Deaths in History on November 27

Person of interestHorace

8 BC Horace, Roman Republican poet (Odes), dies at 56

Roman Poet Horace
Roman Poet
Horace
  • 450 Galla Placidia, daughter of Byzant emperor Constantius III, dies at 58
  • 511 Clovis, 1st King of France, dies at about 45
  • 640 Acharius, bishop of Noyon/saint, dies
  • 835 Muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam, dies at 24
  • 1026 Adalbert II, bishop of Utrecht (1010-26), dies
  • 1198 Queen Constance of Sicily, wife of Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1154)
  • 1570 Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)
  • 1592 Nakagawa Hidemasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1568)
  • 1632 John Eliot, English parliament leader, dies at 40
  • 1673 Anthonie Palamedesz, painter, dies at about 72
  • 1680 Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit priest and inventor (magic lantern), dies at 79
  • 1720 Willem van Outhoorn, Dutch governor-general (Dutch East Indies), dies at 85
  • 1754 Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem), dies at 87
  • 1811 Andrew Meikle, British mechanical engineer (b. 1719)
  • 1836 Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer, dies

Person of interestAda Lovelace

1852 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, dies of uterine cancer at 36

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • 1894 Johanna von Puttkamer, Prussian noblewoman, wife of Otto von Bismarck (b. 1824)
  • 1901 Clement Studebaker, American automobile manufacturer (b. 1831)
  • 1908 Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist and palaeontologist, dies at 81
  • 1921 Douglas Colin Cameron, Canadian politician]] (b. 1854)
  • 1925 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter, dies
  • 1934 "Baby Face" Nelson, [Lester Gillis], gangster, shot by FBI at 26
  • 1934 Herman Hollis, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • 1934 Sam Cowley, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • 1943 Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian communist and partisan (b. 1916)
  • 1944 Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam, Russian physicist (b. 1879)
  • 1953 Eugene O'Neill, playwright (Nobel 1936), dies in Boston at 65
  • 1955 William Nigh, American director (Ape, Doomed to Die, Mr Wong), dies at 74
  • 1957 Margo Scharten-Antink, Dutch writer (Catherina, Sprotje), dies at 88
  • 1960 Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
  • 1971 Korneel Goossens, Flemish literary/art historian, dies at 70
  • 1974 Louis B Russell Jr, longest living heart transplant, dies at 49
  • 1975 Ross McWhirter, Guinness Book of Records keeper, murdered
  • 1977 John Little McClellan, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark), dies at 81
  • 1978 George Moscone, Mayor of San Francisco (1976-78) shot and killed by Dan White aged 49

Person of interestHarvey Milk

1978 Harvey Milk, first openly gay person to be elected to public office, assassinated by Dan White at 48

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk
  • 1980 F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (b. 1882)
  • 1983 Manuel Scorza, Peruvian writer, dies at about 55
  • 1984 Percy Norris, deputy high commissioner of India, shot dead
  • 1992 Ivan Generalić, Croatian painter (b. 1914)
  • 1994 Arthur Frank "Peter" Shore, egyptologist, dies at 70
  • 1995 Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker, dies at 75
  • 1995 Simon Bailey, 1st British priest to say he had AIDS, dies at 40
  • 1996 George Ernest Leslie, trade union official, dies at 76
  • 1997 Buck Leonard, Hall of Famer in Negro League, dies at 90
  • 1997 Henry Charnock, oceanographer, dies at 76
  • 1999 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)
  • 2006 Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname 'Fluff' (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
  • 2007 Robert Cade, American doctor and inventor of Gatorade (b. 1927)
  • 2007 Bernie Banton, Australian asbestos campaigner (b. 1946)
  • 2008 V.P. [Vishwanath Pratap] Singh, Indian politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (1989-90), dies at 77
  • 2010 Irvin Kershner, American director (b. 1923)
  • 2014 P D [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Death in Holy Orders), dies at 94
  • 2014 P. D. James, English mystery writer (Cover Her Face), dies at 94