Deaths in History on December 3

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311 Diocletian, Roman Emperor (284-305), dies at 66

Roman Emperor Diocletian
Roman Emperor
Diocletian
  • 450 Petrus Chrysologus, 1st archbishop of Ravenna, dies
  • 1137 Lotharius III, of Supplinburg, Roman-Ger emperor (1133-37), dies at 67
  • 1154 Anastasius IV, Pope (1153-54), dies
  • 1265 Odofredus, Italian jurist
  • 1463 Louis Chalon, prince of Orange, dies
  • 1469 Piero de' Medici, ruler of Florence, dies at about 53
  • 1491 Thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies
  • 1533 Vasili III, great prince of Moscow (1505-33), dies at 54
  • 1552 St Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary to the East (b. 1506)
  • 1610 Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general (b. 1548)
  • 1660 Jacques Sarazin, French sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
  • 1676 Daniel Stalpaert, Amsterdams master builder, buried
  • 1706 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and hymn writer (b. 1637)
  • 1789 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French seascape painter, dies
  • 1807 Clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies
  • 1815 John Carroll (priest), first Roman Catholic archbishop in the U.S. (b. 1735)
  • 1839 Frederik VI, king of Denmark (1808-39)/Norway (1803-14), dies at 71
  • 1845 Gregor MacGregor, Scottish con-man (b. 1786)
  • 1857 Christian D Rauch, German sculptor, dies at 80
  • 1882 Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1811)
  • 1888 Carl Zeiss, German lens maker (b. 1816)
  • 1892 William Bonaparte, grandson of Lucien, dies
  • 1892 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (b. 1820)
  • 1894 HM Jozef Schadde, Flem architect (Antwerp Stock exchange), dies at 76

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1894 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, dies at 45

  • 1902 Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (b. 1833)

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1910 Mary Baker Eddy, founder (Christian Science (Monitor)), dies at 89

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy
  • 1912 Prudente José de Morais Barros, President of Brazil (b. 1841)

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1919 Pierre A Renoir, French painter/sculptor, dies at 78

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • 1934 Charles James O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. 1849)
  • 1937 Prosper Poullet, Belgian mayor, dies
  • 1941 Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (b. 1883)
  • 1944 Delfien Vanhaute, Flemish pastor/poet (Ark of Noah), dies at 75
  • 1949 Elin Pelin, writer, dies
  • 1957 Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher, dies at 81
  • 1964 Ernst Ginsberg, writer, dies
  • 1967 Annette Kolb, German writer and pacifist, dies at 97
  • 1975 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist, dies at 76
  • 1980 Oswald Mosley, British politician and founder of British Union of Fascists, dies at 84
  • 1981 Walter Knott, American farmer (b. 1889)
  • 1984 Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian and presidents advisor, dies at 72
  • 1984 Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1992 Nureddin Al-Atassi, president of Syria (1966-70), dies
  • 1993 Lewis Thomas, biologist, dies of cancer at 80
  • 1994 Dolf Verspoor, literary/translator (M Nijhoff prize 1958), dies at 77
  • 1994 Elizabeth Meyer, wife of Paul Michael Glaser, dies of AIDS at 47
  • 1994 Giorgi Chanturia, President of Georgia, assassinated
  • 1994 Said Mekbel, Algerian editor in chief (Le Matin), murdered at 57
  • 1996 Babrak Karmal, PM of Afghanistan (1980-81), dies
  • 1996 Det Glynn, teacher/anti-apartheid activist, dies at 84
  • 1996 George Duby, historian, dies at 77
  • 1997 Marian Kratochwil, artist, dies at 91
  • 1999 Jarl Wahlström, 12th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1918)
  • 2000 Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (b. 1917)
  • 2004 Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese mathematician (b. 1911)
  • 2008 Robert Zajonc, Polish-American social psychologist (b. 1923)
  • 2010 Abdumalik Bahori, Tajik poet and fiction writer (b.1927)
  • 2016 S. Newman Darby, American inventor of the sailboard, dies at 88