Deaths in History on November 10

  • 461 St. Leo I, the Great, Italian Pope (440-61), dies in office
  • 627 Justus, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 901 Adelaide of Paris, Queen of Western Francia
  • 1241 Celestine IV, [Goffredo Castiglioni], Pope (1241, 16 days), dies
  • 1285 Pedro III, King of Aragon (1276-85) and King of Sicily (1282-85), dies of unknown causes at around 45 or 46
  • 1299 Jan I, count of Holland/Zeeland (1295-99), dies at 15
  • 1444 Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary, dies in battle at 20
  • 1549 Paul III, [Alessandro Farnese], Italian Pope (1534-49), dies at 81
  • 1556 Richard Chancellor, English explorer, dies in shipwreck off Scotland
  • 1596 Peter Wentworth, English Puritan politician (b. 1530)
  • 1617 Barnabe Rich, English soldier and writer
  • 1624 Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater (b. 1573)
  • 1644 Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (b. 1579)
  • 1670 Geory Horn, [Hornius], theologist/historian, dies at about 50
  • 1673 Michael Korybut Wisniowiecki, king of Poland (16..-73), dies
  • 1727 Alphonse de Tonty, French explorer and American settler (b. 1659)
  • 1728 Fyodor Apraksin, Russian admirals (b. 1661)
  • 1772 Pedro Antonio Joaquim Correa da Serra Garção, Portuguese poet (b. 1724)
  • 1777 Cornstalk, Shawnee chief
  • 1779 Joseph Hewes, US merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49
  • 1808 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and Governor of Quebec (b. 1724)
  • 1848 Christian VIII of Denmark, King of Denmark (b. 1786)
  • 1865 Henry Wards, Confederate prison supt, executed for excessive cruelty

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1891 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet/arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), dies of a bone cancer at 37

  • 1909 George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
  • 1912 Louis Cyr, Canadian strongman (b. 1863)
  • 1936 Louis Gustave Binger, French officer and explorer (b. 1856)

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1938 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1st President of Turkey (1923-38) and founder of the Republic of Turkey, dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 57

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • 1948 Julius Curtius, German foreign minister (1929- ), dies at 71
  • 1954 Hussein Fatemi, Iran Foreign minister, executed

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1956 Harry Ford Sinclair, founder of Sinclair Oil, dies at 80

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair
  • 1963 Otto Flake, writer, dies
  • 1970 Charles DeGaulle, general/president France (Free French), dies at 79
  • 1971 Walter Van Tilburg Clark, US author (Ox-Bow Incident), dies at 62
  • 1975 Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)
  • 1979 Friedrich Thorberg, writer, dies at 71
  • 1982 Elio Petri, Italian director (Workers Class), dies at 53

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1982 Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet Leader, General Secretary (1964-82), dies of a heart attack at 75

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1984 Xavier Herbert, Australian author (b. 1901)
  • 1990 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (b. 1914)
  • 1991 Alessandro Lessona, Minister of Italian Colonies (1931-38), dies
  • 1991 Franco Malfatti, president of Commission of Europe (1970-1972), dies
  • 1992 Antoine C J Rottier, Dutch CEO (DSM), dies
  • 1994 Louis Nizer, lawyer, dies at 92
  • 1995 Boty Goodwin, British artist, dies at 29
  • 1995 Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian writer and environmentalist, dies at 54
  • 1996 Beecher Moore, British sailor, dies at 88
  • 1996 Hugo Buchthal, art historian, dies at 87
  • 1996 Marjorie Proops, problem page editor, dies at 85
  • 2000 Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Prime Minister of France (b. 1915)
  • 2001 Ken Kesey, American author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), dies at 66
  • 2003 Canaan Banana, 1st President of Zimbabwe (1980-87), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2006 Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
  • 2006 Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)
  • 2007 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (b. 1907)

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2007 Norman Mailer, American novelist, dies at 84

Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer
  • 2009 John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)
  • 2010 Nicolo Rizzuto, Sicilian-born Canadian organized crime figure (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)
  • 2011 Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)
  • 2015 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany (SPD, 1974- 82), dies at 96
  • 2015 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist (designed IMB mainframe), dies at 92
  • 2015 Tim [Itimous Thaddeus] Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95) dies at 89