Deaths in History on November 19

  • 498 Anastasius II, Pope (496-8) dies. Referred to by Dante in his Inferno XI, 8-9
  • 1272 David of Augsburg, Franciscan minister/author, dies
  • 1316 Jan I, king of France (Nov 15-19 1316), dies
  • 1389 Dimitri Ivanovitch "Donskoi", monarch of Vladimir-Soezdal, dies at 39
  • 1472 Joannes/Basilius Bessarion, archbishop of Nicaea, 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 (b. 1576)
  • 1665 Nicholas Poussin, French painter, dies
  • 1672 John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (b. 1614)
  • 1692 Georg F 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, minster of Heemskerk/merchant/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 (b. 1722)
  • 1798 Theobald W Tone, Irish nationalist, dies
  • 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 de Hair, vicar/poet/church historian, dies at 74
  • 1883 Carl Wilhelm Siemens, German engineer and inventor (laid undersea cables), dies at 60

Person of interestEmma Lazarus

1887 Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38

  • 1897 William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (b. 1810).
  • 1910 Wilhelm Rudolf Fittig, German Chemist (synthesizing organic compounds), dies at 74
  • 1911 Ramon Caceres, President (Dominican Republic), murdered
  • 1915 Solomon Schechter, theologist, dies at about 64
  • 1923 French Netscher, author/journalist (In 3rd Chamber), dies at 59
  • 1924 Lee Stack, British sirdar in Egypt/gov-gen of Sudan, murdered
  • 1931 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)
  • 1932 Marie MJ Poupelet, French sculptor/poster artist, dies
  • 1933 Enrique Jose Varona, Cuban sociologist/vice-president, dies at 84
  • 1936 Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchists army leader, dies in battle
  • 1938 Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (b. 1866)
  • 1942 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (shot) (b. 1892)
  • 1943 Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Antoine), dies at 85
  • 1948 Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer of travel literature (Life on Puka Puka), dies at 52
  • 1949 James Ensor, Flemish painter/etcher (Oestereetster), dies at 89
  • 1954 Walter Bartley Wilson, founding member of Cardiff City F.C. (b. 1870)
  • 1959 Edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism), dies
  • 1959 Joseph Charbonneau, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal, dies at 67
  • 1967 Charles J. Watters, US Army chaplain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)
  • 1975 Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1976 Sir Basil Spence, British architect (b. 1907)
  • 1981 Griffiths Mxenge, South Afr's anti-apartheid advocate, murdered
  • 1982 Erving Goffman, American sociologist (Asylums), dies at 60
  • 1983 Reinout W van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist, dies at 79
  • 1984 George D Aiken, (Sen-R-Vt, 1941-75), dies at 92
  • 1987 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)
  • 1988 Christine Onassis, heiress, dies of heart failure at 37
  • 1990 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)
  • 1990 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77
  • 1992 Dorothy Walker Bush, mother of President George H. W. Bush, dies at 91
  • 1994 Julian Gustave Symons, British crime writer and poet, dies at 82
  • 1994 Li Yuan Artist-chia, dies at 65
  • 1995 Gwen Swire, socila worker, dies at 61
  • 1996 Denis Jenkinson, journalist, dies at 74
  • 1996 Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant, dies at 73
  • 1996 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat, dies at 90
  • 1997 Christina Corrigan, obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13
  • 1997 Durlyn Eddmonds, murderer, executed at 45
  • 1997 Frank Joseph Kofsky, teacher/writer, dies at 62
  • 1997 Walter Stewart, murderer, executed at 42
  • 1998 Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
  • 2001 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (b. 1924)
  • 2004 Piet Esser, Dutch sculptor (b. 1914)
  • 2004 John Robert Vane, British pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1927)
  • 2004 John R. Vane, English pharmacologist (Nobel 1982), dies at 77
  • 2010 Pat Burns, Canadian hockey coach (b. 1952)
  • 2011 Michael Hastings, British playwright, dies at 74
  • 2013 Frederick Sanger, British biochemist (Sanger sequencing, Nobel Prize 1958, 1980), dies at 95

Person of interestCharles Manson

2017 Charles Manson, American criminal, murderer and cult leader (Manson Family), dies of natural causes at 83

Murderer Charles Manson
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