Deaths in History on November 4

  • 1203 Dirk VII, Count of Holland (1190-1203), dies
  • 1411 Khalil Sultan, ruler of Transoxonia (b. 1384)
  • 1652 Jean-Charles de la Faille, Flemish mathematician (b. 1597)
  • 1658 Antoine Le Maistre, French Jansenist (b. 1608)
  • 1669 Johannes Cocceius, Dutch theologian (b. 1603)
  • 1674 Kano Tanjoe, Japanese painter (palaces, portraits), dies at 72
  • 1698 Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician and mathematician (b. 1625)
  • 1702 John Benbow, English vice-admiral (Santa Marta), dies
  • 1704 Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (b. 1654)
  • 1768 Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist, philosopher and astronomer, dies at 57
  • 1781 Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (b. 1721)
  • 1801 William Shippen, American physician and delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1712)
  • 1830 Frederic LG de Merode, Belgian revolutionary, dies in battle at 37
  • 1837 Jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist, dies at 69
  • 1850 Gustav Schwab, German writer, dies at 58
  • 1856 Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (b. 1797)
  • 1869 George Peabody, American-British entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Trust and the Peabody Institute, dies at 74
  • 1890 Jacob PP baron van Zuylen, Dutch foreign minister (1852-3), dies at 74
  • 1893 Cornelis E van Koetsveld, Dutch vicar/literature, dies at 86
  • 1893 Pierre Tirard, French politician (b. 1827)
  • 1906 John H. Ketcham, American politician (b. 1832)
  • 1908 Tomés Estrada Palma, 1st president Cuba (1902-06), dies
  • 1914 Georg Trakl, writer, dies at 27
  • 1918 Wilfred Owens, anti-war poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25
  • 1921 Takasji Hara, premier of Japan, murdered
  • 1924 Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)

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1940 Manuel Azaña, Prime Minister of Spain (1931-33) and 2nd President of the Spanish Republic (1936-39), dies of a heart attack at 60 while in exile in France

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • 1942 Marcel Barger, [Streliskie], cabaret performer, killed in Auschwitz
  • 1954 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish author (Burned Child), dies at 31
  • 1957 Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1897)
  • 1968 Paul JM Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author, dies at 78
  • 1968 Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892)
  • 1969 Carlos Marighela, Brazilian guerilla, dies in battle
  • 1973 Karl H Waggerl, Austria author (Green Friends), dies at 75
  • 1974 Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop, dies at 62
  • 1980 Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (b. 1905)
  • 1986 Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1987 Raphael Soyer, Russian-born American artist (Depression scenes in NYC), dies at 87
  • 1993 Basuki Abdullah, Indonesian painter, murdered at 78
  • 1993 Cornelis T "Cor" van de Molen, Dutch journalist (Beehive), dies at 62
  • 1993 Ely A Landau, producer (Long Day's Journey), dies of stroke at 73
  • 1993 Jose L Guarner, Spanish movie reviewer, dies at 56
  • 1994 Alexander Hardie Williamson, artist, dies at 87
  • 1994 Sam Francis, US painter (Basel Mural), dies at about 71
  • 1994 Samuel Lewis Francis, painter, dies at 71
  • 1995 Gilles Deleuze, philosopher, dies at 70

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1995 Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel (1974-77 and 1992-95) and 1994 Nobel Peace Prize winner, assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir at 73

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1996 Robert Rapoport, social anthropologist, dies at 72
  • 1997 George Chambers, PM of Trinidad & Tobago (1981-86), dies
  • 2003 Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (b. 1923)
  • 2003 Charles Causley, Cornish writer and poet (b. 1917)
  • 2005 Nadia Anjuman, Afghan poet and journalist (b. 1980)
  • 2006 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American memoirist (Cheaper by the Dozen) (b. 1908)
  • 2006 Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1915)

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2008 Michael Crichton, American author, dies at 66

  • 2008 Juan Camilo Mouriño, Mexican Secretary of the Interior (b. 1971)
  • 2009 Hubertus Brandenburg, Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockholm (b. 1923)
  • 2010 Eugénie Blanchard, French supercentenarian (b. 1896)