Deaths in History on November 21

  • 1361 Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (plague) (b. 1346)
  • 1481 Ikkyu Sojun, Zen head of Daitokuji temple, dies in Kyoto, Japan at 87
  • 1555 Georg Agricola [Bauer], German mineralogist (zinc), dies at 61
  • 1566 Annibale Caro, Italian writer and poet (Lettere familiare), dies at 59
  • 1579 Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier
  • 1580 Willem Van Hoorn, baron of Heze, governor of Brussels, executed
  • 1610 Benedict van Canfield [William Fish], English missionary, dies
  • 1652 Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer, dies at 67
  • 1728 Fjodor M graaf Apraksin, Russian gen-admiral, dies at about 57
  • 1730 François de Troy, French portrait artist
  • 1775 John Hill, British writer
  • 1811 Heinrich W von Kleist, German playwright, dies at 34
  • 1844 Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (b. 1769)
  • 1866 Amable-Guillaume-Prosper Brugière, French politician and historian, dies at 84
  • 1870 Karel Jaromír Erben, Czech poet (Ruiker), dies at 69
  • 1875 Friedrich Albert Lange, German philosopher and socialist (Neo-Kantianism), dies at 67
  • 1881 Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (b. 1794)
  • 1882 Sergey Nechayev, Russian Nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary), dies at 35
  • 1899 Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th VP, dies

Franz Joseph IFranz Joseph I (1830-1916)

Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia (1848-1916), dies of pneumonia at 86 after catching a cold taking a walk

  • 1922 Ricardo Flores Magón, Mexican anarchist (b. 1874).
  • 1924 Florence Harding, American First Lady (b. 1860)
  • 1928 Hermann Sudermann, German author (Frau Sorge), dies
  • 1932 Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law) and historian, dies at 68
  • 1932 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies
  • 1941 George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor, dies at 73
  • 1941 Henrietta Vinton Davis, African-American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator and public speaker, dies at 81
  • 1941 Juanita Spellini, first women executed in Calif

J. B. M. HertzogJ. B. M. Hertzog (1866-1942)

South African General and Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa (1924-39), dies at 76

Alexander PatchAlexander Patch (1889-1945)

American WWII general (Guadalcanal Campaign, Operation Dragoon), dies of pneumonia at 55

  • 1945 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, American novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942), dies at 72
  • 1952 Henriette Roland Holst-de Schalk, marxist author, dies at 82
  • 1952 William Green, union chairman (AFL 1924-52), dies at 79
  • 1954 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 69
  • 1957 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (b. 1873)
  • 1963 Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (Perfil del Aire), dies at 61
  • 1963 Robert Stroud, American murderer, convict, and ornithologist dubbed "Birdman of Alcatraz", dies at 73
  • 1967 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (b. 1896)
  • 1969 Mutesa II of Buganda, President of Uganda (1924)
  • 1969 Norman Lindsay, Australian artist and novelist (The Magic Pudding), dies at 90 [1]

C.V. RamanC.V. Raman (1888-1970)

Indian physicist (Nobel Prize 1930 for light scattering), dies at 82

  • 1973 Thomas Pelly, American politician, dies at 71
  • 1975 Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic writer (The Church on the Mountain), dies at 86
  • 1982 John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)
  • 1987 Jim Folsom, American politician (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), dies at 79
  • 1991 Daniel Mann [Chugerman], American stage and screen director (The Rose Tattoo; The Teahouse Of The August Moon; Butterfield 8), dies of heart failure at 79
  • 1992 Kaysone Phomvihane, Prime Minister and President of Laos (1975-91), dies at 71
  • 1993 Jim McLaughlin, Buffalo radio newsman (WKBW), dies at 59
  • 1994 Manfred Longer, Austrian/Dutch gay disco owner, dies at 42
  • 1995 Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer, dies at 81
  • 1995 George Ivan Smith, diplomat, dies at 80
  • 1995 Noel Jones, British diplomat (b. 1940)
  • 1996 Abdus Salam, Pakistani theoretical physicist (1979 Noble Prize for Physics - electroweak unification theory), dies at 70
  • 1997 Ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies
  • 2001 Salahuddin of Malaysia, King of Malaysia (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Alfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I (and Christmas Truce) veteran (b. 1896)
  • 2005 Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)
  • 2009 Konstantin Feoktistov, Soviet cosmonaut (Voskhod 1), dies at 83
  • 2010 David Nolan, American political activist (b. 1943)
  • 2010 Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American visual artist and co-founder of DuSable Museum of African American History, dies at 95

Anne McCaffreyAnne McCaffrey (1926-2011)

American sci-fi author (Dragonflight, Dragondrums), dies at 85

  • 2022 Jeremy Lloyds, English cricket umpire (5 Tests, 18 ODIs, 1 T20I) and all-rounder (Somerset CCC, Orange Free State, Gloucestershire CCC), dies at 68
  • 2022 Jürgen Nöldner, German soccer midfielder (30 caps East Germany; ASK Vorwärts Berlin 285 games) and journalist (Neue Fußballwoch, Kicker), dies at 81
  • 2022 Kálmán Mészöly, Hungarian soccer defender (61 caps; Vasas SC 279 games) and manager (Hungary, Turkey, Fenerbahçe SK), dies at 81