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

  1. 384 - Pope Damasus I
  2. 1121 - Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066)
  3. 1226 - Robert de Ros, English politician (b. 1177)
  4. 1282 - Llywelyn the Last, King of Gwynedd
  5. 1282 - Michael VIII Palaeologus, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1225)
  6. 1532 - Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455)
  7. 1694 - Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (b. 1630)
  8. 1737 - John Strype, English historian (b. 1643)
  9. 1757 - Edmund Curll, English bookseller (b. 1675)
  10. 1797 - Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722)
  11. 1840 - Emperor Kokaku of Japan (b. 1771)
  12. 1880 - Oliver Fisher Winchester, American businessman and politician (b. 1810)
  13. 1892 - William Milligan, Scottish theologian (b. 1821)
  14. 1909 - Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet (b. 1855)
  15. 1918 - Ivan Cankar, Slovenian writer (b. 1876)
  16. 1920 - Olive Schreiner, South African writer (b. 1855)
  17. 1938 - Christian Lous Lange, Norwegian pacifist and recipient of Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
  18. 1941 - John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (b. 1922)
  19. 1941 - Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician (b. 1856)
  20. 1945 - Charles Fabry, French physicist (b. 1867)
  21. 1950 - Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1893)
  22. 1957 - Musidora (Jeanne Roques), French actress (b. 1889)
  23. 1959 - Jim Bottomley, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  24. 1964 - Sam Cooke, American singer (b. 1931)
  25. 1964 - Percy Kilbride, American actor (b. 1888)
  26. 1978 - Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
  27. 1983 - Sir Neil Ritchie, British General (b. 1897)
  28. 1984 - Oskar Seidlin, German-born American scholar (b. 1911)
  29. 1989 - Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (b. 1895)
  30. 1991 - Robert Q. Lewis, American game show host and actor (b. 1921)
  31. 1991 - Artur Lundkvist, Swedish author and critic (b. 1906)
  32. 1994 - Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
  33. 1996 - Willie Rushton, English cartoonist (b. 1937)
  34. 1998 - André Lichnerowicz, Polish-French physicist (b. 1915)
  35. 1998 - Lynn Strait, American singer (b. 1968)
  36. 2000 - Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915)
  37. 2000 - David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
  38. 2003 - Ahmadou Kourouma, Côte d'Ivoire writer (b. 1927)
  39. 2004 - M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (b. 1916)
  40. 2004 - Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach (b. 1917)
  41. 2006 - Elizabeth Bolden, American, oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death (b. 1890)