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Deaths in History in November 1916

Person of interestPercival Lowell

Nov 12 Percival Lowell, American astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto) and founder of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, dies of a stroke at 61

Astronomer Percival Lowell
Astronomer
Percival Lowell
  • Nov 14 Henry George, Jr., American politician (b. 1862)
  • Nov 14 Saki, British writer (b. 1870)
  • Nov 15 Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905), dies at 70
  • Nov 15 Luis Muñoz Rivera, Puerto Rican journalist (founded Federalist Party), dies at 57

Person of interestFranz Joseph I

Nov 21 Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia (1848-1916), dies of pneumonia at 86 after catching a cold taking a walk

Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph I
Austro-Hungarian Emperor
Franz Joseph I
  • Nov 22 Jack London, American activist and author (Call of the Wild), dies at 40
  • Nov 24 Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, American-born gunsmith (b. 1840)

Person of interestInez Milholland

Nov 25 Inez Milholland, American suffragist (National Woman's Party), labor lawyer and socialist, dies at 30 after suffering from pernicious anemia

Suffragist Inez Milholland
Suffragist
Inez Milholland
  • Nov 28 Marthinus Theunis Steyn, South African politician and President of Orange-Free state (1896-1902), dies at 59