Deaths in History on November 16

  • 1271 Henry III, King of England (1216-71, Provisions of Oxford), dies
  • 1328 Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1276)
  • 1512 Gerbrand Mockema, Fries rebel, beheaded
  • 1512 Jemme Herjuwsma, Fries rebel, beheaded
  • 1548 Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer, dies at 44
  • 1603 Pierre Charron, French philosopher/theologian, dies
  • 1613 Trajano Boccalini, Italian satirist (b. 1556)
  • 1668 Antoon Anselmo, South Netherlands lawyer, dies at about 79
  • 1695 Pierre Nicole, French philosopher (b. 1625)
  • 1706 Cornelis Evertsen, mutineer/ltalian-admiral of Zeeland, dies at 64
  • 1706 Godfried Schalcken, Dutch painter, etcher and engraver, dies at about 63
  • 1724 Jack Sheppard, English robber, hanged
  • 1745 James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (b. 1665)
  • 1766 Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter, dies at 81
  • 1773 John Hawkesworth, English writer
  • 1779 Pehr Kalm, Finnish explorer and naturalist (b. 1716)
  • 1790 Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  • 1797 King Frederick William II of Prussia (b. 1744) Reigns 1786-97
  • 1802 André Michaux, French botanist (b. 1746)
  • 1806 Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland, Ohio (b. 1754)
  • 1808 Mustapha IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08), dies at 29
  • 1831 Karl von Clausewitz, Prussian strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51
  • 1835 Louis Angely, German comedic poet (Paris in Pommern), dies at 48
  • 1836 Christian Hendrik Persoon, Dutch mycologist (b. 1761)
  • 1869 Hamiora Pere is hanged for treason at the Terrace Gaol, Wellington - only New Zealander ever to be executed for treason
  • 1884 František Chvostek, Moravian physician (b. 1835)

BattleExecution

1885 Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader and "Father of Manitoba", hanged for treason at 41

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel
  • 1890 Johann A H Scheler, Belgian man of letters/librarian, dies at 71
  • 1907 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (b. 1848)
  • 1908 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French-born Canadian politician (b. 1829)
  • 1911 Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (b. 1842)
  • 1922 Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)
  • 1932 Carry van Bruggen, [de Haan], Dutch author (Eva), dies at 51
  • 1934 Joachim Ringelantz, writer, dies
  • 1934 Carl von Linde, German Engineer and Chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, dies at 92
  • 1939 Pierce Butler, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1866)
  • 1943 Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • 1945 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Kohtalon Vaaka), dies at 43
  • 1948 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American Inventor (electrostatic precipitator), dies at 71
  • 1950 Bob Smith, American doctor, co-founder of the Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1879)
  • 1954 Albert Francis Blakeslee, American Botanist, dies at 80
  • 1955 Tomasz Arciszewski, Polish premier (1944-47), dies at 88
  • 1958 Warner Fabian, [S Adams], US author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87
  • 1961 Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79
  • 1965 Alexander King, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 66

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1966 Cluny MacPherson, Canadian inventor of the gas mask, dies at 87

  • 1968 Greet Hofmans, faith healer of Dutch queen Juliana, dies at 74
  • 1971 Edward Sedgwick, director, dies of barbiturate overdose at 28
  • 1973 Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif
  • 1974 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91
  • 1975 Ernst van Raalte, lawyer/minister-president, dies at 83
  • 1982 Lenny Murphy, Leader of Belfast's notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)
  • 1982 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86
  • 1985 John J Sparkmann, (Sen-D-Ala), dies at 85
  • 1988 Lotte Stam-Beese, German/Neth architect, dies at about 85
  • 1989 Jean-Claude Malépart, Quebec politician (b. 1938)
  • 1993 Achille Zavatta, French clown (b. 1915)
  • 1995 Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist, dies at 70
  • 1995 Jack Finney, author (Body Snatchers), dies at 84
  • 1996 George Byatt, playwright, dies at 73
  • 1996 John Reginald Bevins, politician, dies at 88
  • 1997 Georges Marchais, Sec Gen of French Communist Party (1972-94), dies
  • 1999 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1928)
  • 2000 DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (b. 1971)
  • 2003 Bettina Goislard, French relief worker (b. 1974)
  • 2004 Margaret Hassan, Irish-born aid worker (b. 1945)
  • 2005 Donald Watson, English founder of the Vegan Society (b. 1910)
  • 2005 Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2006 Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 94

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman
  • 2006 Yuri Levada, Russian sociologist (b. 1930)
  • 2007 Harold Alfond, American businessman (b. 1914)
  • 2010 Wyngard Tracy, Filipino talent manager (b. 1952)
  • 2010 Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (b. 1912)
  • 2015 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich, dies at 86
  • 2016 Melvin Laird, politician (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73), dies at 94
  • 2016 Jay Forrester, American engineer, invented random-access magnetic core memory, dies at 98