Famous Deaths for 12th October 2021

1646 – Fran├žois de Bassompierre, marshal of France, dies at 67
1694 – Matsuo Basho, greatest Japanese haiku poet, dies
1864 – Roger Taney, 5th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1836-64), dies at 87
1926 – Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster, theologian, and author (Flatland), dies at 87
1969 – Serge Poliakoff, Russ/French painter, dies
1970 – Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani Urdu poet, dies at 40
1995 – Eleanor Aller, cellist, dies at 78
2001 – Witold Szalonek, Polish composer (Satire), educator, and musicologist, dies at 74
2011 – Heinz Bennent, German actor (Possession, The Serpent’s Egg), dies at 90
2018 – Takehisa Kosugi, Japanese violinist and experimental music composer (Group Ongaku; Taj Mahal Travellers), dies at 80

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