John the Baptist [head] d. August 29, 30 (circa) Religious Figure, Roman Catholic Saint. Born the son of Zachariah, a Temple priest, and his wife Elizabeth, who was a cousin or aunt of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Tradition has it he was born very late in his parents' lives, after it had been accepted that theirs would be a barren union. He was apparently born between six and twelve months before Jesus. He was to become known as ‘the Precursor' whose role it would be to announce the coming of Jesus. Traditionally, John began his ministry by...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Beheaded Ibn El-Walid Mosque*, Homs, Hims, Syria *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.