Deaths in History on November 24

  • 654 Emperor Kōtoku of Japan (b. 596)
  • 1115 Mathilde, markgravin of Toscane, dies
  • 1192 Albert I van Leuven/Luik, Belgian bishop of Luik/saint, dies at 27
  • 1468 Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)
  • 1531 Johannes Oecolampadius, German religious reformer (b. 1482)
  • 1541 Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (b. 1489)
  • 1555 French Vervoort, Flemish mystic (Bruylocht Cleedt), dies at about 65
  • 1571 Jan Blahoslav, Czech bishop, dies at 48
  • 1572 John Knox, Scottish preacher, dies at about 67
  • 1583 René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)
  • 1674 Franciscus van Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker, executed at 72
  • 1741 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (b. 1688)
  • 1770 Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)
  • 1775 Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (b. 1703)
  • 1781 James Caldwell, American revolutionary (b. 1734)
  • 1793 Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)
  • 1801 Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)

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1807 Joseph Brant [Thayendanegea], Mohawk leader, dies at 64

Mohawk Military Leader Joseph Brant
Mohawk Military Leader
Joseph Brant
  • 1827 Harman W Muntinghe, Dutch lawyer and colonial director, dies at 54
  • 1840 Cornelis RT Krayenhoff, fortress architect/cartographer, dies at 82

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1848 William Lamb, 2ng Viscount Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig 1834, 1835-41), dies at 69

British Prime Minister William Lamb
British Prime Minister
William Lamb
  • 1863 Claudius Charles Wilson, Confederate brig-gen during American Civil War, dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia
  • 1870 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (b. 1846)
  • 1885 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27
  • 1890 August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born financier (b. 1816)
  • 1899 Abdullah ibn Mohammed al-Ta'a'ishi, mahdi of Sudan (1883-99), dies
  • 1914 Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/Flemish People Party, dies
  • 1916 Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, American-born gunsmith (b. 1840)
  • 1923 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39
  • 1929 Georges Clemenceau, French journalist/premier (1917-20), dies at 88
  • 1943 Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38
  • 1943 Reina Prince Geerligs, [Leentjes Vandendriesch], anti-fascist, dies
  • 1943 Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)
  • 1944 EMHCH Houtappel, resistance fighter: in Neuengamme, dies
  • 1953 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist, dies at 70

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1957 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter, dies at 70

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera
  • 1958 Edgar A Robert Cecil viscount of Chelwood, (Nobel 1937), dies at 94
  • 1959 Lyman Bryson, educator (UN Casebook), dies at 71
  • 1959 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainen writer (Commissioners), dies at 60
  • 1960 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, zionist/socialist theorist, dies at 82
  • 1960 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • 1962 James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60

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1963 Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's assassinator 2 days earlier, shot dead by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1964 John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55
  • 1965 Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1895)
  • 1967 Arnold J d'ailly, mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), dies at 65
  • 1967 Louis Fratto, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • 1973 John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)
  • 1980 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
  • 1985 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
  • 1987 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • 1989 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio host, dies at 85
  • 1990 Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
  • 1990 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)
  • 1990 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer of the depression, dies at 80
  • 1992 Henri J de Koster, Dutch Min of Defense (1971-73), dies at 78
  • 1992 Theo Edison, son of Thomas Edison, dies at 94
  • 1993 Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist, dies at 89
  • 1993 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24
  • 1993 Jan Schrauwen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 36
  • 1993 Wu Yi Shen, mayor of Shen Yang China, dies in helicopter
  • 1994 Jo Vis, Dutch resistance fighter (Yad Vashem), dies at 88
  • 1995 Stuart Henry, disc jockey, dies at 53
  • 1996 Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist, dies at 76
  • 1996 Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet, dies at 85
  • 2002 John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Floquet de Neu, Ecuato Guinean albino gorilla (b. 1964)
  • 2003 Anthony Hollis, British High Court Judge, dies at 76
  • 2004 Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)
  • 2006 George W. S. Trow, American writer (b. 1943)
  • 2006 Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist (b. 1938)
  • 2008 Cecil H. Underwood, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1922)
  • 2009 Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician, Prime Minister 2008 (b. 1935)
  • 2010 Huang Hua, Chinese statesman (b. 1913)