Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 14th November

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Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 14th November

Dear readers, today, we come together to honor the memories of the notable individuals who departed from this world on this very day. 14th 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
621 Malo, Welsh bishop
655 Æthelhere, king of East Anglia
655 Penda of Mercia
1037 Odo II, Count of Blois (b. 983)
1136 Leopold III, Margrave of Austria (b. 1073)
1194 Margaret I, Countess of Flanders
1226 Frederick of Isenberg (b. 1193)
1280 Albertus Magnus, German bishop, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1193)
1347 James I of Urgell, Prince of Aragon (b. 1321)
1351 Joanna of Pfirt, duchess consort of Austria
1379 Otto V, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1346)
1463 Giovanni Antonio Del Balzo Orsini, Prince of Taranto and Constable of Naples (b. 1393)
1527 Catherine of York, English Princess (b. 1479)
1579 Ferenc Dávid, Hungarian preacher, founder of the Unitarian Church of Transylvania (b. 1510)
1594 Sir Martin Frobisher, British explorer (b. 1535)
1628 Roque González de Santa Cruz, Paraguayan missionary and martyr (b. 1576)
1630 Johannes Kepler, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1571)
1670 John Amos Comenius, Czech bishop, philosopher, and educator (b. 1592)
1691 Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (b. 1620)
1706 6th Dalai Lama (b. 1683)
1712 James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire (b. 1658)
1712 Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, English politician (b. 1675)
1787 Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer (b. 1714)
1794 John Witherspoon, Scottish-American minister and academic (b. 1723)
1795 Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)
1819 Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (b. 1749)
1832 Jean-Baptiste Say, French economist and businessman (b. 1767)
1853 Maria II of Portugal (b. 1819)
1892 Thomas Neill Cream, Scottish-Canadian serial killer (b. 1850)
1908 Empress Dowager Cixi of China (b. 1835)
1910 Wilhelm Raabe, German author (b. 1831)
1916 Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1846)
1917 Émile Durkheim, French sociologist, psychologist, and philosopher (b. 1858)
1919 Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Polish-Russian engineer, electrician, and inventor (b. 1862)
1919 Mohammad Farid, Egyptian lawyer and politician (b. 1868)
1919 Alfred Werner, French-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
1922 Dimitrios Gounaris, Greek lawyer and politician, 94th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1866)
1922 Petros Protopapadakis, Greek mathematician and politician, 107th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1854)
1922 Nikolaos Stratos, Greek lawyer and politician, 106th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1872)
1941 Wal Handley, English motorcycle road racer (b. 1902)
1945 Frank Chapman, American ornithologist and photographer (b. 1864)
1949 Narayan Apte, Indian activist, assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1911)
1949 Nathuram Godse, Indian assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1910)
1951 Frank Weston Benson, American painter and educator (b. 1862)
1954 Lionel Barrymore, American actor, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1878)
1958 Tyrone Power, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1914)
1959 Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Scottish physicist and meteorologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
1960 Robert Raymond Cook, Canadian murderer (b. 1937)
1961 Elsie Ferguson, American actress (b. 1883)
1961 Johanna Westerdijk, Dutch pathologist and academic (b. 1883)
1963 Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (b. 1888)
1966 Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter and wrestler (b. 1877)
1966 William Zorach, Lithuanian-American sculptor and painter (b. 1887)
1967 Michael J. Adams, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)
1970 Konstantinos Tsaldaris, Egyptian-Greek politician (b. 1884)
1971 Rudolf Abel, English-Russian colonel (b. 1903)
1976 Jean Gabin, French actor, singer, and producer (b. 1904)
1978 Margaret Mead, American anthropologist and author (b. 1901)
1980 Bill Lee, American actor and singer (b. 1916)
1981 Steve Macko, American baseball player and coach (b. 1954)
1981 Enid Markey, American actress (b. 1894)
1981 Khawar Rizvi, Pakistani poet and scholar (b. 1938)
1982 Vinoba Bhave, Indian philosopher and Gandhian, Bharat Ratna Awardee (b. 1895)
1982 Martín de Álzaga, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1901)
1983 John Grimaldi, English keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1955)
1983 Charlie Grimm, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)
1983 John Le Mesurier, English actor (b. 1912)
1985 Méret Oppenheim, German-Swiss painter, photographer, and poet (b. 1913)
1988 Billo Frómeta, Dominican conductor and composer (b. 1915)
1988 Ieronymos I of Athens, Greek archbishop and theologian (b. 1905)
1994 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (b. 1908)
1996 Alger Hiss, American lawyer and diplomat (b. 1904)
1997 Saul Chaplin, American director and composer (b. 1912)
1998 Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (b. 1941)
1998 Ludvík Daněk, Czech discus thrower (b. 1937)
2003 Ray Lewis, Canadian runner (b. 1910)
2003 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
2003 Laurence Tisch, American businessman, co-founded the Loews Corporation (b. 1923)
2003 Speedy West, American guitarist and producer (b. 1924)
2004 Elmer L. Andersen, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1909)
2004 John Morgan, Welsh-Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)
2005 Adrian Rogers, American pastor and author (b. 1931)
2005 Arto Salminen, Finnish journalist and author (b. 1959)
2006 David K. Wyatt, American historian and author (b. 1937)
2007 Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1928)
2008 Grace Hartigan, American painter (b. 1922)
2009 Serbian Patriarch Pavle II (b. 1914)
2010 Larry Evans, American chess player and journalist (b. 1932)
2010 Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (b. 1944)
2010 William Edwin Self, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1921)
2011 Oba Chandler, American murderer (b. 1946)
2012 Théophile Abega, Cameroonian footballer and politician (b. 1954)
2012 Luís Carreira, Portuguese motorcycle racer (b. 1976)
2012 Maleli Kunavore, Fijian rugby player (b. 1983)
2012 K. C. Pant, Indian politician, 18th Indian Minister of Defence (b. 1931)
2012 Frode Thingnæs, Norwegian trombonist, composer, and conductor (b. 1940)
2013 Sheila Matthews Allen, American actress and producer (b. 1929)
2013 Glafcos Clerides, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 4th President of Cyprus (b. 1919)
2013 Mike McCormack, American football player and coach (b. 1930)
2014 Jack Bridger Chalker, English painter and academic (b. 1918)
2014 Lucien Clergue, French photographer and educator (b. 1934)
2014 Valéry Mézague, Cameroonian footballer (b. 1983)
2014 Reg Withers, Australian soldier and politician, Australian Minister for the Capital Territory (b. 1924)
2015 Gisèle Prassinos, French author (b. 1920)
2015 Herbert Scarf, American economist and academic (b. 1930)
2016 Mose Allison, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1927)

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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