Died in September

September 21, 19 Virgil an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues , the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him
September 29, 48 Pompey a military and political leader of the late Roman Republic. He came from a wealthy Italian provincial background, and his father had been the first to establish the family among the Roman nobility. Pompey's immense success as a general while still very young enabled him to advance directly to his first consulship without meeting the normal requirements for office. Military success in Sulla's Second Civil War led him to adopt the nickname Magnus, "the Great". He was consul three times and celebrated three triumphs
September 19, 68 Felix and Constantia Saints Felix and Constanza were a brother and sister from the Roman city of Nuceria Alfaterna, and were martyred by the emperor Nero in 68 AD.
September 13, 81 Titus Roman Emperor from 79 to 81. A member of the Flavian dynasty, Titus succeeded his father Vespasian upon his death, thus becoming the first Roman Emperor to come to the throne after his own biological father
September 5, 88 Vasil Mzhavanadze the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Georgian SSR from September 1953 to September 28, 1972 and a member of the CPSU's Politburo from June 29, 1957 to December 18, 1972. Dismissed after a corruption scandal, he was replaced by Eduard Shevardnadze
September 11, 95 Pope Avilius of Alexandria also known as Sabellius, Milius or Melyos, 3rd Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of Mark. Upon the death of Bishop Anianus, all the suffragan bishops and priests of his area converged in Alexandria, Egypt where they conferred with the laity about the next appointment to the position
September 18, 96 Domitian Roman emperor from 81 to 96. Domitian was the third and last emperor of the Flavian dynasty
September 7, 251 Sima Yi a general and politician of the state of Cao Wei in the Three Kingdoms period. He is perhaps best known for defending Wei from Zhuge Liang's Northern Expeditions. His success and subsequent rise in prominence paved the way for his grandson Sima Yan's founding of the Jin dynasty, which would eventually bring an end to the Three Kingdoms era. In 265 after the Jin dynasty was established, Sima Yi was posthumously honoured as Emperor Xuan of Jin with the temple name of Gaozu
September 14, 258 Cyprian bishop of Carthage and an important Early Christian writer, many of whose Latin works are extant. He was born around the beginning of the 3rd century in North Africa, perhaps at Carthage, where he received a classical education. After converting to Christianity, he became a bishop soon after in 249. A controversial figure during his lifetime, his strong pastoral skills, firm conduct during the Novatianist heresy and outbreak of the plague, and eventual martyrdom at Carthage vindicated his reputation and proved his sanctity in the eyes of the Church. His skillful Latin rhetoric led to his being considered the pre-eminent Latin writer of Western Christianity until Jerome and Augustine
September 3, 264 Sun Xiu the third emperor of the state of Eastern Wu during the Three Kingdoms period.
September 11, 286 Felix and Regula The saints Felix and Regula are Coptic Orthodox and Roman Catholic saints, together with their servant Exuperantius, and are the patron saints of Zürich, their feast day being 11 September at the head of the Coptic Calendar.
September 16, 307 Flavius Valerius Severus a Western Roman Emperor from 306 to 307.
September 24, 366 Pope Liberius Pope from 17 May 352 to his death in 366. According to the Catalogus Liberianus, he was consecrated on 22 May as the successor of Pope Julius I
September 6, 394 Eugenius a usurper in the Western Roman Empire against Emperor Theodosius Though himself a Christian, he was the last Emperor to support Roman polytheism.
September 14, 407 John Chrysostom an important Early Church Father. He is known for his preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities. The epithet Χρυσόστομος means "golden-mouthed" in Greek and was given on account of his legendary eloquence
September 30, 420 Jerome an Illyrian Latin Christian priest, confessor, theologian and historian, who also became a Doctor of the Church. He was the son of Eusebius, of the city of Stridon, on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia. He is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin , and his commentaries on the Gospel of the Hebrews. His list of writings is extensive
September 2, 421 Constantius III Western Roman Emperor for seven months in 421. A prominent general and politician, he was the power behind the throne for much of the 410s, and in 421 briefly became co-emperor of the Western Empire with Honorius
September 4, 422 Pope Boniface I Pope from 28 December 418 to his death in 422. He was a contemporary of Saint Augustine of Hippo, who dedicated to him some of his works
September 21, 454 Flavius Aetius a Roman general of the closing period of the Western Roman Empire. He was an able military commander and the most influential man in the Western Roman Empire for two decades. He managed policy in regard to the attacks of barbarian federates settled throughout the Western Roman Empire. Notably, he mustered a large Roman and allied army to stop the Huns in the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, ending the devastating Hunnic invasion of Attila in 451
September 2, 459 Simeon Stylites a Syriac ascetic saint who achieved fame for living 37 years on a small platform on top of a pillar near Aleppo in Syria. Several other stylites later followed his model. He is known formally as Saint Simeon Stylites the Elder to distinguish him from Simeon Stylites the Younger, Simeon Stylites III and Saint Symeon Stylites of Lesbos
September 13, 531 Kavadh I the son of Peroz I and the twentieth and twenty-first Sassanid king of Persia, reigning from 488 to 531. He was crowned by the nobles in place of his deposed and blinded uncle Balash
September 12, 551 Sacerdos of Lyon a French saint whose Feast Day is September 12. He was Archbishop of Lyon, France from 544 to September 12, 551. He was the son of Rusticus, Archbishop of Lyon, and wife
September 14, 585 Emperor Bidatsu the 30th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
September 5, 590 Authari king of the Lombards from 584 to his death. After his father, Cleph, died in 574, the Lombardic nobility refused to appoint a successor, resulting in ten years interregnum known as the Rule of the Dukes
September 2, 595 Patriarch John IV of Constantinople the 33rd bishop or Patriarch of Constantinople. He was the first to assume the title Ecumenical Patriarch. He is regarded as a saint by the Eastern Orthodox Church which holds a feast on September 2
September 13, 608 Eulogius of Alexandria Greek Patriarch of that see from 580 to 608. He is regarded as a saint, with a feast day of September 13
September 12, 640 Sak K'uk' now eastern Mexico.
September 2, 652 Abu Sufyan ibn Harb the leader of the Quraish tribe of Mecca. He was a staunch opponent of the Islamic prophet Muhammad before accepting Islam and becoming a Muslim warrior later in his life. His mother, Safia, is the paternal aunt of Maymuna bint al-Harith
September 22, 652 Emmeram of Regensburg born in Poitiers and was a Christian bishop and a martyr. He died circa 652 and is buried in Emmeram's in Regensburg, Germany. His feast day in the Catholic calendar of saints is 22 September
September 30, 653 Honorius of Canterbury a member of the Gregorian mission to Christianize the Anglo-Saxons from their native Anglo-Saxon paganism in 597 AD who later became Archbishop of Canterbury. During his archiepiscopate, he consecrated the first native English bishop of Rochester as well as helping the missionary efforts of Felix among the East Anglians. Honorious was the last to die among the Gregorian missionaries
September 16, 655 Pope Martin I reigned from 21 July 649 to his death in 655. He was born near Todi, Umbria, in the place now named after him. He succeeded Pope Theodore I on 5 July 649. He was the only pope during the Byzantine Papacy whose election was not approved by a iussio from Constantinople. Martin I was abducted by Emperor Constans II and died at Cherson. He is considered a saint and martyr by the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church
September 15, 668 Constans II Byzantine Emperor from 641 to 668. He was the last emperor to serve as consul, in 642. Constans is a diminutive nickname given to the Emperor, who had been baptized Herakleios and reigned officially as Constantine. The nickname established itself in Byzantine texts and has become standard in modern historiography
September 14, 685 Constantine IV Byzantine Emperor from 668 to 685. His reign saw the first serious check to nearly 50 years of uninterrupted Islamic expansion, while his calling of the Sixth Ecumenical Council saw the end of the monothelitism controversy in the Byzantine Empire
September 21, 687 Pope Conon Pope from 21 October 686 to his death in 687. He had been put forward as a compromise candidate, there being a conflict between the two factions resident in Rome—military and clerical. On his death, Conon was buried in the Patriarchal Basilica of Peter
September 19, 690 Theodore of Tarsus the eighth Archbishop of Canterbury, best known for his reform of the English Church and establishment of a school in Canterbury.
September 8, 701 Pope Sergius I Pope from 15 December 687 to his death in 701. He was elected at a time when two rivals, the archdeacon Paschal and the archpriest Theodore, and their supporters were locked in dispute about which of them should become pope
September 22, 717 Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik an Umayyad caliph who ruled from 715 until 717. His father was Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, and he was a younger brother of the previous caliph, al-Walid I
September 29, 722 Leudwinus Saint Leudwinus, Count of Treves founded an abbey in Mettlach. He was Archbishop of Treves and Laon. His feast day is September 23. He is the patron saint of Mettlach parish and his relics are carried by procession at the annual Pentecost celebration through the town
September 25, 744 Yazid III an Umayyad caliph. He reigned for six months, from April 15 to October 3 or 4, 744, and died in that office
September 24, 768 Pepin the Short a King of the Franks from 751 until his death. He was the first of the Carolingians to become King
September 14, 775 Constantine V Byzantine Emperor from 741 to 775.
September 8, 780 Leo IV the Khazar Byzantine Emperor from 775 to 780 AD.
September 7, 781 Alchmund of Hexham consecrated on 24 April 767; the see was centred on the church there founded by Saint Wilfrid.
September 14, 786 Al-Hadi the fourth Abbasid caliph who succeeded his father Al-Mahdi and ruled from 169 AH until his death in 170 AH.
September 23, 788 Ælfwald I of Northumbria king of Northumbria from 779 to 788. He is thought to have been a son of Oswulf, and thus a grandson of Eadberht Eating
September 4, 799 Musa al-Kadhim known for his nickname al-Kadhim , and is the seventh Shiite Imam after his father Ja'far al-Sadiq. He is regarded by Sunnis as a renowned scholar and was contemporary with the Abbasid caliphs, Al-Mansur, Al-Hadi, Al-Mahdi and Harun al-Rashid. He lived in very difficult times, in hiding, until he finally died in Baghdad in the Sindi ibn Shahak prison through poisoning. Ali al-Ridha, the eighth Imām, and Fatemah Masume were among his children
September 2, 831 Yuan Zhen more known as an important Chinese writer and poet. In prose literature, Yuan Zhen is particularly known for his work Yingying's Biography , which has often been adapted for other treatments, including operatic and musical ones. In poetry, he is remembered for the inclusion of some of his poems by popular anthologies, his verses on exotic topics , and for being part of the group of "New Yuefu" poets, which often used poetry as a form of expression and protest, but one potentially subtle enough to avoid the likely repercussions of more direct criticism. The poetic circle in which Yuan Zhen was involved included Bai Juyi, among others. Politically Yuan Zhen was briefly chancellor, during the reign of Emperor Muzong
September 29, 855 Lothair I the Emperor of the Romans , co-ruling with his father until 840, and the King of Bavaria , Italy and Middle Francia. The territory of Lorraine is named after him
September 26, 862 Musa ibn Musa ibn Qasi leader of the muwallad Banu Qasi clan and ruler of a semi-autonomous principality in the upper Ebro valley in northern Iberia in the 9th century.
September 3, 863 Umar al-Aqta the semi-independent Arab emir of Malatya from the 830s until his death in the Battle of Lalakaon on September 3, 863. During this time, he was one of the greatest enemies of the Byzantine Empire on its eastern frontier, and became a prominent figure in later Arabic and Turkish epic literature