Famous Deaths for 1st December 2023

660 – Eligius [Eloy], French patron saint of horses, goldsmiths and metalworkers who as bishop of Tournay-Noyon spent 20 years converting the pagan population of Flanders to Christianity, dies at around 72
1374 – Magnus IV [Magnus Eriksson], king of Norway and Sweden (outlawed slavery), drowns at 58
1736 – Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36), dies at 72
1842 – Philip Spencer, American sailor, 1st US naval officer condemned for mutiny, hanged aboard the USS Somers at 19
1960 – Ion Vasilescu, Romanian composer, dies at 57
1987 – James Arthur Baldwin, American writer (Another Country), dies at 63
1997 – Denis G. Barrington, British artist, dies at 67
2007 – Anton Rodgers, British actor (May to December), dies at 74
2009 – Éva Szörényi, Hungarian actress and freedom activist for Hungary, dies at 92
2020 – Maria Itkina, Russian athlete (9 sprint world records, 60m-400m), dies at 88

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