Deaths in History on November 29

  • 561 Chlotarius I, king of the France (558-61), dies at about 61
  • 917 Radboud, bishop of Utrecht/Deventer (900-17)/saint, dies
  • 1253 Otto II Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1206)
  • 1268 Clement IV, [Guido Fulcodi], Pope (1265-68), dies
  • 1314 Philip IV, the Handsome, King of France (1285-1314), (b. 1268)
  • 1330 Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, de facto ruler of England (b. 1287)
  • 1342 Michael of Cesena, Italian Franciscan leader (b. 1270)
  • 1378 Charles IV, Roman-German King/German emperor (Univ of Prague), dies
  • 1530 Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal, adviser and Lord Chancellor, (1514-29) to England's King Henry VIII (approx. 60)
  • 1577 Cuthbert Mayne, English saint (b. 1543)
  • 1590 Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)
  • 1595 Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (b. 1533)
  • 1626 Ernst, Graf von Mansfield, German soldier (c. 1580)
  • 1632 Frederick V, Elector Palatine and King of Bohemia, dies at 36
  • 1643 William Cartwright, English dramatist (b. 1611)
  • 1646 Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer (b. 1565)
  • 1661 Brian Walton, English clergyman and scholar (b. 1600)
  • 1682 Rupert, prince of Palts/adm/chemist/engraver/mathematician, dies at 62
  • 1695 James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, Scottish lawyer and statesman (b. 1619)
  • 1699 Patrick Gordon, Scottish general (b. 1635)
  • 1759 Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1687)
  • 1780 Maria Theresia Hapsburg, Queen of Austria, dies at 63
  • 1797 Samuel Langdon, American President of Harvard University (b. 1723)
  • 1813 Giambattista Bodoni, Italian stamp cutter/publisher (bodoni), dies at 73
  • 1865 Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer/statesman, dies at 69
  • 1872 Cornelius Kreighoff, Canadian, dies
  • 1872 Horace Greeley, US founder/publisher (NY Tribune), dies at 61
  • 1895 Eduard count von Taaffe, Austria premier (1868..93), dies at 62
  • 1918 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Helten), dies at 40
  • 1939 Philipp Scheidemann, German MP (SPD)/mayor of Kassel, dies at 74
  • 1952 Rosa Lewis, English chef/owner (Cavendish Hotel London), dies
  • 1952 Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian/US chemist, dies at 85
  • 1953 Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator and animator (b. 1895)
  • 1959 Hans Henny Jahnn, writer, dies at 64
  • 1962 Rav Aaron Kotler, Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood NJ
  • 1964 Anne de Vries, Dutch teacher/author (Bartje), dies at 60
  • 1974 Haroldson L Hunt, US multi-millionaire, dies at 85
  • 1974 Ouida Bergere, scriptwriter, dies at 88

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1980 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, dies of a heart attack at 83

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • 1981 Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (b. 1895)
  • 1982 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, dies at 55
  • 1984 Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1985 Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager, dies at 71
  • 1987 Howard Pyle, (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55), dies at 81
  • 1991 Frank Yerby, US writer (Health Card, The Dahomean), dies at 75
  • 1992 Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), dies at 78
  • 1992 Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1993 JRD Tata, Indies industrialist (Air-India), dies at 89
  • 1994 Ronald "Buster" Edwards, British Great Train Robber turned flower-seller, founded hanged at 63
  • 1994 Muhammad Ali Araki, ayatollah of Iran, dies
  • 1995 Irene Elizabeth Beatrice Ighodaro, doctor/social reformer, dies at 79
  • 1995 Stone Cates, fictional character on General Hospital, dies of AIDS
  • 1996 Dan Flavin, American artist (b. 1933)
  • 1997 Coleman Young, 1st African American mayor of Detroit, dies at 79
  • 1999 Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • 2001 John Knowles, American author (b. 1926)
  • 2004 Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (b. 1891)
  • 2006 Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • 2007 Henry Hyde, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 2007 James Barber, Canadian chef and writer (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Roger Bonham Smith, Former chairman and CEO of General Motors (b. 1925)
  • 2008 Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (b. 1918)
  • 2009 Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)
  • 2010 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (b. 1937)
  • 2010 Stephen J. Solarz, American politician (b. 1940)
  • 2010 Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist (b. 1913)