Famous Deaths on December 16, Who Died on December 16

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Date Name
1153 Ranulf de Gernon, 4th Earl of Chester, Norman nobleman
1263 Haakon IV, king of Norway (b. 1204)
1316 Öljaitü, Mongolian ruler (b. 1280)
1325 Charles, French nobleman (b. 1270)
1378 Secondotto, marquess of Montferrat (b. 1360)
1379 John FitzAlan, 1st Baron Arundel, English general and politician, Lord Marshall of England (b. 1348)
1470 John II, duke of Lorraine (b. 1424)
1474 Ali Qushji, Uzbek astronomer, mathematician, and physicist (b. 1403)
1515 Afonso de Albuquerque, Portuguese admiral and politician, 3rd Viceroy of Portuguese India (b. 1453)
1558 Thomas Cheney, English diplomat and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
1583 Ivan Fyodorov, Russian printer
1594 Allison Balfour, Scottish witch
1598 Yi Sun-sin, Korean general (b. 1545)
1669 Nathaniel Fiennes, English soldier and politician (b. 1608)
1687 William Petty, English economist and philosopher (b. 1623)
1751 Leopold II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (b. 1700)
1774 François Quesnay, French economist, physician, and philosopher (b. 1694)
1783 Johann Adolph Hasse, German composer and educator (b. 1699)
1805 Saverio Cassar, Gozitan priest and rebel leader (b. 1746)
1809 Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist and entomologist (b. 1755)
1859 Wilhelm Grimm, German anthropologist and author (b. 1786)
1892 Henry Yesler, American businessman and politician, 7th Mayor of Seattle (b. 1810)
1897 Alphonse Daudet, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1840)
1898 Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and art collector (b. 1832)
1908 American Horse, American tribal leader and educator (b. 1840)
1917 Frank Gotch, American wrestler (b. 1878)
1921 Camille Saint-Saëns, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1835)
1922 Gabriel Narutowicz, Lithuanian–Polish engineer and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Poland (b. 1865)
1928 Elinor Wylie, American poet and author (b. 1885)
1935 Thelma Todd, American actress and comedian (b. 1905)
1936 Frank Eugene, American-German photographer and educator (b. 1865)
1940 Eugène Dubois, Dutch paleoanthropologist (b. 1858)
1943 George Bambridge, English diplomat (b. 1892)
1944 Betsie ten Boom, Dutch Holocaust victim (b. 1885)
1945 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian businessman, founded Fiat (b. 1866)
1949 Sidney Olcott, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1873)
1952 Robert Henry Best, American journalist (b. 1896)
1956 Nina Hamnett, Welsh painter and author (b. 1890)
1961 Hans Rebane, Estonian journalist and politician, 8th Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1882)
1965 W. Somerset Maugham, British playwright, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1874)
1968 Futabayama Sadaji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 35th Yokozuna (b. 1912)
1969 Alphonse Castex, French rugby union player (b. 1899)
1970 Oscar Lewis, American anthropologist of Latin America (b. 1914)
1974 Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet and playwright (b. 1884)
1976 Réal Caouette, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1917)
1977 Risto Jarva, Finnish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
1980 Colonel Sanders, American businessman, founded KFC (b. 1890)
1982 Colin Chapman, English engineer and businessman, founded Lotus Cars (b. 1928)
1983 Debs Garms, American baseball player (b. 1907)
1984 Karl Deichgräber, German philologist and academic (b. 1903)
1985 Thomas Bilotti, American mobster (b. 1940)
1989 Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1913)
1991 Eszter Tamási, Hungarian actress and journalist (b. 1938)
1993 Moses Gunn, American actor (b. 1929)
1996 Quentin Bell, English historian and author (b. 1910)
1997 Lillian Disney, American illustrator and philanthropist (b. 1899)
1998 William Gaddis, American author and academic (b. 1922)
2001 Stuart Adamson, English-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1958)
2003 Robert Stanfield, Canadian economist, lawyer, and politician, 17th Premier of Nova Scotia (b. 1914)
2004 Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (b. 1933)
2005 Kenneth Bulmer, English author (b. 1921)
2006 Don Jardine, Canadian wrestler and trainer (b. 1940)
2007 Dan Fogelberg, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)
2009 Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)
2010 Melvin E. Biddle, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1923)
2011 Robert Easton, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)
2012 Elwood V. Jensen, American biologist and academic (b. 1920)
2013 James Flint, English commander (b. 1913)
2014 Martin Brasier, English paleontologist, biologist, and academic (b. 1947)
2015 Peter Dickinson, Rhodesian-English author and poet (b. 1927)
2017 Keely Smith, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
604 Houzhu, emperor of the Chen dynasty (b. 553)
705 Wu Zetian, Empress of the Zhou dynasty (b. 624)
714 Pepin of Herstal, Frankish statesman (b. 635)
867 Eberhard of Friuli, Frankish duke (b. 815)
874 Ado, archbishop of Vienne
882 John VIII, pope of the Catholic Church
902 Wei Yifan, chancellor of the Tang dynasty
999 Adelaide of Italy, Holy Roman Empress (b. 931)