Died On December 3rd

Discover the most famous people who died on December 3. The list includes people like Robert Louis Stevenson, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Francis Xavier, Dhyan Chand, Mary Baker Eddy. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, artists, spiritual & religious leaders and novelists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Russia & Spain and many more countries.
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Robert Louis Stevenson
(Author of Famous Novels: 'Treasure Island' and 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde')
Robert Louis Stevenson
23
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 13, 1850
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1894

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish travel writer, poet, and novelist. A popular writer in his lifetime, Stevenson went about traveling widely and writing prolifically even as he suffered from bronchial trouble; his will power and love for writing won the hearts of many other writers. In 2018, he was ranked as the world's 26th-most-translated author.

 2 
Madeline Kahn
(Known for Her Comedic Roles in Films)
Madeline Kahn
15
Birthdate: September 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1999

Madeline Kahn was an American actress, singer, and comedian. She is best remembered for her comedic roles in movies like Young Frankenstein, History of the World, Part I, and High Anxiety. Over the course of her career, Madeline Kahn received several prestigious awards such as the Drama Desk Award, People's Choice Award, and Daytime Emmy Award.

 3 
Scott Weiland
(Lead Singer of The Band 'Stone Temple Pilots')
Scott Weiland
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Died: 2015

Scott Weiland was an American singer and songwriter. He is credited with co-creating the popular rock band Stone Temple Pilots where he served as the lead singer. He was also part of two supergroups, namely Velvet Revolver and Art of Anarchy. Known for his chaotic and flamboyant onstage persona, Weiland is widely viewed as a versatile vocalist.

 4 
Diocletian
(Roman Emperor)
Diocletian
8
Birthdate: December 22, 0244
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salona (now Solin, Croatia)
Died: 0311
Diocletian was the Roman emperor from 284 to 305. Some of the significant policies introduced by him were the Edict on Maximum Prices and the Diocletianic Persecution of Christianity. He also established a tetrarchy, including Maximian, Galerius, and Constantius as co-emperors. He also expanded the empire’s civil and military services.
 5 
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
(French Impressionist Painter)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
11
Birthdate: February 25, 1841
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Died: 1919

French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, father of actor Pierre Renoir and director Jean Renoir, was a key Impressionist painter. His best-known works include The Swing, Diana, and Seated Girl. He was known for his use of vibrant colors and feminine sensuality in his works. He also painted landscapes and portraits.

 6 
Glenn Quinn
(Actor)
Glenn Quinn
5
Birthdate: May 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 2002
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 7 
Oswald Mosley
(British Politician)
Oswald Mosley
19
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 16, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: 1980
Named by BBC History as the “worst” historical British person of the 20th century, Oswald Mosley started off as an MP in the 1920s. He was part of the Conservative Party and then the Labour Party. He then formed the British Union of Fascists and the United Kingdom New Party
 8 
Scatman John
(Musician, Singer)
Scatman John
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Monte, California, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
(Former Prince of Greece and Denmark)
Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 1944

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, the son of King George I of Greece, served as a major general in the Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922. The Turkish forces recaptured Smyrna and Andrew was blamed for the loss of Greek territory. As a result, he was exiled from Greece and he lived in France where he died.

 10 
David Hemmings
6
Birthdate: November 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England
Died: 2003
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Richard Todd
3
Birthdate: June 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 2009

Richard Todd was an Irish actor best remembered for his portrayal of Corporal Lachlan MacLachlan in the movie The Hasty Heart, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. One of the most bankable actors of his generation, Richard Todd was frequently listed among the most popular British stars throughout the 1950s. 

 12 
Dhyan Chand
(One of the Greatest Field Hockey Players in History)
Dhyan Chand
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1979

Known as The Magician of field hockey, Dhyan Chand, one of the greatest hockey players from India, is remembered for his three Olympic gold medals and for his ability to control the ball. The Padma Bhushan awardee initially loved wrestling but deviated to hockey after joining the army.

 13 
Gwendolyn Brooks
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas
Died: 2000
 14 
Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom
(Princess)
Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marlborough House, London, England
Died: 1935
 15 
Frederick VI of Denmark
(King)
Frederick VI of Denmark
3
Birthdate: January 28, 1768
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1839
 16 
John Archer
(Actor)
John Archer
3
Birthdate: May 8, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Osceola, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Ian McLagan
(English Keyboardist and Member of the Rock Bands 'Small Faces' and 'Faces')
Ian McLagan
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hounslow, United Kingdom
Died: 2014
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 18 
Carl Zeiss
(Scientific instrument maker)
Carl Zeiss
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 11, 1816
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Weimar
Died: 1888
 19 
Arul Pragasam
(Sri Lankan Tamil Activist and Revolutionary)
Arul Pragasam
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Died: 2019

Arul Pragasam was a Sri Lankan Tamil activist and revolutionary. He played an important role in the formation of the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students during the Tamil independence movements in England. The movement, which originated in Sri Lanka, aimed at securing an independent Tamil state in the island country due to the oppression of Sri Lankan-Tamils by the government.

 20 
William Grant Still
(Composer who became the first black man to conduct a major orchestra)
William Grant Still
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 11, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Woodville, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1978
 21 
Alexander Rodchenko
(Russian Artist and One of the Founders of 'Constructivism' and Russian Design)
Alexander Rodchenko
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 5, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1956

Remembered as one of the founders of the avant-garde movement named Russian constructivism, Alexander Rodchenko has experimented with photography, paintings, posters, photomontage, and sculpture. Most of his works have political overtones. He was a prominent member of the October Group and was geared toward making art for the working classes.

 22 
Francis Xavier
(Missionary)
Francis Xavier
6
Birthdate: April 7, 1506
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Javier, Spain
Died: 1552
Navarrese Catholic missionary and saint Francis Xavier co-founded the Society of Jesus. His mission focused on the Portuguese Empire in Asia. He is remembered for his efforts to spread Christianity in Goa. He extended his mission to Japan and Borneo but died before he could preach in China.
 23 
Shiing-Shen Chern
(One of the 20th Century's Greatest Mathematicians)
Shiing-Shen Chern
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jiaxing
Died: 2004

Shiing-Shen Chern was a Chinese-American poet and mathematician. He is best remembered for making significant contributions to topology and differential geometry. Referred to as the father of modern differential geometry, Shiing-Shen Chern is widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest mathematicians. He won several prestigious awards, such as the National Medal of Science, Wolf Prize, and Lobachevsky Medal.

 24 
Edmond Safra
(Lebanese-Brazilian Banker )
Edmond Safra
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: 1999

Edmond Safra was a Lebanese Brazilian banker. His father was a prominent banker, and he began his career working at his father’s bank. He was hardworking, ambitious, and street-smart and started earning millions while still in his teens. He was also a major philanthropist. He died in an arson that attracted wide media interest.  

 25 
Susan Cummings
(Actress)
Susan Cummings
1
Birthdate: July 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bavaria, Germany
Died: 2016
 26 
Giovanni Battista Belzoni
(Explorer, Antiquarian, Egyptologist, Archaeologist, Novelist, Travel writer)
Giovanni Battista Belzoni
1
Birthdate: November 5, 1778
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Padua
Died: 1823

Giovanni Battista Belzoni was an Italian explorer and archaeologist of Egyptian antiquities. A pioneer in the field of Egyptian archaeology, Belzoni was the first person to enter the famous Pyramid of Khafre. Belzoni is also credited with unblocking the entrance of the temple at Abu Simbel and discovering the tomb of Seti I, which is referred to as Belzoni's Tomb. 

 27 
Mary Gilmore
(Journalist, Poet, Writer)
Mary Gilmore
1
Birthdate: August 16, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goulburn
Died: 1962

Mary Gilmore was an Australian writer and journalist. She wrote both prose and poetry and is recognized for her tremendous contribution to Australian literature. As a young woman, she became a school teacher and held utopian socialist views. She eventually started writing and gained fame as an author and poet later in life. 

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Maria Ouspenskaya
(Actress)
Maria Ouspenskaya
2
Birthdate: July 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tula, Russia
Died: 1949
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 29 
Attila József
(One of the Most Famous Hungarian Poets of the 20th Century)
Attila József
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 11, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1937

One of the greatest 20th-century Hungarian poets, Attila József was a washerwoman’s son and had begun writing poems since age 17 but soared to fame only after his death. He was also a co-founder of the literary journal Szép Szó, or Beautiful Word. He later showed signs of mental illnesses.

 30 
Arthur Bell Nicholls
(Pastor)
Arthur Bell Nicholls
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 6, 1819
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Killead, County Antrim, Ireland
Died: 1906
 31 
Alexander Kaidanovsky
(Russian-Soviet Actor and Director Known for His Films: 'Stalker', 'The Bodyguard' and 'At Home Among Strangers')
Alexander Kaidanovsky
1
Birthdate: July 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Died: 1995

Russian actor and director Alexander Kaidanovsky initially trained to be a welder but switched to acting later. Known for his roles in Soviet films such as At Home Among Strangers and Stalker, he also directed the drama A Simple Death, which was featured at the Cannes. His career was eventually ruined by alcoholism.

 32 
Sergey Nechayev
(Revolutionary)
Sergey Nechayev
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 2, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ivanovo, Russia
Died: 1882
 33 
Babrak Karmal
(Afghan Politician, Revolutionary and General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan)
Babrak Karmal
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 6, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kamari, Kabul Province, Afghanistan
Died: 1996
Babrak Karmal was an Afghan politician and revolutionary. He is best remembered for his role as the General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan from 27 December 1979 to 4 May 1986. Babrak Karmal also served as the Chairman of the Revolutionary Council and as the Chairman of the Council of Ministers between 1979 and 1986.
 34 
Marv Marinovich
(American football player)
Marv Marinovich
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Watsonville, California, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 35 
Charles Edward Ringling
(Former Circus showman who was one of seven original Ringling Brothers who owned the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus)
Charles Edward Ringling
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 2, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: McGregor, Iowa, United States
Died: 1926
 36 
Vasili III of Russia
(Grand prince)
Vasili III of Russia
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 25, 1479
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1533
 37 
Honda Tadakatsu
(Japanese Warrior)
Honda Tadakatsu
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 17, 1548
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mikawa Province, Japan
Died: 1610

Considered as one the Four Heavenly Kings of the Tokugawa, Honda Tadakatsu was an important samurai general of the Sengoku and a veteran of over one hundred battles. Known for his loyalty to Tokugawa Ieyasu, he was later rewarded with the fief of Otaki and the domain of Kuwana. Also known as Honda Heihachirō, he never suffered any major wound.  

 38 
Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma
(Duke of Parma, Piacenza from 1586 to 1592)
Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 27, 1545
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1592

Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma was an Italian condottiero and noble. He is best remembered for his service as a general in the Spanish army. From 1578 to 1592, Alexander Farnese served as the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands. He was also the Duke of Parma and Piacenza from 15 September 1586 to 3 December 1592.

 39 
Robert Zajonc
(Psychologist, University teacher)
Robert Zajonc
0
Birthdate: November 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Łódź
Died: 2008
 40 
Art Arfons
(American Racing Driver)
Art Arfons
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: 2007
 41 
Georges Duby
(French Historian Who Specialized in the Social and Economic History of the Middle Ages)
Georges Duby
1
Birthdate: October 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1996

Georges Duby was a French historian best remembered for his work on the economic and social history of the medieval period. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most influential medieval historians, Georges Duby was also considered one of France's most important public intellectuals from the 1970s to his demise in 1996.

 42 
Janet Smith
(Politician)
Janet Smith
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1915 AD
Birthplace: Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Died: 1994

Educator Janet Smith is best remembered as the wife of former Rhodesian prime minister Ian Smith. Born to Scottish parents in Cape Town, Janet was a talented hockey player and later married a rugby player. Her first husband died in an accident during a rugby practice match.

 43 
Archibald Campbell Tait
(Former Archbishop of Canterbury)
Archibald Campbell Tait
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1811
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland
Died: 1882

While Archibald Campbell Tait, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is best remembered for trying to mitigate the Church of England conflict during the Oxford Movement, his contributions in other fields were of no less importance. His inauguration of the Bishop of London's Fund and his work on the Royal Commission on Ritual are still remembered by one and all.

 44 
Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr
(Politician)
Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: 1948

South African Party leader Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr lost his father at 3. After recovering from hydrocephaly at age 2, he turned into a child prodigy and completed his bachelor’s degree at 15. A Rhodes scholar at Oxford, he later served as the deputy prime minister of South Africa.

 45 
Zhang Guotao
(Chinese Politician and Founding Member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP))
Zhang Guotao
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pingxiang County, Xingtai, China
Died: 1979

One of the founding members of the Chinese Communist Party, Zhang Guotao had been a rival of fellow party member Mao Zedong and contested for the party’s leadership. However, he later joined the Chinese Nationalists. He spent his final years in Canada and became a Christian shorty before death.

 46 
Juan José Arreola
(Mexican Writer Best Known for His Innovation in the Short Story and Other Short Prose Forms)
Juan José Arreola
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 21, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico
Died: 2001

Best remembered for his short fiction and epigrams, Juan José Arreola was one of the first Latin American authors to exclude realism. He included elements of fantasy and absurdism and was a pioneer of the hybrid format of the essay-story. His only novel, La feria, was also one of his best works.

 47 
Saint Osmund
(Clergyman)
Saint Osmund
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Seez, Normandy, France
Died: 1099
 48 
Afanasy Fet
(Poet)
Afanasy Fet
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 5, 1820
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mtsensk, Russia
Died: 1892
 49 
Elin Pelin
(Bulgarian Poet and Author Known for His Depiction of the Bulgarian Village Life)
Elin Pelin
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 8, 1877
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bailovo, Bulgaria
Died: 1949

Bulgarian author and poet Dimitar Ivanov Stoyanov, better known by his pseudonym Elin Pelin, was a teacher and then a university librarian before he stepped into full-fledged writing. He had also been a World War I correspondent. His works include Stories and The Gerak Family, and he mostly wrote about the Bulgarian countryside.

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Ahmed Fouad Negm
(Egyptian Vernacular Poet Who is Remembered for his Revolutionary and Patriotic Egyptian Arabic Poetry)
Ahmed Fouad Negm
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sharqia, Egypt
Died: 2013

Ahmed Fouad Negm was an Egyptian vernacular poet best remembered for his work with composer Sheikh Imam. He is also remembered for his revolutionary and patriotic Egyptian Arabic poetry. Ahmed Fouad Negm's life and career inspired a book titled A Homeland Called Desire by Egyptian poet Rana al-Tonsi.