The following is a list of notable world figures who died on December 1st.

  1. 1135 - Henry I of England
  2. 1241 - Isabella of England, wife of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1214)
  3. 1377 - King Magnus II of Sweden (b. 1316)
  4. 1433 - Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (b. 1377)
  5. 1455 - Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian artist and metal smith (b. 1378)
  6. 1521 - Pope Leo X (b. 1475)
  7. 1530 - Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (b. 1480)
  8. 1580 - Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal (b. 1509)
  9. 1581 - Edmund Campion, English Jesuit (martyred) (b. 1540)
  10. 1581 - Ralph Sherwin, English Catholic saint (b. 1550)
  11. 1602 - Kobayakawa Hideaki, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1582)
  12. 1633 - Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain (b. 1566)
  13. 1660 - Pierre d'Hozier, French historian (b. 1592)
  14. 1707 - Jeremiah Clarke, English composer (b. 1674)
  15. 1709 - Abraham a Sancta Clara, Austrian preacher (b. 1644)
  16. 1723 - Susanna Centlivre, English dramatist and actress
  17. 1729 - Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (b. 1665)
  18. 1750 - Johan Gabriel Doppelmayr, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1671)
  19. 1755 - Maurice Greene, English composer (b. 1696)
  20. 1767 - Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (b. 1710)
  21. 1825 - Tsar Alexander I of Russia (b. 1777)
  22. 1830 - Pope Pius VIII (b. 1761)
  23. 1923 - Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (b. 1836)
  24. 1928 - José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (b. 1888)
  25. 1934 - Sergei Kirov, Russian revolutionary (b. 1886)
  26. 1943 - Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince and historian (b. 1862)
  27. 1947 - Aleister Crowley, English occultist (b. 1875)
  28. 1950 - E. J. Moeran, English composer (b. 1894)
  29. 1954 - Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (b. 1897)
  30. 1964 - J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (b. 1892)
  31. 1968 - Dario Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer (b. 1921)
  32. 1969 - Magic Sam, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1937)
  33. 1973 - David Ben-Gurion, first Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1886)
  34. 1975 - Nellie Fox, baseball player (b. 1927)
  35. 1975 - Anna E. Roosevelt, American radio personality (b. 1906)
  36. 1986 - Lee Dorsey, American R&B singer (b. 1924)
  37. 1987 - James Baldwin, American writer (b. 1924)
  38. 1987 - Punch Imlach, National Hockey Leaguecoach and general manager (b. 1918)
  39. 1989 - Alvin Ailey, American dancer, choreographer (b. 1931)
  40. 1991 - George Joseph Stigler, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (b. 1911)
  41. 1996 - Peter Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1928)
  42. 1997 - Audree Wilson, mother of three founding members of The Beach Boys (b. 1917)
  43. 1997 - Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (b. 1908)
  44. 1997 - Michel Bélanger, French Canadian businessman and banker (b. 1929)
  45. 2002 - Dave McNally, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1942)
  46. 2003 - Clark Kerr, first Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley (b. 1911)
  47. 2004 - Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (b. 1911)
  48. 2006 - Claude Jade, French actress (b. 1948)
  49. 2006 - Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist, McGill University (b. 1937)