Famous Deaths on November 11

  • 307 Flavius Valerius Severus, compassionate emperor of Rome (306-07), dies
  • 397 Martinus, (St Maarten), Roman bishop of Tours, dies at about 81
  • 405 Arsacius, intruding archbishop of Constantinople
  • 511 Clovis, king of Salische France, founder of Merovingische, dies at 45
  • 683 Yazid I [Yazīd ibn Mu‘āwiya Lanatullah], second Umayyad caliph (680–683), dies at 36
  • 826 Theodore the Studite, Byzantine theologist/poet/saint, dies
  • 865 Petronas the Patrician, Byzantine General
  • 1150 Hartbert, bishop of Utrecht (1140-50), dies
  • 1331 Stefanus VIII Uros III Decanski, king of Serbia (1322-31), dies
  • 1528 Lucas van Prague, Czech leader of Bohemian Brothers, dies at about 68
  • 1623 Philippe de Mornay, French writer (b. 1549)
  • 1638 Cornelis Cornelisz, "of Haarlem", painter, dies at about 76
  • 1675 Thomas Willis, English Physician (epidemiology, anatomy of the brain and nervous system), dies at 54
  • 1675 Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, ninth Nanak, 9th of 10 Guru of the Sikhs, executed under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb at 54
  • 1677 Barbara Strozzi, Italian singer and composer, dies at 58
  • 1724 Joseph Blake, alias "Blueskin", a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London. (b. c. 1700)

  • 1755 Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent, dies at 91
  • 1772 John Mauritius Quinkhard, portrait painter, dies at 84
  • 1810 Johann/John Zoffany, German painter (Tribuna degl' Uffizi), dies at 77
  • 1812 Platon Levshin, Metropoitan of Moscow (b. 1737)

Person of interestNat Turner

1831 Nat Turner, slave rebel who led a violent insurrection in Virginia, hanged at 31

Rebel Slave Nat Turner
Rebel Slave
Nat Turner
  • 1855 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, dies at 42
  • 1861 Pedro V van Alcantara, King of Portugal (1853-61), dies at 24
  • 1862 James Madison Porter, American politician (b. 1793)
  • 1871 William Lonsdale, English Geologist and Paleontologist (fossil coral), dies at 77
  • 1880 Lucretia Mott, American Quaker, abolitionist and women's right activist (1st Woman's Rights Convention), dies at 87

Person of interestNed Kelly

1880 Ned Kelly, Australian outlaw and bushranger, executed at 25

Leader of the Kelly gang Ned Kelly
Leader of the Kelly gang
Ned Kelly
  • 1884 Alfred Brehm German zoologist (b. 1827)
  • 1886 Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body made possible space and ocean exploration, dies of dysentery at 53
  • 1895 Julius Tausch, composer, dies at 68
  • 1901 Antonio Zamara, composer, dies at 72
  • 1907 Henry Gadsby, composer, dies at 64
  • 1912 Joseph Wieniawski, composer, dies at 75
  • 1912 Jose Canalejas Y Mendez, premier Spain, murdered
  • 1917 Liliuokalani [Lydia Kamakaʻeha], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93), dies from a stroke at 79
  • 1918 Victor Adler, Austrian neurologist/foreign minister, dies
  • 1918 George Lawrence Price, Canadian soldier, last person to be killed in WW I (b. 1892)
  • 1927 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory, dies at 70
  • 1929 Mieczyslaw Soltys, composer, dies at 66
  • 1930 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30), dies at 43
  • 1931 Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (b. 1840)

  • 1936 Edward German, composer, dies at 74

Person of interestTyphoid Mary

1938 Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, dies at 69

  • 1939 Jan Opletal, Czech student, victim of Nazi violence in Prague
  • 1942 Anton H Blaauw, botanist (Perception of the Lichtes), dies at 60
  • 1942 Hector Abbas, Flemish actor and director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58
  • 1945 Jerome Kern, US composer (Sally, Leave it to Jane), dies at 60
  • 1947 Martin Dibelius, German theologist (That Drawer Jahwes), dies at 64
  • 1954 John Rosamund Johnson, composer, dies at 81
  • 1955 John Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1913-18), dies at 87
  • 1956 Victor Young, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
  • 1962 Joseph Allen Jr, American actor (The Night Before the Divorce, Motor Madness), dies at 44
  • 1962 René Coty, President of France , dies at 80
  • 1964 Edward Steuermann, composer, dies at 72
  • 1964 H[enry] Beam Piper, American sci-fi author (4 Day Planet), dies at 60
  • 1965 Gaston Glass, actor (Opening Your Eyes), dies after long illness at 65
  • 1967 Harry Seymour, composer/actor (Tenderfoot), dies of heart attack at 76
  • 1967 Jordan Whitfield, American actor (Bomba the Jungle Boy, Lord of the Jungle, Swamp Fox), dies of heart attack at 49
  • 1968 Jeanne Demessieux, composer, dies at 47
  • 1969 Frank Newburg, American actor (Homemaker), dies at 83
  • 1971 Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke and Ranee of Sarawak, dies at 86
  • 1971 A. P. Herbert, English journalist and writer (Punch, Helen), dies at 81
  • 1972 Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (Allman Brothers Band), dies in motorcycle crash at 24
  • 1973 Stringbean, [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • 1973 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish Chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 78
  • 1974 Alfonso Leng, composer, dies at 80
  • 1974 Jane Ace, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74
  • 1975 Marty May, (Fireball Fun For All), dies at 79

Person of interestAlexander Calder

1976 Alexander Calder, American sculptor (mobiles), dies at 78

  • 1976 E Q Davies, cricketer (9 runs & 7 wickets in 5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1977 Greta Keller, Vienna-born cabaret singer and actress (b. 1903)
  • 1977 Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist, dies at 27
  • 1979 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • 1984 Martin Luther King Sr, US vicar/father of MLK Jr, dies at 84
  • 1984 Jan Novák, Czech classical composer, dies at 63
  • 1986 Roger C.Carmel, American actor (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law), dies at 54
  • 1987 Lowell T. Coggeshall, American medical scientist and US Secretary of HEW (1956-58), dies at 86
  • 1987 Nico Slothouwer, poet (Liefdesstratenplan), commits suicide at 30
  • 1988 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist (b. 1900)
  • 1990 Attilio Demaría, Argentinian footballer (b. 1909)
  • 1990 Alexis Minotis [Alexandros Minotakis], Greek actor (The Merchant of Venice, King Lear), dies at 90
  • 1992 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, cosmonaut, dies at 50
  • 1992 Giulio C Argan, Italian art critic/mayor of Rome, dies
  • 1992 Peter Gretton, British vice admiral, dies at 80
  • 1993 Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and composer (After Hours), dies at 79
  • 1993 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff during Watergate, dies at 67
  • 1994 Elizabeth Lefanu Maconchy, Engl composer (My Dark Heart), dies at 87
  • 1994 Ernest Clark, British actor (Ghandi, The Dam Busters, Doctor in the House), dies at 82
  • 1994 Frances Tustin, English child psychologist, dies at 81
  • 1994 Pedro Zamora, aIDS Activist, dies at 22
  • 1994 John A. Volpe, 61st and 63rd Governor of Massachusetts, 2nd United States Secretary of Transportation (b. 1908)
  • 1995 Charles Scribner Jr, publisher, dies at 74
  • 1995 Cornelie Coposu, politician, dies at 79
  • 1995 Kenneth Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist, dies at 68
  • 1995 René Wellek, Czech-American writer (Concepts of Criticism), dies at 92
  • 1996 Helen Rosenthal, Teacher/health administrator, dies at 47
  • 1997 Rodney Milburn, American athlete (b. 1950)
  • 1998 Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (b. 1913)
  • 1999 Jacobo Timmerman, Argentine writer and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 1999 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (b. 1961)

Person of interestYasser Arafat

2004 Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, dies in Paris at 75

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 2004 Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2004 Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show, The Cotton Club), dies from a stroke at 85
  • 2005 Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, British photographer (b. 1939)
  • 2005 Peter Drucker, American management theorist (b. 1909)
  • 2005 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (b. 1930)
  • 2005 Keith Andes, American actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats), commits suicide at 85
  • 2006 Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (Home and Away), dies at 32
  • 2006 Harry Lehotsky, pastor and activist (b. 1957)
  • 2007 John Peterson, American drummer (the Beau Brummels), dies at 65
  • 2008 Herb Score, American baseball player, dies at 75
  • 2009 Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader (b. 1919)
  • 2010 Baby Marie Osborne, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 2010 William Edwin Self, American actor and television producer (b. 1921)
  • 2012 Rex Hunt, British diplomat and Governor of the Falkland Islands (1982-1985), dies at 86
  • 2013 George Reinholt, American actor, dies at 73
  • 2013 Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, dies at 78
  • 2015 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motörhead), dies from liver failure at 61
  • 2016 Robert Vaughn, American actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), dies at 83
  • 2016 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), dies at 79
  • 2017 Francesco "Frank" Corsaro, American opera director (The Night of the Iguana, Play of the Week), dies at 92