February 11, deaths, obituaries, History, news, current events, celebrities

  1. 641 - Heraclius, Emperor of Byzantium
  2. 731 - Pope Gregory II
  3. 821 - Saint Benedict of Aniane
  4. 824 - Pope Paschal I
  5. 1141 - Hugo of St. Victor, German philosopher and theologian
  6. 1160 - Minamoto no Yoshitomo, Japanese general (b. 1123)
  7. 1503 - Elizabeth of York, queen consort of Henry VII of England (b. 1466)
  8. 1626 - Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (b. 1552)
  9. 1650 - René Descartes, French philosopher (b. 1596)
  10. 1685 - David Teniers III, Flemish painter (b. 1638)
  11. 1713 - Jahandar Shah, Mughal emperor of Indai (b. 1664)
  12. 1755 - Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (b. 1675)
  13. 1762 - Johann Tobias Krebs, German composer (b. 1690)
  14. 1763 - William Shenstone, English poet (b. 1714)
  15. 1797 - Antoine Dauvergne, French composer (b. 1713)
  16. 1829 - Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (b. 1795)
  17. 1862 - Elizabeth Siddal, British poet and artist (b. 1829)
  18. 1868 - Léon Foucault, French astronomer (b. 1819)
  19. 1879 - Honoré Daumier, French caricaturist and painter (b. 1808)
  20. 1917 - Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician (b. 1872)
  21. 1923 - Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (b. 1847)
  22. 1931 - Charles Algernon Parsons, British inventor (b. 1854)
  23. 1939 - Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer (b. 1874)
  24. 1940 - John Buchan, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1875)
  25. 1945 - Al Dubin, Swiss songwriter (b. 1891)
  26. 1948 - Sergei Eisenstein, Latvian film director (b. 1898)
  27. 1959 - Marshall Teague, American race car driver (b. 1922)
  28. 1960 - Ernst von Dohnányi, Hungarian conductor (b. 1877)
  29. 1963 - Sylvia Plath, American writer (b. 1932)
  30. 1968 - Howard Lindsay, American playwright (b. 1888)
  31. 1972 - Jan Wils, Dutch architect (b. 1891)
  32. 1973 - Hans D Jensen, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1907)
  33. 1975 - Richard Ratsimandrava, Malagasy soldier and statesman, assassinated (b. 1931)
  34. 1976 - Lee J Cobb, American actor (b. 1911)
  35. 1976 - Alexander Lippisch, German scientist (b. 1894)
  36. 1976 - Frank Arnau, German writer (b. 1894)
  37. 1977 - Louis Beel, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1902)
  38. 1978 - James B Conant, American chemist and university president (b. 1893)
  39. 1978 - Harry Martinson, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1904)
  40. 1982 - Eleanor Powell, American actress and dancer (b. 1912)
  41. 1982 - Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor (b. 1905)
  42. 1985 - Ben Abruzzo, American businessman and balloonist (b. 1930)
  43. 1985 - Henry Hathaway, American actor and director (b. 1898)
  44. 1985 - Heinz Eric Roemheld, American composer (b. 1901)
  45. 1986 - Frank Herbert, American author (b. 1920)
  46. 1987 - Sadequain, famous Pakistani painter and artist. (b. 1930)
  47. 1989 - George O'Hanlon, American actor and director (b. 1912)
  48. 1991 - Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1922)
  49. 1994 - Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (b. 1946)
  50. 1994 - Sorrell Booke, American actor (b. 1930)
  51. 1994 - William Conrad, American actor (b. 1920)
  52. 1996 - Kebby Musokotwane, Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1946)
  53. 1996 - Cyril Poole, English cricketer (b. 1921)
  54. 1996 - Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet (b. 1930)
  55. 1997 - Barry Evans, English actor (b. 1943)
  56. 1997 - Don Porter, American actor (b. 1912)
  57. 2000 - Roger Vadim, French director (b. 1928)
  58. 2002 - Frank Crosetti, Baseball player (b. 1910)
  59. 2002 - Barry Foster, British actor (b. 1931)
  60. 2004 - Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete (b. 1925)
  61. 2005 - Jack L. Chalker, American author (b. 1944)
  62. 2006 - Jockey Shabalala, South African singer (b. 1943)
  63. 2006 - Peter Benchley, American author (b. 1940)
  64. 2006 - Jackie Pallo, Wrestler (b. 1926)