Deaths in History on November 3

  • 361 Flavius Julius Constantius II, 1st Byzantine Emperor, dies at 44
  • 753 Pirminius, German saint (b. 753)
  • 1254 Johannes III Doukas Vatatzes, Byzantine Emperor (1222-54)/saint, dies
  • 1344 Adolf van der Mark, prince-bishop of Liege (1313-44), dies at 56
  • 1378 Jan II, ruler of Polanen/Leck/Breda, dies
  • 1428 Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1388)
  • 1456 Edmund Turdor, earl of Richmond, dies
  • 1580 Jeronimo Zurita y Castro, Spanish historian (b. 1512)
  • 1584 Charles Borromeo, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1538)
  • 1600 Richard Hooker, English theologian (b. 1554)
  • 1639 Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), dies at 69
  • 1643 Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (b. 1577)
  • 1643 John Bainbridge, English astronomer (b. 1582)
  • 1708 Henriette Catharina van Nassau, daughter of Frederick Henry, dies at 71
  • 1711 John Ernest Grabe, German-born Anglican theologian (b. 1666)
  • 1787 Robert Lowth, British bishop and grammarian (b. 1710)
  • 1793 Olympe de Gouges, French feminist and revolutionary (b. 1748)
  • 1794 François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (b. 1715)
  • 1845 Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 69
  • 1864 Antonio Goncalves Dias, Brazilian national poet, dies at sea
  • 1867 Pieter J Jong, Dutch Zouave, dies in battle
  • 1869 Andreas Kalvos, Greek poet (b. 1792)
  • 1873 Kintpuash, "Captain Jack", chief of Modoc-indians, dies
  • 1890 Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1811)
  • 1914 Georg Trakl, Austria poet (Totentag, Cocaine Overdose), dies at 27
  • 1917 Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist (b. 1846)
  • 1918 Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov, Russian scientist (b. 1857)

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1926 Annie Oakley, US sharp shooting star, dies at 66

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • 1927 Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (b. 1860)
  • 1929 Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet (b. 1883)

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1930 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher and meteorologist (continental shift), dies while on an expedition to Greenland (date is approximate)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener
  • 1931 Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Peaske), dies at 60
  • 1933 Emile Roux, French scientist (b. 1853)
  • 1939 Waldemar Lindgren, Swedish-American Geologist (economic geology, ore classification), dies at 79
  • 1942 Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64
  • 1944 Jack Miner, Canadian Naturalist and Conservationist, dies at 79
  • 1949 Solomon R. Guggenheim, American businessman and art collector (Guggenheim Museum New York), dies at 88
  • 1957 Wilhelm Reich, Austria/US psycho analyst (sexual), dies at 60
  • 1960 Harold Spencer Jones, London, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun

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1962 Harlow Curtice, President of General Motors (1953-8), dies at 69

President of General Motors Harlow Curtice
President of General Motors
Harlow Curtice
  • 1970 Peter II Karadjordjevic, last king of Yugoslavia (1934-45), dies at 57
  • 1980 Ludwig Hohl, writer, dies
  • 1982 Edward H Carr, British historian, dies at 90
  • 1988 Henri van Praag, Dutch para-psychologist, dies
  • 1992 Jean Daskalides, Belgian chocolate factory, dies at 70
  • 1993 Duncan Gibbins, director (Fire With Fire), dies in California fire at 41
  • 1994 Richard Krautheimer, US art historian, dies at 97
  • 1994 Ralph Wyckoff, American scientist and pioneer of X-ray crystallography, dies at 97
  • 1995 Arthur George Bottomley, politician, dies at 88
  • 1995 Gordon S. Fahrni, physician and president of the Canadian Medical Association (b. 1887)
  • 1996 Barry George Barrington Porter, politician, dies at 57
  • 1996 Heather Swift, local councellor, dies at 79
  • 1996 Jean-Bedel Bokassa, dictator of Cent Africa Rep (1967-79), dies at 75
  • 1996 Abdullah Çatlı, a Turkish nationalist and neofascist activist (b. 1956)
  • 2001 Ernst Gombrich, Austrian art historian (b. 1909)
  • 2003 Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet (b. 1923)
  • 2006 Marie Rudisill, American author and "Fruitcake Lady" (b. 1911)
  • 2007 Martin Meehan, Irish republican (b. 1945)
  • 2009 Francisco Ayala, Spanish novelist (b. 1906)
  • 2010 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician (b. 1938)
  • 2015 Ahmed Chalabi, Iragi politician (supported US 2003 invasion), dies at 71
  • 2015 Howard Coble, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1985-2015), dies at 84