relationship with Audrey Hepburn kept him in the spotlight throughout his life.

 18 
Harvey Pekar
(Comics artist, Autobiographer, Writer, Music critic, Journalist)
Harvey Pekar
1
Birthdate: October 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland
Died: 2010
 19 
Charles Rolls
(British Motoring and Aviation Pioneer & Co-Founder of 'Rolls-Royce')
Charles Rolls
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berkeley Square, London, England
Died: 1910

British automobile and aviation pioneer Charles Stewart Rolls is remembered for co-founding Rolls-Royce. The Cambridge alumnus was the first pilot to fly across the English Channel and back without a halt. He died in a plane accident at age 32 and was the first British aviator to do so.

 20 
Michael I of Russia
Michael I of Russia
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Birthdate: July 12, 1596
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: 1645
 21 
Ferdinand Columbus
(Spanish Bibliographer, Cosmographer and Son of Explorer Christopher Columbus)
Ferdinand Columbus
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1488
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cordoba, Spain
Died: 1539

The second-born son of Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Columbus introduced technologies such as the printing press to Seville. He gathered a huge collection of books from all over Europe and established a personal library. The accomplished bibliographer also penned a biography of his father, which became a valuable source of information.

 22 
Desiderius Erasmus
(Dutch Philosopher and Catholic Theologian Who is Considered One of the Greatest Scholars of the Northern Renaissance)
Desiderius Erasmus
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Birthdate: October 28, 1466
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: 1536

Born as an illegitimate child of a priest from Rotterdam, Desiderius Erasmus later grew up to be a significant figure of the northern Renaissance. He is remembered for his research on free will and for being the first to edit the New Testament, replacing traditional elements with new-age humanism.

 23 
Pran
(Actor)
Pran
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Birthdate: February 12, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ballimaran, Delhi, India
Died: 2013
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 24 
Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia
(Prince)
Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: 2000
 25 
Elsie de Wolfe
(Actor, Architect, Socialite)
Elsie de Wolfe
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 20, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1950

One of the first female interior designers of her time, Elsie de Wolfe was largely known for her anti-Victorian elements in her designs. She was also a professional stage actor and had also launched her own theater company. Her works include the Colony Club, New York’s first women’s club.

 26 
Tokugawa Yoshimune
(Samurai)
Tokugawa Yoshimune
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 27, 1684
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: 1751
Initially the leader of the feudal fief Kii, Tokugawa Yoshimune later became a shogun. He fought against corruption and also laid stress on living a simple life, without any court luxuries. Though his reforms were beneficial for a while, they did not help in the long run. 
 27 
Robert Stevenson
(Scottish Civil Engineer, and Designer and Builder of Lighthouses)
Robert Stevenson
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 8, 1772
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 1850

Glasgow-born civil engineer Robert Stevenson initially built lighthouses as part of the Scottish Lighthouse Board. Apart from constructing the Bell Rock Lighthouse in Scotland, he also invented the hydrophore and flashing lights. He was also the grandfather of writer Robert Louis Stevenson. He is part of the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame.

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Jimmy Driftwood
(Folksinger and songwriter)
Jimmy Driftwood
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 20, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Timbo, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1998
 29 
Latife Uşaki
(First Lady)
Latife Uşaki
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 17, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: İzmir, Turkey
Died: 1975
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 30 
Douglas Hyde
(Former President of Ireland)
Douglas Hyde
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 17, 1860
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Castlerea
Died: 1949
 31 
Ynes Mexia
(Mexican-American Botanist Best Known For Her Large Collection of Plants)
Ynes Mexia
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 24, 1870
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1938

Ynes Mexia was a Mexican-American botanist best remembered for her large collection of specimens of plants and flora originating from the sites of Mexico, Peru, and Colombia. She collected more than 150,000 specimens over a period of 16 years, during which she encountered various challenges, including dangerous terrain, poisonous berries, earthquakes, and bogs. 

 32 
Sidney Hook
(Philosopher)
Sidney Hook
1
Birthdate: December 20, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1989
 33 
David Douglas
(Botanist)
David Douglas
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 25, 1799
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scone, Perthshire, Scotland
Died: 1834
 34 
Jimmie Lunceford
(Saxophonist)
Jimmie Lunceford
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 6, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fulton, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1947
 35 
Robert Aske
(Lawyer)
Robert Aske
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1500 AD
Birthplace: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Died: 1537
 36 
Robert Henri
(Painter)
Robert Henri
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Birthdate: June 24, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Died: 1929
 37 
Ray Phiri
(Jazz musician)
Ray Phiri
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nelspruit, South Africa
Died: 2017
 38 
Kurt Kreuger
(Actor)
Kurt Kreuger
1
Birthdate: July 23, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Michendorf, Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany
Died: 2006
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 39 
Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen
(German World War I Flying Ace Who Rose to the Rank of 'Generalfeldmarschall' in the Luftwaffe During World War II)
Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bartoszówek, Poland
Died: 1945

Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen was a German army officer. A flying ace in World War I, Richthofen was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall while serving in Luftwaffe, Wehrmacht's aerial warfare branch, during World War II. Widely regarded as a visionary in aerial warfare, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen was honored with several prestigious awards, such as the Eastern Front Medal.

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Fernando J. Corbató
(Computer scientist)
Fernando J. Corbató
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: 2019
 41 
François Furet
(French Historian Best Known for His Books on the French Revolution)
François Furet
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Birthdate: March 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1997

François Furet was a French historian best remembered for his works concerning the French Revolution. He is credited with creating a French think tank named the Saint-Simon Foundation for which he also served as president. From 1985 to 1997, he taught French history at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Furet was honored with prestigious awards like Tocqueville Award.

 42 
Bill Owen
(Actor)
Bill Owen
1
Birthdate: March 14, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Acton, London, England
Died: 1999
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 43 
William D. Coleman
(Politician)
William D. Coleman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1842
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1908
 44 
Elaine Morgan
(Welsh Writer for Television and the Author of Several Books on Evolutionary Anthropology)
Elaine Morgan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 7, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pontypridd, Wales
Died: 2013

Best remembered for her book The Descent of Woman, author Elaine Morgan was a 2-time BAFTA-winning TV write, who had penned many adaptations, and a scientific theorist. She propagated the aquatic ape theory of human evolution, suggesting that all other theories had been negligent of a woman’s role in evolution.

 45 
Samuel M. Jones
(32nd Mayor of Toledo)
Samuel M. Jones
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1846
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caernarvonshire, Wales
Died: 1904

Welsh-born Samuel M. Jones moved to the US with his family at age 3. Poverty forced him to work, first in a sawmill and then on a steamship. He later opened an oil-pumping machine factory and became well-liked for his Golden Rule. He also served as a Republican mayor of Toledo.

 46 
Hugo Simberg
(Finnish Symbolist Painter Known for Paintings like ‘The Wounded Angel’ and ‘The Garden of Death’)
Hugo Simberg
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Birthdate: June 24, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamina, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire (now Hamina, Finland)
Died: 1917

Finnish symbolist painter and graphic artist Hugo Gerhard Simberg was most noted for his paintings that were made on macabre and supernatural topics depicting gloomy and otherworldly scenes. Two of his most recognizable paintings include The Wounded Angel that was voted in 2006 by the Ateneum art museum as "national painting" of Finland; and The Garden of Death.  

 47 
Olga Guillot
(Singer)
Olga Guillot
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: 2010

Olga Guillot was a Cuban singer best remembered as an exponent of bolero music. Nicknamed the queen of bolero, Guillot was honored with the Golden Palm Award in 1963 under the best bolero singer of Latin America category. The following year, Olga Guillot became the first Latin singer to perform in the famed Carnegie Hall.

 48 
Joseph Jongen
(Belgian Organist, Composer, and Music Educator)
Joseph Jongen
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 14, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Died: 1953

Joseph Jongen was a Belgian composer, organist, and music educator. Jongen started composing at age 13 and continued well into his 70s. He composed a great deal and produced gems like Symphonie Concertante of 1926. From 1925 to 1939, he also served as the director at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels where he had been teaching a technique called fugue.

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Benjamin Keough
(Grandson of Elvis Presley)
Benjamin Keough
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
Died: 2020
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Shamash-shum-ukin
(Prince)
Shamash-shum-ukin
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Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0648