Died On November 15th

Discover the most famous people who died on November 15. The list includes people like Johannes Kepler, Emile Durkheim, Margaret Mead, Stokely Carmichael, Lionel Barrymore. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, theologians, political leaders and journalists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Lil Peep
(A Leading Figure of the Mid–late 2010s Emo Rap Scene)
Lil Peep
272
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2017

Hailed as the leading figure of the emo rap scene of the mid-late 2010s, Lil Peep went on to inspire many youth subcultures. Peep achieved tremendous success in less than three years' time. In his personal life though, he struggled with mental health conditions. He died at the age of 21 due to an accidental overdose of drugs.

 2 
Johannes Kepler
(Astronomer Best Known for his Laws of Plantery Motion)
Johannes Kepler
23
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 27, 1571
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Weil der Stadt, Germany
Died: 1630

This 17th-century German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer is remembered for his pathbreaking work on optics. He invented a developed version of the refracting telescope. He also laid down Kepler's laws of planetary motion and wrote Astronomia Nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae.

 3 
Roy Clark
(Singer)
Roy Clark
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Meherrin, Virginia, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 4 
Lionel Barrymore
(Actor & Director Best Known for His Role as ‘Mr. Potter’ in the Film ‘It's a Wonderful Life’)
Lionel Barrymore
6
Birthdate: April 28, 1878
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: 1954

One of the earliest members of the famous Barrymore family of actors, Lionel Barrymore remains best known for his portrayal of Mr. Potter in the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. Unlike many of his descendants, Barrymore also composed music. For his contribution to motion picture and radio, Barrymore was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 5 
Stokely Carmichael
(Key Leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States)
Stokely Carmichael
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 1998

Stokely Carmichael was a significant part of the American civil rights movement and the worldwide Pan-African movement. He was associated with the Black Panther Party and the All-African People's Revolutionary Party. The Black Power movement leader later adopted the name Kwame Ture and traveled extensively through Africa.

 6 
Margaret Mead
(Cultural Anthropologist)
Margaret Mead
7
Birthdate: December 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Died: 1978

One of the most celebrated anthropologists to have ever existed, Margaret Mead is remembered for his research on a broad range of topics, such as sexual conventions in Western society. Of her 23 books, the most talked-about was the bestseller Coming of Age in Samoa.

 7 
Emile Durkheim
(French Sociologist Who Established the 'Academic Discipline of Sociology')
Emile Durkheim
6
Birthdate: April 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Épinal, France
Died: 1917

Emile Durkheim was a French sociologist. He is credited with establishing the discipline of sociology for academic purposes and is widely regarded as the chief architect of modern social science. During his lifetime, Emile Durkheim published several works on topics like morality, religion, and education. He also played a major role in the development of sociology and anthropology as disciplines.

 8 
Empress Dowager Cixi
(Empress Dowager of the Qing Dynasty from 1861 to 1908)
Empress Dowager Cixi
17
Birthdate: November 29, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: 1908

Empress Dowager Cixi was a Chinese regent and empress dowager. From 1861 to 1908, Cixi served as the de facto supreme ruler of the Qing dynasty. She is credited with overseeing a series of moderate reforms called the Tongzhi Restoration, which helped the regime survive for a long period of time. She also supported military and technological reforms.  

 9 
Dennis Cole
5
Birthdate: July 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
William Murdoch
(Scottish Engineer and Inventor Who Was the First to Make Extensive Use of Coal Gas for Illumination)
William Murdoch
4
Birthdate: August 21, 1754
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lugar, Scotland
Died: 1839

Scottish engineer William Murdoch initially worked for the firm of Matthew Boulton and James Watt. He later made a host of inventions and was the first to use coal gas for illumination. He was also known for his work on steam energy and invented the oscillating engine and the D slide valve.

 11 
John Le Mesurier
(English Actor)
John Le Mesurier
5
Birthdate: April 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Died: 1983
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Christoph Willibald Gluck
(Composer of Italian and French Opera in the Early Classical Period)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 2, 1714
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Erasbach, Germany
Died: 1787

Composer Christoph Willibald Gluck left home when his father went against his passion for music and pushed him into forestry. He then reached Milan, where he learned Italian instrumental music and later fused Italian and French opera music. His best-known works include Orfeo ed Euridice and La rencontre imprévue.

 13 
Albertus Magnus
(One of the Greatest German Philosophers and Theologians of the Middle Ages)
Albertus Magnus
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1200 AD
Birthplace: Lauingen, Germany
Died: 1280

Albertus Magnus was a friar, bishop, and philosopher. Regarded by some as the greatest German theologian and philosopher of the Middle Ages, Albertus' writings have inspired the iconography of the archivolts and tympanum of the 13th-century portal of Strasbourg Cathedral. Remembered for his contribution to academics, several education institutions have been named after Albertus Magnus.

 14 
Henryk Sienkiewicz
(Polish Writer Who Won the '1905 Nobel Prize in Literature')
Henryk Sienkiewicz
2
Birthdate: May 5, 1846
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wola Okrzejska, Poland
Died: 1916

Henryk Sienkiewicz was a Polish journalist and novelist best remembered for his historical novels. He was the author of the internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis. Beginning his career as a journalist, he soon became one of the most popular Polish authors of his era. He was awarded the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature for his contribution to literature. 

 15 
Saeed Jaffrey
(Britain's Highest-Profile Asian Actor)
Saeed Jaffrey
12
Birthdate: January 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Malerkotla, Punjab India
Died: 2015

Saeed Jaffrey is remembered for his roles in series such as Tandoori Nights and Merchant Ivory Productions movies such as The Guru. He won a Filmfare for his performance in Shatranj Ke Khilari, narrated the audiobook Kama Sutra, and voiced all characters in a BBC broadcast of A Suitable Boy

 16 
Jean Gabin
(Actor)
Jean Gabin
1
Birthdate: May 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1976
 17 
John Amos Comenius
(Czech Philosopher and Pedagogue Regarded as the 'Father of Modern Education')
John Amos Comenius
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Birthdate: March 28, 1592
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nivnice, Moravia, Czech Republic
Died: 1670

John Amos Comenius was a Czech philosopher, theologian, and pedagogue. Regarded as the father of modern education, Comenius is credited with introducing many educational concepts and innovations such as education for women, equal opportunity for poor children, and universal and practical instruction among other innovations. He also led schools and served as an adviser for governments across Protestant Europe.

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Adrian Rogers
(Pastor)
Adrian Rogers
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Palm Beach
Died: 2005

Adrian Rogers was an American conservative author and Southern Baptist pastor. He was a three-time president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Baptist denomination in the world. From 1972 to 2005, he served as the senior pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church. During his pastorate, the membership of the church grew from 9,000 to 29,000.

 19 
Mose Allison
(Pianist, Jazz musician, Singer)
Mose Allison
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 11, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tippo
Died: 2016
 20 
Edoardo Agnelli
(Industrialist ‧ Gianni Agnelli's son)
Edoardo Agnelli
1
Birthdate: June 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2000
 21 
Joe Nuxhall
(Baseball Player)
Joe Nuxhall
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Died: 2007
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 22 
Megumi Yokota
(Writer)
Megumi Yokota
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Died: 1977

Megumi Yokota is a Japanese woman who was among at least 17 Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea. Yokota was kidnapped by a North Korean agent in 1977. Yokota has been missing for more than 43 years and several Japanese citizens have waged a campaign seeking her return. However, the North Korean government has claimed that she died in captivity.

 23 
Vinoba Bhave
(Indian Social Reformer and Philosopher Best Known for the 'Bhoodan Movement')
Vinoba Bhave
6
Birthdate: September 11, 1895
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: 1982

Vinoba Bhave was an Indian social reformer and advocate of human rights and nonviolence. A close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, Bhave played an important role in the Indian freedom movement. In 1958, he became the first person to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership. In 1983, Vinoba Bhave was posthumously honored with the prestigious Bharat Ratna award.

 24 
Jean-Baptiste Say
(French Economist and Businessman Best Known for 'Say’s Law' Which He Popularized)
Jean-Baptiste Say
2
Birthdate: January 5, 1767
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 1832

French economist Jean-Baptiste Say supported free trade and competition. Scholars of economics know him for his law of markets, which states that supply creates its own demand. He had experimented with many jobs, from being a journalist to owning a cotton mill, and eventually became an economics professor.

 25 
Méret Oppenheim
(Swiss Surrealist Artist and Photographer)
Méret Oppenheim
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1985
Méret Oppenheim is best remembered for her surrealist art such as Object: Breakfast in Fur. She also modeled for artists. Throughout her career, she had created furniture, jewelry, and even poetry. In her performance piece Spring Feast, she laid out a banquet on top of a nude woman.
 26 
James Mayer de Rothschild
(French Banker and Art Collector)
James Mayer de Rothschild
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 15, 1792
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: 1868

German-French banker and the youngest child of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, James Mayer de Rothschild. He took over the reins of his family banking firm after the death of his brother Nathan and headed the French Rothschild banking family. The Légion d'honneur winner later also invested in a vineyard.

 27 
Vincent Margera
(Former reality television personality)
Vincent Margera
2
Birthdate: July 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 28 
Iskander Mirza
(Former President of Pakistan)
Iskander Mirza
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Murshidabad
Died: 1969

Iskander Mirza was a Pakistani civil servant and general who served as the first president of Pakistan. Mirza played an important role in the newly-created Pakistan in 1974. After the Partition of India, Mirza served as the first Defence Secretary and oversaw the military efforts during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947–1948.

 29 
Soumitra Chatterjee
(One of the Most Influential Actors of Indian Bengali Cinema Known for His Collaborations with Director 'Satyajit Ray')
Soumitra Chatterjee
3
Birthdate: January 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: 2020

Soumitra Chatterjee was an Indian film actor, director, writer, playwright, singer, and poet. He often collaborated with prominent director Satyajit Ray, with whom he worked in 14 films. A veteran actor with over 210 film appearances, he was the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award in cinema given by the government of India.  

 30 
Fereydoon Batmanghelidj
(Iranian Physician and Writer)
Fereydoon Batmanghelidj
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1931 AD
Birthplace: Iran
Died: 2004

Fereydoon Batmanghelidj was an Iranian doctor and writer who promoted the belief that increased water consumption is the cure for most diseases. He graduated from St Mary's Hospital Medical School of London University and practiced medicine in UK before returning to Iran. He helped in the development of hospitals and medical centers and became a wealthy entrepreneur.  

 31 
Ana Carolina Reston
(Brazilian Model)
Ana Carolina Reston
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brazil
Died: 2006

Ana Carolina Reston was a Brazilian model best remembered for her work with popular brands like Giorgio Armani. Reston succumbed to the unfair demands of the fashion industry and suffered from severe anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. She died at the age of 21 and weighed just 40 kgs at the time of her death. 

 32 
Daniel Rutherford
(Scottish Physician, Chemist and Botanist Known for the Isolation of Nitrogen)
Daniel Rutherford
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 3, 1749
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1819

Best known for discovering nitrogen gas, Scottish chemist Daniel Rutherford was also initially a practicing physician. A skilled botanist, he also taught botany at the University of Edinburgh. His other inventions include the maximum and minimum thermometers. He also co-founded the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

 33 
Alfred Werner
(Chemist)
Alfred Werner
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
Died: 1919

Alfred Werner was a Swiss chemist who is credited with developing the fundamental for modern coordination chemistry. In 1913, he became the first inorganic chemist to receive the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which he won for proposing the correct configuration of transition metal complexes.

 34 
Sixto Durán Ballén
(President of Ecuador from 1992 to 1996)
Sixto Durán Ballén
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2016

Sixto Durán Ballén was an Ecuadorian architect and political figure. He is best remembered for his service as the President of Ecuador from 1992 to 1996. A prominent politician, Durán-Ballén also served as the Mayor of Quito from 1 August 1970 to 16 February 1978. Sixto Durán Ballén is also credited with co-founding the Social Christian Party.

 35 
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson
(Scottish Physicist, Meteorologist and Winner of the 1927 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glencorse, Scotland
Died: 1959

Scottish physicist, meteorologist and Nobel Laureate Charles Thomson Rees Wilson is noted for inventing the cloud chamber particle detector, also referred to as Wilson cloud chamber, used for visualizing the passage of ionizing radiation. It played a significant role in the area of experimental particle physics between the 1920s and 1950s.

 36 
John Mercer Langston
(Attorney)
John Mercer Langston
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 14, 1829
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Louisa, Virginia, United States
Died: 1897
 37 
Nicoletta Machiavelli
(Actress)
Nicoletta Machiavelli
0
Birthdate: August 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stuffione, Italy
Died: 2015
 38 
Lucrezia de' Medici
(Noblewoman)
Lucrezia de' Medici
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 4, 1470
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1553
 39 
Sohn Kee-chung
(Long-distance runner)
Sohn Kee-chung
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sinuiju, North Korea
Died: 2002
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 40 
Maria II of Portugal
(Queen of Portugal (1826 - 1828))
Maria II of Portugal
2
Birthdate: April 4, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: 1853

Maria II of Portugal was the Queen of Portugal from 2 May 1826 to 23 June 1828. She reigned as the queen once again from 1834 until her death in 1853 at the age of 34 due to complications during her 11th delivery.

 41 
Pierina Legnani
(Ballerina)
Pierina Legnani
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: September 30, 1868
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 1930
 42 
Frederick VII of Denmark
(King)
Frederick VII of Denmark
1
Birthdate: October 6, 1808
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1863
 43 
Irving Janis
(Psychologist Famous for His Theory of ‘Groupthink')
Irving Janis
0
Birthdate: May 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: 1990
 44 
Antonio de Nigris
(Mexican Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Antonio de Nigris
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico
Died: 2009
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 45 
Felipe de Alba
(Actor, Lawyer)
Felipe de Alba
1
Birthdate: April 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City
Died: 2005
 46 
Serge Moscovici
(French Social Psychologist)
Serge Moscovici
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brăila, Romania
Died: 2014
 47 
Oswald Chambers
(Author, Theologian)
Oswald Chambers
3
Birthdate: July 24, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aberdeen
Died: 1917
 48 
Herman of Alaska
(Russian Orthodox Monk Who Was a Missionary to Alaska)
Herman of Alaska
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1750 AD
Birthplace: Serpukhov, Russia
Died: 1836

Starting his monastic life at 16, Russian Orthodox monk Saint Herman of Alaska later became a missionary to Alaska. He gained immense respect of the local people in Alaska and also ran a local school, where he taught church subjects and agriculture. He later moved to Spruce Island, where he eventually died.

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Grace Hartigan
(American Painter Who Helped Popularize Abstract Expressionism During the 1950s and 1960s)
Grace Hartigan
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Birthdate: March 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2008
Grace Hartigan was an American painter. An important member of the New York School, Hartigan helped popularize abstract expressionism during the 1950s and 1960s. Today, many of her paintings are displayed in institutions and museums like the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Grace Hartigan is credited with influencing numerous young artists.
 50 
Al Swearengen
(Entertainment Entrepreneur)
Al Swearengen
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 8, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oskaloosa, Iowa, United States
Died: 1904