Deaths in History on November 23

  • 615 Columbanus, Irish monastery founder/poet/saint (Poenitentiale), dies
  • 947 Berthold, Duke of Bavaria
  • 955 Edred, King of England (b. c. 923)
  • 1249 Ajjoeb, sultan of Egypt, dies
  • 1407 Louis, duke of Orleans, murdered
  • 1457 Ladislaus V Posthumus, king of Hungary/Bohemia, dies at 17
  • 1503 Bona of Savoy, Italian noblewoman (b. 1449)
  • 1503 Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1446)
  • 1558 Charles, earl of Lalaing/land guardian of the Neth, dies at 52
  • 1572 Agnolo di Cosimo, Italian artist and poet (b. 1503)
  • 1613 Charles Philip of Croij, marquis of Havre/earl of Fontenoy, dies at 64
  • 1616 Richard Hakluyt, English writer (b. 1552)
  • 1682 Claude Lorrain, French painter (b. 1604)
  • 1709 Hans Willem baron Bentinck, Dutch/English earl of Portland, dies at 60
  • 1763 Friedrich Graf von Seckendorf, German soldier (b. 1673)
  • 1769 Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (b. 1711)
  • 1783 Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (b. 1714)
  • 1803 Roger Newdigate, British politician (b. 1719)
  • 1804 Richard Graves, British writer (b. 1715)
  • 1807 Jean-François Rewbell, French politician (b. 1747)
  • 1814 Elbridge Gerry, US merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 70
  • 1829 Ritta and Christina Parodi, Sardinian siamese twins, die at 8 months
  • 1865 René E de Russy, West Indian/US brig-general, dies at about 75
  • 1872 Ten Bears (Parra-Wa-Samen), US poet/Comanche chief, dies
  • 1890 Willem III, last male King of the Netherlands (1849-90), dies at 73
  • 1902 Walter Reed, US bacteriologist (Yellow Fever), dies
  • 1910 Hawley H Crippen, doctor/murderer, executed
  • 1914 Elbrige Gerry, VP (of Gerrymander fame), dies at 70
  • 1920 Mohammed ibn Addoellah, Somalian resistances leader "Mad Molla", dies
  • 1923 Urmuz, Romanian writer (b. 1883)
  • 1927 S Przybyszewski, writer, dies
  • 1937 Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
  • 1937 George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)
  • 1946 Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered
  • 1949 Gustav Radbruch, German Min of Justice, dies
  • 1952 Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59
  • 1956 Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61
  • 1962 Herman J Friedericy, Dutch author (Last General), dies at 62
  • 1965 Franc Debenham, Australian geographer/geologer, dies at 81
  • 1966 Seán T. O'Kelly, President of Ireland (b. 1882)
  • 1970 Yusuf Bin Ishak, president of Singapore 1965-70, dies at about 60
  • 1973 Constance Talmadge, US comedienne (Her Primitive Lover), dies at 75
  • 1974 Cornelius Ryan, war reporter/historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54

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1976 Andre Malraux, [Berger], author (Conquerors)/min of Culture, dies at 75

Novelist André Malraux
Novelist
André Malraux
  • 1980 Thien-an Thich, Zen teacher/Vietnamese Rinzai line, dies in LA at 54
  • 1983 Juhan Muks, Estonian artist (b. 1899)
  • 1990 Nguyen Van Tam, PM of Vietnam (1952-53), dies
  • 1990 Renate Rubinstein, author/columnist (Tamar), dies

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1990 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), dies at 74

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
  • 1992 Thelma Orloff, entertainer, dies of kidney failure at 76
  • 1993 Gerarda "Meik" Rueter, sculptor, dies at 89
  • 1994 William Donald Campbell, diarist/Ornithologist, dies at 89
  • 1996 Mohamed Amin, cameraman, dies at 53
  • 1996 Ralph Tubbs, architect, dies at 84
  • 1996 Sayed Idries Shah, thinker, dies at 72
  • 2001 Mary Whitehouse,'Clean up TV' campaigner
  • 2002 Roberto Matta, Chilean painter (b. 1911)
  • 2004 Pete Franklin, American talk radio host (b. 1928)
  • 2006 Nick Clarke, English radio presenter (b. 1948)
  • 2006 Alexander Litvinenko, Russian spy (b. 1962)
  • 2011 Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78
  • 2015 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), dies at 95
  • 2016 Joe Esposito, American author and friend of Elvis, dies at 78