Famous Deaths on November 19

  • 498 Anastasius II, Pope (496-8) dies. Referred to by Dante in his Inferno XI, 8-9
  • 1272 David of Augsburg, Franciscan minister/author, dies
  • 1316 Jan I, king of France (Nov 15-19 1316), dies
  • 1389 Dimitri Ivanovitch "Donskoi", monarch of Vladimir-Soezdal, dies at 39
  • 1472 Joannes/Basilius Bessarion, archbishop of Nicaea, dies
  • 1478 Emperor Baeda Maryam of Ethiopia (b. 1448)
  • 1492 Jami, Persian poet (b. 1414)
  • 1495 Alfonso II, king of Naples (1494-95), dies
  • 1557 Bona Sforza, Queen of Sigismund I of Poland (b. 1494)
  • 1577 Matsunaga Hisahide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)
  • 1630 Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Opella Nova), dies at 44
  • 1649 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (b. 1576)
  • 1665 Nicholas Poussin, French painter, dies
  • 1672 John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (b. 1614)
  • 1682 Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Royalist commander in the English Civil War (b. 1619)
  • 1692 Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief (Colors), dies
  • 1692 Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright (2nd Poet Laureate 1689-92), dies at about 50
  • 1703 Man in the Iron Mask, prisoner in Bastille prison in Paris, dies
  • 1719 Jean Deutz, minster of Heemskerk/merchant/Amsterdam regent, dies at 64
  • 1723 Antoine Nompar de Caumont, French courtier and soldier (b. 1632)
  • 1772 William Nelson, American colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1711)
  • 1773 James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (b. 1722)
  • 1785 Bernard de Bury, composer, dies at 65
  • 1795 Thomas Linley the elder, English musician and tenor, dies at 62
  • 1798 Theobald W Tone, Irish nationalist, dies
  • 1804 Pietro Alessandro Guglieli, Italian opera composer, dies at 75
  • 1822 Johann Georg Tralles, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1763)
  • 1825 Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek, composer, dies at 34

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1828 Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (Die schöne Müllerin), dies at 31 from typhoid fever

Composer Franz Schubert
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  • 1850 Richard Mentor Johnson, American politician (b. 1780)
  • 1854 Alberich Zwyssig, composer, dies at 46
  • 1868 Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)
  • 1880 Bernard de Hair, vicar/poet/church historian, dies at 74

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1887 Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38

  • 1897 William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (b. 1810).
  • 1899 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Medea), dies at 55
  • 1908 Albert Dietrich, composer, dies at 79
  • 1910 Wilhelm Rudolf Fittig, German Chemist (synthesizing organic compounds), dies at 74
  • 1911 Ramon Caceres, President (Dominican Republic), murdered
  • 1915 Joe Hill, Labor leader/songwriter, executed for murder
  • 1915 Solomon Schechter, theologist, dies at about 64
  • 1917 Basil Grieve, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests England v South Africa 1889), dies
  • 1923 French Netscher, author/journalist (In 3rd Chamber), dies at 59
  • 1924 Lee Stack, British sirdar in Egypt/gov-gen of Sudan, murdered
  • 1924 Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)
  • 1928 Achille Simonetti, composer, dies at 71
  • 1929 Arthur H Mann, English composer (Church of England Hymnal), dies
  • 1931 Frederic Cliffe, composer, dies at 74
  • 1931 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)
  • 1932 Marie MJ Poupelet, French sculptor/poster artist, dies
  • 1933 Enrique Jose Varona, Cuban sociologist/vice-president, dies at 84
  • 1935 F S Gough-Calthorpe, cricketer (England captain v WI 1930), dies
  • 1936 Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchists army leader, dies in battle
  • 1938 Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (b. 1866)
  • 1942 Edouard Combe, composer, dies at 76
  • 1942 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (shot) (b. 1892)
  • 1943 Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Antoine), dies at 85
  • 1949 James Ensor, Flemish painter/etcher (Oestereetster), dies at 89
  • 1950 Thomas Wood, English composer, dies at 57
  • 1954 Walter Bartley Wilson, founding member of Cardiff City F.C. (b. 1870)
  • 1956 Francis L Sullivan, actor (Joan of Arc, Winslow Boy), dies at 53
  • 1959 Edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism), dies
  • 1959 Gerard J Arbous, actor/publicist (Bohemian Amsterdam), dies at 83
  • 1959 Joseph Charbonneau, archbishop of Montreal (b. 1892)
  • 1960 Phyllis Haver, actress (Don Juan), commits suicide at 61
  • 1963 Carmen Amaya, Spanish flamenco dancer, dies at about 50
  • 1967 Charles J. Watters, US Army chaplain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)
  • 1971 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (Saturday Night Fights), dies at 64
  • 1973 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (6 Tests for NZ, 113 runs & 6 wickets), dies
  • 1974 George Brunies, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1975 Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1976 Sir Basil Spence, British architect (b. 1907)
  • 1981 Griffiths Mxenge, South Afr's anti-apartheid advocate, murdered
  • 1982 Erving Goffman, US, sociologist (Asylums), dies at 60
  • 1983 Peter Coffield, Ill, actor (Kevin-W E B), dies at 37
  • 1983 Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)
  • 1983 Reinout W van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist, dies at 79
  • 1984 George D Aiken, (Sen-R-Vt, 1941-75), dies at 92
  • 1985 Lall Singh, cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
  • 1985 Stepin Fetchit, [Lincoln Penny], 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83
  • 1987 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)
  • 1988 Christine Onassis, heiress, dies of heart failure at 37
  • 1990 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)
  • 1990 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77
  • 1991 Reggie Nalder, actor (Mark of Devil), dies of bone cancer at 80
  • 1992 Bobby Russell, song writer (Honey, Little Green Apples), dies at 52
  • 1992 Diane Varsi, actress (Allison-Peyton Place, Bloody Mama), dies at 54
  • 1992 Dorothy Walker Bush, mother of President George H. W. Bush, dies at 91
  • 1993 Dorothy Revier, actress (Sally on the Subway), dies at 89
  • 1994 Dedrick Gobert, US actor (Boyz 'n the Hood), shot to death at 22
  • 1994 Julian Gustave Symons, writer, dies at 82
  • 1994 Julian Symons, Br detective writer (Death's Darkest Face), dies at 82
  • 1994 Li Yuan Artist-chia, dies at 65
  • 1995 Bruce Trent, British singer and actor, dies at 83
  • 1995 Gwen Swire, socila worker, dies at 61
  • 1995 Martha Hill, modern dancer/teacher, dies at 94
  • 1995 Shirley Bergeron, singer/guitarist, dies at 62
  • 1996 Denis Jenkinson, journalist, dies at 74
  • 1996 Edward Kassner, music publisher, dies at 76
  • 1996 Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant, dies at 73
  • 1996 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat, dies at 90
  • 1997 Christina Corrigan, obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13
  • 1997 Durlyn Eddmonds, murderer, executed at 45
  • 1997 Frank Joseph Kofsky, teacher/writer, dies at 62
  • 1997 Walter Stewart, murderer, executed at 42
  • 1998 Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
  • 1998 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, dies at 78
  • 2001 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (b. 1924)
  • 2003 Ian Geoghegan, Australian racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 2003 Greg Ridley, English musician (Humble Pie), dies at 56
  • 2004 Piet Esser, Dutch sculptor (b. 1914)
  • 2004 Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)
  • 2004 Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (b. 1942)
  • 2004 John Robert Vane, British pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Erik Balling, Danish TV and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot), dies of an overdose at 53
  • 2007 Mike Gregory, English rugby league footballer (b. 1964)
  • 2007 Dick Wilson, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2010 Pat Burns, Canadian hockey coach (b. 1952)
  • 2011 Michael Hastings, British playwright, dies at 74
  • 2014 Mike Nichols[Peschowsky], German-born American director, dies from cardiac arrest at 83