Deaths in History on June 11

  • 1183 Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (b. 1155)
  • 1216 Henry of Flanders, Emperor of the Latin Empire
  • 1249 Adelheid van Schaarbeek, Flemish mystic/saint, dies
  • 1479 Johannes a San Facundo, Spanish Augustine saint, dies
  • 1488 James III, King of Scots, dies in battle
  • 1557 John III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1521-57), dies at 55
  • 1560 Marie Guise, French wife of King James V of Scotland and mother and regent of Mary Queen of Scots, dies at 44
  • 1666 Cornelis Evertsen the Old, Swiss vice-admiral, dies in battle at 55
  • 1674 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns, dies at 52
  • 1695 André Félibien, French architect (b. 1619)
  • 1698 Balthasar Bekker, Frisian theologist (Enchanted World), dies at 64
  • 1712 Louis Joseph, duc de Vendôme, Marshal of France (b. 1654)

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1727 George I, King of England (1714-27), dies of a stroke at 67

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  • 1766 Elisabeth Farnese, princess of Parma/queen of Spain, dies at 73
  • 1796 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and Member of Parliament, dies at 75
  • 1811 Charles Frederick, liberal ruler of Baden, dies at 82
  • 1825 Daniel D Tompkins, 6th US Vice President (1817-25), dies at 54
  • 1828 Dugald Stewart, Scot philosopher (Scottish common sense), dies at 74
  • 1847 John Franklin, English sea captain and explorer (b. 1786)
  • 1852 Karl Briullov, Russian painter (b. 1799)
  • 1856 Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist, dies at 76
  • 1858 Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, Austrian statesman (b. 1773)
  • 1879 Willem, (crown)prince of Orange, dies of bronchitis or murder at 39
  • 1882 Louis Maigret, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1804)
  • 1886 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet, dies at 40
  • 1903 King Alexander I and Queen Draga of Serbia are assassinated by a group of army officers as part of a coup
  • 1903 Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (b. 1837)
  • 1906 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Das Lied der Menschheit), dies at 50
  • 1908 Georg Adler, German statehouse head, dies at 45
  • 1911 James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist (b. 1815)
  • 1912 Leon Dierx, French poet (Amants), dies at 74
  • 1913 Machmud Shevket Pasha, Turks grand vizier, murdered
  • 1914 Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1848)
  • 1924 Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann Jr, Dutch minister (CHU), dies at 87
  • 1929 Gyula Andressy Jr, Hungarian minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 68
  • 1930 Henry Clay Folger Jr, CEO (Folger Shakespeare Library), dies at 72
  • 1934 Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (b. 1896)
  • 1936 Robert E. Howard, American author (b. 1906)
  • 1936 Julius Nieuwland, Belgian-American Chemist (inventor of neoprene), dies at 58
  • 1937 R. J. (Reginald Joseph) Mitchell, British aircraft designer (b. 1895)
  • 1941 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, dies at 91 (b. 1850)
  • 1949 Koci Xoxe, Albanian vice-premier, executed
  • 1949 Oton Zupanic, Slavs poet (Zimzelen pod snegom), dies at 71
  • 1955 Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil, French industrialist, murdered
  • 1956 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Poesie grigio-verdi), dies at 61
  • 1963 Thích Quảng Đức, Buddhist monk, immolates himself on a street in Saigon
  • 1965 José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
  • 1969 John L Lewis, formed (Congress of Industrial Org), dies at 89
  • 1970 Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917), dies at 89
  • 1970 Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, taught reading through phonetics, dies
  • 1970 William 'Billy Batts' Devino, American crime figure (b. 1921)
  • 1974 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
  • 1974 Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)
  • 1981 Eppo Doeve, Dutch graphic artist/cartoonist/painter, dies at 73
  • 1984 Enrico Berlinguer, Italian National Secreatary of Italian Communist Party (PCI) , dies at 62
  • 1985 Karen Ann Quinlan, comatose patient, dies in Morris Plains NJ at 31
  • 1986 Robert E Howard, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror), dies at 80
  • 1986 Chesley Bonestell, American-born engineer, architect, and artist (b. 1888)
  • 1988 Giuseppe Saragat, president of Italy (1964-71), dies at 89
  • 1992 Marjorie Newell Robb, oldest living survivor of Titanic, dies at 103
  • 1992 Marlene Hazlett, entertainer, dies of cancer
  • 1993 Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (Rise of Common Player), dies at 84
  • 1994 Jack Hannah, animator, dies at 90
  • 1994 Kitty Rosalind Muggeridge, author, dies at 90
  • 1995 Luigi Innocenti, designer, dies at 71
  • 1996 Kevin Meadows, gay rights activist, dies at 21
  • 1997 Thalassa Cruso, gardening expert (PBS), dies of Alzheimer's at 87
  • 1998 Catherine Cookson, British novelist (b. 1906)
  • 2001 Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist, executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing aged 33
  • 2003 David Brinkley, American television reporter (b. 1920)
  • 2004 Egon von Furstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (b. 1946)
  • 2004 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek politician (b. 1904)
  • 2005 Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese general (b. 1922)
  • 2006 Bruce Shand, father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (b. 1977)
  • 2007 Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
  • 2008 Võ Văn Kiệt, former prime minister of Vietnam (b. 1922)
  • 2010 Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter (b. 1997)
  • 2012 Norman F Lent, American republican Congressman, dies from cancer at 81
  • 2013 Robert Fogel, American economic historian and Nobel Laureate, dies at 86
  • 2014 Ruby Dee, American actress, dies at 91