Deaths in History on November 3

Constantius IIConstantius II (317-361 AD)

Roman Emperor (337-61), dies at 44

  • 753 Pirmin [Pirminius], German saint, missionary and monk (founder in a number of monasteries including Reichenau), dies (b. before 700)
  • 1254 Johannes III Doukas Vatatzes, Byzantine Emperor (1222-54)/saint, dies
  • 1324 Petronilla de Meath, Irish maidservant, first person in Ireland or Great Britain to be burnt at the stake for witchcraft and heresy, at about 24
  • 1344 Adolf van der Mark, prince-bishop of Liege (1313-44), dies at 56
  • 1378 Jan II, ruler of Polanen, Leck and Breda, dies
  • 1428 Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1388)
  • 1456 Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond and patriarch of the Tudor Dynasty, dies of bubonic plague imprisoned in Carmarthen Castle at 26
  • 1580 Jeronimo Zurita y Castro, Spanish historian (b. 1512)
  • 1584 Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and Archbishop of Milan (1564-84), dies at 46
  • 1600 Richard Hooker, English theologian (b. 1554)
  • 1639 Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), dies at 59
  • 1643 John Bainbridge, English astronomer (b. 1582)
  • 1643 Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (Guldinus theorem), dies at 66
  • 1708 Henriette Catharina van Nassau, daughter of Frederick Henry, dies at 71
  • 1711 John Ernest Grabe, German-born Anglican theologian, dies at 45
  • 1787 Robert Lowth, British Bishop of the Church of England and grammarian (A Short Introduction to English Grammar), dies at 76

Olympe de GougesOlympe de Gouges (1748-1793)

French playwright and revolutionary (Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen), executed by guillotine at 45

  • 1794 François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman, dies at 79
  • 1808 Theophilus Lindsey, English theologian and clergyman, dies at 85
  • 1845 Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 69
  • 1864 Antonio Goncalves Dias, Brazilian national poet, dies at sea
  • 1867 Pieter J Jong, Dutch Zouave, dies in battle
  • 1869 Andreas Kalvos, Greek poet, dies at 77
  • 1890 Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1811)
  • 1891 Louis Lucien Bonaparte, British-French philologist, politician and nephew of Napoleon, dies at 78
  • 1914 Georg Trakl, Austria poet (Totentag, Cocaine Overdose), dies at 27
  • 1917 Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist, dies at 71
  • 1918 Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician (Lyapunov exponent), dies at 61
  • 1919 Terauchi Masatake, Japanese soldier and politician (Prime Minister of Japan 1916-18), dies at 67

Annie OakleyAnnie Oakley (1860-1926)

American sharp shooter (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), dies of pernicious anemia at 66

  • 1927 Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (b. 1860)
  • 1929 Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet (advocated literary use of Nynorsk), dies of tuberculosis at 46

Alfred WegenerAlfred Wegener (1880-1930)

German polar researcher and meteorologist (continental drift), dies while on an expedition to Greenland at 50 (date is approximate)

  • 1931 Rudolf Wilhelm Canne, Fries playwright (Peaske), dies at 60

Émile RouxÉmile Roux (1853-1933)

French physician, bacteriologist, Immunologist who developed the 1st diphtheria vaccine and co-founded the Pasteur Institute, dies at 79

  • 1937 Winthrop Ames, American theatrical director (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), dies at 66
  • 1939 Waldemar Lindgren, Swedish-American Geologist (economic geology, ore classification), dies at 79
  • 1942 Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64
  • 1944 Jack Miner, Canadian naturalist and conservationist, dies at 79
  • 1949 Solomon R. Guggenheim, American businessman and art collector (Guggenheim Museum New York), dies at 88

Henri MatisseHenri Matisse (1869-1954)

French painter and sculptor (Dance II), dies at 84

  • 1957 Wilhelm Reich, Austria/US psycho analyst (sexual), dies at 60
  • 1960 Harold Spencer Jones, English astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, dies at 70

Harlow CurticeHarlow Curtice (1893-1962)

President of General Motors (1953-58), dies at 69

  • 1970 Peter II Karadjordjevic, last King of Yugoslavia (1934-45), dies at 57
  • 1977 William Kurelek, Canadian artist and writer (The Maze, Passion of Christ series), dies of cancer at 50
  • 1980 Ludwig Hohl, writer, dies
  • 1981 Thérèse Casgrain, French Canadian politician and senator, dies at 85
  • 1982 E. H. Carr, English historian (History of Soviet Russia), dies at 90
  • 1986 E. Cuyler Hammond, American epidemiologist (first to link smoking with lung cancer), dies at 74
  • 1988 Henri van Praag, Dutch para-psychologist, dies
  • 1992 Jean Daskalides, Belgian chocolate factory, dies at 70
  • 1993 Aidan Crawley, British journalist and politician (Labour MP 1945-51), dies at 85
  • 1993 Duncan Gibbins, director (Fire With Fire), dies in California fire at 41
  • 1994 Ralph Wyckoff, American scientist and pioneer of X-ray crystallography, dies at 97
  • 1994 Richard Krautheimer, US art historian, dies at 97
  • 1995 Arthur George Bottomley, politician, dies at 88
  • 1995 Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and President of the Canadian Medical Association, dies at 108
  • 1996 Abdullah Çatlı, a Turkish nationalist and neofascist activist (b. 1956)
  • 1996 Barry Porter, British lawyer and Conservative Party politician, dies at 57
  • 1996 Bernard Frank, French oriental scholar and writer, dies at 69

Jean-Bédel BokassaJean-Bédel Bokassa (1921-1996)

President (1966-76) and later Emperor (1976-79) of the Central African Republic, dies of a heart attack at 75

  • 2001 Ernst Gombrich, Austrian-English art historian (The Story of Art), dies at 92
  • 2003 Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet (b. 1923)
  • 2006 Marie Rudisill, American author and "Fruitcake Lady" (b. 1911)
  • 2007 Martin Meehan, Irish republican (b. 1945)
  • 2009 Francisco Ayala, Spanish novelist (b. 1906)
  • 2010 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician (Prime Minister of Russia), dies at 72
  • 2015 Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi politician (supported US 2003 invasion), dies at 71
  • 2015 Howard Coble, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1985-2015), dies at 84
  • 2017 Abdur Rahman Biswas, President of Bangladesh, 1991-96, dies at 91
  • 2019 Yvette Lundy, French resistance fighter during WWII, dies at 103
  • 2022 Ray Guy, American College-Pro Football HOF punter (Southern Miss; Super Bowl 1976, 80, 84; 6×First-team All-Pro; 7×Pro Bowl; Oakland/LA Raiders), dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 72