Deaths in History on November 1

  • 921 Richard, Duke of Burgundy
  • 955 Henry I, Duke of Bavaria, dies from an illness at 34 or 36
  • 1296 Guillaume Durand, French writer (b. 1230)
  • 1391 Amadeus VII of Savoy (b. 1360)
  • 1399 John V, Duke of Brittany (b. 1339)
  • 1535 Francesco Sforza, Italian ruler (Milan), dies
  • 1546 Giulio Romano, Italian painter/architect (Ondergang der Titanen), dies
  • 1588 Jean Daurat, French poet (b. 1508)
  • 1596 Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (Les Libertés de l’église gallicane), dies at 57
  • 1642 Jean Nicolet, French explorer (b. 1598)
  • 1676 Gisbertus Voetius, Dutch theologian (b. 1589)
  • 1678 William Coddington, first Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1601)
  • 1700 Carlos II, King of Spain (reigns 1665-1700), dies at 38
  • 1750 Gustaaf W van Imhoff, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1736-40), dies at 45
  • 1770 Alexander Cruden "Alexander the Corrector", Scottish biblical scholar and eccentric, compiler of a concordance to King James Bible, dies at 71
  • 1814 Alexander Samoylov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)
  • 1841 Antoine Philippe Vischer, comte de Celles, Belgian-French politician, dies at 61
  • 1877 Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, American politician (Governor of Indiana), dies of a stroke at 56
  • 1879 Zachariah Chandler, American merchant and politician (found Republican Party), dies at 65
  • 1881 Jacques Perk, Dutch poet (Iris, Wood Song), dies at 22
  • 1888 Nikolai Przhevalsky, Russian explorer (b. 1838)

Alexander IIIAlexander III (1845-1894)

Russian Tsar (1881-94), dies if terminal kidney disease at 49

Theodor MommsenTheodor Mommsen (1817-1903)

German historian and scholar (Nobel Prize in Literature 1902), dies at 85

  • 1907 Alfred Jarry, French writer (ubu Roi), dies at 33
  • 1914 Christopher "Kit" Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle
  • 1922 Alfred Capus, French journalist and playwright, dies at 63
  • 1935 Émile Francqui, Belgian soldier and diplomat, dies at 72
  • 1938 Francis Jammes, French poet and writer (Jammisme), dies at 69
  • 1941 Camille Melloy [the Paepe], Belgian priest/poet (Requiem), dies at 50
  • 1950 Leslie Coffelt, American White House Police officer, killed in the line of duty at 40 [1]
  • 1955 Dale Carnegie, American writer and public speaker (How to Win Friends & Influence People), dies at 66
  • 1955 W H van Eemlandt [Haasse], author (Treasure Hunter of Amstel), dies

Pietro BadoglioPietro Badoglio (1871-1956)

41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), dies at 85

  • 1959 Gershon Agron, mayor of Jerusalem, dies at 66
  • 1961 Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist and author, dies at 97
  • 1963 Elsa Maxwell, American author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 80
  • 1968 Georgios Papandreou, Greek politician and Prime Minister of Greece (1944–45, 1963, 1964–65 dies at 80
  • 1971 Gertrud von Le Fort, German writer (The Eternal Woman), dies at 95

Ezra PoundEzra Pound (1885-1972)

American poet (The Cantos), critic and fascist collaborator in Italy during World War II, dies at 87

  • 1978 Giuseppe Berto, Italian writer (Heaven Sees Red), dies at 63
  • 1979 Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (1953-61), dies of a stroke at 82
  • 1984 Norman Krasna, author (Dear Ruth), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1987 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec, dies at 65
  • 1991 Joseph Papp, US theater producer (A Chorus Line, Hair), dies at 70
  • 1992 Jeremias Chitunda, vice-chairman (Angolese Unita-rebellion), dies
  • 1993 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (b. 1911)
  • 1993 Anatoli Voronov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup), dies at 63
  • 1993 Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American physician and biochemist (Nobel 1959), dies at 88
  • 1994 Richard Krautheimer, art historian, dies at 97
  • 1994 Syd Dernley, British hangman (1949-54), dies at 73
  • 1995 Brian Lenihan, snr, Irish politician and minister, dies at 64
  • 1995 Desmond Shawe-Taylor, British critic and writer (co-author of The Record Guide), dies at 88
  • 1995 James Ralph Darling, teacher, dies at 96
  • 1995 Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author, dies at 53
  • 1996 J. R. [Junius Richard] Jayawardene, 2nd President of Sri Lanka (1978-89) and 7th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1977-78), dies at 90
  • 1996 Maati Bouabid, Prime Minister of Morocco (1979-83), dies at 68
  • 1999 Theodore Hall, American physicist and Atomic Spy for the Soviet Union, dies at 74
  • 2006 William Styron, American novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice), dies at 81
  • 2007 Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General (b. 1915)
  • 2008 Jacques Piccard, Swiss ocean explorer (b. 1922)
  • 2010 Ernesto Presas, Filipino martial artist (b. 1945)
  • 2011 Dorothy Howell Rodham, Mother of US First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, dies at 92
  • 2017 Ray Robinson, American magazine editor and biographer (Lou Gehrig), dies of a stroke at 96
  • 2018 Amal Hussain, Yemeni famine victim who raised world's awareness, dies aged 7
  • 2021 Aaron Beck, American psychiatrist (father of cognitive behavioural therapy), dies at 100 [1]
  • 2022 Dida, elephant "Queen" of Tsavo East National Park, Kenya, dies of natural causes aged about 65 [1]