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Deaths in History on November 6

  • 1231 Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (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 Lutzen at 37
  • 1650 William II, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, dies at 24
  • 1656 Johan IV, duke of Braganca/king of Portugal (1640-56), dies at 52
  • 1656 Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (b. 1583)
  • 1692 Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (Historiettes), dies at 73
  • 1730 Hans Hermann von Katte, Prussian lieutenant, beheaded
  • 1752 Ralph Erskine, Scottish minister (b. 1685)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1822 Hendrik van Stralen, Secretary of Interior, dies at 71
  • 1822 Claude-Louis Berthollet, French chemist, dies at 73
  • 1836 Charles X, King of France (1824-30), dies at 79
  • 1839 Hayim Rapoport, Rabbi of Ostrowiec/author (Maxim Chayyim), dies
  • 1846 Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and activist (b. 1800)
  • 1846 Alexander Chavchavadze, Georgian poet and general
  • 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

Person of interestGeorge Williams

1905 George Williams, English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, dies at 84

Founder of the YMCA George Williams
Founder of the YMCA
George Williams
  • 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

Person of interestArnold Rothstein

1928 Arnold Rothstein, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series), dies of gunshot wounds at 46

Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster
Arnold Rothstein
  • 1929 Max von Bathe, German prince/Chancellor (1910-11, 18), dies at 62
  • 1929 Maximilian, Prince of Baden, 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 liberal MP, dies at 69
  • 1941 Maurice Leblanc, French novelist (b. 1864)
  • 1944 Hannah Senesh, Jewish poetess, executed by Nazis in Budapest
  • 1944 Lord Moyne, British prefect (Middle-East), murdered
  • 1944 Boy Ecury [Segundo Jorge Adelberto Ecury], Dutch Resistance fighter in World War II, executed by a German firing squad at 22
  • 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

Person of interestJosé P. Laurel

1959 Jose P. Laurel, Philippine president, dies of heart attack at 68

3rd President of the Philippines José P. Laurel
3rd President of the Philippines
José P. Laurel
  • 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, Ex-U.S. Navy Captain (b. 1898)
  • 1984 Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
  • 1987 Ross R Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss), dies at 89
  • 1987 William Pahlmann, American interior designer (4 Season restaurant, NYC), dies at 80
  • 1995 Philip Rawson, artist/teacher, dies at 71
  • 1995 Stanley Oliphant Stewart, librarian, dies at 82
  • 1996 Mario Savio, American political activist, dies of heart attack at 53
  • 1996 Patience Edney, British nurse and communist, dies at 85
  • 1997 Phillipo Seed, social work academic, dies at 67
  • 1997 Annie Llewelyn-Davies, Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, British Labour Party politician, dies at dies at 82
  • 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 (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Rod Donald, New Zealand Politician, Green Party Co-leader (b. 1957)
  • 2006 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (b. 1950)
  • 2007 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer, dies at 87
  • 2007 Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, Afghan politician (b. c1962)
  • 2007 George Osmond, Osmond family patriarch (b. 1917)
  • 2010 Jo Myong-Rok, North Korean military official (b. 1928)
  • 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, Apol 12), dies at 88