The following is a list of notable world figures who died on December 14th.

  1. 1460 - Guarino da Verona, Italian humanist and translator (b. 1370)
  2. 1510 - Friedrich of Saxony (b. 1473)
  3. 1542 - King James V of Scotland (b. 1512)
  4. 1553 - Hanibal Lucic, Croatian writer (b. 1485)
  5. 1591 - Saint John of the Cross, Spanish friar and poet (b. 1542)
  6. 1624 - Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, English statesman (b. 1536)
  7. 1651 - Pierre Dupuy, French scholar (b. 1582)
  8. 1713 - Thomas Rymer, English historian (b. 1641)
  9. 1715 - Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1636)
  10. 1735 - Thomas Tanner, English bishop and antiquarian (b. 1674)
  11. 1741 - Charles Rollin, French historian (b. 1661)
  12. 1788 - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer (b. 1714)
  13. 1788 - King Charles III of Spain (b. 1716)
  14. 1799 - George Washington, first President of the United States (b. 1732)
  15. 1838 - Jean-Olivier Chénier, French Canadian physician and Patriote (b. 1806)
  16. 1860 - George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1784)
  17. 1861 - Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, consort of Queen Victoria (b. 1819)
  18. 1865 - Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (b. 1794)
  19. 1873 - Louis Agassiz, Swiss-born American zoologist and geologist (b. 1807)
  20. 1902 - Julia Grant, wife of President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant (b. 1826)
  21. 1927 - Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (b. 1842)
  22. 1947 - Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1867)
  23. 1947 - Edward Higgins, General of The Salvation Army (b. 1864)
  24. 1956 - Juho Kusti Paasikivi, president of Finland (b. 1870 (as Johan Gustaf Hellstén)).
  25. 1963 - Dinah Washington, American singer (b. 1924)
  26. 1964 - William Bendix, American actor (b. 1906)
  27. 1970 - Franz Schlegelberger, German Nazi politician (b. 1876)
  28. 1971 - Dick Tiger, African-born boxer (b. 1929)
  29. 1978 - Salvador de Madariaga, Spanish diplomat, writer, historian and pacifist (b. 1886)
  30. 1984 - Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)
  31. 1985 - Catherine Doherty, social justice activist (b. 1896)
  32. 1985 - Roger Maris, baseball player (b. 1934)
  33. 1989 - Andrei D. Sakharov, Russian physicist, activist and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)
  34. 1990 - Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss writer (b. 1921)
  35. 1993 - Myrna Loy, American actress (b. 1905)
  36. 1997 - Kurt Winter, Canadian guitarist (The Guess Who) (b. 1946)
  37. 1997 - Stubby Kaye, American actor (b. 1918)
  38. 1998 - Norman Fell, American actor (b. 1924)
  39. 1998 - Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and Mayor of Dallas, Texas (b. 1924)
  40. 1998 - Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr., American civil rights activist and author (b. 1928)
  41. 2003 - Jeanne Crain, American actress (b. 1925)
  42. 2003 - Blas Ople, foreign minister of the Philippines (b. 1927)
  43. 2004 - Rod Kanehl, baseball player (b. 1934)
  44. 2004 - Fernando Poe, Jr., Filipino actor and presidential candidate (b. 1939)
  45. 2005 - Dr. Rodney William Whitaker, of pen name Trevanian, American author (b. 1931)
  46. 2006 - Anton Balasingham, chief political strategist of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (b. 1938)
  47. 2006 - Ahmet Ertegün, co-founder of Atlantic Records (b. 1923)