Famous Deaths for 8th July 2021

1115 – Peter the Hermit, French priest, led the People’s Crusade, dies at about 64
1623 – Gregory XV [Alessandro Ludovisi], bishop of Bologna/Pope, dies at 69
1934 – Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer, dies at 1934
1939 – [Henry] Havelock Ellis, English sexologist (Man and Woman), dies at 80
1946 – Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Russian composer {Alexnadrov Ensemble}, dies at 63
1973 – Harry F. V. Edward, British 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1920), dies at 75
1985 – Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne and Shirley), dies at 72
1985 – Simon Kuznets, American economist (Nobel 1971), dies at 84
2011 – Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic, dies at 93
2016 – William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), dies at 98

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