Died On November 28th

Discover the most famous people who died on November 28. The list includes people like Jeffrey Dahmer, Leslie Nielsen, Washington Irving, Enrico Fermi, James Naismith. Famous personalities featured on this list, include soldiers, composers, actors and artists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Italy and many more countries.
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Leslie Nielsen
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Films: ‘Forbidden Planet’, ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ and ‘Airplane!’)
Leslie Nielsen
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Birthdate: February 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Regina, Canada
Died: 2010

Leslie Nielsen was a Canadian actor who played more than 220 characters, appearing in over 150 television programs and 100 films in a career that spanned 60 years. In the latter part of his career, he gained recognition as a comedian and went on to become one of the most popular Canadian comedians of his generation.

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James Naismith
(The Inventor of the Game of 'Basketball')
James Naismith
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Birthdate: November 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Almonte, Mississippi Mills, Canada
Died: 1939
Canadian-American physician and coach James Naismith is considered as the inventor of basketball. He authored the first basksetball rule book and established the University of Kansas basketball team. He served as the Kansas Jayhawks athletic director and coach, and trained legends such as Adolph Rupp and Dean Smith.
 3 
Enid Blyton
(Best Selling Children's Writer of the 20th Century Known for Her Works 'Malory Towers' & 'The Famous Five')
Enid Blyton
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Dulwich, London, England
Died: 1968
Author Enid Blyton is best remembered for her iconic children’s book series such as Famous Five, Malory Towers, and Secret Seven, majorly focusing on mystery-based plots. Her works have made her the fourth-most-translated writer. She had supported animal and paediatric charities. Her story inspired the BBC film Enid.
 4 
Enrico Fermi
(Italian Physicist, Nobel Laureate and Creator of the World's First Nuclear Reactor)
Enrico Fermi
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1954
Italian physicist Enrico Fermi created the Chicago Pile-1, the world's first nuclear reactor. Known widely as the "architect of the atomic bomb," he was equally proficient in theoretical and experimental physics, and won the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on radioactivity and for discovering transuranium elements.
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Charlie Munger
(Investor, Businessman and Vice Chairman of ‘Berkshire Hathaway’)
Charlie Munger
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: 2023

Charlie Munger is an American businessman, investor, architectural designer, and former real estate attorney. Over the years, he has played an important role as the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. A well-known philanthropist, Charlie Munger has donated millions of dollars to universities and schools.

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Washington Irving
(Author, Historian, Diplomat)
Washington Irving
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 3, 1783
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: 1859

Widely known as the first American man of letters, Washington Irving penned the legendary tales of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which are also called the first short stories by an American author. He had also had a brief stint as a lawyer.

 7 
Rosalind Russell
(Best Known for Her Roles in Films: ‘His Girl Friday’,’ Gypsy’ and ‘Auntie Mame')
Rosalind Russell
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Birthdate: June 4, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1976

Rosalind Russell is remembered as Hildy Johnson from the film His Girl Friday and as Mame Dennis from Auntie Mame. She won five Golden Globes and was nominated for several Academy Awards. Mostly seen playing professional women, she also won a Tony for her role in the musical Wonderful Town.

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Chespirito
(One of the Greatest Comedians of All Time)
Chespirito
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Birthdate: February 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 2014

Mexican comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños became a cultural icon with his show Chespirito, which also starred him as the titular character and thus made him adopt Chespirito as his stage name later. He was a boxer before venturing into entertainment and had even dropped out of an engineering course.

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Zig Ziglar
(Writer)
Zig Ziglar
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coffee County, Alabama, United States
Died: 2012
 10 
Christopher George
(Actor)
Christopher George
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Birthdate: February 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Died: 1983
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Richard Wright
(Novelist)
Richard Wright
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roxie, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1960
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Basho
(The Most Famous Poet of the Edo Period in Japan)
Basho
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1644 AD
Birthplace: Iga Province
Died: 1694

Basho was a Japanese poet of the Edo period. Regarded as the greatest master of haiku, Basho's poetry is read all over the world; many of his works have been translated into English. Such is his popularity that in 1979 a crater on planet Mercury was named after him by the International Astronomical Union.

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Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
(Queen of the Netherlands (1890 - 1948))
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: August 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: 1962

Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, the only child of the King William III and his second wife, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, became queen at age 10. While she remained neutral during World War I, she went into exile to England during World War II. Her autobiography revealed her religious devotion.

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Jyotiba Phule
(Social Reformer)
Jyotiba Phule
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 11, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Satara, Maharashtra, India
Died: 1890

Jyotiba Phule was an Indian thinker, social activist, writer, and anti-caste social reformer. During his lifetime, he worked towards eradicating the caste system and untouchability in India. He was also a pioneer of women education in India and began his first school for girls in Pune in 1848. B. R. Ambedkar had often cited Jyotiba Phule as an inspiration.

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Sandeep Unnikrishnan
Sandeep Unnikrishnan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kozhikode
Died: 2008
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Grant Tinker
(Television producer and executive)
Grant Tinker
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2016
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Kenneth Connor
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Birthdate: June 6, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: 1993
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Edmund the Martyr
(King)
Edmund the Martyr
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0841 AD
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Died: 0869
 19 
Helen of Greece and Denmark
(Queen Mother of Romania During the Reign of Her Son King Michael I (1940–1947).)
Helen of Greece and Denmark
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Birthdate: May 2, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 1982

Considered a Romanian hero, Helen of Greece and Denmark is remembered for her selfless act of saving Romanian Jews during World War II. The daughter of Greek king Constantine I, Helen served as the queen mother of Romania during the rule of her son, King Michael I.

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Cesare Beccaria
(One of the Greatest Thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment Known for His Treatise 'On Crimes and Punishments')
Cesare Beccaria
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Birthdate: March 15, 1738
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1794

Cesare Beccaria was an 18th-century Italian criminologist, philosopher, jurist, and politician. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment. He is still remembered for his treatise On Crimes and Punishments (1764), a pioneering work in the field of penology. He is considered the father of modern criminal law. 

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Luis Estevez
(Fashion Designer, Costumer Designer)
Luis Estevez
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: 2014
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Frédéric Bazille
(French Painter)
Frédéric Bazille
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Birthdate: December 6, 1841
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: 1870
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Bob Keane
(Musician)
Bob Keane
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan Beach, California, United States
Died: 2009
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Tiny Ron Taylor
(Actor, Basketball player)
Tiny Ron Taylor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
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Jerry Rubin
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)
Jerry Rubin
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Listed In:
Birthdate: July 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Died: 1994
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Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
(German Military Officer Who Served as a Major General of the Continental Army During the American Revolutionary War)
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 17, 1730
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: 1794
At a time when homosexuality was illegal, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben was openly gay. The Prussian military officer and hero of the American Revolutionary War, reportedly had a romantic relationship with his fellow military man Benjamin Walker. He is also known as someone who singlehandedly trained the Continental Army.
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Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque
(Military Personnel)
Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belloy-Saint-Leonard, Somme, France
Died: 1947
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Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(Princess)
Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schloss Friedenstein Gotha, Gotha, Germany
Died: 1972
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Sidney Nolan
(One of Australia’s Leading Artists of the 20th Century)
Sidney Nolan
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Birthdate: April 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Died: 1992

Sidney Nolan is best remembered for his depictions of Australian folklore in his art. The artist had had brief stints as a cyclist, a gold miner, and a cook, before he took up painting as a vocation at 21. Apart from landscapes, his paintings also portrayed legendary figures such as outlaw Ned Kelly.

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Stanisław Wyspiański
(Polish Playwright, Painter and Poet)
Stanisław Wyspiański
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1869
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: 1907

Stanisław Wyspiański was a Polish poet, playwright, and painter. He was one of the most patriotic writers of the Young Poland Movement and is best remembered for creating several symbolic, national dramas. Stanisław Wyspiański is sometimes referred to as the Fourth Bard of Polish literature.

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Athanasius Kircher
(German Jesuit Scholar and Polymath Known for His Work in the Fields of Comparative Religion, Geology, and Medicine)
Athanasius Kircher
1
Birthdate: May 2, 1602
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Geisa, Germany
Died: 1680

Known as the last Renaissance man, Athanasius Kircher was a German Jesuit priest who taught at the Roman College for 4 decades. He was also obsessed with Sinology and Egyptology, and studied everything from fossils to microbes. He was also interested in medicine and invented machines such as the magnetic clock.

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Karl Ernst von Baer
(Baltic German Explorer and Scientist Who is Regarded as the Founding Father of Embryology)
Karl Ernst von Baer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 28, 1792
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Piibe, Estonia
Died: 1876

Karl Ernst von Baer was a Baltic German explorer and scientist. A multi-talented personality, Baer was also a biologist, naturalist, geologist, geographer, and meteorologist. He is also regarded as the founding father of embryology. One of the founders of the Russian Geographical Society, Karl Ernst von Baer also served as the maiden president of the Russian Entomological Society.

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Bob Meusel
(Baseball player)
Bob Meusel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 19, 1896
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Died: 1977
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Hans Speidel
(German Military Personnel)
Hans Speidel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 28, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Metzingen, Germany
Died: 1984

A West German military leader of the post WWII period, General Hans Speidel is best remembered for his contributions to German rearmament and integration into NATO. The only leading member of the 20 July Plot to survive the war, he later played an important role in the international defense cooperation, eventually being appointed Commander of Allied Land Forces Central Europe.

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Isabelle Romee
(Joan of Arc's Mother)
Isabelle Romee
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1377 AD
Birthplace: Meuse, France
Died: 1458
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Thekra
(Singer)
Thekra
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oued Ellil, Tunisia
Died: 2003
 37 
Mark Taimanov
(Russian Chess player)
Mark Taimanov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: 2016

Mark Taimanov was a Soviet and Russian chess player. A leading player of his generation, Taimanov was ranked among the top 20 players in the world from 1946 to 1971. In 1952, he was honored with the Grandmaster title. A multi-talented personality, Mark Taimanov was also a concert pianist. He had formed a piano duo with his wife Lyubov Bruk. 

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Elbert Frank Cox
(American mathematician)
Elbert Frank Cox
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 5, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, United States
Died: 1969
 39 
Martinus Theunis Steyn
(Former 6th State President of the Orange Free State (1896 - 1902))
Martinus Theunis Steyn
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 2, 1857
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winburg, South Africa
Died: 1916

Marthinus Theunis Steyn was a South African lawyer, politician, and statesman. As a young man, he studied law at the Inner Temple in London and returned home to set up his practice. He became the sixth and last president of the independent republic the Orange Free State in 1896, a position he held till 1902.  

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Marthe Bibesco
(Writer)
Marthe Bibesco
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 28, 1886
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 1973
 41 
Samuel T. Cohen
(Physicist)
Samuel T. Cohen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2010
 42 
Havergal Brian
(Composer)
Havergal Brian
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent,England
Died: 1972
 43 
Bunta Sugawara
(Actor)
Bunta Sugawara
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Birthdate: August 16, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sendai, Japan
Died: 2014
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Elly Beinhorn
(Pilot)
Elly Beinhorn
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 30, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: 2007
 45 
Peter Mulgrew
(New Zealand Mountaineer)
Peter Mulgrew
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Died: 1979

Peter Mulgrew was a New Zealand mountaineer, businessman, and yachtsman. He is best remembered for his expeditions alongside Edmund Hillary, including the 1960–61 Silver Hut expedition, during which he suffered pulmonary edema and ultimately lost both feet due to frostbite. He also represented New Zealand in the One Ton Cup. In 1958, Mulgrew was honored with the British Empire Medal.

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Pope Gregory III
(Bishop of Rome)
Pope Gregory III
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0690 AD
Birthplace: Syria
Died: 0741
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Kobayashi Kiyochika
(Japanese Artist Best Known for His Colour Woodblock Prints and Newspaper Illustrations)
Kobayashi Kiyochika
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Birthdate: September 10, 1847
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edo, Japan
Died: 1915

Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock printer Kobayashi Kiyochika had also mastered oil painting and photography. He pioneered the kōsen-ga technique, which included Western traditions and a play of light and shade. Cat on the Canvas and Tokyo and Its Suburbs remain two of his best-known series of paintings.

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Louis de Buade de Frontenac
(French Soldier and Courtier)
Louis de Buade de Frontenac
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 22, 1622
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Died: 1698
 49 
William McDougall
(English Psychologist)
William McDougall
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Birthdate: June 22, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chadderton, Lancashire, England
Died: 1938
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Duchess Amelia of Württemberg
(Princess)
Duchess Amelia of Württemberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 28, 1799
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wolany, Poland
Died: 1848