Famous Deaths on October 27

  • 925 Rhazes, [Abu Bakr Mohammed ibn Zakarijja al-Razi], Persian, dies
  • 939 King Athelstan I of England (b. 895)
  • 1271 Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader (b. 1213)
  • 1312 John II, Duke of Brabant (b. 1275)
  • 1327 Elizabeth de Burgh, queen of Robert I of Scotland (b. 1289)
  • 1331 Aboe al-Fida, [Aboelfeda], Arabic writer/sultan of Hama, dies
  • 1430 Vytautas the Great, Grand Duke of Lithuania (b. 1350)
  • 1439 Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1397)
  • 1449 Ulugh Beg, a USSR astronomer, dies at 56
  • 1485 Rudolph Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], humanist/organist, dies

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1505 Ivan the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505) who conquered Lithuania, dies at 65

Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia Ivan the Great
Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia
Ivan the Great
  • 1542 Abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies
  • 1553 Michael Servetus, Spanish physician, burns at stake for heresy
  • 1561 Lope de Aguirre, Spanish conquistador (b. 1510)
  • 1573 Laurentius Petri, first Lutheran Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1499)
  • 1580 John Bonga, beggar, dies

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1605 Akbar, Mughal Emperor in India (1556-1605), dies at 63

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar
  • 1617 Ralph Winwood, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1651 Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer/poet/mayor of Hoorn, dies
  • 1652 Henry, count of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/gov of Hulst, dies
  • 1659 Marmaduke Stevenson, Quaker in Boston, hanged
  • 1670 Vavasor Powell, Welsh non-conformist leader (b. 1617)
  • 1674 Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet (b. 1614)
  • 1675 Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (b. 1602)
  • 1725 Jacob Hop, politician/diplomat, dies at 71
  • 1771 Johann Gottlieb Graun, composer, dies
  • 1781 Herman-Francois Delange, composer, dies at 66
  • 1789 John Cook, American farmer and Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)
  • 1796 Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz, composer, dies at 45
  • 1822 Christian Frederich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer, dies at 55
  • 1833 Ferdinand Franzl, composer, dies at 66
  • 1845 Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834), dies at 60
  • 1848 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, composer, dies at 46
  • 1864 Andreas Randel, composer, dies at 58
  • 1917 Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (b. 1897)
  • 1919 John Harry, cricket wicketkeeper (Aust one Test 1895, one catch), dies
  • 1919 Theodoor H de Meester, premier (1905-08), dies
  • 1925 Wilhelm Gericke, composer, dies at 80
  • 1933 Julius Klengel, composer, dies at 74
  • 1933 Meir Shapira, rabbi/organizer (Daf Yomi), dies
  • 1935 E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (b. 1897)
  • 1938 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic, dies at 57
  • 1940 Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72
  • 1941 Ernest Everett Just, African-American embryologist (physiology of development, fertilization, cell division), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58
  • 1942 Helmuth Hubener, Youth Political Activist against the Hitler regime (b. 1925)
  • 1943 Bela Reinitz, composer, dies at 64
  • 1943 Isidor Traube, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids), dies at 83
  • 1944 Iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies
  • 1949 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (b. 1916)
  • 1949 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (b. 1919)
  • 1953 Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer, dies at 71
  • 1953 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
  • 1954 Franco Alfano, Italian (opera)composer (Puccini's Turandot), dies at 78
  • 1954 Frank Druce, cricketer (252 runs in 5 Tests for England), dies
  • 1955 Clark Griffith, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85
  • 1955 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer, dies at 66
  • 1958 Frederik Gerretson [Geerten Gossaert], historian/poet/politician, dies at 74
  • 1958 Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert, dies at 84
  • 1962 Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, dies at 58
  • 1962 Fatso Marco, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
  • 1962 Rudolph Anderson, U-2 pilot, shot down over Cuba
  • 1964 Sammee Tong, actor (Bachelor Father, Mickey), dies at 63
  • 1964 Willi Bredel, German writer, dies at 63
  • 1965 French Luitjes, Dutch athlete, dies at 21
  • 1966 Nigel Haig, cricketer (England pace bowler in 5 Tests 1921-30), dies
  • 1968 Lise Meitner, Austria/Swedish physics (protactinium), dies at 89
  • 1969 Jaime Pahissa, composer, dies at 89
  • 1972 Lew Parker, actor (Lou Marie-That Girl), dies a day before turning 65
  • 1973 Allan "Rocky" Lane, western actor (Mister Ed, Red Ryder), dies at 64
  • 1975 Rex Stout, US detective writer (Nero Wolfe), dies at 88
  • 1976 Deryck Victor Cooke, composer, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 57
  • 1977 James M Cain, US writer (Postman Always Rings Twice), dies at 85
  • 1980 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), dies of a drug overdose at 31
  • 1980 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • 1980 John Van Vleck, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism, dies at 81
  • 1981 John Warburton, actor (King Rat, Cavalcade), dies at 94
  • 1987 Vijay Merchant, cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), dies
  • 1988 Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On), dies near London at 73
  • 1988 S B Fuller, founder (Fuller products), dies at 83
  • 1990 Elliott Roosevelt, son of FDR, dies at 80
  • 1990 Ugo Tognazzi actor/director (La Cage Aux Folles), dies at 68
  • 1990 Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American bandleader, dies at 90
  • 1990 Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, daughter of assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1901)
  • 1991 Andrzei Panufkin, Pol/British conductor/composer (Sinfonia Sacra), dies
  • 1991 Pyke F C Koch, realistic painter, dies
  • 1991 George Barker, English poet (b. 1913)
  • 1992 Roy Marshall, cricketer (143 runs for WI, 35725 runs overall), dies
  • 1992 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
  • 1994 Robert White, guitarist, dies at 57
  • 1995 Mike Dutfield, documentary Prodcuer, dies at 48
  • 1995 Susi Hush, English television producer, dies at 49
  • 1996 Belinda Quirey, dance historian/teacher, dies at 84
  • 1996 James Aubrey Turner, scientist, dies at 57
  • 1996 John Gregory, English ballet dancer, dies at 82
  • 1999 Robert Mills, American physicist (b. 1927)
  • 1999 Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer (b. 1903)
  • 2000 Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • 2002 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (b. 1925)
  • 2003 Rod Roddy, American television announcer (b. 1937)
  • 2004 Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  • 2006 Joe Niekro, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • 2006 Brad Will, American anarchist and independent journalist (b. 1970)
  • 2009 David Shepherd, English cricket umpire (b. 1940)
  • 2010 Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician, President of Argentina (2003-2007), dies of heart failure at 60
  • 2010 Denise Borino, American actress (b. 1964)
  • 2010 James Wall, American actor and stage manager (b. 1917)
  • 2011 James Hillman, founder of Archetypal Psychology (b. 1926)
  • 2013 Lou Reed, American musician, dies from liver disease at 71