Died On March 15th

Discover the most famous people who died on March 15. The list includes people like Julius Caesar, H. P. Lovecraft, Aristotle Onassis, Cao Cao, Benjamin Spock. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, journalists and chemists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Italy and many more countries.
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Julius Caesar
(Roman General and Statesman)
Julius Caesar
105
Birthdate: 0100
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0044

Julius Caesar is considered one of the greatest military commanders in history and played an important role in the events that led to the downfall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. He assumed control of the government after a civil war. He was assassinated by rebel senators on the Ides of March, 44 BC.

 2 
H. P. Lovecraft
(American Weird-Fiction Writer Known for Creating the Mythopoeia 'Cthulhu Mythos')
H. P. Lovecraft
45
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1937

HP Lovecraft was a writer of weird and horror fiction and is known for his creation of Cthulhu Mythos, which has inspired a large body of games and music. His stories focused on his interpretation of humanity's place in the universe. He was virtually unknown during his lifetime, but is now considered a significant 20th-century author of supernatural horror fiction.

 3 
Aristotle Onassis
(Businessman)
Aristotle Onassis
15
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 20, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karataş, İzmir, Turkey
Died: 1975

A Greek shipping magnate who was one of the world's richest men at one point, Aristotle Onassis held the world's largest privately-owned shipping fleet at the peak of his career. He was involved in the privatization of the Greek national airlines as well. He had liaisons with many famous and beautiful women and was married to Jacqueline Kennedy.

 4 
Cao Cao
(Chinese Statesman, Warlord, Poet and the Penultimate Grand Chancellor of the Eastern Han Dynasty)
Cao Cao
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0155 AD
Birthplace: Bozhou, Anhui, China
Died: 0220

Cao Cao was a Chinese warlord, poet, and statesman. He played an important role in laying the foundations for the state of Cao Wei, which was formed shortly after his death. Although he was posthumously honoured with the title Emperor Wu of Wei, Cao Cao never ruled as an emperor, but kept Emperor Xian under his control.

 5 
Tom Harmon
(American Football Players)
Tom Harmon
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rensselaer, Indiana, USA
Died: 1990
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Ann Sothern
(Former actress in the 1949 film, A Letter to Three Wives)
Ann Sothern
8
Birthdate: January 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Valley City, North Dakota, United States
Died: 2001
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 7 
Ron Silver
(Actor)
Ron Silver
7
Birthdate: July 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Flavius Odoacer
3
Birthdate: 0435 AD
Birthplace: Pannonia
Died: 0493

Flavius Odoacer was a statesman and soldier best remembered for becoming the king of Italy after deposing the then-Roman Emperor Romulus Augustulus. He then ruled over Italy from 476 until his death in 493. Odoacer's deposition of Augustulus inspired the 2013 film, 476 A.D. Chapter One: The Last Light of Aries.

 9 
Roger Williams
(9th President of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations)
Roger Williams
3
Birthdate: December 21, 1603
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1683

Roger Williams was a 17th-century Puritan minister and theologian. He founded Providence Plantations, which later became the US state of Rhode Island. He advocated for fair dealings with Native Americans and believed in religious freedom. He disapproved of perpetual chattel slavery. After being expelled by the Puritan leaders, he founded the First Baptist Church in America. 

 10 
David Brenner
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)
David Brenner
3
Birthdate: February 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2014
 11 
Benjamin Spock
(Pediatrician Whose 1946 Book 'Baby and Child Care' Revolutionized Parental Upbringing)
Benjamin Spock
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1998

American paediatrician Benjamin Spock was the first paediatrician who studied psychoanalysis to comprehend needs of children and family dynamics. He penned Baby and Child Care, a best-seller book of the twentieth-century. His concepts of child-rearing influenced generations of parents. Spock was also an Olympic gold-medallist in rowing and ran during the 1972 United States presidential election as People's Party nominee.

 12 
Mike Porcaro
(Bass Player Best Known as the Member of the Rock Band 'Toto')
Mike Porcaro
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Windsor, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2015

Mike Porcaro was an American bass player best remembered for his association with the popular rock band Toto. Porcaro's career was cut short by motor neuron disease as he was forced to retire from touring, in 2007. He died at the age of 59 from complications that stemmed up from motor neuron disease.

 13 
Lester Young
(Musician)
Lester Young
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Woodville, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1959
 14 
Muhammad of Ghor
(King)
Muhammad of Ghor
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Birthdate: 1149 AD
Birthplace: Ghor, Afghanistan
Died: 1206

Muhammad of Ghor of the Ghurid Empire went down in history as the man who established Muslim rule in the Indian subcontinent and set the tone for the upcoming Mughal dynasty. He ruled over a vast area, which included India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran, among others, along with his brother, Ghiyath ad-Din Muhammad.

 15 
Henry Bessemer
(Inventor)
Henry Bessemer
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Birthdate: January 19, 1813
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlton, England
Died: 1898
 16 
Mariya Oktyabrskaya
(Tankman)
Mariya Oktyabrskaya
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Crimea, Russian
Died: 1944
 17 
Arthur Compton
(Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics)
Arthur Compton
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 10, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wooster, Ohio, USA
Died: 1962

American physicist Arthur Compton is best-known for introducing Compton wavelength, discovering Compton scattering, first identifying the Compton–Getting effect in the intensity of cosmic rays along with Ivan A. Getting, and for the Compton generator. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927 for discovering Compton effect. He also remained a prominent figure during the Manhattan Project.

 18 
Clarissa Dickson Wright
(Celebrity Cook Who Along with Jennifer Paterson was Known as One of the 'Two Fat Ladies')
Clarissa Dickson Wright
1
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St John's Wood, London, England
Died: 2014

Clarissa Dickson Wright was an English TV personality, celebrity cook, businesswoman, writer, and former barrister. Best remembered for appearing in the popular TV cooking program, Two Fat Ladies, along with Jennifer Paterson, Dickson Wright went on to become an important name in the culinary world. She also published several books and audio books pertaining to cooking.

 19 
Duncan Hines
(Food critic, Journalist)
Duncan Hines
2
Birthdate: March 26, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1959
 20 
Lili Boulanger
(Composer)
Lili Boulanger
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 21, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1918
 21 
Antonino Rocca
(Italian Argentine Professional Wrestler)
Antonino Rocca
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Treviso, Veneto, Italy
Died: 1977
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 22 
Luigi Cherubini
(Composer)
Luigi Cherubini
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1760
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1842
 23 
Salvator Rosa
(Italian Baroque Painter Known for Romanticized Landscapes and History Paintings)
Salvator Rosa
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Birthdate: June 20, 1615
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arenella, Naples, Italy
Died: 1673

Baroque painter and poet Salvator Rosa was born near Naples, to a land surveyor father, who wanted him to become a priest or a lawyer. However, Rosa deviated to art. Initially devoted to landscapes, he later focused on religious art. He is remembered as a pioneer of the Neapolitan school.

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Mike Thalassitis
(Football player)
Mike Thalassitis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: 2019
 25 
Victor Vasarely
(French Artist and Leader of the Op Art Movement Best Known for His Grid-Like Paintings and Sculptures)
Victor Vasarely
2
Birthdate: April 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pécs, Hungary
Died: 1997

Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely pioneered the Op Art movement, using geometric angles and depth in works such as Vega-Nor. He initially worked as a graphic artist in advertising agencies and then created masterpieces influenced by Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. His work Zebra remains one of his best-known pieces.

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Joseph Bazalgette
(British Civil Engineer Who Created a Sewerage System for Central London)
Joseph Bazalgette
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 28, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England
Died: 1891

British civil engineer Joseph Bazalgette was the man behind the development of the sewage system of London. He was later knighted for his achievements and had also served as the president of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Another notable work of his was the Hammersmith Bridge.

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Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda
(Official)
Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 7, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rybinsk, Russia
Died: 1938
 28 
René Clair
(Former Film director, writer who first established his reputation in the 1920s as a director of silent films in which comedy was often mingled with fantasy)
René Clair
1
Birthdate: November 11, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1981
 29 
Léonide Massine
(Russian Choreographer and Ballet Dancer)
Léonide Massine
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 9, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1979

Léonide Massine was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer who created Les Présages, the first symphonic ballet in the world. Between 1915 and 1921, Massine worked at Sergei Diaghilev's popular company Ballets Russes where he served as the principal choreographer. In 2002, Léonide Massine was inducted into the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame.

 30 
Tom Benson
(Businessman)
Tom Benson
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: 2018
 31 
Mikey Dread
(Singer, Radio personality)
Mikey Dread
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port Antonio, Jamaica
Died: 2008

Mikey Dread was a Jamaican musician, composer, broadcaster, and record producer. Counted among the most influential performers in reggae music, Dread achieved immense popularity in the 1990s when he performed all over the world. Mikey Dread is also remembered for his successful collaborations with many international stars like Bob Dylan and Izzy Stradlin.

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Joseph Coors
(Businessman)
Joseph Coors
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Golden, Colorado, United States
Died: 2003
 33 
Pope Zachary
(Bishop of Rome (741 - 752) and Last Pope of the Byzantine Papacy)
Pope Zachary
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0679 AD
Birthplace: Santa Severina, Italy
Died: 0752

The last Greek pope and the last pope of the Byzantine Papacy, Pope Zachary, or Saint Zacharias, succeeded Pope St. Gregory III. Known for his association with Byzantine emperor Constantine V, he was also successful in making peace with the Lombards. He translated Dialogues by Pope St. Gregory I the Great.

 34 
Ed Charles
(Baseball player)
Ed Charles
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 35 
Tim Maia
(Singer, Composer, Jazz musician, Guitarist)
Tim Maia
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Died: 1998

Tim Maia was a Brazilian musician and songwriter best remembered for his ironic, iconoclastic, humorous, and outspoken musical style. Counted among the greatest icons in Brazilian music, Tim Maia is credited with pioneering sambalanço and introducing soul music in the Brazilian musical scene.  

 36 
Stuart Rosenberg
(Film Director)
Stuart Rosenberg
0
Birthdate: August 11, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2007
 37 
Herman Perry
(Military personnel)
Herman Perry
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 16, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: United States
Died: 1945
 38 
Vittorio Gregotti
(Architect)
Vittorio Gregotti
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Novara, Italy
Died: 2020
 39 
Alexander von Zemlinsky
(Composer)
Alexander von Zemlinsky
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 14, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1942
 40 
James Joseph Sylvester
(Former Mathematician who made fundamental contributions to matrix theory, invariant theory, number theory, partition theory, and combinatorics)
James Joseph Sylvester
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 3, 1814
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1897
 41 
Alexej von Jawlensky
(Russian Expressionist Painter)
Alexej von Jawlensky
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Birthdate: March 26, 1864
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Torzhok, Russia
Died: 1941

Alexej von Jawlensky was a Russian painter best remembered for his work in Germany. An influential figure, Jawlensky was an important member of several popular groups like the New Munich Artist's Association, The Blue Rider, and The Blue Four. The Jawlensky Award was established in his honor in 1991. The award is presented once every five years.

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Shah Jalal
(Sufi figure of Bengal)
Shah Jalal
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 1271
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bangladesh
Died: 1346
 43 
Sylvester Weaver
(Television Producer)
Sylvester Weaver
1
Birthdate: December 21, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2002
 44 
Mouloud Feraoun
(Algerian Writer and Martyr)
Mouloud Feraoun
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tizi Hibel, Aït Mahmoud, Algeria
Died: 1962

Mouloud Feraoun was an Algerian writer who wrote in French. Some of his books have been translated into a number of languages including German and English. Also an important and influential participant of the Algerian War of Independence, Mouloud Feraoun was martyred during the war in 1962.

 45 
Meyer Guggenheim
(Industrialist)
Meyer Guggenheim
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 1, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Langnau, Switzerland
Died: 1905
 46 
Squire Whipple
(Civil Engineer)
Squire Whipple
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 16, 1804
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 1888

Squire Whipple is remembered for introducing the first scientific bridge construction rules. Initially a surveyor, he later invented truss designs using iron and timber. His treatise An Elementary and Practical Treatise on Bridge Building was a seminal text in railroad engineering for many years and helped in wrought and cast-iron designs.

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John A Pople
(Chemist)
John A Pople
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 31, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Burnham-on-Sea, England
Died: 2004
 48 
Harry Callahan
(Photographer, University teacher)
Harry Callahan
1
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: October 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1999
 49 
Henry Victor
(Actor)
Henry Victor
0
Birthdate: October 2, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1945
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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William Hayward Pickering
(New Zealand-Born American Engineer and Physicist Known for His Research on Space Aeronautics)
William Hayward Pickering
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 24, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Died: 2004