Famous Deaths on 11th October

  • 732 Abd ar-Rahman, Yemenite general strategist (Bordeaux occupier), dies
  • 965 Bruno I, archbishop of Cologne/duke of Lutheran, dies at about 40
  • 1188 Robert I of Dreux, son of Louis VI of France
  • 1303 Boniface VIII, [Benedetto Gaetani], lawyer/pope (1294-1303), dies
  • 1347 Louis IV, Duke of Bayern/Romania-Germany King/emperor, dies
  • 1424 Jan Zizka, Czech (army)leader (Hussieten), dies of plague at 46
  • 1531 Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss church reformer (Zwinglianen), dies
  • 1598 Joachim Camerarius, German botanist (horticulture catalog), dies
  • 1617 Franchois Vranck, economist/writer (Deduction), dies at about 62
  • 1666 Henry de Fleury dee Coulan, mister of Buat/ritmeester, dies
  • 1705 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, dies at 42
  • 1708 Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (b. 1651)
  • 1721 Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1636)
  • 1725 Hans Herr, Swiss-born Mennonite bishop (b. 1639)
  • 1779 Casimir Pułaski, Polish born fighter for American independence (b. 1745) dies in Battle of Savannah

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1809 Meriwether Lewis, (Lewis & Clark Expedition), commits suicide at 35

Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis
Soldier/Public Administrator
Meriwether Lewis
  • 1811 Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (b. 1724)
  • 1812 Jurriaan F de Frederici, Dutch governor-gen (Suriname), dies at 60
  • 1821 John Ross Key, American judge and lawyer (b. 1754)
  • 1837 Samuel Wesley, composer (Exultate Deo), dies at 71
  • 1839 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet, dies at 88
  • 1850 Louisa Maria, queen of Belgium (1832-50)/wife of Leopold I, dies at 38
  • 1852 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (b. 1823)
  • 1889 James Prescott Joule, English physicist (b. 1818)
  • 1891 Charles Stewart Parnells remains buried in Ireland
  • 1896 Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), dies at 72
  • 1896 Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1829)
  • 1897 Leon Boelmann, French organist/composer (Suite Gothique), dies at 35
  • 1917 Harry Trott, cricketer (Aust capt played 24 Tests 1888-1898), dies
  • 1925 Karl M Lybeck, Fin/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten), dies at 71
  • 1933 Josef Hofmiller, writer, dies
  • 1935 Frank Mitchell, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng then 3 for South Africa), dies
  • 1935 Steele Rudd, Australian author (b. 1868)
  • 1940 Lluís Companys, President of Generalitat of Catalonia (shot) (b. 1882)
  • 1940 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1860)
  • 1942 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer, dies at 64
  • 1958 J R Becher, writer, dies at 67
  • 1959 Bert Bell, NFL hall of famer, dies at 64
  • 1960 Richard Cromwell, actor (Jezebel, Riot Squad), dies of cancer at 50
  • 1961 Leonard "Chico" Marx, comedian (Marx Brothers), dies at 74
  • 1962 Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg, Austrian Botanist who was one of three scientists to independently rediscovered Gregor Mendel's work on the laws of genetics, dies at 90

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1963 Edith Piaf, French singer (No, I don't regret anything), dies at 47

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 1963 Jean Cocteau, French author (La Voie Humaine), dies at 73
  • 1965 Dorothea Lange, American photographer (b. 1895)
  • 1965 Walther Stampfli, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1884)
  • 1970 Anis Fuleihan, composer, dies at 69
  • 1971 Chester Conklin, actor (Greed, Modern Times), dies at 83
  • 1971 Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history (b. 1898)
  • 1976 Connie Boswell, actress (Artists & Models), dies at 68
  • 1976 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (b. 1897)
  • 1977 Mason Gross, professor (Think Fast, 2 for the Money), dies at 66
  • 1977 MacKinlay Kantor, American author (b. 1904)
  • 1984 Khanderao M Rangnekar, cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies
  • 1984 Sid Carroll, cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies
  • 1985 Tex Williams, country-western singer, dies at 68 of cancer
  • 1986 Norm Cash, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), dies at 51
  • 1988 Bonita Granville, actress (The Lone Ranger, Hitler's Children), dies at 55
  • 1988 Morgan Farley, actor (Open Secret), dies of natural causes at 90
  • 1988 Wayland Flowers, ventriloquist (Madame), dies of AIDS at 48
  • 1989 Paul Shenar, actor (Deadly Force, Dream Lover), dies at 53
  • 1989 M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (b. 1904)
  • 1990 Douglas Edwards, WW II correspondent, dies of cancer at 73
  • 1990 Robert Tessier, actor (Nightwish, Future Force), dies at 56
  • 1991 Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)
  • 1992 Theo Wolvencamp, painter (Cobra), dies
  • 1992 Willem RJ Wittkampf, journalist/writer (Liner, Cannon), dies
  • 1993 Jess Thomas, American tenor (b. 1927)
  • 1994 Maja Bulgakova, Ukranian actress (Krylja), dies in auto-accident at 62
  • 1994 Nic Jonk, sculptor/painter (Nereus on Zeepaard), dies at 66
  • 1996 Arthur Walter Lucas, picture restorer, dies at 80
  • 1996 Edith Tilton Penrose, economist, dies at 81
  • 1996 Johnny Costa, jazz pianist (Mr Rogers), dies at 74
  • 1996 Keith Boyce, cricketer (West Indies all-rounder 1969-76), dies of chronic cirrhosis of the liver at 53
  • 1996 Terry Patchett, politician, dies at 56
  • 1996 William Vickrey, economist, dies at 82
  • 1996 Lars Ahlfors, Finnish mathematician (b. 1907)
  • 1998 Richard Denning, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2000 Donald Dewar, First Minister of Scotland (b. 1937)
  • 2002 Dina Pathak, Indian Actress (b. 1922)
  • 2003 Franklyn Perring, English Botanist, dies of cancer at 76
  • 2004 Keith Miller, Australian sportsman (b. 1919)
  • 2005 Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and Prime Minister in exile (b. 1915)
  • 2005 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Linguist, and writer of Pakistan (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • 2006 Howard Kerzner, Chief Executive Officer of Kerzner International (b. 1964)
  • 2006 Benito Martínez, Cuban who claimed to be the oldest person, died mildly ironically. Family didn't mourn - mostly dead also. (b. ?1880)
  • 2007 Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (b. 1915)
  • 2007 David Lee "Tex" Hill, World War Two fighter pilot, flying ace, 1st American Volunteer Group (b. 1915)
  • 2008 Jörg Haider, Austrian far-right politician (b. 1950)
  • 2009 Veronika Neugebauer, German actress and voice actress (b. 1969)
  • 2012 John Junior "Champ" Summers, American MLB player, dies from kidney cancer at 66
  • 2015 Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher, dies at 74