Famous Deaths on 3rd December

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311 Diocletian, Roman Emperor (284-305), dies at 66

Roman Emperor Diocletian
Roman Emperor
Diocletian
  • 450 Petrus Chrysologus, 1st archbishop of Ravenna, dies
  • 1137 Lotharius III, of Supplinburg, Roman-Ger emperor (1133-37), dies at 67
  • 1154 Anastasius IV, Pope (1153-54), dies
  • 1265 Odofredus, Italian jurist
  • 1463 Louis Chalon, prince of Orange, dies
  • 1469 Piero de' Medici, ruler of Florence, dies at about 53
  • 1491 Thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies
  • 1533 Vasili III, great prince of Moscow (1505-33), dies at 54
  • 1552 St Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary to the East (b. 1506)
  • 1610 Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general (b. 1548)
  • 1660 Jacques Sarazin, French sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
  • 1676 Daniel Stalpaert, Amsterdams master builder, buried
  • 1706 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and hymn writer (b. 1637)
  • 1765 Lord John Philip Sackville, British cricketer (b. 1713)
  • 1789 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French seascape painter, dies
  • 1807 Clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies
  • 1815 John Carroll (priest), first Roman Catholic archbishop in the U.S. (b. 1735)
  • 1823 Joseph Pouteau, composer, dies at 84
  • 1839 Frederik VI, king of Denmark (1808-39)/Norway (1803-14), dies at 71
  • 1845 Gregor MacGregor, Scottish con-man (b. 1786)
  • 1857 Christian D Rauch, German sculptor, dies at 80
  • 1866 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer, dies at 65
  • 1876 Hermann Goetz, German composer, dies at 35
  • 1882 Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1811)
  • 1888 Carl Zeiss, German lens maker (b. 1816)
  • 1889 Baltasar Saldoni, composer, dies at 82
  • 1890 Bill Midwinter, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia, 4 for England), dies
  • 1892 William Bonaparte, grandson of Lucien, dies
  • 1892 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (b. 1820)
  • 1894 HM Jozef Schadde, Flem architect (Antwerp Stock exchange), dies at 76

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1894 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, dies at 45

  • 1902 Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (b. 1833)

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1910 Mary Baker Eddy, founder (Christian Science (Monitor)), dies at 89

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy
  • 1912 Prudente José de Morais Barros, President of Brazil (b. 1841)

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1919 Pierre A Renoir, French painter/sculptor, dies at 78

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • 1933 Richard Henry Warren, composer, dies at 74
  • 1934 Charles James O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. 1849)
  • 1937 Prosper Poullet, Belgian mayor, dies
  • 1941 Johann Christian August Sinding, composer, dies at 85
  • 1941 Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (b. 1883)
  • 1942 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer, dies at 75
  • 1944 Delfien Vanhaute, Flemish pastor/poet (Ark of Noah), dies at 75
  • 1949 Elin Pelin, writer, dies
  • 1949 Maria Ouspenskaya, actress (Spookies), dies at 62
  • 1954 Enrique Soro Barriga, composer, dies at 70
  • 1955 Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (b. 1894)
  • 1957 Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher, dies at 81
  • 1960 Hermann Stephani, composer, dies at 83
  • 1961 Jekabs Graubins, composer, dies at 75
  • 1961 Mary Charleson, actress (Upstairs & Downstairs), dies at 76
  • 1964 Ernst Ginsberg, writer, dies
  • 1964 George Brown, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
  • 1967 Annette Kolb, writer, dies at 92
  • 1967 Fred Engelen, Flemish actor/director (Kritisch Theater), dies at 54
  • 1967 Harry Wismer, American original owner of the New York Jets (b. 1913)
  • 1969 Ruth White, actress (Fugitive), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1969 Mathias Wieman, German actor (b. 1902)
  • 1972 Bill Johnson, American musician (b. 1872)
  • 1973 Michael O'Shea, actor (Denny- It's a Great Life), dies at 67
  • 1973 Emile Christian, American musician (b. 1895)
  • 1975 Hugh Thurlow, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1932), dies
  • 1975 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist, dies at 76
  • 1976 Mary Nash, actress (Philadelphia Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies at 91
  • 1978 William Grant Still, composer, dies at 83
  • 1979 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (b. 1905)
  • 1980 Oswald Mosley, British politician (b. 1896)
  • 1981 Walter Knott, American farmer (b. 1889)
  • 1984 Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidents advisor, dies at 72
  • 1984 Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1985 Sam Gillman, actor (Sam-Shane), dies at 70
  • 1990 Gavin Reed, actor (Body Beneath), dies at 59
  • 1991 Alex Graham, British cartoonstrip artist (Fred Basset), dies
  • 1991 Casey Walters, actor (True Story of Lynn Stuart), after a stroke at 75
  • 1992 Harry Ellerbe, actor (House of Usher, Magnetic Monster), dies at 91
  • 1992 Luis Alcoriza, actor/writer/director (Tiburoneros), dies of emphysema
  • 1992 Nureddin Al-Atassi, president of Syria (1966-70), dies
  • 1993 Lewis Thomas, biologist, dies of cancer at 80
  • 1993 Thomas Mogotlane, South African actor (Mapantsula), dies at 40
  • 1994 Dolf Verspoor, literary/translator (M Nijhoff prize 1958), dies at 77
  • 1994 Elizabeth Meyer, wife of Paul Michael Glaser, dies of AIDS at 47
  • 1994 Giorgi Chanturia, President of Georgia, assassinated
  • 1994 Lesley Peacock, jazz photogrpaher/author, dies
  • 1994 Said Mekbel, Algerian editor in chief (Le Matin), murdered at 57
  • 1995 Jimmy Jewel, comedian, dies at 82
  • 1996 Babrak Karmal, PM of Afghanistan (1980-81), dies
  • 1996 Det Glynn, teacher/anti-apartheid activist, dies at 84
  • 1996 George Duby, historian, dies at 77
  • 1997 Marian Kratochwil, artist, dies at 91
  • 1997 Steve Hamilton, pitcher (NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 63
  • 1998 Pierre Hétu, Quebec conductor and pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1999 Madeline Kahn, American actress (b. 1942)
  • 1999 Jarl Wahlström, 12th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1918)
  • 1999 Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)
  • 2000 Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (b. 1917)
  • 2000 Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2001 Grady Martin, American country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), dies at 72
  • 2002 Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (b. 1970)
  • 2003 David Hemmings, English actor (b. 1941)
  • 2004 Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese mathematician (b. 1911)
  • 2005 Herb Moford, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 2006 Logan Whitehurst, American musician (b. 1977)
  • 2007 James Kemsley, Australian cartoonist and actor (b. 1948)
  • 2008 Robert Zajonc, Polish-American social psychologist (b. 1923)
  • 2009 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), dies at 90
  • 2010 Abdumalik Bahori, Tajik poet and fiction writer (b.1927)
  • 2011 Dev Anand, Indian actor (b. 1923)
  • 2011 Philip Burrell, influential Jamaican record producer, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 2014 Ian McLagan, English rocker, dies from a stroke at 69
  • 2015 Scott Weiland, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), dies at 48