Famous Deaths on November 24

  • 654 Emperor Kōtoku of Japan (b. 596)
  • 1115 Mathilde, markgravin of Toscane, dies
  • 1192 Albert I van Leuven/Luik, Belgian bishop of Luik/saint, dies at 27
  • 1468 Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)
  • 1531 Johannes Oecolampadius, German religious reformer (b. 1482)
  • 1541 Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (b. 1489)
  • 1555 French Vervoort, Flemish mystic (Bruylocht Cleedt), dies at about 65
  • 1571 Jan Blahoslav, Czech bishop, dies at 48
  • 1572 John Knox, Scottish preacher, dies at about 67
  • 1583 René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)
  • 1615 Sethus Calvisius, composer, dies at 59
  • 1650 Manuel Cardoso, composer, dies at 83
  • 1674 Franciscus van Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker, executed at 72
  • 1722 Johann Adam Reincken, German organist/composer, dies at 99
  • 1741 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (b. 1688)
  • 1770 Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)
  • 1775 Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (b. 1703)
  • 1781 James Caldwell, American revolutionary (b. 1734)
  • 1793 Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)
  • 1801 Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)

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1807 Joseph Brant [Thayendanegea], Mohawk leader, dies at 64

Mohawk Military Leader Joseph Brant
Mohawk Military Leader
Joseph Brant
  • 1822 Karl Jacob Wagner, composer, dies at 50
  • 1827 Harman W Muntinghe, Dutch lawyer and colonial director, dies at 54
  • 1838 Karl Ludwig Hellwig, composer, dies at 65
  • 1840 Cornelis RT Krayenhoff, fortress architect/cartographer, dies at 82
  • 1842 Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, dies at 92

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1848 William Lamb, 2ng Viscount Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig 1834, 1835-41), dies at 69

British Prime Minister William Lamb
British Prime Minister
William Lamb
  • 1863 Claudius Charles Wilson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia
  • 1870 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (b. 1846)
  • 1880 Napoléon Henri Reber, French composer, dies at 73
  • 1885 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27
  • 1890 August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born financier (b. 1816)
  • 1899 Abdullah ibn Mohammed al-Ta'a'ishi, mahdi of Sudan (1883-99), dies
  • 1903 Charles Dupee Blake, composer, dies at 56
  • 1914 Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/Flemish People Party, dies
  • 1916 John Francis Barnett, composer, dies at 79
  • 1916 Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, American-born gunsmith (b. 1840)
  • 1923 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39

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1929 Georges Clémenceau, Prime Minister of France (Radical-Socialist Party: 1906-09, 1917-20) who defended Dreyfuss, dies at 88

Prime Minister of France Georges Clémenceau
Prime Minister of France
Georges Clémenceau
  • 1943 Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38
  • 1943 Reina Prince Geerligs, [Leentjes Vandendriesch], anti-fascist, dies
  • 1943 Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)
  • 1944 EMHCH Houtappel, resistance fighter: in Neuengamme, dies
  • 1944 Vaclav Stepan, composer, dies at 54
  • 1946 Alfonso Broqua, composer, dies at 70
  • 1948 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer, dies at 64
  • 1953 George Alexander Russell, composer, dies at 73
  • 1953 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist, dies at 70
  • 1956 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (b. 1920)

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1957 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter, dies at 70

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera
  • 1958 Edgar A Robert Cecil viscount of Chelwood, (Nobel 1937), dies at 94

  • 1959 Lyman Bryson, educator (UN Casebook), dies at 71
  • 1959 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainen writer (Commissioners), dies at 60
  • 1959 Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer, dies at 76
  • 1960 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, zionist/socialist theorist, dies at 82
  • 1960 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • 1961 Ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67
  • 1962 James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60

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1963 Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of JFK, 2 days earlier, shot dead two days after he killed JFK by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV at 24

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1964 John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55
  • 1965 Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1895)
  • 1967 Arnold J d'ailly, mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), dies at 65
  • 1967 Louis Fratto, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • 1970 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer, dies at 76
  • 1972 Hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52
  • 1973 John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)
  • 1977 Richard Carlson, actor/director (Little Foxes, Hunted), dies at 65
  • 1980 George Raft, American actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85
  • 1980 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
  • 1985 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
  • 1985 Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
  • 1987 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • 1989 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio host, dies at 85
  • 1990 Bulent Arel, Turkish-born electronic composer, dies at 72
  • 1990 Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
  • 1990 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)
  • 1990 Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • 1990 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer of the depression, dies at 80
  • 1991 Anton Furst, production designer (Batman), dies at 47
  • 1991 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American drummer (Kiss), dies of cancer at 41

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1991 Freddie Mercury, British singer-songwriter (Queen - We are Champions), dies of AIDS at 45

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • 1992 Henri J de Koster, Dutch Min of Defense (1971-73), dies at 78
  • 1992 Mary Smithuysen, Dutch dancer/actress (Bridge Too Far), dies
  • 1992 Theo Edison, son of Thomas Edison, dies at 94
  • 1993 Albert Collins, blues guitarist (Don't Lose Your Cool), dies at 61
  • 1993 Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist, dies at 89
  • 1993 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24
  • 1993 Jan Schrauwen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 36
  • 1993 Wu Yi Shen, mayor of Shen Yang China, dies in helicopter
  • 1994 Ivo Perilli, Italian screenplay/director (Ragazzo), dies at 92
  • 1994 Jo Vis, Dutch resistance fighter (Yad Vashem), dies at 88
  • 1995 Jeffrey Lynn, American actor (Tony Rome, Butterfield 8, Up Front), dies from natural causes at 86
  • 1995 Stuart Henry, disc jockey, dies at 53
  • 1995 Woiciech Woytek Wiesidlowski Lowski, dancer, dies at 56
  • 1996 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, composer, dies at 67
  • 1996 Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist, dies at 76
  • 1996 Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet, dies at 85
  • 2001 Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)
  • 2002 John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Floquet de Neu, Ecuato Guinean albino gorilla (b. 1964)
  • 2003 Warren Spahn, Major League Baseball player (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Anthony Hollis, British High Court Judge, dies at 76
  • 2004 Wong Jim, Hong Kong songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2004 Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Pat Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid) dies aged 73
  • 2006 Juice Leskinen, Finnish rock singer (b. 1950)
  • 2006 George W. S. Trow, American writer (b. 1943)
  • 2006 Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist (b. 1938)
  • 2008 Cecil H. Underwood, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1922)
  • 2008 Kenny MacLean, Scottish musician (Platinum Blonde) (b. 1956)
  • 2009 Abe Pollin, owner of the Washington Wizards (b. 1923)
  • 2009 Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician, Prime Minister 2008 (b. 1935)
  • 2009 Chan Hung Lit, Hong Kong actor (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Kan Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 88
  • 2009 Hale Smith, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2010 Huang Hua, Chinese statesman (b. 1913)
  • 2012 Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican professional boxer, dies from gunshot injuries at 50
  • 2016 Pauline Oliveros, American composer (Sound Patterns), dies at 84