Famous Deaths on October 29

  • 490 Petrus Mongus, patriarch of Alexandria, dies
  • 1038 Aethelnoth, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1138 Bolesław III Krzywousty, Duke of Poland (b. 1086)
  • 1268 Conradin, Duke of Swabia (executed) (b. 1252)
  • 1268 Frederick I, Margrave of Baden (beheaded) (b. 1249)
  • 1321 Stefanus VI Uros II Milutin, king of Serbia (1282-1321), dies
  • 1590 Dirck Volkertsz Coornhert, theologist/philosopher, dies at about 68

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1618 Walter Raleigh, English scholar/poet/historian, beheaded for treason

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
  • 1650 David Calderwood, Scottish historian (b. 1575)
  • 1666 Edmund Calamy the Elder, English Presbyterian leader (b. 1600)
  • 1666 James Shirley, English dramatist (b. 1596)

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1783 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French philosophe/mathematician, dies at 66

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
  • 1790 Pieter van/of Bleiswijk, pension advisor 1771-87, dies at about 66
  • 1802 Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary, composer, dies at 95
  • 1822 Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch earl/general/minister of War, dies at 61
  • 1829 Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart, Austrian pianist, dies
  • 1846 Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronoom, dies at 90
  • 1853 Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann, composer, dies at 68
  • 1853 William Richard Bexfield, composer, dies at 29
  • 1856 Carel SW van Hogendorp, colonial director, dies at 68
  • 1873 Ernest Feydeau, French author, dies at 52
  • 1873 Johan N M J, king of Saxon (1854-73), dies
  • 1873 Leonardus Lightenvelt, minister of RC Worship, dies at 78
  • 1876 Jacques Gregoir, composer, dies at 59

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1877 Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate general, dies at 56

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • 1882 Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer, dies at 64
  • 1883 Friedrich Robert Volkmann, composer, dies at 68

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1885 George McClellan, Union army major general, dies of a heart attack at 58

Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
  • 1885 James Hannington, English missionary, murdered in Uganda
  • 1892 William M Harnett, US painter (Old Cupboard Door), dies
  • 1901 Leon Czolcosz, assassin of President McKinley, is electrocuted
  • 1905 Etienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • 1911 Joseph Pulitzer, American newspaperman, dies in Charleston, SC
  • 1919 Soen Shaku, Zen abbot of Engakuji monastery in Kamakura, dies at 60
  • 1919 A. B. Simpson, Canadian preacher (b. 1843)
  • 1920 Johann Ernst Perabo, composer, dies at 74
  • 1922 George August Lumbye, composer, dies at 79
  • 1924 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British born American playwright and children's author ("Little Lord Fauntleroy"), dies at 74
  • 1927 Leonard Nelson, Ger philosopher (Nelson-Friessche Schule), dies at 45
  • 1931 Luciano Gallet, composer, dies at 38
  • 1932 Joseph F F Babinski, Polish/French neurologist (B-Reflex), dies
  • 1933 Paul, [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier, dies
  • 1934 Gustavo Emilio Campa, composer, dies at 71
  • 1939 Dwight B. Waldo, American educator and historian (b. 1864)
  • 1941 Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • 1943 Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's youth), murdered at 55
  • 1945 Hans Erich Blaich [Dr. Owlglass], German writer (Simplicissimus), dies at 72
  • 1946 John S Curry, US painter (Baptism in Kansas), dies
  • 1947 Frances Cleveland Preston, former 1st lady (1885-89 93-97), dies at 83
  • 1947 Theodore Samuel Holland, composer, dies at 69
  • 1949 G. I. Gurdjieff, Armenian mystic (b. 1872)
  • 1950 Gustav V, king of Sweden, dies at 92
  • 1951 De Raymond, French High Director of Cambodia, murdered
  • 1951 Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (New General Catalogue), dies at 86
  • 1953 William Kapell, American pianist (b. 1922)
  • 1957 Louis B Mayer, MGM producer, dies at 71
  • 1957 Rosemarie Nitribitt, German call girl (b. 1933)
  • 1958 Zoe Akins, American playwright (b. 1886)
  • 1962 Naphtali Siegfried Salomon, composer, dies at 77
  • 1963 Adolphe Menjou, actor (Front Page, Star is Born), dies at 73
  • 1965 Mehdi Am Barka, Moroccan socialist leader, murdered in Paris
  • 1966 [Louis C] Marcel Berckmans, painter/actor (Manner Kater), dies at 83
  • 1968 Marius Moaritz Ulfrstad, composer, dies at 78
  • 1969 Vic Richardson, cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies
  • 1971 Duane Allman, rock guitarist, dies in a motorcycle accident at 24
  • 1973 Heathcote Dicken Statham, composer, dies at 83
  • 1974 Victor E van Vriesland, poet (Mirror of Dutch Poetry), dies at 82
  • 1975 John Scott Trotter, orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), dies at 67
  • 1981 William O Walker, publisher of Cleveland Call Post, dies at 85
  • 1983 Sten Broman, Swedish composer, dies at 81
  • 1985 John Lodge, actor (Sensation, In Like Flint)/(gov-R-CT), dies at 82
  • 1986 Sem Presser, Dutch press photographer, dies at 68
  • 1986 Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1913)
  • 1987 Kamal El Mallakh, dies at 57
  • 1987 Woody Herman, American bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds), dies at 74
  • 1990 William French Smith, attorney general (1980), dies at 73 of cancer
  • 1991 Donald Churchill, playwright, dies of heart attack at 60
  • 1991 Harry Thomas, founder (Flower Festival, Dutch Homofielen Party), dies
  • 1991 Maria Monica, silent film actress, dies
  • 1991 Mario Scelba, PM of Italia (1954-55), dies
  • 1992 Adrienne Canivez, wife of Victor of Vriesland, dies
  • 1992 Kenneth MacMillan, British choreographer (Manon, Judas Tree), dies
  • 1993 George Pope, cricketer (one Test for England, 8 runs not out), dies
  • 1993 Raymond Lockhart, TV director (Huntley Brinkley Report), dies at 65
  • 1993 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), dies at 92
  • 1994 Andrew Miller-Jones TV pioneer, dies at 84
  • 1994 Evelyn Anderson, dancer, dies at 87
  • 1994 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (poplularized African dance), dies at 74
  • 1996 Patricia Ticia Anne Ingrams, broadcaster, dies at 50
  • 1996 Patrick Johnson, physicist, dies at 92
  • 1997 Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan, dies at 67
  • 1998 Paul Misraki, French songwriter (b. 1908)
  • 1999 Michel Regnier (Greg), Belgian comic-book writer and artist (Achille Talon) (b. 1931)
  • 2002 Glenn McQueen, American animator (b. 1960)
  • 2003 Hal Clement [Harry Clement Stubbs], American sci-fi writer (Mission of Gravity), dies at 81
  • 2003 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor, dies after suffering on stroke at 82
  • 2004 Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician (b. 1923)
  • 2004 Vaughn Meader, American comedian (b. 1936)
  • 2004 Peter Twinn, English mathematician (b. 1916)
  • 2006 Mohammadu Maccido, 18th Sultan of Sokoto (b. 1928)
  • 2008 Mike Baker, American singer Shadow Gallery (b. 1963)
  • 2011 Jimmy Savile, British entertainer and suspected sexual predator, dies at 84
  • 2015 Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), dies at 89
  • 2016 Pen Sovann, 1st post-Khmer Rouge Cambodian Prime Minister (1981), dies at 80