Deaths in History on November 28

  • 741 Syrian Catholic Pope Saint Gregory III
  • 1058 Casimir I the Restorer, Polish nobleman (Duke of Poland, 1034-58), dies at 42
  • 1170 Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd (c. 1100)
  • 1262 Shinran, founder of Japan's True Pure Land Buddhist sect, dies
  • 1290 Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I of England (b. 1241)
  • 1499 Edward Plantagenet, English, 17th Count of Warwick, last Plantagenet heir, beheaded for treason at 24
  • 1514 Hartmann Skull, German physician/historian (Skull's Liederbuch), dies
  • 1545 Jacob van Liesveld, printer/"heretic" (Refeyen), beheaded
  • 1559 Erasmus Sarcerius, German Lutheran theologian and reformer, dies at about 58
  • 1574 Georg Major, German Protestant theologian, dies at 72
  • 1590 Pierre de Loyseleur de Villiers, S Neth theologist, dies at about 60
  • 1641 Robert Dowland, English luitist/son of John Dowland, dies at about 50
  • 1667 Jean de Thévenot, French traveller and scientist (b. 1633)
  • 1675 Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, English Civil War soldier (c. 1608)
  • 1675 Leonard Hoar, American President of Harvard University (b. 1630)

Gian Lorenzo BerniniGian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)

Italian baroque sculptor, painter and architect (St. Peter's Baldachin), dies at 81

  • 1695 Anthony Wood, English antiquarian, dies at 62
  • 1698 Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French soldier and Governor General of New France, dies at 76
  • 1716 Gisbert Cuper, Dutch classicist and historian, dies at 72
  • 1785 William Whipple, merchant/judge/signer (US Declaration of Independence), dies at 55
  • 1788 Charles C of Nassau-Weilburg, governor of Maastricht, dies at about 53

Friedrich Wilhelm von SteubenFriedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (1730-1794)

Prussian-American military officer (major general of the Continental Army), dies at 64

  • 1801 Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (b. 1750)
  • 1827 Dov Baer Schneersohn, Lubavitch leader/author (Imirei Binah), dies
  • 1852 Ludger Duvernay, French printer and newspaper publisher (b. 1799)

Washington IrvingWashington Irving (1783-1859)

American author (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), dies of a heart attack at 76

  • 1867 John Drake Sloat, 1st Military Governor of California (Union Navy), dies at 86
  • 1870 Frédéric Bazille, French painter, dies at 28
  • 1872 Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780)
  • 1876 Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist, dies at 84
  • 1878 Orson Hyde, American religious leader (b. 1805)
  • 1880 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, Portuguese Roman Catholic Archbishop of Goa, dies at 43
  • 1898 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Swiss writer, dies at 73
  • 1899 Adriaan de la Rey, eldest son of Boer General Koos de la Rey, dies in The Battle of Modder River, Cape Colony (now South Africa) at 19
  • 1899 Robert Brank Vance, American politician (US Representatives from North Carolina, 1873-85), dies at 71
  • 1907 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist, poet, painter, and architect (b. 1869)
  • 1912 Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon, dies at 41
  • 1915 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author and critic (C'era una Volta), dies at 76
  • 1915 Mubarak Al-Sabah "The Great", Emir of Kuwait (b. 1896)
  • 1916 Marthinus Theunis Steyn, South African politician and President of Orange-Free state (1896-1902), dies at 59
  • 1921 `Abdu'l-Bahá, Persian leader of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1844)
  • 1927 Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New Guinea), dies
  • 1927 C. E. A. Wichmann, German-Dutch geologist, dies at 76
  • 1928 Frank Friday Fletcher, American Naval Admiral (Medal of Order for Battle of Veracruz), dies at 73
  • 1940 Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer, literature historian and Prime Minister of Romania, murdered by fascist at 69
  • 1944 Bijnen, Dutch opposition leader (LKP), shot to death in Apeldoorn
  • 1944 Joop Brouwer de Koning, youngest Dutch radio operator, executed at 25
  • 1944 Lode Zielens, Flemish author and journalist (Obscure Blood), dies at 43
  • 1947 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, WW II hero (liberator of Paris), dies at 44

Enrico FermiEnrico Fermi (1901-1954)

Italian-American nuclear physicist, gone fission, fermium (Nobel Prize 1938), dies of stomach cancer at 53

  • 1960 Richard Wright, American author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children), dies at 52

Wilhelmina of the NetherlandsWilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880-1962)

Queen of the Netherlands (1890-1948), dies at 82

  • 1967 Léon M'ba, Gabonese politician and 1st president of Gabon (1961-67), dies at 65

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton (1897-1968)

English children's writer, fifth most popular author in the world (Famous Five, Secret Seven, The Adventure), dies at 71

  • 1969 Elbert Frank Cox, African-American mathematician (first African-American to receive PhD in Mathematics), dies at 73
  • 1970 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, dies at 85
  • 1970 Jan Drda, Czech writer (Nema Barikada, Mestecko Na Dlani), dies at 55
  • 1970 Nina Ricci, French fashion couturiere (Nina Ricci), dies at 87
  • 1971 Grantley Herbert Adams, Premier of Barbados (1953-58) and Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation (1958-62), dies at 73
  • 1971 Wasfi Tal, Jordan's PM, assassinated by Black Sept in Cairo
  • 1973 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886)
  • 1978 Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Argentine football executive (b. 1902)
  • 1982 Helen of Greece and Denmark, Queen Mother of Romania, dies at 86
  • 1984 Hans Speidel, German general and NATO-supreme commander (1957-64), dies at 87
  • 1985 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civilization & Capitalism), dies at 83
  • 1987 Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist prof (isolated growth hormones), dies at 74
  • 1992 June Joyce Lewis Fraser, entertainer, dies at 75
  • 1992 Roland Smeenk, Dutch cabaret performer, dies in a car accident at 35
  • 1992 Sidney Nolan, Australian painter and illustrator (Ned Kelly), dies at 75
  • 1993 Abu Rish, Palestinian PLO-leader, dies at 23
  • 1993 Khaled Moustapha Zir, Palestinian Hamas leader, shot to death at 25
  • 1994 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, dies at 77
  • 1994 Ian Serraillier, English children's books author (The Silver Sword), dies at 82

Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer (1960-1994)

American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal), killed in prison at 34

  • 1994 Jerry Rubin, US anti-war activist (Youth Party) and businessman, dies at 56
  • 1994 Vicente Enrique y Tarancon, Spanish cardinal, dies at 87
  • 1998 Kerry Wendell Thornley, Co-founder of Discordianism, dies at 60
  • 1999 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), dies at 70
  • 1999 N. V. M. González, Filipino novelist, short story writer, and, poet, dies at 84
  • 2000 Henry B. González, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1961-99), dies at 84
  • 2001 William Kienzle, American author (b. 1928)
  • 2001 William Reid, British aviator awarded the Victoria Cross (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Antonia Forest [Patricia Giulia Caulfield Kate Rubinstein], British children's author (The Marlows), dies at 88
  • 2006 Robert Volpe, Artist, Art Theft Detective (b.1942)
  • 2007 Boeli van Leeuwen, Antillian writer (Vreemdeling Op Aarde), dies at 85
  • 2007 Gudrun Wagner, co-director of the Bayreuth Festival (b. 1944)
  • 2009 Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (b. 1923)
  • 2010 Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (b. 1921)
  • 2011 Ante Markovic, last Premier of Yugoslavia, dies at 87
  • 2013 Mitja Ribičič, Yugoslavian Prime Minister, dies at 94
  • 2015 Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist, and author (We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made Of), dies at 81
  • 2015 Olene Walker, American politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), dies at 85
  • 2016 William A. Christenberry, American photographer and artist, dies at 80
  • 2018 Robert Morris, American sculptor and painter, dies of pneumonia at 87
  • 2018 Thomas J.J. Altizer, US Radical theologian (God is Dead), dies at 91
  • 2021 Carrie Meek, American politician (Rep-D-Florida 1993-2003), dies at 95
  • 2021 Mustafa Cengiz, Turkish businessman and sports administrator (president Galatasaray S.K. 2018-21), dies from cancer at 71
  • 2022 Rob Armitage, Canadian curler (World C'ship gold 2013), dies from pancreatic cancer at 65