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Deaths in History on June 11

  • 1183 Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (b. 1155)
  • 1216 Henry of Flanders, Emperor of the Latin Empire
  • 1249 Adelheid van Schaarbeek, Flemish mystic/saint, dies
  • 1479 Johannes a San Facundo, Spanish Augustine saint, dies
  • 1488 James III, King of Scots (1460-88), killed in battle or assassinated soon after at Milltown near Bannockburn at 36
  • 1557 John III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1521-57), dies at 55
  • 1560 Marie Guise, Queen consort of Scotland upon her marriage to King James V of Scotland in 1538, dies at 44
  • 1665 Kenelm Digby, English philosopher and diplomat, dies at 61
  • 1666 Cornelis Evertsen the Elder, Dutch-Swiss vice-admiral, dies in battle at 55
  • 1674 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns, dies at 52
  • 1695 André Félibien, French architect (b. 1619)
  • 1698 Balthasar Bekker, Frisian theologist (Enchanted World), dies at 64
  • 1712 Louis Joseph, duc de Vendôme, Marshal of France (b. 1654)

Person of interestGeorge I

1727 George I, King of England (1714-27), dies of a stroke at 67

King George I
King
George I
  • 1766 Elisabeth Farnese, Princess of Parma and Queen of Spain (1714-24), dies at 73
  • 1796 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and Member of Parliament, dies at 75

  • 1796 Nathaniel Gorham, American politician (6th President of the Confederation Congress), dies at 58
  • 1811 Charles Frederick, liberal ruler of Baden, dies at 82
  • 1825 Daniel D. Tompkins, American politician, 6th US Vice President (1817-25), dies at 50
  • 1828 Dugald Stewart, Scottish philosopher and mathematician (Scottish common sense), dies at 74
  • 1847 John Franklin, English rear admiral and explorer (Arctic), dies at 61
  • 1852 Karl Briullov, Russian painter, dies at 52
  • 1856 Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist, dies at 76
  • 1858 Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, Austrian statesman (b. 1773)
  • 1879 Willem, (crown)prince of Orange, dies of bronchitis or murder at 39
  • 1882 Louis Désiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate, dies at 77
  • 1886 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet, dies at 40
  • 1903 King Alexander I and Queen Draga of Serbia are assassinated by a group of army officers as part of a coup
  • 1903 Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician, dies at 65
  • 1906 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Das Lied der Menschheit), dies at 50
  • 1907 John Tyler Morgan, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 82
  • 1908 Georg Adler, Polish state economist, dies at 45
  • 1911 James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist, dies at 96
  • 1912 Leon Dierx, French poet (Amants), dies at 74
  • 1913 Machmud Shevket Pasha, Turks grand vizier, murdered
  • 1914 Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1848)

  • 1924 Alexander de Savornin Lohman, Dutch minister and party leader (CHU), dies at 87
  • 1929 Gyula Andrássy, Jr., Hungarian politician (Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary (1918-20)), dies at 68
  • 1930 Henry Clay Folger, American CEO of Standard Oil and founder of the Folger Shakespeare Library, dies at 72
  • 1934 Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (b. 1896)
  • 1936 Robert E. Howard, American pulp fiction author (Conan the Barbarian), commits suicide aged 30
  • 1936 Julius Nieuwland, Belgian-American chemist (inventor of neoprene), dies at 58
  • 1937 R. J. (Reginald Joseph) Mitchell, British aircraft designer (b. 1895)
  • 1941 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, dies at 91
  • 1947 David I. Walsh, 46th Governor of Massachusetts, dies at 74
  • 1949 Koci Xoxe, Albanian vice-premier, executed
  • 1949 Oton Zupanic, Slavs poet (Zimzelen pod snegom), dies at 71
  • 1955 Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil, French industrialist, murdered
  • 1956 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Poesie grigio-verdi), dies at 61
  • 1963 Thích Quảng Đức, Buddhist monk, immolates himself on a street in Saigon at the age of 65-66
  • 1964 Frank D. Smith, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame administrator (Beaches/Greater Toronto Hockey League), dies at 70
  • 1965 José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
  • 1965 Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist, dies at 73
  • 1969 John L. Lewis, American labour leader, formed Congress of Industrial Organizations, dies at 89
  • 1970 Aleksander Kerensky, Minister-Chairman of the Russian Provisional Government (1917), dies at 89
  • 1970 Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, taught reading through phonetics, dies

  • 1970 William 'Billy Batts' Devino, American crime figure (b. 1921)
  • 1974 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
  • 1974 Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)
  • 1981 Eppo Doeve, Dutch cartoonist and painter, dies at 73
  • 1984 Enrico Berlinguer, Italian National Secreatary of Italian Communist Party (PCI), dies at 62
  • 1985 Karen Ann Quinlan, comatose patient, dies in Morris Plains NJ at 31
  • 1986 Chesley Bonestell, American-born engineer, architect, and artist (b. 1888)
  • 1988 Giuseppe Saragat, 5th President of Italy (1964-71), dies at 89
  • 1992 Marjorie Newell Robb, oldest living survivor of Titanic, dies at 103
  • 1992 Marlene Hazlett, entertainer, dies of cancer
  • 1993 Muriel C. Bradbrook, English writer (Rise of Common Player), dies at 84
  • 1994 Kitty Muggeridge, British author and translator, dies at 90
  • 1995 Luigi Innocenti, designer, dies at 71
  • 1996 Kevin Meadows, gay rights activist, dies at 21
  • 1997 Thalassa Cruso, English-American gardening expert (The Mike Douglas Show, The Tonight Show), dies of Alzheimer's at 88
  • 1998 Catherine Cookson, English novelist (Bannaman Legacy), dies at 91

Person of interestTimothy McVeigh

2001 Timothy McVeigh, American Oklahoma City bomber and terrorist, executed for bombing Oklahoma City at 33

Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist Timothy McVeigh
Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist
Timothy McVeigh
  • 2004 Egon von Fürstenberg, Swiss fashion designer, dies at 57
  • 2004 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek politician (b. 1904)
  • 2005 VVasco Gonçalves, Portuguese army officer and 103rd Prime Minister of Portugal (1974-75), dies at 84
  • 2006 Bruce Shand, father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (b. 1977)
  • 2006 George Washington, American boxing trainer (Riddick Bowe and Mark Breland), dies of heart failure at 79
  • 2007 Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
  • 2008 Võ Văn Kiệt, former prime minister of Vietnam (b. 1922)
  • 2010 Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter (b. 1997)
  • 2012 Norman F Lent, American republican Congressman, dies from cancer at 81
  • 2013 Robert Fogel, American economic historian (Nobel Prize 1993), dies at 86
  • 2014 Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster), dies at 91
  • 2019 Martin Feldstein, American economist (1977 John Bates Clark Medal), chief economic adviser to President Reagan, dies at 79