Deaths in History on November 21

  • 496 Pope Gelasius I, Catholic Pope, of Berber extraction
  • 1361 Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (plague) (b. 1346)
  • 1481 Ikkyu Sojun, Zen head of Daitokuji temple, dies in Kyoto, Japan at 87
  • 1555 Georg Agricola, [Bauer], German mineralogist (zinc), dies at 61
  • 1566 Annibale Caro, Italian poet (b. 1507)
  • 1579 Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier
  • 1580 Willem Van Hoorn, baron of Heze, governor of Brussels, executed
  • 1610 Benedict van Canfield, [William Fish], English missionary, dies
  • 1652 Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (b. 1585)
  • 1728 Fjodor M graaf Apraksin, Russian gen-admiral, dies at about 57
  • 1730 François de Troy, French portrait artist
  • 1775 John Hill, British writer
  • 1811 Heinrich W von Kleist, German playwright, dies at 34
  • 1844 Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (b. 1769)
  • 1870 Karel J Erben, Czech poet (Ruiker), dies at 69
  • 1875 Friedrich A Lange, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism), dies at 67
  • 1881 Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (b. 1794)
  • 1882 Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist, dies at 35
  • 1899 Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th VP, dies
  • 1916 Franz Jozef I, King of Austria/Hungary, dies
  • 1922 Ricardo Flores Magón, Mexican anarchist (b. 1874).
  • 1924 Florence Harding, American First Lady (b. 1860)
  • 1928 Hermann Sudermann, German author (Frau Sorge), dies
  • 1932 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies
  • 1941 Juanita Spellini, first women executed in Calif
  • 1941 Henrietta Vinton Davis American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator, public speaker (b. 1860)
  • 1941 George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor, dies at 73

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1942 J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], South African General and Prime Minister (1924-39), dies at 76

South African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog
South African Premier
J. B. M. Hertzog
  • 1952 Henriette Roland Holst-de Schalk, marxist author, dies at 82
  • 1952 William Green, union chairman (AFL 1924-52), dies at 79
  • 1954 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 69
  • 1957 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (b. 1873)
  • 1963 Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (Perfil del Aire), dies at 61
  • 1963 Robert Stroud, American convict "Birdman of Alcatraz", dies at 73
  • 1967 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (b. 1896)
  • 1969 Mutesa II of Buganda, President of Uganda (1924)
  • 1970 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1973 Thomas Pelly, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1975 Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic writer (The Church on the Mountain), dies at 86
  • 1982 John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)
  • 1987 James E Folsom, (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), dies at 79
  • 1991 Daniel Mann, US director (Rose tattoo), dies of heart failure at 79
  • 1992 Kaysone Phomvihane, Prime Minister and President of Laos (1975-91), dies at 71
  • 1992 Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist, dies
  • 1993 Emile Ardolino, director (Sister Act), dies of AIDS at 50
  • 1993 Jim McLaughlin, Buffalo radio newsman (WKBW), dies at 59
  • 1994 Manfred Longer, Austrian/Dutch gay disco owner, dies at 42
  • 1995 Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer, dies at 81
  • 1995 George Ivan Smith, diplomat, dies at 80
  • 1995 Noel Jones, British diplomat (b. 1940)
  • 1996 Edward George Edwards, chenist, dies at 82
  • 1997 Ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies
  • 2001 Salahuddin of Malaysia, King of Malaysia (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Alfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I (and Christmas Truce) veteran (b. 1896)
  • 2005 Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)
  • 2009 Konstantin Feoktistov, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American artist and writer (b. 1917)
  • 2010 David Nolan, American politicial activist (b. 1943)

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2011 Anne McCaffrey, sci-fi author, dies at 85

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey