On This Day

Famous Deaths on November 14

  • 784 Alberik I, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 976 T'ai tsu, emperor of China/founder of Sung-dynasty, dies
  • 1226 Frederick of Isenberg, German politician (executed) (b. 1193)

Alexander Nevsky

1263 Alexander Nevsky [Aleksandr], Grand Prince of Novgorod and Vladimir dies at 43

  • 1359 Gregorius Palamas, Byzantine mystic/archbishop/saint, dies
  • 1391 Nikola Tavelić, First Croatian saint (b. 1340)
  • 1522 Anne of France, daughter of French King Louis XI, Princess and French Regent (for her brother King Charles VIII during his minority). Born 1461
  • 1556 Giovanni Della Casa, Italian poet (Galateo), dies at 53
  • 1589 Philipp Apianus [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German mathematician and geographer, dies at 58
  • 1625 Giulio C Procaccini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies
  • 1633 William Ames, English philosopher (b. 1576)
  • 1673 Michael Wisniowieki, King of Poland, dies
  • 1687 Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn, English mistress of King Charles II of England, dies from apoplexy at 37
  • 1691 Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)
  • 1692 Christoph Bernhard, German composer, dies at 64
  • 1734 Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, French mistress of British king Charles II, dies at 85
  • 1746 Georg Steller, German naturalist (b. 1709)
  • 1780 Jacobus Houbraken, engraver/illustrator, dies at 81
  • 1794 Pieter Nieuwland, Dutch scientist and mathematician (known as "Dutch Isaac Newton"), dies at 30
  • 1797 Ivan Shuvalov, 1st Russian Minister of Education and founder of the Moscow University, dies at 70
  • 1804 Aagje Deken, Dutch literary (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 62
  • 1817 Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian revolutionary (b. 1795)
  • 1825 Jean Paul, writer, dies at 62
  • 1829 Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
  • 1831 Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, Austrian-French composer and piano builder, dies at 74
  • 1831 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and inventor (dialectic), dies at 61
  • 1832 Charles Carroll, Wealthy Maryland planter who was the last signer of the Declaration of Independence to pass away, dies at 95
  • 1832 Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist and philologist (Investigation of the Origin of the Old Norse or Icelandic Language), dies of tuberculosis at 44
  • 1841 Thomas Bruce, 7th earl of Elgin & Kincardine, British diplomat, dies at 75
  • 1842 Henry de Cock, Dutch reformed vicar and secession leader, dies at 41
  • 1844 Flora Tristan, French writer and social activist, dies at 41
  • 1844 John Abercrombie, Scottish physician, dies at 64
  • 1860 Feliks Ostrowski, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 58
  • 1866 Miguel I, King of Portugal (1828-34), dies at 64
  • 1902 Paulus T van der Maesen the Sombreff, foreign minister, dies
  • 1906 Hendrik Jan Schimmel, Dutch writer and dramatist (2 Tudors), dies at 83
  • 1907 Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian politician (b. 1848)
  • 1908 Kwang-siu, emperor of China, dies
  • 1909 Joshua Slocum, Canadian-American seaman and adventurer, departs from Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, sailing south for the winter, and is lost at sea, at 65
  • 1914 Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, governor of Natal, dies at 82
  • 1914 Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Malayalin journalist (b. 1861)
  • 1915 Theodor Leschetizky, Polish pianist, composer, and teacher (Contes de Jeunesse), dies at 85
  • 1916 Henry George, Jr., American politician (b. 1862)
  • 1916 Saki, British writer (b. 1870)
  • 1917 William Smith, British deserter in France, executed at 20
  • 1922 Karl Michael Ziehrer, Austrian composer, dies at 79
  • 1922 Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist and politician who first coined the term "geopolitics", dies at 58
  • 1925 Agnes Zimmermann, German composer, dies at 78
  • 1929 Joe McGinnity, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1905; 5 × NL wins leader; NL ERA leader 1904; Baltimore Orioles, NY Giants), dies at 58
  • 1935 J Wouter[us] van Dieren, biologist (Terschelling), dies
  • 1937 Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • 1944 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist, dies at 71
  • 1946 Herman de Man [Salomon H Hamburger], author/Radio Orange, dies
  • 1946 Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (Atlántida), dies of cardiac arrest at 69
  • 1947 Joseph Allard, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1873)
  • 1949 Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat, dies at 72
  • 1955 Robert E Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois), dies at 59
  • 1957 Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef, South African painter, dies at 71
  • 1959 Thomas W Ross, American actor (Without Limit, Kings Row, 17, Mortal Storm), dies at 84
  • 1960 Walter Catlett, American actor (Climax, Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities), dies of a stroke at 71
  • 1962 Manuel Gálvez, Argentine novelist (La maestra normal), dies at 80
  • 1964 Hendrik Gerrit Cannegieter, meteorology/director KNMI, dies at 85
  • 1964 Heinrich von Brentano, German politician (Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs), dies at 60
  • 1965 George Bissett, South African cricketer (25 wickets in 4 Tests for South Africa), dies at 60
  • 1965 Russell Collins, American actor (Niagara, Close Up, Shockproof), dies at 68
  • 1965 Dawn Powell, American writer (Turn, Magic Wheel), dies at 68
  • 1967 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), dies at 72
  • 1971 William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (b. 1934)
  • 1972 Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), dies at 71
  • 1974 Johnny Mack Brown, American actor (Lawman is Born, Back Trail), dies from a cardiac condition at 70
  • 1975 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter, dies at 88
  • 1977 Richard Addinsell, English composer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 73
  • 1977 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian guru, founder of International Society for Krishna Consciousness, dies at 81
  • 1979 Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies
  • 1981 Robert Bradford, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1941)
  • 1982 Joachim Stutschewsky, Austrian-Israeli cellist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 91
  • 1984 Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (b. 1916)
  • 1990 K L Poll, journalist/author, dies
  • 1990 Malcolm Muggeridge, WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87
  • 1990 Robert Mariano, entertainer, dies at 21
  • 1991 Tony Richardson, British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63
  • 1992 Clem Beauchamp, American film actor, stuntman, and production manager (Tarzan; Dick Tracy; The Adventures of Superman), dies at 94
  • 1992 Ernst Happel, Austrian soccer player, 1943-59 (Rapid Wien), and coach, 1962-92 (Feyenoord; Club Brugge; Hamburger SV, and 8 others), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • 1992 George Adams, American jazz and R&B tenor saxophonist and flautist (Charles Mingus; Gil Evans; McCoy Tyner; Adams/Pullen Quartet), dies at 52
  • 1992 Joop Van Nellen, Dutch soccer forward (27 caps; DHC Delft), dies at 82
  • 1992 Robert Reese, American actor, dies of natural causes at 66
  • 1992 John J. Cascella, American rock keyboard and accordion player (John Mellencamp), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 1993 Sanzo Nosaka, co-founder of Japanese Communist Party (1922), dies
  • 1994 Ferdinand J Kranenburg, director of queen (North Holland), dies at 83
  • 1994 Jake Dengel, American actor (Ragtime, Ironweed), dies at 61
  • 1994 John F Hampe, pathologist (Fabric & Stoflongen), dies at 83
  • 1994 John I M Stewart, detective writer (A Comedy of Terrors), dies at 88
  • 1994 Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist, dies at 60
  • 1994 Tom Villard, American actor (b. 1953)
  • 1995 Jack Finney, American sci-fi and thriller author (The Body Snatchers, Time and Again), dies of pneumonia at 84
  • 1995 John Lee Admiral-Barber, dies at 90
  • 1995 Les Horvath, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback and halfback (Heisman Trophy 1944; first Ohio State player to win the award; National C'ship 1942), dies of heart failure at 74
  • 1995 Eddie Ballantine, American orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), dies at 88
  • 1996 Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, Lloyd's of London underwriter, dies at 77
  • 1996 Joseph Bernardin, cardinal Archbishop of Chicago, dies at 68
  • 1996 Liz Knights, English book publisher (Victor Gallancz) dies of cancer at 41
  • 1996 Vera von der Heydt, German psychoanalyst, dies at 96
  • 1996 Virginia Cherrill, American actress (City Lights; Lake Extra; Brat), dies at 88

Eddie Arcaro

1997 Eddie Arcaro, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), dies of liver cancer at 81

  • 1997 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • 2000 Robert Trout, American newscaster (ABC), dies at 91
  • 2001 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral), dies of an asthma attack at 33
  • 2001 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine soccer forward (Boca Juniors, Sampdoria, Atlético Madrid) and manager (Argentina, Boca Juniors, Lazio, Roma), dies at 79
  • 2002 Eddie Bracken, American actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing), dies at 87
  • 2003 Gene Anthony Ray, American dancer and actor (Fame - "Leroy"), dies from complications of a stroke at 41
  • 2004 Michel Colombier, French composer (b. 1939)
  • 2005 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, dies at 103
  • 2007 Mauro Bortolotti, Italian composer, dies at 80
  • 2008 Wilhelmus Norbert Schmelzer, Dutch foreign minister (KVP), dies at 87
  • 2009 Bruce Wells, English boxer (European amateur light middleweight champion 1953) & actor (Dr. Who 1965-73), dies at 76
  • 2010 Wes Santee, American middle distance runner, dies at 78
  • 2011 Franz Josef Degenhardt, German poet and author, dies at 79
  • 2012 Brian Davies, Australia Rugby League player, dies at 82
  • 2012 Ahmed Jabari, Palestinian political activist, killed by an airstrike at 53
  • 2014 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer, dies from esophageal cancer at 77
  • 2014 Jane Byrne, American politician and 50th Mayor of Chicago, dies at 81
  • 2015 Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), dies at 89
  • 2015 Nick Bockwinkel, American professional wrestler (WCW/AWA), dies at 80
  • 2016 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), dies of cancer at 59
  • 2016 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, dies of cancer at 61
  • 2016 Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player (5-time Grand Slam doubles champion), dies of a stroke at 102
  • 2018 Katherine "Scottie" MacGregor, American actress (Little House On The Prairie - "Harriet Oleson"), dies at 93
  • 2020 Des O'Connor, British television presenter, singer and comedian, dies at 88 [1]
  • 2021 Bertie Auld, Scottish soccer midfielder (3 caps; Celtic, Birmingham City) and manager (Partick Thistle, Hibernian, Hamilton Academical), dies from dementia complications at 83
  • 2021 Virginio Pizzali, Italian track cyclist (Olympic gold team pursuit 1956), dies at 86
November 14 Highlights