Famous Deaths in November 1917

  • Nov 3 Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist, dies at 71
  • Nov 8 Colyn Blythe, cricketer (2509 F-C wickets), dies at 38 during WW I
  • Nov 11 Liliuokalani [Lydia Kamakaʻeha], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93), dies from a stroke at 79
  • Nov 13 Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Le suicide), dies
  • Nov 14 William Smith, British deserter in France, executed at 20
  • Nov 15 Oswald Chambers, Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement minister and writer (My Utmost for His Highest), dies at 43

Person of interestAuguste Rodin

Nov 17 Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
Auguste Rodin
  • Nov 17 Charles Holroyd, English artist and curator, Director of the National Gallery (1906-16), dies at 56
  • Nov 18 Henry Spiekman, social-democratic politician, dies at 43
  • Nov 19 Basil Grieve, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests England v South Africa 1889), dies
  • Nov 22 Teoberto Maler, German-born explorer (b. 1842)