Deaths in History on November 5

  • 1370 Kazimierz III, the Great, King of Poland (1333-70), dies at 61
  • 1515 Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli, Italian painter, dies at 41
  • 1559 Kano Motonobu, Zen co-founder (Kano school of painting), dies at 83
  • 1603 Irini Fedorovna, Russian daughter of Boris Godunov, dies
  • 1660 Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle, English socialite (b. 1599)
  • 1660 Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1591)
  • 1669 John Coccejus, German/Neth reformed theologist, dies at about 66
  • 1675 Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship designer, dies at 52
  • 1680 Gillis Valckenier, mayor of Amsterdam (1665..80), dies at about 57
  • 1701 Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, French-born English politician (bc. 1659)
  • 1714 Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (b. 1633)
  • 1737 Johan W van Ripperda, Dutch diplomat/baron/duke, dies at 55
  • 1752 Carl Andreas Duker, German classical scholar (b. 1670)
  • 1758 Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (b. 1686)
  • 1772 Pieter Steyn, Dutch grand pensionary (1749-72), dies at 66
  • 1801 Norinaga Moto'ori, Japanese scientist, dies
  • 1803 Ch de Laclos, writer, dies
  • 1804 Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, poetess (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 66
  • 1819 Dirk van den Boetzelaer, regent of Holland, dies at 55
  • 1828 Maria Fyodorovna of Russia, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (b. 1759)
  • 1834 Aernout Drost, Dutch literary/founder (The Guide), dies at 24
  • 1836 Karel Hynek Mácha, Czech poet (b. 1810)
  • 1850 Ferdinand KJ, archduke of Austria, dies at 69
  • 1854 Soimonov, Russian general, dies in battle of Inkermann
  • 1879 James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (speed of light), dies at 48
  • 1883 William Hicks, British col/commander (Egyptian army), dies in battle
  • 1923 Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French novelist (b. 1880)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930 Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1929), dies at 72

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • 1941 Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish pacifist (b. 1905)
  • 1943 Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter/graphic artist, dies at 62
  • 1944 Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)
  • 1950 Jacobus J E Hondius, Dutch classicist/graphic artist, dies at 53
  • 1955 Maurice Utrillo, French artist (b. 1883)
  • 1960 August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • 1964 Lansdale Sasscer, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (b. 1893)
  • 1969 Itih Walracen, Sudanese widow of author William Walraven, dies
  • 1975 Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1909)
  • 1975 Lionel Trilling, American critic and writer (b. 1905)
  • 1977 René Goscinny, French writer (Asterix), dies at 51
  • 1979 Al Capp, US cartoonist (Li'l Abner), dies at 70
  • 1982 Gerda Brautigam, journalist/Dutch MP (PvdA), dies
  • 1985 Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
  • 1991 Robert Maxwell, Billionaire publisher (NY Daily News), dies at 68
  • 1992 Arpad E Elo, Hungarian physicist (chess classification system), dies
  • 1992 Jan Hendrik Oort, Dutch astronomer (Oort Cloud), dies at 92
  • 1994 McHenry Boatwright, signer, dies at 66
  • 1996 Lars-Ake Nilsson, diplomat, dies at 53
  • 1996 Ronald Ogden, engineer, dies at 81
  • 1997 Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-born historian of ideas (b. 1909)
  • 2000 Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Special Friendships), dies at 93
  • 2000 Victor Grinich, American businessman (b. 1924)
  • 2000 Bibi Titi Mohammed, Tanzanian politician (b.1926)
  • 2001 Barry Horne, a British animal liberation activist.
  • 2005 Rod Donald, New Zealand environmentalist (b. 1957)
  • 2005 John Fowles, English writer (b. 1926)
  • 2006 Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), dies at 81
  • 2007 Nils Liedholm, Swedish football midfielder and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2009 Félix Luna, Argentine historian (b. 1925)
  • 2010 Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet and politician (b. 1943)
  • 2012 Charles V. Bush, African-American pioneer (1st African-American US Air Force Academy Graduate and US Supreme Court Page), dies from colon cancer at 72
  • 2012 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], American body modifier, dies at 54