The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 11th.

  1. 480 BC - Leonidas, King of Sparta
  2. 353 - Magnentius, Roman usurper
  3. 449 - Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople
  4. 897 - Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona
  5. 1204 - King Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)
  6. 1253 - Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (b. 1194)
  7. 1456 - John Hunyadi, regent of Hungary (b. 1387)
  8. 1464 - Nicholas of Cusa, German philosopher and mathematician (b. 1401)
  9. 1519 - Johann Tetzel, German opponent of the Reformation (b. 1465)
  10. 1563 - Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer
  11. 1578 - Pedro Nunes, Portuguese mathematician (b. 1502)
  12. 1614 - Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (b. 1552)
  13. 1656 - Prince Octavio Piccolomini, Duke of Amalfi, Austrian field marshal (b. 1599)
  14. 1774 - Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (b. 1722)
  15. 1813 - Henry James Pye, English poet (b. 1745)
  16. 1851 - Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (b. 1779)
  17. 1854 - Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (b. 1798)
  18. 1890 - John Henry Cardinal Newman, English Catholic cardinal (b. 1801)
  19. 1892 - Enrico Betti, Italian mathematician (b. 1813)
  20. 1919 - Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-born industrialist and philanthropist (b. 1835)
  21. 1937 - Edith Wharton, American author (b. 1862)
  22. 1939 - Jean Bugatti, Italian automobile designer (b. 1909)
  23. 1953 - Tazio Nuvolari, Italian race car driver (b. 1892)
  24. 1956 - Jackson Pollock, American artist (b. 1912)
  25. 1961 - Antanas Škema, Lithuanian writer, stage actor and director (b. 1910)
  26. 1972 - Max Theiler, South African virologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1899)
  27. 1980 - Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1910)
  28. 1982 - Tom Drake, American actor (b. 1918)
  29. 1984 - Alfred A. Knopf, American publisher (b. 1892)
  30. 1984 - Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian–German chess player (b. 1916)
  31. 1988 - Anne Ramsey, American actress (b. 1929)
  32. 1991 - J.D. McDuffie, NASCAR Driver (b. 1939)
  33. 1994 - Peter Cushing, British actor (b. 1913)
  34. 1995 - Phil Harris, American singer, songwriter and comedian (b. 1904)
  35. 1996 - Rafael Kubelík, Czech-born conductor and composer (b. 1914)
  36. 2000 - Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
  37. 2002 - Galen Rowell, photographer, climber (b. 1940)
  38. 2003 - Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1923)
  39. 2003 - Herb Brooks, American hockey coach (b. 1937)
  40. 2005 - James Booth, English actor (b. 1927)
  41. 2006 - Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1925)