Deaths in History on November 19

  • 496 Pope Gelasius I, Catholic Pope (492-496) of Berber extraction, and writer (Doctrine of the Two Powers), dies at about 86 [birth details murky]
  • 498 Anastasius II, Pope (496-98) referred to by Dante in his Inferno XI, 8-9, dies
  • 1272 David of Augsburg, Franciscan minister/author, dies
  • 1316 Jean I, King of France and Navarre, (Nov 15-19, 1316), dies at 5 days old
  • 1389 Dimitri Ivanovitch "Donskoi", monarch of Vladimir-Soezdal, dies at 39
  • 1472 Bessarion, Catholic bishop and famed Greek scholar (revived work of Plato), dies
  • 1478 Emperor Baeda Maryam of Ethiopia (b. 1448)
  • 1495 Alfonso II, King of Naples (1494-95), dies
  • 1557 Bona Sforza, Queen of Sigismund I of Poland (b. 1494)
  • 1577 Matsunaga Hisahide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)
  • 1649 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar and controversialist, dies at 73
  • 1665 Nicholas Poussin, French classical painter (Seven Sacraments), dies at 71
  • 1672 John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (b. 1614)
  • 1692 Georg von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief (Colors), dies
  • 1692 Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright (2nd Poet Laureate 1689-92), dies at about 50
  • 1703 Man in the Iron Mask, prisoner in Bastille prison in Paris, dies
  • 1719 Jean Deutz, merchant and Amsterdam regent, dies at 64
  • 1723 Antoine Nompar de Caumont, French courtier and soldier (b. 1632)
  • 1772 William Nelson, American colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1711)
  • 1773 James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician, dies at 51

Wolfe ToneWolfe Tone (1763-1798)

Irish republican and revolutionary figure (United Irishmen), dies at 35 in unclear circumstances on the day he was to be hanged

  • 1806 Shah Alam II, 17th Mughal Emperor (1760-1806), dies at 78
  • 1822 Johann Georg Tralles, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1763)
  • 1850 Richard Mentor Johnson, American politician (b. 1780)
  • 1868 Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)
  • 1880 Bernard ter Haar, Dutch poet (Herbert and Clara) and church historian, dies at 74
  • 1883 Carl Wilhelm Siemens, German engineer and inventor (laid undersea cables), dies at 60

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus (1849-1887)

American poet ("Give us your tired & poor", "New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), dies likely from Hodgkin's lymphoma at 38

  • 1897 William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (b. 1810).
  • 1899 John William Dawson, Canadian geologist, dies at 79
  • 1910 Rudolf Fittig, German chemist (synthesizing organic compounds), dies at 74
  • 1911 Ramon Caceres, President of the Dominican Republic (1906-11), murdered at 44
  • 1915 Solomon Schechter, Moldavian-American Talmudic scholar and rabbi, dies at about 64
  • 1923 Frans Netscher, Dutch author and journalist (In 3rd Chamber), dies at 59
  • 1924 Lee Stack, British sirdar in Egypt/gov-gen of Sudan, murdered
  • 1931 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet, dies in a plane crash at 34
  • 1933 Enrique José Varona, Cuban author, dies at 84
  • 1936 Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchists army leader, dies in battle
  • 1938 Lev Shestov, Russian existentialist philosopher, dies at 72
  • 1940 Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist, dies at 75
  • 1942 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer (The Street of Crocodiles), shot and killed by German Nazi at 50
  • 1948 Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer of travel literature (Life on Puka Puka), dies at 52
  • 1949 James Ensor, Flemish painter and etcher (Oestereetster), dies at 89
  • 1951 Pete Hill, American Baseball HOF outfielder (NgL lifetime batting average: .326) and manager (Detroit Stars, Baltimore Black Sox), dies at 69
  • 1954 Walter Bartley Wilson, English founding member of Cardiff City F.C., dies at 84
  • 1959 Edward C. Tolman, American psychologist (behaviorism), dies at 73
  • 1959 Joseph Charbonneau, French Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal, dies at 67
  • 1961 Dorothy Heyward (née Kuhns), American playwright (Porgy), and novelist, dies at 71
  • 1967 Charles J. Watters, US Army chaplain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)
  • 1967 João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (The Devil to Pay in the Backlands), dies at 59
  • 1974 Louise Fitzhugh, American author and illustrator (Harriet the Spy), dies at 46
  • 1975 Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1976 Basil Spence, Scottish architect (Coventry Cathedral), dies at 69
  • 1981 Griffiths Mxenge, South African anti-apartheid activist, murdered at 46
  • 1982 Erving Goffman, American sociologist (Asylums), dies at 60
  • 1983 Reinout Willem van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist, dies at 79
  • 1984 George D. Aiken, American politician (Senator-R-Vermont, 1941-75), dies at 92
  • 1988 Christina Onassis, Greek heiress, daughter of Aristotle Onassis, dies of heart failure at 37
  • 1990 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77
  • 1990 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (best known for his leadership in the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War), dies at 89
  • 1992 Dorothy Walker Bush, American mother of President George H. W. Bush, dies at 91
  • 1994 Julian Symons, British crime writer and poet, dies at 82
  • 1994 Li Yuan-chia, Chinese artist, dies at 65
  • 1995 Gwen Swire, British social worker, dies at 61
  • 1996 Ian Bancroft, British civil servant (Head of the UK Civil Service), dies at 73
  • 1996 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, Indian journalist and diplomat, dies at 90
  • 1997 Christina Corrigan, American obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13
  • 1997 Durlyn Eddmonds, American murderer, executed at 45
  • 1997 Walter Stewart, American murderer, executed at 42
  • 1998 Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
  • 1999 Alexander Liberman, Russian-American magazine editor, painter and photographer (639), dies at 87
  • 2001 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (b. 1924)
  • 2004 John R. Vane, English pharmacologist (Nobel 1982), dies at 77
  • 2004 Piet Esser, Dutch sculptor (b. 1914)
  • 2006 Edward Ford, courtier in the Royal Household of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 96
  • 2011 Michael Hastings, British playwright, dies at 74
  • 2012 Boris Strugatsky, Soviet-Russian science fiction author (Tale of Troika), dies at 79
  • 2012 Warren Rudman, American politician (Sen-R-NH, 1980-93), dies at 82
  • 2013 Charlotte Zolotow, American author and publisher of children's books (When the Wind Stops), dies at 98
  • 2013 Frederick Sanger, British biochemist (worked out structure of insulin, developed Sanger sequencing to sequence complete genome, Nobel Prize 1958, 1980), dies at 95

Charles MansonCharles Manson (1934-2017)

American criminal, murderer and cult leader (Manson Family), dies of natural causes at 83