Wikipedia – Tracking notable deaths in July

So far I have looked at the numbers for notable deaths on Wikipedia for each month in the first half of the year. Now, it is time to look at the numbers for July. Overall, the month saw a total of 538 notable deaths. However, for all the numbers below it will only count 531 of these.

Those not counted and why

Animal: Naturalism – New Zealand-bred racehorse (age 29), Honour and Glory – American racehorse (age 25)

No age given: Pierre-Ernest Abandzounou – Congolese politician, Ange-Marie Filippi-Codaccioni – French historian and politician, Mick Langley – British snooker player and 1986 Paralympic Champion, Ikramullah Gandapur – Pakistan politician, Chrysa Spiliotis – Greek actress and playwright

Deaths per day for July

The 25th and the 29th saw the most deaths with 26, while the 15th had the least with only nine. On average each day in July saw 17.12 notable deaths. Nine days (29.03%) in the month saw more than 20 deaths. 21 days (67.74%) saw less than 20 deaths, while one day (3.22%) saw under 10.

Number of notable deaths per day on Wikipedia for July 2018

The average age of those who died 

The average age of the 531 notable people who died in July is 76.87 years old. July 12th saw the highest average age of death at 83.44 years old. In contrast, July 15th saw the lowest average age of death at only 66.66 years old. July had three days where the average age of death was under 70, whereas the first sixth months of the year had one such day.

The average age of death for notable people each day (from Wikipedia, July 2018)

The oldest and youngest person(s) to pass this month

Mien Schopman-Klaver (age 107) was a Dutch Olympic athlete. She served as a reserve for the Netherlands’ 4×100 meters relay team at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Schopman-Klaver was reported as being the oldest living former Olympian as part of an interview she did with de Volkskrant, a Dutch daily morning newspaper in July 2016.

Ellie Soutter (age 18) was a British snowboarder, who started to compete in international events in 2016. She was a member of the inaugural British Europa Cup snowboard cross program, which started in 2018. In 2017 at the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival Soutter won Great Britain’s only medal, earning bronze in the snowboard cross event.  She also had the honor of serving as the team’s flagbearer at the event’s closing ceremony.

Soutter was also on the shortlist for the 2017 Evie Pinching Award, given out yearly by the Ski Club of Great Britain to young snowsports athletes. On her 18th birthday, Soutter committed suicide which her father cited was due to a combination of mental health and the pressures of being a world-class athlete. Soutter’s family has since set up a fundraiser in her honor to help give financial support to youth athletes competing in winter sports. 

Age difference between the youngest and oldest deaths each day on Wikipedia (July, 2018)

Of the 31 days in July, 21* of them saw the most notable people dying to be between the ages of 80-89. Overall, 35.96% of deaths in the month were from people in this age range.

60-69 70-79 80-89 90-99
Days with most deaths* 4 9 21 3
Percentage of days in the month
12.90% 29.03% 67.74% 9.67%

*Includes ties. Example: On July 7th six people between 80-89 and 90-99 died.

Number of deaths by age range (Wikipedia, July 2018)

Sources and Info:

Featured Image from pixabay.com – https://pixabay.com/en/grave-cemetery-rip-tombstone-d-2036220/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_July_2018 (used to find the number of deaths and age of those who died)

All charts and tables made using Google Spreadsheets

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What would it look like if America elected their Presidents for life-long terms?

What would it look like if America’s Presidents served life-long terms until they died? This article will take a look at this question by seeing how long each former President would have been in office and what this alternative timeline would look like. Since the 45th President, Donald Trump, is currently serving in office he will not be counted.

Presidental length vs. life-long length

The first chart shows a comparison between each Presidents actual time in office compared to if they had served as President for life upon being elected. The second shows the difference in days between these two. For the former Presidents who are still alive, their numbers in days are up to date as of August 1st, 2018.

Actual days as President vs Days as President for Life

Difference in days between lifespan after being elected and actual days as President

The table below shows the exact numbers for each President as represented in the two charts above.

President Time as President Lifespan after being elected if President for life Days difference
Washington 2,865 days (1789-1797) 3,880 days (1789-1799) 1,015 days
Adams 1,460 days (1797-1801) 10,713 days (1797-1826) 9,253 days
Jefferson 2,992 days (1801-1809) 9,253 days (1801-1826) 6,261 days
Madison 2,922 days (1809-1817) 9,978 days (1809-1836) 7,056 days
Monroe 2,922 days (1817-1825) 5,235 days (1817-1831) 2,243 days
JQ Adams 1,461 days (1825-1829) 8,391 days (1825-1848) 6,930 days
Jackson 2,922 days (1829-1837) 5,940 days (1829-1845) 3,018 days
Van Buren 1,461 days (1837-1841) 9,273 days (1837-1862) 7,812 days
WH Harrison 31 days (1841) 31 days (1841) 0 days
Tyler 1,430 days (1841-1845) 7,594 days (1841-1862) 6,164 days
Polk 1,461 days (1845-1849) 1,564 days (1845-1849) 103 days
Taylor 492 days (1849-1850) 492 days (1849-1850) 0 days
Fillmore 969 days (1850-1853) 8,643 days (1850-1874) 7,674 days
Pierce 1,461 days (1853-1857) 6,062 days (1853-1869) 4,601 days
Buchanan 1,461 days (1857-1861) 4,107 days (1857-1868) 2,646 days
Lincoln 1,503 days (1861-1865) 1,503 days (1861-1865) 0 days
Johnson 1,419 days (1865-1869) 3,759 days (1865-1875) 2,340 days
Grant 2,922 days (1869-1877) 5,985 days (1869-1885) 2,876 days
Hayes 1,461 days (1877-1881) 5,798 days (1877-1893) 4,337 days
Garfield 199 days (1881) 199 days (1881) 0 days
Arthur 1,262 days (1881-1885) 1,886 days (1881-1886) 624 days
Cleveland 1,461 days (1885-1889) 8,512 days (1885-1908) 7,051 days
Harrison 1,461 days (1889-1893) 4,391 days (1889-1901) 2,930 days
Cleveland (Part II) 1,461 days (1893-1897) 5,590 days (1893-1908) 4,129 days
McKinley 1,654 days (1897-1901) 1,654 days (1897-1901) 0 days
Roosevelt 2,728 days (1901-1909) 6,323 days (1901-1919) 3,595 days
Taft 1,461 days (1909-1913) 7,674 days (1909-1930) 6,213 days
Wilson 2,922 days (1913-1921) 3,988 days (1913-1924) 1,066 days
Harding 881 days (1921-1923) 881 days (1921-1923) 0 days
Coolidge 2,041 days (1923-1929) 3,444 days (1923-1933) 1,403 days
Hoover 1,461 days (1929-1933) 13,014 days (1929-1964) 11,553 days
FDR 4,422 days (1933-1945) 4,422 days (1933-1945) 0 days
Truman 2,840 days (1945-1953) 10,120 days (1945-1972) 7,280 days
Eisenhower 2,922 days (1953-1961) 5,911 days (1953-1969) 2,989 days
Kennedy 1,036 days (1961-1963) 1,036 days (1961-1963) 0 days
LBJ 1,886 days (1963-1969) 3,349 days (1963-1973) 1,463 days
Nixon 2,027 days (1969-1974) 9,223 days (1969-1994) 7,196 days
Ford 895 days (1974-1977) 11,097 days (1974-2006) 10,202 days
Carter 1,461 days (1977-1981) 15,168 days (1977- 13,707 days
Reagan 2,922 days (1981-1989) 11,094 days (1981-2004) 8,172 days
HW Bush 1,461 days (1989-1993) 10,785 days (1989- 9,324 days
Clinton 2,922 days (1993-2001) 9,324 days (1993- 6,402 days
Bush 2,922 days (2001-2009) 6,402 days (2001- 3,480 days
Obama 2,922 days (2009-2017) 3,480 days (2009- 558 days
Trump 558 days (2017- N/A N/A

FDR and John Adams

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was elected to serve four terms (16 years) as President but died a few months into his fourth term in 1945. In 1947 Congress ratified the 22nd amendment, which was approved by the states in 1951, making it so no President could serve more than two terms.

In this hypothetical President for life scenario, FDR would still have served more days as President then the 10* listed in the table below even if they served as President for life.

*Not counting those who died in office (W.H. Harrison, Taylor, Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Harding and Kennedy)

President Lifespan after being elected if President for life
FDR 4,422 days (1933-1945)
Harrison 4,391 days (1889-1901)
Buchanan 4,107 days (1857-1868)
Washington 3,880 days (1789-1799)
Wilson 3,988 days (1913-1924)
Johnson 3,759 days (1865-1875)
Obama 3,480 days (2009-
Coolidge 3,444 days (1923-1933)
LBJ 3,349 days (1963-1973)
Arthur 1,886 days (1881-1886)
Polk 1,564 days (1845-1849)

Another noticeable thing from this hypothetical President for life scenario is how long John Adams holds the title as longest-serving President. Adams died on July 4th, 1826 and it would not be until (ironically enough) July 4th, 1958 that President Hoover would pass him in days served.

Hoover would then become the longest until President Carter passed him on September 8th, 2012. Adams (90 years, 247 days) is the fifth oldest President to have ever lived, while Carter (93 years, 299 days) is currently second only being George H.W. Bush.

President Lifespan after being elected if President for life
Carter 15,168 days (1977-
Hoover 13,014 days (1929-1964)
Ford 11,097 days (1974-2006)
Reagan 11,094 days (1981-2004)
HW Bush 10,785 days (1989-
Adams 10,713 days (1797-1826)
Truman 10,120 days (1945-1972)

Alternative President for life timeline

In an alternative timeline where America’s President is elected for life, the country would only be on its 15th President (Clinton), instead of its 45th (Trump). To make this timeline, I took who was actually President in real-life and made them next in line when the current President for life died.

So if Washington had died in 1802 instead of 1799, Jefferson would have been the second President in this timeline instead of Adams.

Click here to view larger interactive version

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Below is a table of a few major events in American history and what the differences would be in terms of who was President at the time assuming history played out the same way.

Event Actual President Alt President
Louisiana Purchase (1803) Jefferson John Adams
War of 1812 (1812-15) Madison John Adams
Various Indian Wars (1776-1923) 29 different Presidents 10 different Presidents
Mexican-American War (1846-48) Polk JQ Adams, Polk
Civil War (1861-65) Lincoln Fillmore
Reconstruction Era (1863-1877) Lincoln, Johnson, Grant, Hayes Fillmore, Grant
Spanish-American War (1898) McKinley Cleveland
World War I (1914-18) Wilson Roosevelt
Great Depression (1929-39) Coolidge, Hoover, FDR Coolidge, Hoover
World War II (1939-45) FDR, Truman Hoover
Cold War (1947-91) 9 different Presidents Hoover, LBJ, Nixon
Korean War (1950-53) Truman, Eisenhower Hoover
Vietnam War (1955-73) Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ, Nixon Hoover, LBJ, Nixon
Civil Rights Movement (1954-68) Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ Hoover, LBJ
9/11 Bush Clinton
Afghanistan War (2001- Bush, Obama, Trump Clinton
Iraq War (2003-11) Bush, Obama Clinton
Great Recession (2007-09) Bush, Obama Clinton

Sources and info:

Featured Image: “Seal of the President of the United States” from Wikimedia Commons  is in public domain

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States_by_time_in_office

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_presidents_of_the_United_States_by_age#Oldest_living_U.S._presidents

https://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html

https://time.graphics/ (Used to make timeline chart)

All other charts and tables made using Google Spreadsheet

Wikipedia – Tracking notable deaths in June

So far I have looked at the numbers for notable deaths on Wikipedia for the first five months of the year. Now, it is time to look at the numbers for June. Overall, the month saw a total of 543 notable deaths. However, for all the numbers below it will only count 531 of these.

Those not counted and why

Animal: Denman – Irish racehorse (age 18), Koko – American-bred Western lowland gorilla

Estimated age: Robert Fine – British sociologist (age 82-83), David Blanco – American record producer (63-64), Abdul Kadir – Guyanese politician and convicted conspirator (65-66)

No age given: Dadaji Ramaji Khobragade – Indian farmer-scientist, Pedyr Prior – British Cornish Nationalist politician, Darabara Singh – Indian serial killer, Hala bint D’aij Al Khalifa – Bahraini royal, César Alvarenga – Paraguayan politician, Carlos Campos – Venezuelan politician, Bill Hamel – American composer and record producer

Deaths per day for June

The 1st saw the most deaths with 25, while the 27th had the least with only 11. On average each day in June saw 17.7 notable deaths. 20 days (66.66%) in the month saw less than 20 deaths while 10 days (33.33%) saw 20 or more deaths.

Number of notable deaths on Wikipedia per day for June 2018

The average age of those who died 

The average age of the 531 notable people who died in June is 79.31 years old. June 21st saw the highest average age of death at 86.65 years old. This makes it only the second day so far this year to have an average age over 86. June 18th saw the lowest average age of death at only 72.27 years old.

The average age of death for notable people each day (from Wikipedia, June 2018)

George N. Leighton (age 105) graduated from Howard University in 1940. He then served in World War II from 1942-45, achieving the rank of Captain in the U.S. Amry and being awarded a Bronze Star and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal. Following the war, he earned his Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School and served as a lawyer and later judge.

In 1969, he was appointed as a judge with the First District Appellate Court of Illinois, the first African-American to hold this position in Illinois. In 1976, he became a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He served until 1987 before going back to work in private practice. 

Reinhard Hardegen (age 105) was a German U-boat commander during World War II, the last surviving ‘Ace of the Deep‘ from the country during the war. Following the end of the war, he was held captive for 16 months before returning home. He later started a successful marine oil trading company and served as a member of Parliament in his hometown of Bremen for over three decades.

The youngest was Lesandro Guzman-Feliz (age 15). On June 20, 2018, 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was murdered by members of the Dominican gang Trinitario in the Bronx in a case of mistaken identity. Following his death graphic video of the public, killing came out and all 12 suspects involved in his death have since been arrested.

Guzman-Feliz was a member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Explorers program and the organization has since established a scholarship in his honor. Plans to rename the street Guzman-Feliz was murdered on after him have also been revealed. 

Age difference between the youngest and oldest deaths each day on Wikipedia (June 2018)

Of the 30 days in June, 22* of them saw the most notable people dying to be between the ages of 80-89. Overall, 35.96% of deaths in the month were from people in this age range.

60-69 70-79 80-89 90-99
Days with most deaths* 1 6 22 7
Percentage of days in the month
3.33% 20% 73.33% 23.33%

*Includes ties. Example: On June 15th five people between 70-79, 80-89 and 90-99 died.

Number of deaths by age range (Wikipedia, June 2018)

Sources and Info:

Featured Image from pixabay.com – https://pixabay.com/en/grave-cemetery-rip-tombstone-d-2036220/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_June_2018 (used to find the number of deaths and age of those who died)

All charts and tables made using Google Spreadsheets

Wikipedia – Tracking notable deaths in May

So far I have looked at the numbers for notable deaths on Wikipedia for the first four months of the year. Now, it is time to look at the numbers for May. Overall, the month saw a total of 540 notable deaths. However, for all the numbers below it will only count 535 of these.

Those not counted and why

Animal: Sir Des Champs – Irish racehorse (age 11)

Estimated age: Mahmoud Hammoud – Lebanese politician and diplomat (age 82-83), Wilson Chisala Kalumba –  Zambian politician (53-54), Dilshad Najmuddin – Pakistani police officer (80–81) and Colin Forsyth – English rugby leage footballer (70-71).

Deaths per day for May

The 28th saw the most deaths with 24, while the 22nd and 31st tied with the least with only 11. On average each day in May saw 17.25 notable deaths. 22 days (70.96%) in the month saw less than 20 deaths while nine days (29.03%) saw 20 or more deaths.

Number of notable deaths per day on Wikipedia for May 2018

The average age of those who died 

The average age of the 535 notable people who died in May is 78.75 years old. May 3rd saw the highest average age of death at 84.53 years old. Ironically, the next day saw the lowest average age for the month. May 4th was the first day of 2018 to see the average age go under 70 for the first time this year at 69.52 years old.

The average age of death for notable people each day (from Wikipedia, May 2018)

The oldest person to pass away American supercentenarian Delphine Gibson (age 114). Passing away at 114 years and 265 days old, Gibson was the 58th oldest person to have ever lived. From July 13th, 2017 until her death on May 9th, she was the oldest living American citizen.

The youngest was South African footballer Luyanda Ntshangase (age 21), who had played in the South African Premier Division for Maritzburg United since 2016. On March 1st during a friendly game, Luyanda was one of four players struck by a bolt of lightning.

Luyanda was rushed to the hospital after suffering suffer burns to his chest and was soon placed in a medically induced coma. Sadly on May 4th, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

Age difference between the youngest and oldest deaths each day on Wikipedia (May 2018)

Of the 31 days in May, 24* of them saw the most notable people dying to be between the ages of 80-89. Overall, 32.89% of deaths in the month were from people in this age range.

60-69 70-79 80-89 90-99
Days with most deaths* 4 7 24 9
Percentage of days in the month
12.90% 22.58% 77.41% 29.03%

*Includes ties. Example: On May 17th five people between 60-69, 70-79 and 80-89 died.

Number of deaths by age range (Wikipedia, May 2018)

Sources and Info:

Featured Image from pixabay.com – https://pixabay.com/en/grave-cemetery-rip-tombstone-d-2036220/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_May_2018 (used to find the number of deaths and age of those who died)

All charts and tables made using Google Spreadsheets

How long did each Roman Emperor rule and how old they were when they died?

The Roman Empire started in 27 BC and lasted until 476 AD. It is regarded as one of the most powerful and influential empires to have existed in human history. During this span, there were 90 solo emperors and/or co-emperors who ruled.

This article will look at these 90 emperors, with them being broken down into different eras of the Empire in terms of their length of rule and age at death. For the purposes of this article, it will count their total time as ruler, combining solo and co-emperorship.

Some emperors did not manage to rule for a whole year before dying. In order to manage this in the graphs below, I converted each month into a decimal to be represented on the graphs for those emperors.

Months
Time as a fraction of one year
1 0.08
2 0.17
3 0.25
4 0.33
5 0.42
6 0.5
7 0.58
8 0.67
9 0.75
10 0.83
11 0.92

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Length of rule and age at death for Roman Emperors in each period of the Roman Empire

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*Lucius Verus and his son-in-law Marcus Aurelius were co-emperors from 161 to 169 (~7 years)

*Marcus Aurelius and his son Commodus ruled as joint emperors from 177 to 180 (~3 years)

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*Didius Julianus is thought to have been 56 or 60 at the time of his execution

*Caracalla was co-emperor with Septimius Severus from 198 to 209 (~11 years)

*Caracalla, Severus, and Geta ruled as co-emperors from 209 to 211 (~2 years)

*Caracalla and Geta ruled as co-emperors in 211

*Macrinus made his son Diadumenian co-emperor one month into his reign

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*Gordian I and his son Gordian II were joint-emperors for 21 days during their failed revolt against Maximinus Thrax

*Pupienus, Balbinus and Gordian III were joint-emperors for three months

*Pupienus is thought to have been 68 or 73 at the time of his death

*Philip the Arab and his son Philip the II were co-emperors from 247 to 249 (~2 years)

*Decius and his son Herennius Etruscus were co-emperors in 251

*Hostilian was emperor for 4-5 months (I went with the higher number in the chart above)

*Trebonianus Gallus and his son Volusianus were co-emperors from 251-253 (~2 years)

*Aemilian was thought to be either 40 or 46 at the time of his assassination

*Saloninus was briefly co-emperor to his father Gallienus for about one month before being assassinated

*Aurelian was either 60 or 61 at the time of his assassination

*Carus and Carinus ruled as co-emperors in 283

*Numerian and Carinus ruled as co-emperors from 284-285 (~1 year)

*It is unknown how old Florianus, Numerian or Carinus were

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*Diocletian and Maximian were co-emperors from 286 to 305 (~19 years)

*Galerius and Constantius Chlorus were co-emperors from 305 to 306 (~1 year)

*Galerius and Valerius Severus were co-emperors from 306 to 307 (~1 year)

*Galerius and Constantine the Great were co-emperors from 307 to 311 (~4 years)

*Maxentius was made emperor in the West in opposition to Constantine the Great in 307

*Licinius I was made emperor in the West to oppose Maxentius in 308. In 311, he became emperor of the East following the death of Galerius.

*Licinius I and Maximus II were co-emperors in the East from 211 to 213 (~2 years) until Licinius defeated him in a civil war.

*Licinius I and his son Valerius Valens were co-emperors from late 316 to March 317 (at most 5 months time).

*Licinius I and his son Martinian were co-emperors in 324

*Constantine II, Constans and Constantius II were co-emperors from 337 to 340 (~3 years)

*Constans and Constantius II were co-emperors from 340 to 350 (~10 years)

*Julian was either 30 or 31 when he died due to a wound he suffered during the Battle of Samarra.

*It is unknown how old Valerius Severus, Valerius Valens, Martinian, and Vetranio were

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*Valentinian I and Valens were co-emperors from 364 to 367 (~3 years)

*Valentinian I, Valens and Gratian were co-emperors from 367 to 375 (~8 years)

*Valens, Gratian and Valentinian II were co-emperors from 375 to 378 (~3 years)

*Gratian and Valentinian II were co-emperors from 378 to 383 (~5 years)

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Theodosius I was the last person to rule both halves of the Roman Empire. At this point, rulers in the West are not considered Roman rulers for the purpose of this article.

*Magnus Maximus and his son Flavius Victor were co-emperors for 4 or 5 years (I split the difference in the chart above)

*It is unknown how old Flavius Victor was at the time of his execution

*Theodosius I and Honorius were co-emperors from 393 to 395 (~2 years)

*Constantine II was recognized as co-emperor by Honorius in 209. They were co-emperors until 211

*Constans II was co-emperor to Constantine II from 209 to 211 (~2 years) but was not recognized by Honorius

*Constantius III and Honorius were co-emperors in 221

*Joannes and Valentinian III were in opposition to each other from 323 to 324 until Joannes execution

*It is unknown how old Constantine II, Constans II, Constantius III and Joannes were

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*Petronius Maximus was either 58 or 59 at the time of his murder

*Julius Nepos was deposed by Flavius Orestes (father of Romulus Augustulus) but was maintained as a figurehead by Odoacer (the first King of Italy) until Nepos was assassinated in 480.

*Romulus Augustulus was never recognized as emperor by Eastern Emperor Zeno and was deposed by Odoacer in 476.

*It is unknown how old Glycerius and Romulus Augustulus were
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Length of rule for all Roman Emperors

Length of Rule

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Only 25 of the 90 (27.77%) of the Roman Emperors ruled for more than 10 years. Meanwhile, 34 (37.77%) ruled for one year or less.

Emperors/co-emperors to rule over 20 years Length of Rule (Time)
Augustus 27 BC-14 AD (40 years, 7 months and 3 days)
Constantine the Great 306-337 (30 years, 9 months and 27 days)
Honorius 393-423 (30 years, 6 months and 23 days)
Valentinian III 424-455 (30 years, 4 months and 21 days)
Constantius II 337-361 (24 years, 5 months and 12 days)
Antoninus Pius 138-161 (22 years, 6 months and 28 days)
Tiberius  14-37 (22 years, 5 months and 27 days)
Hadrian 117-138 (20 years, 10 months and 30 days)
Diocletian 284-305 (20 years, 5 months and 11 days)
Emperors/co-emperors to rule less than 6 months Length of Rule (Time) Cause of death
Valerius Valens 316-317 (~5 months, Late 316 to March 1st 317) Executed
Hostilian 251 (4-5 months) Likely died from Natural causes (Plague)
Olybrius 472 (3 months and 22 days) Natural causes (Dropsy, aka Edema)
Pupienus 238 (3 months and 7 days) Assassinated by Praetorian Guard
Balbinus 238 (3 months and 7 days) Assassinated by Praetorian Guard
Otho 69 (3 months and 1 day) (91 days) Committed suicide after losing Battle of Bedriacum
Florianus 276 (3 months) Assassinated by his own troops
Pertinax 193 (2 months and 27 days) (86 days) Assassinated by Praetorian Guard
Petronius Maximus 455 (2 months and 14 days) (75 days) Murdered, likely by an angry mob
Didius Julianus 193 (2 months and 4 days) (65 days) Executed on orders from the Senate
Aemilian 253 (2 months) Assassinated by own troops
Martinian 324 (~2 months, July to September 18th) Executed in 325
Saloninus 260 (~1 month, July to August) Murdered by Postumus’ army
Gordian I 238 (21 days) Committed suicide after learning of his son’s death
Gordian II 238 (21 days) Killed during the Battle of Carthage

Age at death for all Roman Emperors

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I decided to keep in the emperors whose age at death is unknown in this chart.

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Emperors/co-emperors who died over 70 or under 20 Age at death Years during Reign (Time)
Gordian I 79 238 (21 days)
Tiberius 77 14-37 (22 years, 5 months and 27 days)
Tacitus 76 275-276 (9 months)
Augustus 75 27 BC-14 AD (40 years, 7 months and 3 days)
Antoninus Pius 74 138-161 (22 years, 6 months and 28 days)
Avitus 71  457-461 (4 years)
Galba 70  68-69 (7 months and 7 days)
Gordian III 19 238-244 (5 years, 9 months and 20 days)
Elagabalus 18  218-222 (3 years, 9 months and 3 days)
Saloninus 18  260 (~Late July)
Philip II 12  247-249 (~2 years)
Diadumenian 10  218 (May to June)

At 79 Gordian I was the oldest person to become emperor. Meanwhile, his grandson Gordian III was the longest person to become sole emperor of Rome at age 13.

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Sources and notes:

Featured Image: “Colosseum at night” by putative3 is licensed under CC0 Creative Commons

https://www.checkyourmath.com/convert/time/months_years.php (Used to get decimal numbers shown in the month table)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Roman_emperors

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odoacer

All graphs and tables made using Google Spreadsheet

Wikipedia – Tracking notable deaths in April

So far I have looked at the numbers for notable deaths on Wikipedia for the first three months of the year. Now, it is time to look at numbers for April. Overall, the month saw a total of 519 notable deaths. However, for all the numbers below it will only count 513 of these.

Those not counted and why

Animal: Silviniaco Conti – French racehorse (age 12), Giant’s Causeway – American thoroughbred racehorse (age 21) and Inuka – Singaporean polar bear (age 27).

Estimated age: Saw O Moo (age 42-43), Luis Montes Mieza (age 68-69)

No age given: Shah Marai

Deaths per day for April

The 12th and the 25th tied for the most deaths with 24, while the 9th and the 29th saw the least with only 10. On average each day in April saw 17.10 notable deaths. 21 days (70%) in the month saw less than 20 deaths while nine days (30%) saw 20 or more deaths.

Deaths per day

The average age of those who died 

The average age of the 513 notable people who died in April is 79.82 years old. April 23rd saw the highest average age of death at 85.09 years old. The previous day, April 22nd, actually saw the lowest average age at 73.06 years old.

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The oldest person to pass away Japanese supercentenarian Nabi Tajima (age 117). Passing away at 117 years and 260 days old, Tajima was the third-oldest person to have ever lived. She was also the oldest verified Asian and oldest Japanese national. With her death on April 21st, there are now no more people alive who were born in the 19th century (1801-1900).

The youngest was Candian advocate Jonathan Pitre (age 17). He was born with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). It is a very rare genetic mutation which causes external and internal blistering across the body.

He gained awareness following an October 2012 interview that the Ottawa Citizen had with him. Soon after he became an ambassador for DEBRA Canada, a charity dedicated to raising awareness and supporting those with the disease. Sadly on April 4th, Pitre died due to complications from septic shock.

Oldest and youngest

Of the 30 days in April, *21 of them saw the most notable people dying to be between the ages of 80-89. Overall, 32.16% of deaths in the months were from people in this age range.

*Includes ties. Example: On April 12th seven people between 70-79 and 80-89 died.

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Notes and Info:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_April_2018 (used to find the number of deaths and age of those who died)

All charts and graphs made using Google Spreadsheets

Wikipedia – Tracking notable deaths in March

So far I have looked at the numbers for notable deaths on Wikipedia for this January and February. Now, it is time to look at numbers for March. Overall, the month saw a total of 587 notable deaths. However, for all the numbers below it will only count 580 of these.

Those not counted and why

Animal: Elusive Quality – American thoroughbred racehorse (age 25), Thunder Gulch – American thoroughbred racehorse (age 25), Sudan – Kenyan northern white rhinoceros (age 45) and Hasili – French thoroughbred racehorse (age 27).

Estimated age: Adela Calva Reyes (age 50-51), C. K. Mann (age 81-82) and Kakon Bibi (c. 102)

Deaths per day for March

The 3rd saw the most deaths with 33, while the 26th saw the least with only 10. On average each day in March saw 18.70 notable deaths. 18 days (58.06%) in the month saw less than 20 deaths while only one day (3.22%) saw 30 or more deaths.

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The average age of those who died 

The average age of the 580 notable people who died in March is 78.51 years old. March 7th saw the highest average age of death at 86.60 years old. Meanwhile, March 20th saw the lowest at 73.13 years old.

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The oldest person to pass away was Dutch Roman Catholic priest Jacques Clemens (age 108). In 1939, Clemens was ordained as a priest and soon after became a teacher at what was the Seminar of Gerpinnes.

Five years later, he was appointed Vicar of the Walloon municipality of Ham-sur-Heure-Nalinnes. Clemens was also made Chaplain of The Bultia, a hamlet in the village of Nalinnes. On the first day of 1958, The Church of Saint-Benoît opened in The Bultia making Clemens its first parish priest.

In 2015, Clemens retired as a parish priest but continued to provide religious services to the hamlet each Sunday. Before his death, it was thought that he could be world’s oldest priest.

The youngest was Norwegian football Adrian Lillebekk Ovlien (age 20). From 2012-16 he played on various youth levels (U15 to U19) and was capped 50 times by Norway. He was also a central defender for Kongsvinger since 2013. Ovlien played in over 100  competitive first-team matches with the club.

Ovlien passed away unexpected on the morning of March 16. According to a short press release from the club, he died due to an acute infection which likely induced septic shock.

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Of the 31 days in March, *24 of them saw the most notable people dying to be between the ages of 80-89. Overall, 34.65% of deaths in the months were from people in this age range.

*Includes ties. Example: On March 31st three people between 70-79 and 80-89 died.

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Notes and Info:

Featured Image from pixabay.com – https://pixabay.com/en/grave-cemetery-rip-tombstone-d-2036220/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_March_2018 (used to find the number of deaths and age of those who died)

All charts and graphs made using Google Spreadsheets