Deaths in History on November 29

  • 561 Chlotarius I, king of the France (558-61), dies at about 61
  • 917 Radboud, bishop of Utrecht/Deventer (900-17)/saint, dies
  • 1217 Ibn Jubayr, Arab traveller and geographer from Granada (Riḥlah - recorded his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1183-85), dies at 72
  • 1253 Otto II Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1206)
  • 1268 Clement IV [Guido Fulcodi], Pope (1265-68), dies

Philip IV of FrancePhilip IV of France (1268-1314)

King of France (1285-1314) and Navarre (1284-1305) known as "the Handsome", dies of a cerebral stroke after a hunt at 46

  • 1330 Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, de facto ruler of England, executed by hanging on orders of Edward III at 43
  • 1342 Michael of Cesena, Italian Franciscan leader (b. 1270)
  • 1378 Charles IV, King of Bohemia (1346-78) and Holy Roman Emperor (1355-78), dies at 62
  • 1463 Marie of Anjou, Queen of France (1422-61), dies at 59
  • 1530 Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal, adviser and Lord Chancellor, (1515-29) to England's King Henry VIII, dies just before facing treason trial at about 55
  • 1577 Cuthbert Mayne, English catholic saint, executed for high treason by being hung, drawn and quartered (b. 1543)
  • 1590 Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)
  • 1595 Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet, dies at 61
  • 1626 Ernst, Graf von Mansfield, German soldier (c. 1580)
  • 1632 Frederick V, Elector Palatine and King of Bohemia, dies at 36
  • 1643 William Cartwright, English dramatist (b. 1611)
  • 1646 Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer, dies at 81
  • 1661 Brian Walton, English clergyman and scholar (b. 1600)
  • 1682 Prince Rupert of the Rhine, German soldier, Commander in the English Civil War and first Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, dies at 62
  • 1695 James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, Scottish lawyer and statesman (b. 1619)
  • 1699 Patrick Gordon, Scottish general (served Tsar Peter the Great), dies at 64
  • 1759 Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1687)
  • 1780 Maria Theresa Hapsburg, Archduchess of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Croatia (1740-1780), dies following illness at 63
  • 1797 Samuel Langdon, American President of Harvard University (b. 1723)
  • 1813 Giambattista Bodoni, Italian typographer (Bodoni), printer and publisher, dies at 73
  • 1844 Princess Sophia of Gloucester, great-granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and niece of King George III, dies at 71
  • 1847 Marcus Whitman, American physician and missionary (Oregon Trail), killed at 45
  • 1847 Narcissa Whitman (née Prentiss), American missionary and pioneer woman, killed in massacre at 39
  • 1865 Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer and statesman, dies at 69
  • 1872 Cornelius Kreighoff, Canadian painter, dies at 56
  • 1872 Horace Greeley, American founder and editor of the New-York Tribune ("Go west, young man"), dies at 61
  • 1895 Eduard count von Taaffe, Austria premier (1868-93), dies at 62
  • 1918 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Helten), dies at 40
  • 1939 Philipp Scheidemann, German politician (SPD) and Mayor of Kassel, dies at 74
  • 1952 Rosa Lewis, English chef and owner (Cavendish Hotel London), dies at 85
  • 1952 Vladimir Ipatieff, Russian-American chemist, dies at 85
  • 1959 Hans Henny Jahnn, German playwright, dies at 64
  • 1962 Rav Aaron Kotler, Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood, New Jersey
  • 1964 Anne de Vries, Dutch teacher and author (Bartje), dies at 60
  • 1974 Haroldson L. Hunt, US multi-millionaire, dies at 85
  • 1974 Ouida Bergere, American scriptwriter (Peter Ibbetson), dies at 88

Dorothy DayDorothy Day (1897-1980)

American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, dies of a heart attack at 83

  • 1981 Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (b. 1895)
  • 1982 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, dies at 55
  • 1984 Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1985 Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager, dies at 71
  • 1987 Howard Pyle, American politician (Governor-R-Arizona, 1951-55), dies at 81
  • 1989 Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect (New Gourna Village), dies at 89
  • 1991 Frank Yerby, American novelist (The Foxes of Harrow), dies at 75
  • 1991 Louis Finkelstein, American historian and theologist (Pharizees), dies at 96
  • 1992 Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), dies at 78
  • 1992 Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1993 J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (Air-India, Tata Group), dies at 89
  • 1993 Jack Longland, British director of education (Derbyshire), dies at 88
  • 1994 Muhammad Ali Araki, Iranian grand ayatollah (Marja'), dies at 99
  • 1994 Ronald "Buster" Edwards, British Great Train Robber turned flower-seller, found hanged at 63
  • 1995 Irene Ighodar, Sierra Leonean doctor and social reformer, dies at 79
  • 1995 Stone Cates, fictional character on TV soap General Hospital, dies of AIDS
  • 1996 Dan Flavin, American minimalist sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1997 Coleman Young, 1st African American mayor of Detroit, dies at 79
  • 1997 Isabelle Kelley, American social worker credited with instigating the US Federal Food Stamp Program, dies at 80
  • 2001 John Knowles, American writer (Morning in Antibes), dies at 75
  • 2004 Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (b. 1891)
  • 2006 Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • 2007 Henry Hyde, American politician (Rep (R) Illinois (1975-2007), dies at 83
  • 2007 James Barber, Canadian chef and writer (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Roger Smith, American Chairman and CEO of General Motors), dies at 82
  • 2009 Prince Alexandre of Belgium, Prince of the Belgians and son of Leopold III, dies at 67
  • 2009 Robert Holdstock, English sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth), dies at 61
  • 2010 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (The String, Fever), dies at 73
  • 2010 Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist and inventor (stored program concept for computers), dies at 97
  • 2010 Stephen Solarz, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 70
  • 2014 Mark Strand, American poet, editor and translator (Another Republic), dies at 80
  • 2017 Slobodan Praljak, Bosnian Croat general & war criminal, commits suicide at 72
  • 2018 Charles Harrison, American industrial designer (view finder), dies at 87
  • 2019 Seymour Siwoff, American sports statistician (president and CEO Elias Sports Bureau 1952-2019), dies at 99
  • 2019 Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese politician (Prime Minister of Japan 1982-87), dies at 101
  • 2020 Ben Bova, American sci-fi author (Exiled from Earth), dies at 88 [1]