Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 17th November

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Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 17th November

Dear readers, today, we come together to honor the memories of the notable individuals who departed from this world on this very day. 17th 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
942 Odo of Cluny, Frankish abbot and saint (b. c. 878)
953 Liutgard of Saxony, duchess of Lorraine (b. 931)
1100 Thomas of Bayeux, archbishop of York
1154 Adelaide of Maurienne, French queen consort (b. 1092)
1170 Albert the Bear, margrave of Brandenburg (b. c. 1100)
1247 Robin Hood, heroic outlaw in English folklore (b. 1160)
1259 Adam Marsh, English scholar and theologian
1305 John II, duke of Brittany (b. 1239)
1313 Constance of Portugal, Portuguese infanta (b. 1290)
1441 Roger Bolingbroke, English cleric, astronomer, astrologer, magister and alleged necromancer
1472 Basilius Bessarion, titular patriarch of Constantinople (b. c. 1403)
1482 Gedik Ahmed Pasha, Ottoman politician, 17th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
1559 Cuthbert Tunstall, English bishop (b. 1474)
1565 Yun Won-hyung, Korean writer and politician (b. 1509)
1590 George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, English commander and politician, Lord High Steward of Ireland (b. 1528)
1664 Miklós Zrínyi, Croatian and Hungarian military leader and statesman (b. 1620)
1724 Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Portuguese priest (b. 1685)
1785 Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (b. 1725)
1797 Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder and merchant (b. 1719)
1814 William Jessop, English engineer (b. 1745)
1830 Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher and academic, founded the Illuminati (b. 1748)
1852 Rose Philippine Duchesne French-American nun and saint (b. 1769)
1886 Chester A. Arthur, American general, lawyer, and politician, 21st President of the United States (b. 1829)
1889 William Allingham, Irish-English poet and scholar (b. 1824)
1909 Renée Vivien, English-French poet (b. 1877)
1922 Marcel Proust, French author and critic (b. 1871)
1927 Scipione Borghese, 10th Prince of Sulmona Italian race car driver, explorer, and politician (b. 1871)
1936 V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1872)
1940 Ivane Javakhishvili, Georgian historian and academic (b. 1876)
1941 Émile Nelligan, Canadian poet and author (b. 1879)
1941 Walther Nernst, German chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)
1941 Chris Watson, Chilean-Australian journalist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1867)
1962 Niels Bohr, Danish footballer, physicist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
1965 Henry A. Wallace, American academic and politician, 33rd Vice President of the United States (b. 1888)
1969 Ted Heath, English trombonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
1969 Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., American businessman and diplomat, 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1888)
1972 Danny Whitten, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Crazy Horse) (b. 1943)
1976 Man Ray, American-French photographer and painter (b. 1890)
1977 Kurt Schuschnigg, Italian-Austrian lawyer and politician, 15th Federal Chancellor of Austria (b. 1897)
1978 Jim Jones, American cult leader, founded Peoples Temple (b. 1931)
1978 Leo Ryan, American soldier, educator, and politician (b. 1925)
1979 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1901)
1980 Conn Smythe, Canadian soldier, ice hockey player, and businessman (b. 1895)
1984 Mary Hamman, American journalist and author (b. 1907)
1986 Gia Carangi, American model (b. 1960)
1987 Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (b. 1934)
1991 Gustáv Husák, Slovak lawyer and politician, 9th President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1913)
1994 Cab Calloway, American singer-songwriter and bandleader (The Cab Calloway Orchestra) (b. 1907)
1994 Peter Ledger, Australian painter and illustrator (b. 1945)
1995 Miron Grindea, Romanian-English journalist (b. 1909)
1998 Tara Singh Hayer, Indian-Canadian journalist and publisher (b. 1936)
1999 Paul Bowles, American composer and author (b. 1910)
1999 Doug Sahm, American singer and guitarist (b. 1941)
2001 Walter Matuszczak, Polish-American football player 1939 All-America, 1941 New York Giants draft (b. 1918)
2002 James Coburn, American actor (b. 1928)
2003 Michael Kamen, American composer and conductor (b. 1948)
2004 Robert Bacher, American physicist and academic (b. 1905)
2004 Cy Coleman, American pianist and composer (b. 1929)
2005 Harold J. Stone, American actor (b. 1911)
2009 Red Robbins, American basketball player (b. 1944)
2010 Freddy Beras-Goico, Dominican comedian and television host (b. 1940)
2010 Brian G. Marsden, English-American astronomer and academic (b. 1937)
2012 Emilio Aragón Bermúdez, Spanish clown, singer, and accordion player (b. 1929)
2012 Phoebe Hearst Cooke, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1927)
2012 Philip Ledger, English organist, composer, and academic (b. 1937)
2012 Kenny Morgans, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1939)
2013 Thomas Howard, American football player (b. 1983)
2013 Bennett Reimer, American author and academic (b. 1932)
2013 S. R. D. Vaidyanathan, Indian nadaswaram player and composer (b. 1929)
2013 Ljubomir Vračarević, Serbian martial artist, founded Real Aikido (b. 1947)
2013 Peter Wintonick, Canadian director and producer (b. 1953)
2014 Dave Appell, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1922)
2014 Pepe Eliaschev, Argentinian journalist and author (b. 1945)
2014 Ahmad Lozi, Jordanian educator and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Jordan (b. 1925)
2014 C. Rudhraiya, Indian director and producer (b. 1947)
2015 Abdelhamid Abaaoud, Belgian-Moroccan terrorist (b. 1987)
2015 Dan Halldorson, Canadian-American golfer (b. 1952)
2015 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1975)
2016 Sharon Jones, American soul and funk singer (b. 1956)

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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