Deaths on December 6

1185 :Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85), dies at 76
1352 :Clement VI, [Pierre Roger], Pope (1342-52), dies
1531 :John Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded
1550 :Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter, dies at 48
1562 :Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies
1598 :Elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78
1640 :Matthijs Elsevier, Flemish/Dutch book publisher/merchant, dies at 75
1651 :Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess, dies at 68
1658 :Gracian, writer, dies
1779 :Jean-Baptiste Sim‚on Chardin, French still life painter, dies at 80
1793 :Marie Jeanne Becu comtesse du Barry, mistress of Louis XV, beheaded
1799 :Joseph Black, Scottish medical/chemist/physicist, dies at 71
1834 :Jonas Daniel Meyer, Dutch lawyer, dies at 54
1865 :Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (Arreglito), dies at 56
1867 :Giovanni Pacini, composer, dies at 71
1869 :Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/author (People's Welfare), dies at 54
1873 :Manuel Acu¤a, Mexican poet (Ante un Cad ver), dies at 24
1882 :A Trollope, writer, dies
1889 :Jefferson Davis, Pres of Confederate States (1861-5), dies at 81
1889 :Joseph H "Jozef" Neuhuys, painter, dies at 48
1892 :E Werner von Siemens, German industrialist (Siemens AG), dies at 75
1903 :Frederick Grant Gleason, composer, dies at 54
1914 :Eduard Jacobs, Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 47
1920 :Karel Kovarovic, composer, dies at 57
1926 :Claude [Oscar] Monet, French painter (impressionist), dies at 86
1933 :Auguste Chapuis, composer, dies at 75
1940 :Charlie Hime, cricketer (one Test for S Africa 1895), dies
1941 :Anthony G Kr”ller, entrepreneur/govt advisor, dies
1943 :Firmin Baes, Flemish painter, dies at 69
1943 :Hermann Lohr, composer, dies at 72
1946 :Maximilian Oseyevich Shteynberg, composer, dies at 63
1949 :Leadbelly, [Huddie William Ledbetter], blues singer, dies at 64
1951 :J Edward Bromberg, dies at 47
1953 :Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges), dies at 48
1958 :Erwin Bodky, composer, dies at 62
1959 :Len Doyle, actor (Harrington-Mr District Attorney), dies at 66
1963 :Jozef Goossenaerts, Flem philologist (Language Boundary), dies at 81
1965 :Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar, dies at 90
1966 :Hermann Heiss, composer, dies at 68
1970 :Thomas S Power, USAF-gen (Raid on Tokyo-March 1945), dies at 65
1971 :Hugo Godron, composer, dies at 71
1971 :Jan Altink, Dutch painter/co-founder (Plough), dies at 86
1972 :Janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38
1973 :Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer, dies at 94
1973 :Robert A Watson-Watt, England, physicist (radar), dies at 81
1984 :Ruth Cummings, actress (Daybreak, Dream of Love), dies at 90
1985 :Burleigh Grimes, US baseball pitcher, dies at 92
1985 :Burr Tillstrom, puppeteer (Kukla Fran & Ollie), dies at 68
1986 :Malik Oussekine, Algerian/French student, killed by police at 22
1987 :James Dobson, actor (Impulse, Jet Attack, Okinawa), dies
1988 :Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63
1988 :Roy Orbison, singer (Pretty Woman), dies of massive heart attack at 52
1989 :Frances Beauvier, actress (Aunt Bee, Mayberry), dies at 86
1989 :John Paine, actor (Miracle on 34th St), dies at 77
1989 :Sammy Fain, composer, dies at 87
1990 :Tunku Abdul Rahman, PM of Malaysia (1957-70), dies
1991 :Ann Sorg Coston, actress (Anna-Aldrich Family), dies at 62
1991 :Headman Tshabalala, South Afr singer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), dies
1992 :Hank Worden, actor (Red River), dies of natural causes at 91
1992 :Percy Herbert, actor (Capt Apache), dies of heart attack at 72
1993 :Don Ameche, actor (Cocoon), dies of prostate cancer at 85
1993 :Prof Wolfgang Paul, German physicist (Nobel 1989), dies at 80
1993 :Rita Macedo, actress (Divinas Palabras), dies of heart attack at 65
1993 :Rouaz Lakhdar, Algerian supreme court justice, murdered
1994 :AJ Bronkhorst, vicar/theologist (Reform The Netherlands), dies at 80
1994 :Alan Owen, English screenplay/actor (Hard Day's Night), dies at 69
1994 :Gian Maria Volonte, actresss (Fistful of Dollars), dies at 61
1995 :Dmitri Antonovitch Volkogonov, soldier/historian, dies at 67
1995 :James "Scotty" Barrett Reston, journalist, dies at 86
1995 :John Trevor Key, photographer, dies at 48
1995 :Kathleen Harrison, actress (Fast Lady, Big Money), dies at 103
1995 :Leslie Wilkinson, journalist, dies at 97
1995 :[Schaff] Claire Polin, composer, dies at 69
1996 :Bryan Clieve Roberts, lawyer/civil servant, dies at 83
1996 :[Alvin] Pete Rozelle, commissioner (NFL), dies at 70
1997 :Alan Mouncer, film director/producer, dies at 68
1997 :Edmund Charles Wolf Myers, soldier/engineer, dies at 91
1997 :Eliot Daniel, composer (I Love Lucy theme), dies at 89



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