Famous Deaths for 11th August 2018

1253 – Saint Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi and founder of the Order of Poor Ladies (the Poor Clares), dies at 59
1464 – Nicholas van Cusa, philosopher/bishop of Brixen, dies
1563 РBartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer (b. circa 1500)
1868 – Halfdan Kierulf, composer, dies at 52
1972 – Rose Schneiderman, American socialist, feminist, trade union leader and secretary of labor for New York State (1937-44), dies at 90
1982 – Tom Drake [Alfred Sinclair Alderdice], American actor (Meet Me in St. Louis, Warlock), dies of lung cancer at 63
1994 – Dorothy Grenfell Williams, radio producer and broadcaster, dies at 60
1995 – Kenneth Lo, cookery writer and restaurateur, dies at 81
2009 – Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics, sister of John F. Kennedy (b. 1921)
2010 – Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Scottish Conservative politician (1959-2001), dies at 86

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