Many of the superheros have died and been resurrected in both DC and Marvel several times.
But has that ever happened to Batman?

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    Are you asking if batman has died in one comic and been alive in the next? Or specifically been resurrected after dying in the same comic? – Edlothiad Mar 22 '17 at 11:15
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    died in one comic and been alive in other comic ! – Tango Alpha Mar 22 '17 at 11:17
  • He has died in one continuity, Earth-Two, but stayed alive in Earth-One. So that counts? – tobiasvl Mar 22 '17 at 11:30
  • the comic "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" comes to my mind but is not in the continuity – Ram Mar 22 '17 at 23:43
  • Didn't he die in Endgame? – emachine Mar 22 '17 at 23:59

From this article on screenrant, they list Batman as the 11th most resurrected superhero. Whether this is an exhaustive list or just a few mentions, I was unable to find much else so here we go in chronological order.

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Brave and the Bold Vol 1

Batman was resurrected for the first time in the 115th issue of Brave and the Bold in November, 1974. He was electrocuted by a booby trap set by Bugsy Cathart. The doctors pronounce him dead, however Ray Palmer (as Atom) decides to help Batman solve his last case by controlling his brain (by physically running around in it), a la Ratatouille.

Batman getting electrocuted Doctors pronounce batman dead Atom running around in Batman's brain

Batman: Birth of the Demon

The next time Batman came back from the dead was in December, 1992. After being impaled (by a shovel) Batman fights on and falls into the Lazarus pit with Ra's. After being buried by a sandstorm, only Batman seems to survive.

Batman and Ra's fall into the Lazarus Pit Batman climbs out of the sand.

Superman: Emperor Joke

The third time Batman is resurrected, he gets resurrected a lot. Like a lot a lot. After the Joker becomes the Emperor Joker, a form of Joker with reality-altering powers, he repeatedly kills Batman, only to resurrect him to kill him again. However, the joker comes to realise he needs Batman. After Superman finally manages to fix reality, Spectre reveals there's nothing he can do to eras the memories, someone will have to carry them in his stead, to which Superman accepts the burden.

Superman carries Batman's memories

Final Crisis Vol 1

The most recent time Batman's been resurrected was in Final Crisis Vol 1, at the hands of Darkseid, after attempting to shoot him, Batman get's vaporised by his Omega Beams. However, Batman simply was shot into the past, and after lying his utility belt on Anthro's dying body begins to draw a cave painting.

Superman holding Batman's corpse Batman alive in the past.

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    Holy tiny panels, Batman. Where are my Bat-Noculars? – Valorum Mar 24 '17 at 23:17
  • Wasn't Batman resurrected during Blackest Night? I'm not really a comic buff, so I'm pretty fuzzy on things, but I thought he became a Black Lantern because he had died. – Ellesedil May 15 '17 at 20:40
  • @Ellesedil Neither am I as you might be able to tell from my name – Edlothiad May 15 '17 at 20:41
  • You would be correct, although he's less resurrected and more reanimated for a period. – Edlothiad May 15 '17 at 20:55

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