Deaths in History on November 22

  • 365 Felix II, Italian anti-pope, dies after failing to regain position as Pope from Liberius
  • 950 Lotharius, King of Italy (947-50), dies
  • 1247 Robin Hood, dies (from "A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hood")
  • 1286 Eric V of Denmark, Danish King (b. 1249)
  • 1318 Mikhail Yaroslavich, Russian prince (b. 1271)
  • 1594 Martin Frobisher, English privateer, explorer (Canada) and later vice-admiral who helped defeat the Spanish Armada, dies aged between 55 and 59
  • 1617 Ahmed I, 14th Sultan of the Ottoman Emperor (1603-17), dies at 27
  • 1694 John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1630)
  • 1697 Libéral Bruant, French architect (b. 1635)

Person of interestBlackbeard

1718 Blackbeard, notorious English pirate, dies in battle at 38

Pirate Blackbeard
Pirate
Blackbeard
  • 1758 Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, British politician (b. 1680)
  • 1773 Robert Clive, English explorer and founder (British empire in India), dies at 49
  • 1781 John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57
  • 1782 John Barueth, vicar/pamphleter, dies
  • 1782 John de Mol, porcelein manufacturer, dies
  • 1783 John Hanson, American Continental Congressman and 1st US President under Articles of Confederation, dies at 68
  • 1794 John Alsop, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
  • 1799 Baroness van Dorth, orangist, executed
  • 1803 Bernardus Bosch, Dutch vicar/patriot, dies at 57
  • 1825 Ann Bailey, pioneer, dies
  • 1871 Oscar J Dunn, (Lt Gov-La), dies suddenly, charges he was poisoned
  • 1875 Henry Wilson, Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)
  • 1886 William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
  • 1893 James Calder, 5th President of the Pennsylvania State University (b. 1826)
  • 1896 George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer and inventor (Ferris Wheel), dies of typhoid fever at 37
  • 1901 Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Russian Biologist (founded comparative embryology and experimental histology), dies at 61
  • 1902 Friedrich A Krupp, cannon manufacturer, commits suicide
  • 1904 Theophile E A de Bock, painter/etcher, dies
  • 1906 Earnest Josephson, Swedish painter, dies
  • 1916 Jack London, American activist and author (Call of the Wild), dies at 40
  • 1917 Teoberto Maler, German-born explorer (b. 1842)
  • 1919 Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (b. 1852)
  • 1920 Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (b. 1884)
  • 1924 Herman Heijermans Jr, author (On Hope, Heap of Blessing), dies
  • 1932 William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1936 Louis Apol, Dutch painter, etcher and literary, dies at 86
  • 1940 Waclaw Berent, Polish novelist, dies at 67
  • 1941 Werner Mölders, German ace fighter pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1944 Arthur Stanley Eddington, dies
  • 1944 Arthur Eddington, English astrophysicist, cosmologist and mathematician (stars), dies at 61
  • 1946 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist (b. 1889)
  • 1953 Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani religious scholar and biographer of Muhammad (b. 1884)
  • 1954 Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian UN ambassador, dies at 70
  • 1956 Vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies

Person of interestAldous Huxley

1963 Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World), dies at 69

  • 1963 Bikram Singh, Indies Lt-General (Kashmir), dies

Person of interestC. S. Lewis

1963 C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis
  • 1963 Daulet Singh, Indies Lt-General, dies

Person of interestJohn F. Kennedy

1963 John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1963 NKD Nanavati, Indies general-major (WWII), dies
  • 1963 William R Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87

  • 1963 Wilhelm Beiglböck, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • 1963 J. D. Tippit, American police officer, murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald at 39 shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy
  • 1966 Moises Frumencio da Costa Gomez, 1st Prime Minister of Dutch Antilles, dies at 59
  • 1967 Pavel Korin, Russian painter (b. 1892)
  • 1979 Anne Vondeling, Male Dutch soc democratic party-minister, dies at 63
  • 1980 Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)
  • 1986 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • 1988 Erich Fried, writer, dies at 67
  • 1988 Janet Ertel, crooner, dies
  • 1988 Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1908)
  • 1988 Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family (b. 1914)
  • 1988 Erich Freid, Austrian and British writer, dies at 67
  • 1989 Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after elected president of Lebanon
  • 1989 C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)
  • 1991 Jac de Jong [Jacobus Hendrik de Jong], Dutch entrepeneur and politician (Nedac-Sorbo), dies

Person of interestAnthony Burgess

1993 Anthony Burgess, British novelist and essayist (A Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76

Novelist Anthony Burgess
Novelist
Anthony Burgess
  • 1994 John Michael Grimes, British set Designer (Philby, Burgess and MacLean), dies at 70
  • 1995 Ambrose Sam, creole accordionist, dies at 76
  • 1995 John Putz, journalist, dies at 89
  • 1995 Norman Potter, English cabinetmaker, designer and writer, dies at 72

Person of interestRaymond Dart

1995 Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus), dies at 95

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Paleoanthropologist
Raymond Dart
  • 1996 Terence Daniel Donovan, photographer, dies at 60
  • 1997 Tom Blackburn, writer, dies at 71
  • 1998 Stu Unger, American poker player (b. 1953)
  • 2001 Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (b. 1915)
  • 2006 Ria Beckers, Dutch politician and leader of the progressive Christian party PPR, dies at 67
  • 2007 Maurice Béjart, Father of the Ballet Renewal(b. 1929)
  • 2008 MC Breed, American hip hop artist (b. 1971)
  • 2010 Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)
  • 2011 Lynn Margulis, American biologist (serial endosymbiotic theory), dies at 73
  • 2011 Lana Peters [Svetlana Stalina], Stalin's daughter, dies at 85
  • 2012 Bryce Courtenay, South African-born Australian novelist, dies from stomach cancer at 79
  • 2015 Kim Young-sam, politician and activist - President of South Korea (1993-98), dies at 87