Deaths in History on November 26

  • 399 Pope Staint Siricius, reigned 384-99
  • 666 Yeon Gaesomun dictator of Goguryeo (other sources indicate death date as 664 or 665)
  • 1126 Al-Borsoki, emir of Aleppo-Mosoel, assassinated
  • 1240 Edmund Van Abingdon, archbishop of Canterbury/saint, dies
  • 1252 Blanche of Castile, Queen of Louis VIII of France (b. 1188)
  • 1267 Gozzolini Silvester, Italian hermit/saint, dies
  • 1326 Hugh the younger Despenser, English knight (b. 1286)
  • 1504 Queen Isabella I of Castile (b. 1451)
  • 1621 Radulph Agas, English surveyor (C. 1540)
  • 1639 John Spottiswoode, Scottish historian (b. 1565)
  • 1651 Henry Ireton, English gen/parliament leader (Marston Moor), dies at 40
  • 1653 Maximilian Teellinck, vicar, dies at about 51
  • 1688 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant Indiscreet), dies at 53
  • 1689 Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (b. February 1, 1635)
  • 1719 John Hudson, British classical scholar (b. 1662)
  • 1776 Dov Baer of Mezhirech, hassidic rabbi, dies
  • 1780 James [Denham] Steuart, 4th Baronet, British economist (b. 1712)
  • 1836 John MacAdam, British road builder (b. 1756)
  • 1851 Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (b. 1769)
  • 1854 Matthijs Siegenbeek, literature (Defeated German Spelling), dies
  • 1855 Adam B Mickiewicz, Polish poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56
  • 1857 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (That Freier), dies at 69
  • 1882 Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier of Prussia, dies

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1883 Sojourner Truth, US abolitionist/women's rights advocate, dies at 96

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth
  • 1885 Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (ozone), dies at 71
  • 1892 Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal (b. 1825)
  • 1896 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (b. 1818)
  • 1896 Coventry Patmore, British poet (b. 1823)
  • 1923 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer, dies at 60
  • 1926 John M Brown, US weapons constructer, dies
  • 1927 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch performer (governess), assassinated at 47
  • 1928 Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I), dies at 65
  • 1934 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman (b.1866)
  • 1938 Henry Schultz, US farm commune, dies
  • 1941 Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (b. 1861)
  • 1941 Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (b. 1876)
  • 1943 Edward H "Butch" O'hare, US pilot/lt-comdr, dies in battle
  • 1950 Hedwig Courts-Mahler, German author, dies at 83
  • 1952 Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)
  • 1957 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian author (Iveren), dies
  • 1962 Albert P Sarraut, Indo-China premier (1933, 36), dies at 90
  • 1966 Siegfried Kracauer, writer, dies at 77
  • 1968 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81
  • 1970 B O Davis Sr, 1st African American general, dies at 93 in Chicago
  • 1971 Joe Adonis, US crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ, dies at 68
  • 1974 Cyril Connolly, English intellectual (b. September 10, 1903)
  • 1981 Max Euwe, Dutch world chess champion (1935-37), dies at 80
  • 1986 Betico Croes, Arubian politician, dies in an accident at 48
  • 1987 Thomas G Lanphier Jr, US WW II pilot, dies at 71
  • 1989 Ahmed Abdallah, president of Comores, dies
  • 1991 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), dies at 64
  • 1991 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; b. 1908)
  • 1993 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Izz-Danish al-Qassem-leader, shot to death
  • 1993 Mart Kempers, sculptor, dies at 69
  • 1994 Arturo Rivera Damas, archbishop of El Salvador (1980-94), dies at 71
  • 1994 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), dies at 69
  • 1995 Charles Warrell, big Chief I-Spy writer/teacher, dies at 106
  • 1995 Max Fernandez, businessman/politician, dies at 52
  • 1995 Sydney Dawson Bailey, pacifist/campaigner, dies at 79
  • 1995 Terri Jewell, writer, dies at 40
  • 1996 Hans Klein, politician, dies at 65
  • 1996 Paul Rand, graphic designer, dies at 82
  • 1998 Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
  • 2001 Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (b. 1943)
  • 2002 Verne Winchell, American doughnut entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • 2003 Stefan Wul, French writer (b. 1922)
  • 2005 Stan Berenstain, children's author, (d. 2005)
  • 2006 Mário Cesariny, Portuguese painter and writer (b. 1923)
  • 2006 Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943)
  • 2006 Stephen Heywood, American builder (b. 1969)
  • 2007 Silvestre Herrera, Mexican-born American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient. (b. 1917)
  • 2007 Steve Fossett, American Aviator (b. 1944)
  • 2008 Edna Parker, American supercentenarian (b. 1893)
  • 2012 Joseph Murray, English plastic surgeon, dies from a hemorrhagic stroke at 93