The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 13th.

  1. 586 - Radegund, wife of Clotaire I
  2. 900 - Zwentibold, last King of Lotharingia (b. 870)
  3. 1134 - Piroska of Hungary, Empress consort of John II Comnenus
  4. 1382 - Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (b. 1358)
  5. 1523 - Gerard David, Flemish painter
  6. 1617 - Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman (b. 1540)
  7. 1667 - Jeremy Taylor, Irish author and bishop (b. 1613)
  8. 1686 - Louis Maimbourg, French-born historian (b. 1610)
  9. 1744 - John Cruger, Dutch-born Mayor of New York (b. 1678)
  10. 1749 - Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (b. 1719)
  11. 1755 - Francesco Durante, Italian composer (b. 1684)
  12. 1826 - René Laënnec, French physician (b. 1781)
  13. 1863 - Eugène Delacroix, French painter (b. 1798)
  14. 1865 - Ignaz Semmelweis, Austro-Hungarian physician (b. 1818)
  15. 1910 - Florence Nightingale, English nurse (b. 1820)
  16. 1912 - Jules Massenet, French composer (b. 1842)
  17. 1917 - Eduard Buchner, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1860)
  18. 1946 - H. G. Wells, English writer (b. 1866)
  19. 1948 - Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (b. 1897)
  20. 1958 - Otto Witte, acrobat and King of Albania (b. 1868)
  21. 1965 - Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1899)
  22. 1984 - Tigran Petrosian, Georgian chess player (b. 1929).
  23. 1989 - Tim Richmond, American race car driver (b. 1955)
  24. 1994 - Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-born writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1905)
  25. 1995 - Jan Kresadlo, Czech-born writer (b. 1926)
  26. 1995 - Mickey Mantle, baseball player (b. 1931)
  27. 1996 - David Tudor, American pianist and composer (b. 1926)
  28. 1999 - Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian, murdered (b. 1960)
  29. 2003 - Ed Townsend, American songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  30. 2004 - Julia Child, American chef and television personality (b. 1912)
  31. 2005 - David Lange, 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1942)
  32. 2006 - Payao Poontarat, Thai Olympic boxer (b. 1957)
  33. 2006 - Tony Jay, English actor (b. 1933)