Deaths in History on November 7

  • 644 Umar ibn al-Khattāb, Second caliph of Islam dies of injuries after assassination attempt 4 days earlier
  • 739 Willibrord, [Clemens], 1st bishop of Utrecht/saint 695-739, dies at 81
  • 1225 Engelbert I, the Saint, archbishop of Cologne, murdered at 40
  • 1550 Jon Arason, the last Roman Catholic bishop of Iceland prior to the reformation, beheaded in Skalholt with his two sons Are and Bjorn. (b. 1484)
  • 1573 Solomon Luria (Maharshal), talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo), dies
  • 1581 Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar
  • 1599 Gasparo Tagliacozzi, Italian surgeon (b. 1546)
  • 1608 Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen/cavalry commander, dies in battle
  • 1620 Hetman Stanisław Żólkiewski polish commander in the Battle of Ţuţora (1620) (b. 1547)
  • 1633 Cornelis Drebbel, physicist/chemist/inventor (builder of the first submarine), dies
  • 1639 Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, English politician
  • 1642 Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, English politician
  • 1678 Erasmus Quellinus II [Quellien], Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 70
  • 1708 Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist, dies at 76
  • 1723 Godfrey Kneller, English painter (74-77), dies
  • 1872 Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician (b. 1833)
  • 1876 Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (Michigan), dies at 65
  • 1881 John MacHale, Irish Archbishop (Tuam) and writer (b. 1791)
  • 1893 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, dies at 37
  • 1901 Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli, dies

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1908 Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American train and bank robber, shot by Bolivian soldiers at 42

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1913 Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist, explorer and co-discoverer of the theory of evolution through natural selection, dies at 90

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • 1919 Hugo Haase, German MP (SPD), murdered at 56
  • 1924 Hans Thoma, German painter, dies at 75
  • 1935 Lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia, dies at 39
  • 1938 Earnest von Rath, German antifascist/diplomat, murdered
  • 1941 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Das Gewitter), dies at 46
  • 1944 Richard Sorge & Ozaki, spies, hanged in Tokyo
  • 1961 Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, author (Peelwerkers), dies at 64

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1962 Eleanor Roosevelt, 1st Lady (1933-1945), dies at 78 in NYC

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 1967 John Nance Garner, (VP-D, 1933-41), dies at 98
  • 1967 Larry Kent, director (High Stakes), dies at 67
  • 1968 Willem A Wagenaar, Dutch journalist/author (3,000 meter), dies
  • 1968 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1974 Eric Linklater, British author (b. 1899)
  • 1978 Janet Flanner, writer, dies at 86
  • 1980 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, dies at 73
  • 1981 Will Durant, US author (story of civilization), dies at 96
  • 1988 Hans Baumann, German nationalist writer, dies at 74
  • 1990 Lawrence Durrell, Indian/English author (Alexandria Quartet, Mount Olive), dies at 78
  • 1991 Tom of Finland [Touko Laaksonen], Finnish fetish artist, dies at 71
  • 1992 Alexander Dubček, headed Czech Communist Party (1968-69), dies at 70
  • 1996 Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist, dies at 84
  • 1996 Claude Ake, political scientist, dies at 57
  • 1996 Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer, dies at 81
  • 1996 Jaja Wachuku, Nigerian Lawyer and First Foreign Affairs Minister (b. 1918)
  • 2000 Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (b. 1910)
  • 2000 Queen Ingrid, Queen Dowager of Denmark (b. 1910)
  • 2002 Rudolf Augstein, German publisher (b. 1923)
  • 2005 Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian-born Nazi war criminal (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Earl Dodge, American politician (Prohibition Party) (b. 1932)
  • 2016 Janet Reno, first female US Attorney General (1993-2001), dies at 78