Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 11th November

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Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 11th November

Dear readers, today, we come together to honor the memories of the notable individuals who departed from this world on this very day. 11th November marks the day when we reflect on the lives and legacies of those who have left an indelible imprint on history through their remarkable contributions and achievements.

Year Event
607 Pope Boniface III
657 Livinus, Irish apostle
1035 Cnut the Great, Danish-English king (b. 985)
1087 William I, Count of Burgundy (b. 1020)
1094 Duncan II of Scotland (b. 1060)
1202 Canute VI of Denmark (b. 1163)
1209 Phillipe de Plessis, Grand Master of the Knights Templar (b. 1165)
1218 Henry de Abergavenny, Prior of Abergavenny and Bishop of Llandaff
1347 John of Viktring, Austrian chronicler and political advisor
1434 Louis III of Naples (b. 1403)
1555 Stephen Gardiner, English bishop and politician, English Secretary of State (b. 1497)
1555 Zhang Jing, Ming Chinese general
1562 Pietro Martire Vermigli, Italian theologian (b. 1500)
1567 Anne de Montmorency, French general and diplomat (b. 1493)
1572 Henry of Stolberg, German nobleman (b. 1509)
1595 John Hawkins, English admiral and shipbuilder (b. 1532)
1623 Josaphat Kuncevyc, Lithuanian archbishop (b. c. 1582)
1667 Hans Nansen, Danish politician (b. 1598)
1671 Thomas Fairfax, English general and politician (b. 1612)
1742 Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)
1793 Jean Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer, mathematician, and politician, 1st Mayor of Paris (b. 1736)
1793 Lord George Gordon, English politician (b. 1751)
1836 Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentinian general and politician, 6th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (b. 1773)
1847 William Christopher Zeise, Danish chemist who prepared Zeise’s salt, one of the first organometallic compounds (b. 1789)
1865 Elizabeth Gaskell, English author (b. 1810)
1896 Joseph James Cheeseman, Liberian politician, 12th President of Liberia (b. 1843)
1902 William Henry Barlow, English engineer (b. 1812)
1916 Percival Lowell, American astronomer, mathematician, and author (b. 1855)
1933 John Cady, American golfer (b. 1866)
1933 F. Holland Day, American photographer and publisher (b. 1864)
1939 Norman Bethune, Canadian physician and humanitarian (b. 1890)
1946 Albert Bond Lambert, American golfer and pilot (b. 1875)
1946 Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian academic and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (b. 1861)
1948 Umberto Giordano, Italian composer (b. 1867)
1950 Lesley Ashburner, American hurdler (b. 1883)
1950 Julia Marlowe, English-American actress (b. 1865)
1955 Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer and architect, designed the Grand Hotel Aranybika (b. 1878)
1955 Tin Ujević, Croatian poet and translator (b. 1891)
1955 Sarah Wambaugh, American political scientist, world authority on plebiscites (b. 1882)
1958 Gustaf Söderström, Swedish shot putter, discus thrower, and tug of war competitor (b. 1865)
1965 Taher Saifuddin, Indian spiritual leader, 51st Da’i al-Mutlaq (b. 1888)
1969 Liu Shaoqi, Chinese politician, 2nd Chairman of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1898)
1972 Rudolf Friml, Czech-American pianist and composer (b. 1879)
1972 Tommy Wisdom, English race car driver and journalist (b. 1906)
1976 Mikhail Gurevich, Russian engineer, co-founded Mikoyan (b. 1893)
1976 Walter Piston, American composer and academic (b. 1894)
1981 William Holden, American actor (b. 1918)
1986 Minoru Yasui, American lawyer and activist (b. 1916)
1987 Cornelis Vreeswijk, Dutch-Swedish singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (b. 1937)
1990 Eve Arden, American actress and comedian (b. 1908)
1991 Gabriele Tinti, Italian actor (b. 1932)
1993 H. R. Haldeman, American diplomat, 4th White House Chief of Staff (b. 1926)
1994 Wilma Rudolph, American sprinter and educator (b. 1940)
1997 Carlos Surinach, Spanish-American composer and conductor (b. 1915)
1998 Roy Hollis, English footballer (b. 1925)
1998 Sally Shlaer, American mathematician and engineer (b. 1938)
2000 Franck Pourcel, French conductor and composer (b. 1913)
2001 Albert Hague, German-American actor and composer (b. 1920)
2001 Tony Miles, English chess player and theoretician (b. 1955)
2003 Jonathan Brandis, American actor (b. 1976)
2003 Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director and screenwriter (b. 1986)
2003 Penny Singleton, American actress (b. 1908)
2003 Tony Thompson, American drummer (b. 1954)
2007 K. C. Ibrahim, Indian cricketer (b. 1919)
2007 Ira Levin, American novelist, playwright, and songwriter (b. 1929)
2008 Catherine Baker Knoll, American educator and politician, 30th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1930)
2008 Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (b. 1947)
2010 Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (b. 1933)
2012 Hans Hammarskiöld, Swedish photographer (b. 1925)
2012 Sergio Oliva, Cuban-American bodybuilder (b. 1941)
2012 Daniel Stern, American psychologist and theorist (b. 1934)
2013 Steve Rexe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1947)
2013 Konrad Rudnicki, Polish astronomer and academic (b. 1926)
2013 Aleksandr Serebrov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1944)
2013 John Tavener, English composer and educator (b. 1944)
2013 Kurt Trampedach, Danish painter and sculptor (b. 1943)
2014 John Briscoe, South African-American epidemiologist, engineer, and academic (b. 1948)
2014 Ravi Chopra, Indian director and producer (b. 1946)
2014 Warren Clarke, English actor, director, and producer (b. 1947)
2014 Marge Roukema, American educator and politician (b. 1929)
2014 Valery Senderov, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1945)
2015 Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer (b. 1983)
2015 Jihadi John, Kuwaiti terrorist (b. 1988)
2016 Lupita Tovar, Mexican-American actress (b. 1910)

As we draw this tribute to a close, let us carry forward the lessons and legacies of those we have lost. Their impact on the world remains etched in the fabric of time, serving as a reminder of the enduring power of the human spirit. May their contributions continue to inspire us to strive for greatness and leave our own meaningful mark on the world.

Join us in continuing to celebrate the lives and contributions of those who have shaped our world, even in their absence. Their memory lives on through the stories we share and the legacies we continue to uphold. Until next time, may their spirits find peace in the legacy they have left behind.

Laila is a seasoned content writer at USInsightNews, renowned for her captivating storytelling and incisive analysis. Outside of her professional endeavors, Laila can be found exploring new literary works, immersing herself in nature, and advocating for the power of education in empowering communities.

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