Died On July 18th

Discover the most famous people who died on July 18. The list includes people like Jane Austen, Caravaggio, John Paul Jones, Horatio Alger, Carl O. Sauer. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, artists and directors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Spain and many more countries.
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Caravaggio
(One of the Most Prominent Italian Painters of His Generation)
Caravaggio
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Birthdate: September 29, 1571
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1610
Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is best remembered for his influence on the Baroque style of painting. He pioneered a tactic known as tenebrism, and combined light and darkness to create his masterpieces. He was known for his erratic and aggressive nature and died under mysterious circumstances.
 2 
John Paul Jones
(United States' First Well-Known Naval Commander in the American Revolutionary War)
John Paul Jones
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 6, 1747
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: 1792
John Paul Jones was an American Revolutionary War naval commander. Named the Father of the American Navy, he was part of the Continental Navy against the Kingdom of Great Britain. He later joined the Imperial Russian Navy and became a rear admiral. His life later inspired an Alexandre Dumas novel.
 3 
Rebecca Schaeffer
(Actress & Model)
Rebecca Schaeffer
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Birthdate: November 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States
Died: 1989

Rebecca Schaeffer started her career as a model and is best remembered for her role as Patricia "Patti" Russell in the comedy My Sister Sam. She was shot to death at 21, by an obsessed fan named Robert John Bardo, who had been stalking her for a while.

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Benito Juarez
(Lawyer, Politician)
Benito Juarez
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 21, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Pablo Guelatao, Mexico
Died: 1872

Benito Juarez was a Mexican lawyer and politician. He served as the 26th president of Mexico from 1858 to 1872, becoming the first president of Mexico who was of indigenous origin. He died of a heart attack in 1872. To date,  he is revered as "a preeminent symbol of Mexican nationalism and resistance to foreign intervention." 

 5 
Nico
(Singer Know for Her Song 'The Velvet Underground's' debut album 'The Velvet Underground & Nico')
Nico
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: 1988

Nico was a German musician, singer, and songwriter. Her work continues to serve as an inspiration to several musicians like Björk, Morrissey, and the English rock band The Cure. In 2017, Susanna Nicchiarelli directed Nico's biographical film titled Nico, 1988. Also an actress, Nico appeared in many films, including Andy Warhol's experimental underground film Chelsea Girls.

 6 
Robert Gould Shaw
(Military Personnel)
Robert Gould Shaw
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 10, 1837
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: 1863
Union Army officer Robert Gould Shaw commanded an all-Black regiment, the 54th Massachusetts, during the American Civil War. A staunch abolitionist, he died in the Second Battle of Fort Wagner in 1863, but became a hero after his death, especially among the Black community. He inspired the 1989 film Glory.
 7 
Jack Hawkins
(One of the Most Popular British Film Stars of the 1950s)
Jack Hawkins
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wood Green, Middlesex, England
Died: 1973

Jack Hawkins was an English actor best remembered for playing military men during the 1950s. Hawkins achieved international stardom in the '50s when he entered Hollywood. In 1958, Jack Hawkins was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the art.

 8 
Bobby Fuller
(Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist)
Bobby Fuller
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baytown
Died: 1966
 9 
William Childs Westmoreland
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saxon, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2005
 10 
Thomas Cook
(Businessman)
Thomas Cook
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 22, 1808
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Derbyshire, England
Died: 1892
 11 
Red West
(American Actor, Film Stuntman and Songwriter)
Red West
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Birthdate: March 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Eugene Merle Shoemaker
(American Geologist Best Known for Co-Discovering the 'Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9')
Eugene Merle Shoemaker
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1997

Best known for discovering the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet, with his wife, Carolyn, and David H. Levy, Eugene Merle Shoemaker was an American astrogeologist who had also worked with the U.S. Geological Survey. He had been part of NASA’s lunar exploration missions. Following his death, his ashes were transported to the Moon.

 13 
George Coe
(Actor, Voice Artist)
George Coe
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Birthdate: May 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York
Died: 2005
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Haruma Miura
(Japanese Actor and Singer)
Haruma Miura
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Birthdate: April 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan
Died: 2020

Once a popular child actor, Haruma Miura stormed the Japanese film scene after an impactful performance as Hiro in Koizora. He had also tried his luck in singing and had starred in series such as Last Cinderella. He shocked his fans by committing suicide by hanging at age 30.

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Mimi Fariña
(Singer)
Mimi Fariña
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States
Died: 2001
 16 
Billy Name
(Lighting designer, Photographer, Director)
Billy Name
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Died: 2016
 17 
Mary Jo Kopechne
(Political Campaign Specialist of Robert F. Kennedy)
Mary Jo Kopechne
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1969
 18 
Jean Negulesco
(American-Romanian film director)
Jean Negulesco
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Birthdate: February 26, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Craiova, Romania
Died: 1993

Best remembered for reinventing the film noir genre, director Jean Negulesco earned the tag of "the first real master of CinemaScope.” Born in Romania, he later moved to Paris, where he worked as a stage designer and painter. His Oscar-nominated direction in Johnny Belinda made him popular in Hollywood.

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Mary Victoria Curzon, Baroness Curzon of Kedleston
(Vicereine)
Mary Victoria Curzon, Baroness Curzon of Kedleston
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1906
 20 
Guy of Lusignan
(King of Jerusalem from 1186 to 1192)
Guy of Lusignan
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Birthdate: 1150 AD
Birthplace: Lusignan, France
Died: 1194

Guy of Lusignan reigned as the king of Jerusalem, through his marriage to Sibylla of Jerusalem, but eventually lost the kingdom to Conrad of Montferrat. Guy later became the lord of Cyprus. He was later immortalized in fiction such as Italian Renaissance writer Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron.

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Jean-Antoine Watteau
(Former Painter whose notable works include Embarkation for Cythera, L'Enseigne de Gersaint)
Jean-Antoine Watteau
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Birthdate: October 10, 1684
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Valenciennes, France
Died: 1721
 22 
Burton Richter
(Physicist)
Burton Richter
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2018
 23 
Charles Bukeko
(Actor)
Charles Bukeko
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Birthdate: July 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Busia, Kenya
Died: 2020
 24 
Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich of Russia
(Military personnel)
Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich of Russia
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 7, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Borjomi, Georgia
Died: 1918
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Bartolomé de las Casas
(The First Resident Bishop of ‘Chiapas’, and the First Officially Appointed "Protector of the Indians")
Bartolomé de las Casas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1484
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: 1566
Known for works such as Historia de las Indias, Spanish historian Bartolomé de las Casas is remembered as the first to have focused on the exploitation of the indigenous community in the Americas. His life-long struggle to end slavery brought about significant changes in the treatment of colonized people.
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Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero
(Monk)
Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 23, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Balangoda, Sri Lanka
Died: 1998
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Hector Malot
(Writer)
Hector Malot
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Birthdate: May 20, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: La Bouille, France
Died: 1907
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Carlos, Duke of Madrid
(Noble)
Carlos, Duke of Madrid
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 30, 1848
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Died: 1909
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Roman Jakobson
(Linguist)
Roman Jakobson
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Birthdate: October 11, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: 1982
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Henry Allingham
(Soldier, Autobiographer)
Henry Allingham
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 6, 1896
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
Died: 2009
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Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg
(Prince-elector)
Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 27, 1546
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cölln, Germany
Died: 1608
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Matilda Rapaport
(Swedish Alpine Free-Skier)
Matilda Rapaport
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2016
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Jerry Hadley
(American Operatic Tenor)
Jerry Hadley
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Princeton, Illinois, United States
Died: 2007

Jerry Hadley was an American operatic tenor who received three Grammy Awards over the course of his career. He was a leading tenor in America for nearly two decades and could perform equally well in operetta, opera, and on Broadway.

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Jacobus Gallus
(Composer)
Jacobus Gallus
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1550
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ribnica, Slovenia
Died: 1591
 35 
Bloeme Evers-Emden
(Teacher, Child psychologist)
Bloeme Evers-Emden
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Birthdate: July 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: 2016

A Holocaust survivor, Bloeme Evers-Emden was deported to Auschwitz on the same train as Anne Frank’s family. She grew up to be a prominent child psychologist and lecturer and devoted herself to the research related to the “hidden children" of World War II. Her books include Borrowed Children.

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Rex Whistler
(Former artist, who painted murals and society portraits, and designed theatrical costumes)
Rex Whistler
1
Birthdate: June 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Eltham, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1944
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Weliwita Sri Saranankara Thero
(Monk)
Weliwita Sri Saranankara Thero
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 19, 1698
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weliwita, Sri Lanka
Died: 1778
 38 
Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
(German Princess Who Married Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia and Eventually Became a Nun)
Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bessungen, Darmstadt, Germany
Died: 1918

Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine was a princess of the House of Hesse-Darmstadt and one of the granddaughters of Queen Victoria. She later married Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia and became well-known for her philanthropic activities. Following her husband’s murder, she became a nun and established a Moscow-based convent.

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Raymonde de Laroche
(Pilot)
Raymonde de Laroche
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 22, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1919
 40 
Chitrasena
(Dancer)
Chitrasena
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Died: 2005
 41 
Ned Buntline
(Publisher)
Ned Buntline
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Birthdate: March 20, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harpersfield, New York, United States
Died: 1886
 42 
Vicente Saldivar
(Mexican Professional Boxer)
Vicente Saldivar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 1985

Vicente Saldivar was a Mexican boxer who holds the record for the longest unified featherweight championship reign. Considered one of the finest southpaws of all time, Saldivar is also widely regarded as one of the greatest featherweight boxers in the history of featherweight division.  

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Emanuel Leutze
(Painter best known for his 1851 painting Washington Crossing the Delaware)
Emanuel Leutze
1
Birthdate: May 24, 1816
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Died: 1868
 44 
Srinagarindra
(Politician)
Srinagarindra
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 21, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nonthaburi, Thailand
Died: 1995
 45 
Annie Smith Peck
(mountaineer, university teacher)
Annie Smith Peck
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 19, 1850
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Providence
Died: 1935
 46 
Vladimir Paley
(Writer)
Vladimir Paley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 9, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died: 1918
 47 
Philip, Duke of Parma
(Aristocrat)
Philip, Duke of Parma
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 15, 1720
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 1765
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Ferdinand David
(Violinist)
Ferdinand David
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 19, 1810
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1873
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George Sutherland
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1922 - 1938))
George Sutherland
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 25, 1862
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stony Stratford, England
Died: 1942

Born in England, George Sutherland later moved with his family to Utah in the US. A school drop-out at 12, he began working as a clothing-store clerk and later sponsored his own education. He later became a jurist and a politician and served as the Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, too.

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Gilberto Freyre
(Anthropologist & Sociologist Known for His Treatise Named ‘Casa-Grande & Senzala')
Gilberto Freyre
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Birthdate: March 15, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Recife, Brazil
Died: 1987

Gilberto Freyre was a Brazilian anthropologist, sociologist, painter, writer, historian, and journalist. He is best remembered for his sociological treatise titled Casa-Grande & Senzala, which is translated as The Masters and the Slaves. This book caused a revolution in Brazil and helped create a modern Brazil.