Deaths in History on October 27

  • 925 Rhazes [Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Zakariyyāʾ al-Rāzī], Persian, dies at 60
  • 939 King Athelstan I of England (b. 895)
  • 1271 Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader, dies at 59
  • 1312 John II, Duke of Brabant (b. 1275)
  • 1327 Elizabeth de Burgh, queen of Robert I of Scotland (b. 1289)
  • 1331 Aboe al-Fida, [Aboelfeda], Arabic writer/sultan of Hama, dies
  • 1430 Vytautas the Great, Grand Duke of Lithuania (b. 1350)
  • 1439 Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1397)
  • 1449 Ulugh Beg, a USSR astronomer, dies at 56

Person of interestIvan the Great

1505 Ivan the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505) who conquered Lithuania, dies at 65

Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia Ivan the Great
Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia
Ivan the Great
  • 1542 Abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies
  • 1553 Michael Servetus, Spanish physician, burns at stake for heresy
  • 1561 Lope de Aguirre, Spanish conquistador (b. 1510)
  • 1573 Laurentius Petri, first Lutheran Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1499)
  • 1580 John Bonga, beggar, dies

Person of interestAkbar

1605 Akbar, 3rd Mughal Emperor of India (1556-1605), dies at 63

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar

  • 1617 Ralph Winwood, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1651 Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer, poet and mayor of Hoorn, dies at 65
  • 1652 Henry, count of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/gov of Hulst, dies
  • 1670 Vavasor Powell, Welsh non-conformist leader (b. 1617)
  • 1674 Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet (b. 1614)
  • 1675 Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (b. 1602)
  • 1725 Jacob Hop, politician/diplomat, dies at 71
  • 1789 John Cook, American farmer and Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)
  • 1845 Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834), dies at 60
  • 1917 Arthur Rhys-Davids, English flying ace (WW I), dies at 20
  • 1919 Theodoor H de Meester, premier (1905-08), dies
  • 1927 Joseph "Squizzy" Taylor, Australian gangster, dies of wounds following a gunfight with a rival gangster, John "Snowy" Cutmore, at 39
  • 1933 Meir Shapira, rabbi/organizer (Daf Yomi), dies
  • 1938 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic, dies at 57
  • 1941 Ernest Everett Just, African-American embryologist (physiology of development, fertilization, cell division), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58
  • 1942 Helmuth Hubener, Youth Political Activist against the Hitler regime (b. 1925)
  • 1943 Isidor Traube, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids), dies at 83
  • 1944 Iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies
  • 1954 Sydney Horler, English detective writer (Checkmate), dies at 66
  • 1958 Frederik Gerretson [Geerten Gossaert], historian/poet/politician, dies at 74
  • 1958 Joseph Klausner, Polish-Israeli new testament expert, dies at 84
  • 1962 Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, dies at 58
  • 1962 Rudolph Anderson, U-2 pilot, shot down over Cuba
  • 1964 Willi Bredel, German writer, dies at 63
  • 1968 Lise Meitner, Austrian-Swedish physicist (Protactinium), dies at 89

  • 1975 Rex Stout, US detective writer (Nero Wolfe), dies at 88
  • 1977 James M Cain, American writer (Postman Always Rings Twice), dies at 85
  • 1980 John Van Vleck, American physicist, mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism, dies at 81
  • 1988 S B Fuller, founder (Fuller products), dies at 83
  • 1990 Elliott Roosevelt, son of FDR, dies at 80
  • 1990 Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, daughter of assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1901)
  • 1991 Pyke F C Koch, realistic painter, dies
  • 1991 George Barker, English poet (b. 1913)
  • 1992 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
  • 1996 James Aubrey Turner, scientist, dies at 57
  • 1999 Robert Mills, American physicist (b. 1927)
  • 1999 Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer (b. 1903)
  • 2002 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer and producer (innovator of multitrack recording), dies of emphysema at 77
  • 2006 Brad Will, American anarchist and independent journalist (b. 1970)
  • 2007 Pierre Janssen, Dutch art museum director, dies at 81
  • 2008 Bernard W. Rogers, United States Army general who served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, dies at 87
  • 2010 Owen B Pickett, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia 1987-2001), dies at 80
  • 2010 Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician, President of Argentina (2003-2007), dies of heart failure at 60
  • 2011 James Hillman, founder of Archetypal Psychology (b. 1926)
  • 2018 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Thai businessman, sports team owner (Leicester City FC), dies in helicopter crash at 60