Johanna Weber, mathematician and aerodynamicist, 1910-2014

Wing woman whose sums let Concorde take to the skies

Protean artist who was constantly on the move

Mike Nichols, writer, actor and director, 1931-2014

SheikhSaud bin Mohammed bin Ali al-Thani

Saud bin Mohammed bin Ali al-Thani, collector, 1966-2014

Sheikh whose urge to accrue shook western auction rooms

Acker Bilk, clarinettist, 1929-2014

The Paramount jazzman who composed a classic in ‘Stranger on the Shore’

Creator of Barnett formula dies

Former Labour minister created system to allocate funds in 1978 in preparation for devolution

Party on THE HIGH LINE and Summer Dinner...Donald Pels, Wendy Keys, Will Sahlman at Party on THE HIGH LINE and Summer Dinner High Line, NYC June 21, 2010 Patrick McMullan Picture by CLINT SPAULDING/PatrickMcMullan.com/LFI
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Donald Pels, telecoms entrepreneur, 1928-2014

Mobile mogul who brought airy new life to Manhattan

American who beat Mao to Beijing

Sidney Shapiro, author and translator, 1915-2014

Tycoon who tried to corner silver dies

Texan oil man went from boom to bust after venture into precious metal

Ben Bradlee, Washington Post, 1921-2014

Journalist who oversaw Watergate coverage has died aged 93

Christophe de Margerie, 1951-2014

One of the energy industry’s great contrarian characters

Oscar de la Renta, designer, 1932-2014

Worldly shaper of first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars

Leader who modernised Australian society

Former prime minister Gough Whitlam dies aged 98

Thatcher’s policy adviser Hoskyns dies

PM’s first policy unit chief drove efforts to reverse UK’s economic decline

Jocelyn Stevens, publisher and cultural administrator, 1932-2014

Headstrong custodian who remade staid organisations

Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haitian dictator, 1951-2014

Exiled leader returned but denied responsibility for abuses

Guinter Kahn, dermatologist, 1934-2014

Physician who was first to fertilise lazy male hair follicles

Deborah Cavendish, chatelaine and writer, 1920-2014

Mitford sister who brought edge to her estate

Christopher Hogwood, conductor, 1941-2014

Champion of early music captured the public imagination, making period instruments fashionable

Yoshiko Yamaguchi, film star and politician

Screen siren with roles that played out in her equally extraordinary real life

Chicken supremo of America’s malls

Truett Cathy, fast food entrepreneur, 1921-2014

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