Deaths in History on November 30

  • 1016 Edmund II, Ironsides, King of the Saxons (1016), dies at 27
  • 1519 Michael Wolgemut, German painter (Weltchronik), dies at about 85
  • 1528 Great Wierd, Dutch Gelderland army commander, beheaded
  • 1603 William Gilbert, English physician and physicist (research into magnetism), dies probably of the plague at 59
  • 1631 Rabbi Samuel Eliezer ben Judah ha-levi Edels, dies
  • 1646 John C Lichthart, admiral (Cape Augustine), dies at about 45
  • 1654 John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar, dies at 69
  • 1675 Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, colonial Governor of Maryland (b. 1605)
  • 1678 Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71), dies at 67
  • 1679 Pieter van Schooten, Dutch mathematician/fort architect, dies at 45
  • 1694 Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician who founded the science of microscopic anatomy, dies at 66
  • 1700 Artus Quellinus II, Flemish sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1705 Catherine of Braganza, Portuguese Roman Catholic Queen of Charles II of England, dies at 67

Charles XIICharles XII (1682-1718)

King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot in battle invading Norway at Fortress of Fredriksten, dies at 36

  • 1761 John Dollond, British optician and owner of 1st patent for achromatic lens, dies at 55
  • 1765 George Glas, British merchant and adventurer (b. 1725)
  • 1786 Bernardo de Gálvez, Spanish military leader and colonial administrator (Spanish Governor of Louisiana and Cuba, 1777-83, Viceroy of New Spain, 1785-6), dies of typhus at 40
  • 1830 Pius VIII [Francesco Saverio Castiglioni], Italian 253rd Pope (1829-30), dies at 69
  • 1836 Pierre-Simon Girard, French mathematician and engineer (fluid mechanics), dies at 71
  • 1837 Deaf Smith, American frontiersman and revolutionary, dies at 50
  • 1841 Charles Louis W J van Keverberg, Dutch government official, dies at 73
  • 1864 Hiram Bronson Granbury, Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • 1864 John Adams, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at about 39
  • 1864 Otto French Strahl, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • 1864 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • 1878 George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe), dies at 61
  • 1893 Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian, dies at 68
  • 1894 Joseph E. Brown, American attorney and politician (42nd Governor of Georgia), dies at 73
  • 1897 Abraham Carel Wertheim, Dutch banker and philanthropist, dies at 64

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Irish playwright and novelist (Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray), dies of cerebral meningitis in Paris at 46

  • 1901 Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica), dies at 86
  • 1909 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet and translator, dies at 53 [NS=Dec 13]
  • 1930 Mother [Mary Harris] Jones, American labor organizer (cofounded Industrial Workers of the World), dies at 93
  • 1933 Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (fought in WWI), dies at 57
  • 1934 Hélène Boucher, French aviatrix (b. 1908)
  • 1935 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer (The Book of Disquiet), dies at 47
  • 1938 Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Romanian politician (founder and leader of the Iron Guard), dies at 39

Albert B. FallAlbert B. Fall (1861-1944)

American Senator (R-New Mexico 1912-21) and US Secretary of the Interior (1921-23), convicted for his part in the Teapot Dome scandal, dies at 83

  • 1944 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), dies at 79
  • 1958 Hubert Wilkins, Australian polar explorer (b. 1888)
  • 1972 Neil H McElroy, soap manufacturer/minister of Defense (1957-59), dies
  • 1977 Miloš Crnjanski, Serbian poet (Seobe), dies at 84

Terence RattiganTerence Rattigan (1911-1977)

British playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version), dies at 66

  • 1983 Richard Llewellyn, Welsh novelist (How Green Was My Valley), dies at 76
  • 1987 Arthur H Dean, lawyer/advisor to FDR, dies at 89
  • 1987 Simon Carmiggelt, journalist/literary (Kronkel), dies at 74
  • 1989 Alfred Herrhausen, German CEO (Deutsche Bank), murdered at 59
  • 1990 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, dies at 78
  • 1990 Norman Cousins, American editor (Saturday Review) and peace activist, dies at 75
  • 1993 Bob Wolf, agent (New Kids on the Block, Larry Bird), dies
  • 1993 Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (b. 1924)
  • 1994 Guy Debord, situationist, dies at 63
  • 1995 June Rosemary Thorndycraft, teacher and trade unionist, dies at 66
  • 1996 Koji Kobayashi, industrialist, dies at 89
  • 1997 Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian, dies at 37
  • 1997 Kathy Acker, American experimental novelist (Blood and Guts in High School), dies at 54
  • 1997 Ronald Gulliford, English educationalist (Dean of the Faculty of Education, Birmingham University 1979-81), dies at 76

Pierre BertonPierre Berton (1920-2004)

Canadian author (War of 1812), dies of heart failure at 84

  • 2006 Rafael Buenaventura, Former BSP Governor (b. 1938)
  • 2007 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist, dies at 59

Evel KnievelEvel Knievel (1938-2007)

American motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), dies of pulmonary disease at 69

  • 2008 Naomi Datta, British geneticist and bacteriologist (pioneer in investigating the development of resistance to antibiotics by bacteria), dies at 86
  • 2010 Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)
  • 2010 Rajiv Dixit, Indian scientist and Swadeshi movement figure (b. 1967)
  • 2010 Sri Daya Mata [Faye Wright], American spiritual figure (Self-Realization Fellowship ), dies at 96 [1]
  • 2011 Leka, Crown Prince of Albania, referred to as King Leka I by Albanian monarchists (b. 1939)
  • 2011 William L. Waller, American politician and ex-Governor of Mississippi, dies at 85
  • 2012 I. K. [Inder Kumar] Gujral, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1997-98), dies at 92
  • 2013 John Zochonis, British industrialist (PZ Cussons) and philanthropist, dies at 84
  • 2013 Paul Crouch, American televangelist (Trinity Broadcasting Network), dies at 79
  • 2014 Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament (1989-1992), dies at 89
  • 2014 Go Seigen [Wu Qingyuan], Chinese-born Japanese Go master considered the greatest Go player in the 20th century, dies of natural causes at 100
  • 2015 Marcus Klingburg, Israeli soviet spy and epidemiologist, dies at 97
  • 2015 Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and Manga artist (GeGeGe no Kitarō), dies at 93

Marina PopovichMarina Popovich (1931-2017)

Soviet Air Force colonel, engineer and test pilot (102 world records), dies at 86

George H. W. BushGeorge H. W. Bush (1924-2018)

41st US President (R, 1989-93) and 43rd US Vice President (R, 1981-89), dies at 94

  • 2021 C. Herbert Oliver, American clergyman and civil rights activist (Inter-Citizens Committee), dies at 96

Jiang ZeminJiang Zemin (1926-2022)

General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (1989-2002) and President of the People's Republic of China (1993-2003), dies of leukemia and multiple organ failure at 96