Deaths in History on November 6

  • 1231 Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (1198-1210) (b. 1196)
  • 1406 Innocent VII [Cosma de' Migliorati], Italian Pope (1404-06), dies
  • 1550 Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1487)
  • 1597 Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain [Catalina Micaela de Austria], Duchess consort of Savoy (1585-97), dies at 30
  • 1632 Gustavus II Adolphus, King who made Sweden a major power (1611-32), dies at battle of Lützen at 37
  • 1650 William II, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, dies at 24
  • 1656 Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (b. 1583)
  • 1656 Johan IV, Duke of Braganca, King of Portugal (1640-56), dies at 52
  • 1692 Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (Historiettes), dies at 73
  • 1730 Hans Hermann von Katte, Prussian lieutenant, beheaded
  • 1752 Ralph Erskine, Scottish minister, dies at 67
  • 1771 Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch jurist, dies at 69
  • 1771 John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (discovered Crab Nebula), dies at 75
  • 1790 James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician, dies at 64
  • 1793 Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, dies at 46

Catherine the GreatCatherine the Great (1729-1796)

German-born Empress of Russia (1762-96) who expanded the Russian empire, dies of a stroke at 67

  • 1805 François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud, French sentimental writer (Les Épreuves du sentiment), dies at 87
  • 1816 Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (b. 1752)
  • 1817 Charlotte Augusta of Wales, British princess and only legitimate grandchild of George III, dies in childbirth at 21
  • 1822 Claude-Louis Berthollet, French chemist, dies at 73
  • 1822 Hendrik van Stralen, Secretary of Interior of the Netherlands, dies at 71

Charles XCharles X (1757-1836)

King of France (1824-30), dies of cholera at 79

  • 1839 Hayim Rapoport, Rabbi of Ostrowiec and author (Maxim Chayyim), dies
  • 1846 Alexander Chavchavadze, Georgian poet and general
  • 1846 Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and activist (b. 1800)
  • 1862 Charles Davis Jameson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 35
  • 1873 William J. Hardee, U.S. Army officer (Confederate Army), dies at 58
  • 1875 John Baptist van Son, Dutch Catholic politician, dies at 71
  • 1876 Giacomo Antonelli, Italian cardinal and assistant secretary of state of Pius IX, dies at 70
  • 1900 PWJ Le Gallais, British lt-colonel, dies in battle at Bothaville
  • 1901 Kate Greenaway, English artist known for her children's book illustrations (Under the Window), dies of breast cancer at 55

George WilliamsGeorge Williams (1821-1905)

English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, dies at 84

  • 1910 Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer, dies at 72
  • 1914 Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist (Dante), dies at 79
  • 1925 Khải Định, Emperor of Vietnam (1916-25), dies of TB at 40

Arnold RothsteinArnold Rothstein (1882-1928)

American gambler and mobster who fixed the 1919 World Series, dies of gunshot wounds at 46

  • 1929 Maximilian, Prince of Baden [Max von Bathe], German chancellor (Oct-Nov 1918), dies at 62
  • 1935 Billy Sunday, American evangelist (revivals and sermons reflected the emotional upheavals caused by transition from rural to industrial society in the United States), dies at 72
  • 1936 Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (b. 1864)
  • 1939 Adolphe Max, Belgian politician (Mayor of Brussels - escaped German captivity WWI), dies at 69
  • 1941 Maurice Leblanc, French novelist (b. 1864)
  • 1944 Boy Ecury [Segundo Jorge Adelberto Ecury], Dutch Resistance fighter in World War II, executed by a German firing squad at 22
  • 1944 Hannah Senesh, Jewish poetess, executed by Nazis in Budapest
  • 1944 Walter Guinness, Lord Moyne, Anglo-Irish politician, British prefect (Middle-East), assassinated by Jewish terrorists at 64
  • 1947 Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Paradisets Have), dies at 66
  • 1955 Charley Toorop [Annie CP Fernhout-Toorop], Dutch painter, dies at 64
  • 1955 Cornelis GN de Vooys, translator, dies at 82
  • 1960 Erich Raeder, German naval commander (1928–43), dies at 84
  • 1963 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, 11th and final Prime Minister of Indonesia, dies at 52
  • 1964 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), dies at 91
  • 1968 Charles B. McVay III, American naval officer, Commander of the USS Indianapolis when it sank, commits suicide at 70
  • 1984 Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
  • 1987 Ross R. Barnett, American lawyer and politician, (Gov-D-Miss), dies at 89
  • 1987 William Pahlmann, American interior designer (4 Season restaurant, NYC), dies at 80
  • 1994 Dean Gallo, American politician (Rep-R-NJ, 1985-94), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1995 Philip Rawson, English curator, artist and teacher, dies at 71
  • 1995 Stanley Oliphant Stewart, librarian, dies at 82
  • 1996 Mario Savio, American political activist, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • 1996 Patience Edney, British nurse and communist, dies at 85
  • 1997 Annie Llewelyn-Davies, Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, British Labour Party politician, dies at 82
  • 1997 Phillipo Seed, social work academic, dies at 67
  • 2000 David Brower, American environmentalist and president (Sierra Club), dies at 88
  • 2000 L. Sprague de Camp, American sci-fi author (Goblin Tower, Hand of Zei), dies at 92
  • 2001 Anthony Shaffer, English dramatist (Sleuth), dies at 75
  • 2002 Sid Sackson, American board game designer (Asquire), dies at 82
  • 2005 Rod Donald, New Zealand Politician, Green Party Co-leader, dies from the effects of food poisoning at 48
  • 2007 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer, dies at 87
  • 2007 George Osmond, Osmond family patriarch (b. 1917)
  • 2007 Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, Afghan politician, killed in a bomb attack at 47 or 48
  • 2010 Jo Myong-Rok, North Korean military official, dies at 82
  • 2010 Robert Lipshutz, American attorney and counsel to the Carter Adminisrtation (b. 1921)
  • 2011 Mel Hancock, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri), dies at 82
  • 2015 Yitzhak Navon, President of Israel (1978-83), dies at 94
  • 2017 Richard F. Gordon, Jr., American naval officer and astronaut (Gemini 11; Apollo 12), dies at 88