Deaths in History on November 10

  • 461 St. Leo I, the Great, Italian Pope (440-61), dies in office
  • 627 Justus, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 901 Adelaide of Paris, Queen of Western Francia
  • 1241 Celestine IV [Goffredo Castiglioni], Pope (1241, 16 days), dies
  • 1285 Pedro III, King of Aragon (1276-85) and King of Sicily (1282-85), dies of unknown causes at around 45 or 46
  • 1299 Jan I, count of Holland/Zeeland (1295-99), dies at 15
  • 1444 Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, King of Poland and Hungary, dies in battle at 20
  • 1549 Paul III [Alessandro Farnese], Italian Pope (1534-49), dies at 81
  • 1556 Richard Chancellor, English explorer, dies in shipwreck off Scotland
  • 1596 Peter Wentworth, English Puritan politician (b. 1530)
  • 1617 Barnabe Rich, English soldier and writer
  • 1624 Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater, dies at 51
  • 1644 Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (El diablo cojuelo), dies at 65
  • 1670 Geory Horn [Hornius], theologist/historian, dies at about 50
  • 1673 Michał Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland (1669-73), dies at 33
  • 1727 Alphonse de Tonty, French explorer and American settler (b. 1659)
  • 1728 Fyodor Apraksin, Russian admirals (b. 1661)
  • 1772 Pedro Antonio Joaquim Correa da Serra Garção, Portuguese poet (b. 1724)
  • 1777 Cornstalk, Shawnee chief
  • 1779 Joseph Hewes, American merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49
  • 1808 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and administrator (Governor of Quebec 1768-1778), dies at 84
  • 1843 John Trumbull, American painter (Declaration of Independence), dies at 87
  • 1865 (Heinrich) "Henry" Wirz, Swiss American Confederate army officer (Commander of Camp Sumter prisoner-of-war facility), hanged after being found guilty of excessive cruelty at 41
  • 1888 George Bingham, British 3rd Lord Lucan (Charge of the Light Brigade), dies at 88

Arthur RimbaudArthur Rimbaud (1854-1891)

French poet and adventurer (The Drunken Boat, Illuminations), dies of a bone cancer at 37

  • 1909 George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
  • 1912 Louis Cyr, French Canadian strongman (lifting 500 pounds (227 kg) with one finger and backlifting 4,337 pounds (1,967 kg)), dies at 49
  • 1924 Archibald Geikie, Scottish geologist (Scenery of Scotland), dies at 88
  • 1936 Louis Gustave Binger, French officer and explorer (b. 1856)

Mustafa Kemal AtatürkMustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938)

1st President of Turkey (1923-38) and founder of the Republic of Turkey, dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 57

  • 1948 Julius Curtius, German Foreign Minister of the Weimar Republic (1929-31) and Minister for Economic Affairs (1926-29), dies at 71
  • 1954 Hussein Fatemi, Iran Foreign minister, executed

Harry Ford SinclairHarry Ford Sinclair (1876-1956)

American industrialist who founded Sinclair Oil and implicated in the Teapot Dome scandal, dies at 80

  • 1963 Otto Flake, writer, dies
  • 1966 Steven Nagy, American bowler (first televised perfect game [300}, 1954; ABC Hall of Fame 1963), dies at 53
  • 1968 Murk Daniel Ozinga, Dutch art historian (Monuments of Curacao), dies at 65
  • 1969 Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet, dies at 78
  • 1971 Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American author (Ox-Bow Incident), dies at 62
  • 1975 Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)
  • 1976 Theodore Besterman, British bibliographer and psychical researcher, dies at 71
  • 1979 Friedrich Thorberg, writer, dies at 71
  • 1982 Elio Petri, Italian director (The Working Class Goes to Heaven), dies of cancer at 53

Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev (1906-1982)

General Secretary of the Soviet Union (1964-82), dies of a heart attack at 75

  • 1984 Xavier Herbert, Australian author (b. 1901)
  • 1990 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist and electrical engineer, dies at 76
  • 1991 Alessandro Lessona, Minister of Italian Colonies (1931-38), dies
  • 1991 Franco Malfatti, president of Commission of Europe (1970-1972), dies
  • 1992 Antoine C J Rottier, Dutch CEO (DSM), dies
  • 1994 Louis Nizer, Jewish-American lawyer ("highest-paid lawyer in the world"), dies at 92
  • 1994 William Higinbotham, American physicist (member of team who developed first nuclear bomb), dies at 84
  • 1995 Boty Goodwin, British artist, dies at 29
  • 1995 Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian writer and environmentalist, dies at 54
  • 1996 Beecher Moore, British sailor, dies at 88
  • 1996 Hugo Buchthal, art historian, dies at 87
  • 1996 Marjorie Proops, British journalist (Daily Mirror), and advice columnist (Dear Marje), dies at 85
  • 2000 Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician, Prime Minister of France, President of the National Assembly, dies at 85
  • 2001 Ken Kesey, American author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), dies at 66
  • 2003 Canaan Banana, 1st President of Zimbabwe (1980-87), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2006 Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)
  • 2006 Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
  • 2007 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-75), dies at 100

Norman MailerNorman Mailer (1923-2007)

American novelist (Naked & the Dead, The Executioner's Song), dies at 84

  • 2009 John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)
  • 2010 Nicolo Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian organized crime figure, killed at his residence by a sniper at 86
  • 2011 Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)
  • 2011 Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)
  • 2015 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist who designed the IBM mainframe, dies at 92
  • 2015 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany (SPD, 1974- 82), dies at 96
  • 2015 Tim [Itimous Thaddeus] Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95), dies at 89