Deaths in History on November 27

HoraceHorace (65-8 BC)

Roman Republican poet (Odes), dies at 56

  • 450 Galla Placidia, daughter of Byzant emperor Constantius III, dies at 58
  • 511 Clovis, king of Salische France, founder of Merovingische, dies at 45
  • 640 Saint Acharius of Noyon, French bishop of Noyon–Tournai, dies of natural causes
  • 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 Palamedes [Palamedesz], Dutch 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 Vernet, French painter and lithographer, dies at 78

Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace (1815-1852)

English mathematician considered the first Computer Programmer, and writer and daughter of poet Lord Byron, dies of uterine cancer at 36

  • 1887 Frank Dalton, American lawman of the Old West (Deputy US Marshal - Oklahoma Territory), brother of the Dalton Gang of outlaws, killed in the line of duty at 28
  • 1894 Johanna von Puttkamer, Prussian noblewoman, wife of Otto von Bismarck (b. 1824)
  • 1899 Guido Gezelle, Flemish priest and poet, dies at 69
  • 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 and painter, dies of tuberculosis at 40

Baby Face NelsonBaby Face Nelson (1908-1934)

American bank robber and gangster who killed more FBI agents than any other criminal, shot by the FBI in a shoot out at 25

  • 1934 Herman Hollis, FBI agent, shot and killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • 1934 Sam Cowley, FBI agent, shot and killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • 1936 Edward Bach, British bacteriologist, homeopathic doctor (Bach flower remedies), dies at 50
  • 1943 Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian communist and partisan, killed by a German bomb at 27
  • 1944 Camille Looten, French-Flemish priest and literature historian, dies at 86
  • 1944 Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam, Russian physicist (b. 1879)

Eugene O'NeillEugene O'Neill (1888-1953)

American playwright (Desire Under the Elms-Nobel 1936), dies of cerebellar cortical atrophy at 65

  • 1953 T. F. Powys, British novelist & short-story writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green), dies at 77
  • 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 Jan de Geer, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
  • 1971 Korneel Goossens, Flemish literary figure and art historian, dies at 70
  • 1974 Louis B Russell Jr, American longest living heart transplant, dies at 49
  • 1975 Ross McWhirter, English Guinness Book of Records co-founder, assassinated by the IRA at 50
  • 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

Harvey MilkHarvey Milk (1930-1978)

American politician, gay activist and first openly gay person elected to public office, assassinated by Dan White at 48

  • 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 Henry Charnock, oceanographer, dies at 76
  • 1999 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)
  • 2000 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (Kryptonite), dies at 87
  • 2006 Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname 'Fluff' (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
  • 2007 Bernie Banton, Australian asbestos campaigner (b. 1946)
  • 2007 Robert Cade, American physician and inventor of Gatorade, dies at 80
  • 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. James [Phyllis Dorothy], Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime and mystery writer (Cover Her Face, Death in Holy Orders), dies at 94
  • 2015 Gwyn Jones Francis, Welsh UK Forestry commissioner, dies at 85