Died On July 28th

Discover the most famous people who died on July 28. The list includes people like Johann Sebastian Bach, Thomas Cromwell, Francis Crick, Otto Hahn, Cyrano de Bergerac. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, novelists and actors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from France, United Kingdom, United States & Germany and many more countries.
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Johann Sebastian Bach
(One of the Greatest Composers of All Time)
Johann Sebastian Bach
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 31, 1685
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany
Died: 1750

Johann Sebastian Bach was an 18-th century German composer of the Baroque period. He redefined both church and secular music. He served as the court musician of Duke Johann Ernst and King Augustus III. He created more than 300 cantatas and vocal music such as Mass in B minor.

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Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
(Baroque Composer & Virtuoso Violinist Known for His Violin Concertos 'The Four Seasons')
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 4, 1678
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1741

Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, and teacher, Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, is regarded as one of the greatest Baroque composers. He was extremely popular during his lifetime and composed many instrumental concertos and operas. He was also a Roman Catholic priest and worked at a home for abandoned children. Even though he died in 1741, his music continues to be popular.

 3 
Maximilien de Robespierre
(French Lawyer and Statesman & One of the Most Influential Figures of the 'French Revolution')
Maximilien de Robespierre
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 6, 1758
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arras, France
Died: 1794
Maximilien de Robespierre was a leading left-wing lawyer and leader during the Reign of Terror. He led the Committee of Public Safety and was part of the Constituent Assembly and the Jacobin Club. He was accused of establishing a dictatorship and was guillotined in 1794, thus beginning the Thermidorian Reaction.
 4 
Francis Crick
(Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA Molecule, Nobel Prize Winner)
Francis Crick
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 8, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weston Favell, Northamptonshire, England
Died: 2004

Nobel Prize-winning British biophysicist Francis Crick is best known for his ground-breaking work to determine the structure of the DNA, along with James Watson, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin. He taught at various institutes, such as the Salk Institute, and was also awarded the Order of Merit.

 5 
Bernard Cribbins
(English Actor and Singer )
Bernard Cribbins
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Birthdate: December 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England
Died: 2022
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Thomas Cromwell
(English statesman)
Thomas Cromwell
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1485 AD
Birthplace: Putney
Died: 1540
Thomas Cromwell was the 1st Earl of Essex and the chief minister to King Henry VIII from 1532 to 1540. He supported the English Reformation. He helped Henry leave Catherine of Aragon to marry Anne Boleyn, and later Anne of Cleves. He was eventually beheaded for treason and heresy. 
 7 
Eileen Brennan
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Captain Doreen Lewis’ in the Film ‘Private Benjamin’)
Eileen Brennan
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Birthdate: September 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2013

Eileen Brennan was an American actress who was active in Hollywood for six decades. She appeared in numerous stage productions, films, and TV shows. Beginning her career while attending university, she first appeared in stage productions. Eventually, she started acting in films and TV shows as well. She usually played sympathetic, supporting characters. She received one Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

 8 
Cyrano de Bergerac
(Novelist and Playwright Known for His Play ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’)
Cyrano de Bergerac
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 6, 1619
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1655
Seventeenth-century author and duelist Cyrano de Bergerac was immortalized by Edmond Rostand’s drama Cyrano de Bergerac, based on Bergerac’s life, with its mix of myth and reality. Even Bergerac's death is shrouded in mystery, with some claiming he died of an injury and others believing he died of a disease.
 9 
Gerda Wegener
(Danish Illustrator, Painter and Partner of Transgender Woman Lili Elbe)
Gerda Wegener
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Birthdate: March 15, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammelev, Denmark
Died: 1940

Gerda Wegener was a Danish painter and illustrator. She began painting as a young girl and received her training at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. As a painter, she often depicted confident and elegant women performing a variety of activities in her works. She also painted fashion illustrations and what was labeled “lesbian erotica.” 

 10 
Otto Hahn
(Chemist)
Otto Hahn
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 8, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: 1968
Nobel Prize-winning German chemist Otto Hahn is remembered for revolutionary discovery of nuclear fission, along with Fritz Strassmann. Born to a glazier, he was pushed to study architecture but chose chemistry instead. He spent his final years grieving the death of his only son in a car accident.
 11 
Marie Dressler
(Actress, Comedian and Early Silent Film and Depression-Era Film Star)
Marie Dressler
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Birthdate: November 9, 1868
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cobourg, Canada
Died: 1934

Marie Dressler was a Canadian comedian and actress. A major film star during the Depression-era, Dressler received the 1931 Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Min Divot in the 1930 American comedy-drama film, Min and Bill. Her life and career inspired a play titled Queen Marie, which was written by Shirley Barrie.

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James Shigeta
(Actor and singer)
James Shigeta
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: 2014
 13 
Lenny McLean
(British Unlicensed Boxer and Bouncer Who Was Known as 'The Hardest Man in Britain')
Lenny McLean
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hoxton, London, England
Died: 1998

Better known by his nickname, The Guv’nor, boxer Lenny McLean had also been a nightclub bouncer and was held in high regard by the criminal world. He had even served prison time for petty crimes. While he participated in unlicensed boxing for money, he later turned to acting.

 14 
Frank Loesser
(Composer, Songwriter)
Frank Loesser
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 1969
 15 
Nathan Meyer Rothschild
(English-German Businessman, Banker, and Financier)
Nathan Meyer Rothschild
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 16, 1777
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Free City of Frankfurt Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire
Died: 1836
 16 
Keith Green
(Pianist)
Keith Green
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 1982
 17 
Édouard-Henri Avril
(French Painter, Commercial Artist and Illustrator of Erotic Literature)
Édouard-Henri Avril
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Birthdate: May 21, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Algiers, French Algeria
Died: 1928

Before he revolutionized 19th-century erotica as Paul Avril, Édouard-Henri Avril was a soldier. An injury sustained in the Franco-Prussian War cut short his military life, and he was pushed into Paris sex salons to study art. His most notable works, such as the illustrations for Fanny Hill, were largely banned.

 18 
William James Mayo
(Physician and Surgeon)
William James Mayo
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 29, 1861
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Le Sueur
Died: 1939

Physician and surgeon William James Mayo is best-known as a principal co-founder of the non-profit American academic medical center Mayo Clinic. Son of British-American medical-doctor and chemist William Worrall Mayo, William James and his brother, Charles Horace Mayo, joined the sole-proprietorship medical practice of their father, which developed under them and other doctors intothe Mayo Clinic.

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Mahasweta Devi
(Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Educator, Short story writer)
Mahasweta Devi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dhaka
Died: 2016

Ramon Magsaysay Award-winning Indian author Mahasweta Devi is regarded as a gem of the Bengali literary world. She had also been a left-wing social activist, and her works such as Hajar Churashir Maa and Rudali have either tribals or people from the marginalized communities as their protagonists.

 20 
Sir Flinders Petrie
(Egyptologist)
Sir Flinders Petrie
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Birthdate: June 3, 1853
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1942
 21 
Jan Evangelista Purkinje
(Physiologist)
Jan Evangelista Purkinje
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 17, 1787
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Libochovice, Bohemia
Died: 1869
 22 
George Scott
(Baseball Player)
George Scott
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Marianne Ihlen
(Author)
Marianne Ihlen
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Larkollen, Østfold, Norway
Died: 2016

Marianne Ihlen was a Norwegian woman best remembered as the girlfriend and muse of popular Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. Cohen dedicated many of his poems to Ihlen and their relationship, along with Marianne Ihlen's life and career, inspired the 2019 documentary movie Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love. 

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Moses Montefiore
(Financier)
Moses Montefiore
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 24, 1784
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: 1885
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Abraham Pais
(Physicist)
Abraham Pais
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 19, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: 2000
 26 
Gisèle Halimi
(Lawyer)
Gisèle Halimi
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: La Goulette, Tunisia
Died: 2020
 27 
Joseph Bonaparte
(Older Brother of Napoleon Bonaparte)
Joseph Bonaparte
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Birthdate: January 7, 1768
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Corte, France
Died: 1844

Older brother of Napoleon, Joseph Bonaparte, had been the king of Naples and Spain. After Napoleon’s fall, he was exiled to New Jersey, U.S. Later, in Europe, he lived a lavish life at Point Breeze, surrounded by all the wealth he had inherited, along with a classy collection of paintings.

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Clemens Brentano
(Poet)
Clemens Brentano
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 9, 1778
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Koblenz, Germany
Died: 1842
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Abraham Cowley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1618 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1667
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Edith Abbott
(Economist)
Edith Abbott
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Birthdate: September 26, 1876
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1957
 31 
Carl Gustav Carus
(German Painter and Physiologist Who Created the Concept of the Vertebrate Archetype.)
Carl Gustav Carus
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 3, 1789
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: 1869

Carl Gustav Carus was a German painter and physiologist. He is best remembered for creating the concept of the vertebrate archetype. A man of many talents, Carl Gustav Carus was a renowned naturalist, psychologist, scientist, and doctor.

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Louis Antoine de Saint-Just
(Revolutionary)
Louis Antoine de Saint-Just
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 25, 1767
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Decize, France
Died: 1794
 33 
Selim III
(The Ottoman Empire's 28th Sultan)
Selim III
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Birthdate: December 24, 1761
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: 1808

The 28th sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Selim III was a ruler who believed in modern reforms. A talented poet and composer of Ottoman music, he introduced the nizam-ı cedid, a set of new reforms. He redefined his kingdom’s military strategies and taxation system and launched embassies in Europe.

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Karl Gotch
(German-American Professional Wrestler)
Karl Gotch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: 2007
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 35 
Roger Tory Peterson
(US Ornithologist and a Leading Figure of the 20th-Century Environmental Movement)
Roger Tory Peterson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States
Died: 1996

US ornithologist, environmentalist, and wildlife artist Roger Tory Peterson was one of the leading figures of the environmental movement of the 20th century. Known for his iconic books such as Wild America and the Peterson Field Guide Series, he received countless honors and awards, too, such as the US Medal of Freedom.

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Paul Rassinier
(Author)
Paul Rassinier
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 18, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bermont, France
Died: 1967
 37 
Vladimir Smirnov
(Russian Foil Fencer)
Vladimir Smirnov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rubizhne, Ukraine
Died: 1982
 38 
Tiziano Terzani
(Journalist)
Tiziano Terzani
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Birthdate: September 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 2004
 39 
Ralph H. Fowler
(Physicist, Astronomer)
Ralph H. Fowler
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 17, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roydon, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1944
 40 
Inder Kumar
(Actor)
Inder Kumar
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Birthdate: August 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: India
Died: 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 41 
Mustafa Adrisi
(3rd Vice President of Uganda)
Mustafa Adrisi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1922 AD
Birthplace: Uganda
Died: 2013
 42 
Henry Croft
(Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly for Cowichan)
Henry Croft
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 1917
 43 
Isidore Isou
(Romanian-born French Novelist and Artist Who Founded an Art and Literary Movement Called 'Lettrism')
Isidore Isou
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Botoşani, Romania
Died: 2007

Isidore Isou was a Romanian-born French novelist, dramaturge, poet, visual artist, film director, and economist. He is credited with founding an art and literary movement called Lettrism, which owed inspiration to Surrealism and Dadaism. Isidore Isou is best remembered for his revolutionary 1951 movie, Traité de Bave et d'Eternité.

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George Hilton
(Film actor)
George Hilton
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Birthdate: July 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: 2019
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 45 
Edogawa Ranpo
(Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Literary critic, Science fiction writer)
Edogawa Ranpo
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 21, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nabari
Died: 1965

Edogawa Ranpo was a Japanese author who played an important role in the progression of Japanese mystery fiction. Ranpo is credited with creating the popular fictional private detective Kogoro Akechi who appears in many of his novels. A number of Ranpo's works have been adapted into films and series. The 1999 film Gemini was inspired by one of Ranpo's stories.

 46 
Constance of Arles
Constance of Arles
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Birthdate: 0986 AD
Birthplace: Arles, France
Died: 1032
 47 
Reese Schonfeld
(Journalist, Businessperson)
Reese Schonfeld
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Birthdate: November 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2020
 48 
John Peter Zenger
(German Printer and Journalist)
John Peter Zenger
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Birthdate: October 26, 1697
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Impflingen, Germany
Died: 1746

German-born John Peter Zenger moved to New York at 13 and joined the printing business immediately. He later gained fame with the New York Weekly Journal, which often attacked governor William Cosby, resulting in Zenger’s arrest. His acquittal in the libel suit is regarded as a landmark case in press freedom.

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Charles Albert of Sardinia
(King)
Charles Albert of Sardinia
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Birthdate: October 2, 1798
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 1849
 50 
Helen Traubel
(American Concert and Opera Singer)
Helen Traubel
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 16, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1972

Helen Traubel was an American concert and opera singer. She is best remembered for performing imporant roles in Wilhelm Richard Wagner's operas, such as Brünnhilde and Isolde. A dramatic soprano, Helen Traubel performed at the famous Metropolitan Opera between 1937 and 1953. She also had a successful career as a cabaret and nightclub singer.