The following is a list of notable world figures who died on November 28th.

  1. 741 - St. Gregory III
  2. 1170 - Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd
  3. 1262 - Shinran, Japanese religious leader (b. 1173)
  4. 1290 - Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I of England (b. 1241)
  5. 1574 - Georg Major, German protestant theologian (b. 1502)
  6. 1585 - Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)
  7. 1667 - Jean de Thévenot, French traveller and scientist (b. 1633)
  8. 1675 - Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, English Civil War soldier
  9. 1675 - Leonard Hoar, American President of Harvard University (b. 1630)
  10. 1680 - Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian baroque sculptor (b. 1598)
  11. 1680 - Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, Italian architect and painter (b. 1606)
  12. 1694 - Matsuo Basho, Japanese poet (b. 1644)
  13. 1695 - Giovanni Paolo Colonna, Italian composer
  14. 1695 - Anthony Wood, English antiquarian (b. 1632)
  15. 1698 - Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (b. 1622)
  16. 1794 - Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer (b. 1730)
  17. 1801 - Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (b. 1750)
  18. 1815 - Johann Peter Salomon, German violinist, impresario, and composer (d. 1745)
  19. 1852 - Ludger Duvernay, French printer and newspaper publisher (b. 1799)
  20. 1859 - Washington Irving, American writer (b. 1783)
  21. 1870 - Frédéric Bazille, French painter (b. 1841)
  22. 1872 - Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780)
  23. 1878 - Orson Hyde, American religious leader (b. 1805)
  24. 1907 - Stanislaw Wyspianski, Polish dramatist, poet, painter, and architect (b. 1869)
  25. 1912 - Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon (b. 1870)
  26. 1915 - Mubarak Al-Sabah "The Great", Emir of Kuwait (b. 1896)
  27. 1921 - `Abdu'l-Bahá, Persian leader of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1844)
  28. 1935 - Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1877)
  29. 1939 - James Naismith, Canadian creator of basketball (b. 1861)
  30. 1945 - Dwight F. Davis, U.S. Secretary of War and donor of the Davis cup (b. 1879)
  31. 1947 - Philippe Leclerc, French general (b. 1902)
  32. 1954 - Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
  33. 1960 - Richard Wright, American author (b. 1908)
  34. 1962 - Queen Mother Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (b. 1880)
  35. 1963 - Karyn Kupcinet, American actress (b. 1941)
  36. 1968 - Enid Blyton, British children's author (b. 1897)
  37. 1972 - Havergal Brian, British composer (b. 1875)
  38. 1973 - Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886)
  39. 1976 - Rosalind Russell, American actress (b. 1907)
  40. 1977 - Trevor Bardette, American actor (b. 1902)
  41. 1983 - Christopher George, American actor (b. 1929)
  42. 1986 - Herb Vigran, American actor (b. 1910)
  43. 1987 - Choh Hao Li, Chinese biochemist (b. 1913)
  44. 1992 - Sidney Nolan, Australian painter (b. 1917)
  45. 1993 - Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf) (b. 1946)
  46. 1994 - Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (b. 1960)
  47. 1994 - Jerry Rubin, American activist (b. 1938)
  48. 2000 - Liane Haid, Austrian actress (b. 1895)
  49. 2001 - William Kienzle, American author (b. 1928)
  50. 2001 - Kal Mann, American lyricist (b. 1917)
  51. 2002 - Dave "Snaker" Ray, American blues musician (b. 1943)
  52. 2003 - Antonia Forest, British children's author (b. 1915)
  53. 2006 - Lyubov Polishchuk, Russian actress (b. 1949)