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History Deaths on December 06


Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)

#Roy_Orbison

Jonathan Shipley
Jonathan Shipley, English bishop (b. 1714)

#Jonathan_Shipley

John Lightfoot
John Lightfoot, English priest, scholar, and academic (b. 1602)

#John_Lightfoot

Edmund Dwyer-Gray
Edmund Dwyer-Gray, Irish-Australian politician, 29th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1870)

#Edmund_Dwyer-Gray

Richard Stone
Richard Stone, English economist and statistician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)

#Richard_Stone

John Payne (actor)
John Payne, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1912)

#John_Payne_(actor)

Ralph H. Baer
Ralph H. Baer, German-American video game designer, created the Magnavox Odyssey (b. 1922)

#Ralph_H._Baer

Jean-Marie Seroney
Jean-Marie Seroney, Kenyan activist and politician (b. 1927)

#Jean-Marie_Seroney

Giovanni Battista Morgagni
Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist and pathologist (b. 1682)

#Giovanni_Battista_Morgagni

Nicholas Rowe (writer)
Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (b. 1674)

#Nicholas_Rowe_(writer)

Afonso I of Portugal
Afonso I of Portugal (b. 1109)

#Afonso_I_of_Portugal

Said Halim Pasha
Said Halim Pasha, Ottoman politician, 280th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1865)

#Said_Halim_Pasha

Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio
Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, Guatemalan general and politician, President of Guatemala (b. 1918)

#Carlos_Manuel_Arana_Osorio

Prince Toneri
Prince Toneri of Japan (b. 676)

#Prince_Toneri

Lucienne Boyer
Lucienne Boyer, French singer and actress (b. 1903)

#Lucienne_Boyer

Theodoros Vryzakis
Theodoros Vryzakis, Greek painter and educator (b. 1814)

#Theodoros_Vryzakis

Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis, American general and politician, President of the Confederate States of America (b. 1808)

#Jefferson_Davis

Burr Tillstrom
Burr Tillstrom, American actor and puppeteer (b. 1917)

#Burr_Tillstrom

Lady Grizel Baillie
Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish poet and songwriter (b. 1665)

#Lady_Grizel_Baillie

Werner Klemperer
Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (b. 1920)

#Werner_Klemperer

Johnny Hallyday
Johnny Hallyday, French singer and actor (b. 1943)

#Johnny_Hallyday

Harold Ross
Harold Ross, American journalist and publisher, founded The New Yorker (b. 1892)

#Harold_Ross

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin
Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (b. 1699)

#Jean-Baptiste-Siméon_Chardin

Baltasar Gracián
Baltasar Gracián, Spanish priest and author (b. 1601)

#Baltasar_Gracián

Burleigh Grimes
Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1893)

#Burleigh_Grimes

Eleonora Gonzaga (1630-1686)
Eleonora Gonzaga, Queen consort of Ferdinand III (b. 1630)

#Eleonora_Gonzaga_(1630-1686)

Frances Bavier
Frances Bavier, American actress (b. 1902)

#Frances_Bavier

Gian Maria Volonté
Gian Maria Volonté, Italian actor and director (b. 1933)

#Gian_Maria_Volonté

Willy den Ouden
Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer (b. 1918)

#Willy_den_Ouden

Jacques Davy Duperron
Jacques Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)

#Jacques_Davy_Duperron

Gene Stratton-Porter
Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and screenwriter (b. 1863)

#Gene_Stratton-Porter

Jeffrey Koo Sr.
Jeffrey Koo Sr., Taiwanese banker and businessman (b. 1933)

#Jeffrey_Koo_Sr.

Pope Clement VI
Pope Clement VI (b. 1291)

#Pope_Clement_VI

Dobie Gray
Dobie Gray, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1940)

#Dobie_Gray

August Schleicher
August Schleicher, German linguist and academic (b. 1821)

#August_Schleicher

Aziz Mian
Aziz Mian, Pakistani singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1942)

#Aziz_Mian

Gul Khan Nasir
Gul Khan Nasir, Pakistani poet, historian, and politician (b. 1914)

#Gul_Khan_Nasir

William John Swainson
William John Swainson, English ornithologist and entomologist (b. 1789)

#William_John_Swainson

Werner von Siemens
Werner von Siemens, German engineer and businessman, founded the Siemens Company (b. 1816)

#Werner_von_Siemens

Jean Pierre Flourens
Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist and academic (b. 1794)

#Jean_Pierre_Flourens

William P. Yarborough
William P. Yarborough, American general (b. 1912)

#William_P._Yarborough

Anthony Trollope
Anthony Trollope, English novelist, essayist, and short story writer (b. 1815)

#Anthony_Trollope

César Baldaccini
César Baldaccini, French sculptor and educator (b. 1921)

#César_Baldaccini

Stan Tracey
Stan Tracey, English pianist and composer (b. 1926)

#Stan_Tracey

Ko Chun-hsiung
Ko Chun-hsiung, Taiwanese actor, director, and politician (b. 1945)

#Ko_Chun-hsiung

Don Ameche
Don Ameche, American actor (b. 1908)

#Don_Ameche

Tunku Abdul Rahman
Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Malaysia (b. 1903)

#Tunku_Abdul_Rahman

Honus Wagner
Honus Wagner, American baseball player and manager (b. 1874)

#Honus_Wagner

Pedro Vaz (diplomat)
Pedro Vaz, Uruguayan lawyer and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay (b. 1963)

#Pedro_Vaz_(diplomat)

Fred Hawkins
Fred Hawkins, American golfer (b. 1923)

#Fred_Hawkins

Jimmy Del Ray
Jimmy Del Ray, American wrestler and manager (b. 1962)

#Jimmy_Del_Ray

Charly Gaul
Charly Gaul, Luxembourger cyclist (b. 1932)

#Charly_Gaul

Alfred Escher
Alfred Escher, Swiss businessman and politician, founded Credit Suisse (b. 1819)

#Alfred_Escher

B. R. Ambedkar
B. R. Ambedkar, Indian economist and politician, 1st Indian Minister of Justice (b. 1891)

#B._R._Ambedkar

Pete Rozelle
Pete Rozelle, American businessman (b. 1926)

#Pete_Rozelle

João Goulart
João Goulart, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 24th President of Brazil (b. 1918)

#João_Goulart

Erastus Brigham Bigelow
Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American businessman (b. 1814)

#Erastus_Brigham_Bigelow

Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk
Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk (b. 1270)

#Roger_Bigod,_5th_Earl_of_Norfolk

Saint Nicholas
Saint Nicholas, Greek bishop and saint (b. 270)

#Saint_Nicholas

Jan van Scorel
Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter (b. 1495)

#Jan_van_Scorel

Benedictus Buns
Benedictus Buns, Dutch priest and composer (b. 1642)

#Benedictus_Buns

Huw Lloyd-Langton
Huw Lloyd-Langton, English guitarist (b. 1951)

#Huw_Lloyd-Langton

Peter Vaughan, British actor (b.1923)
Nicholas Smith, British actor (b. 1934)
Liu Juying, Chinese general and politician (b. 1917)
Luke Somers, English-American photographer and journalist (b. 1981)
M. K. Turk, American basketball player and coach (b. 1942)
Jean-Pierre Desthuilliers, French poet and critic (b. 1939)
Jan Carew, Guyanese author, poet, and playwright (b. 1920)
Miguel Abia Biteo Boricó, Equatoguinean engineer and politician, Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea (b. 1961)
Mark Dailey, American-Canadian journalist and actor (b. 1953)
John Feeney, New Zealand director and producer (b. 1922)
Danny Williams, South African singer (b. 1942)
Devan Nair, Malaysian-Singaporean union leader and politician, 3rd President of Singapore (b. 1923)
Philip Berrigan, American priest and activist (b. 1923)
Charles McClendon, American football player and coach (b. 1923)
Peter Blake, New Zealand sailor and environmentalist (b. 1948)
Heinz Baas, German footballer and manager (b. 1922)
Mimi Smith, English nurse (b. 1906)
Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)
Sammy Fain, American pianist and composer (b. 1902)
Charles Deutsch, French engineer and businessman, co-founded DB (b. 1911)
Nikolay Kuznetsov, Soviet naval officer (b. 1904)
Janet Munro, English actress and singer (b. 1934)
Evert van Linge, Dutch footballer and architect (b. 1895)
Frantz Fanon, Martinique-French psychiatrist and author (b. 1925)
Alexander Dianin, Russian chemist (b. 1851)
Ahmad Ibn al-Qadi, Moroccan writer, judge and mathematician (b. 1552)
Maximus, Metropolitan of Kiev
Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya, Arab rebel leader (b. 710)