The following is a list of notable world figures who died on December 6th.

  1. 343 - Saint Nicholas
  2. 1185 - King Afonso I of Portugal (b. 1109)
  3. 1352 - Pope Clement VI (b. 1291)
  4. 1562 - Jan van Scorel Dutch painter and architect
  5. 1618 - Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)
  6. 1658 - Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (b. 1601)
  7. 1672 - King John II Casimir of Poland (b. 1609)
  8. 1675 - John Lightfoot, English churchman (b. 1602)
  9. 1718 - Nicholas Rowe, English poet and dramatist (b. 1674)
  10. 1746 - Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish songwriter (b. 1665)
  11. 1771 - Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (b. 1682)
  12. 1779 - Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (b. 1699)
  13. 1788 - Jonathan Shipley, British bishop and politician (b. 1714)
  14. 1867 - Jean Pierre Flourens, French physician (b. 1794)
  15. 1868 - August Schleicher, German linguist (b. 1821)
  16. 1879 - Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American industrialist (b. 1814)
  17. 1882 - Anthony Trollope, British author (b. 1815)
  18. 1882 - Alfred Escher, Swiss politician and railroad entrepreneur (b. 1819)
  19. 1889 - Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America (b. 1808)
  20. 1892 - Ernst Werner von Siemens, German inventor and industrialist (b. 1816)
  21. 1924 - Gene Stratton-Porter, American author, screenwriter and naturalist (b. 1863)
  22. 1949 - Leadbelly, American musician (b. 1885)
  23. 1951 - Harold Ross, American magazine editor (b. 1892)
  24. 1955 - Honus Wagner, baseball player (b. 1874)
  25. 1956 - Dr. Bhimji Ramji Ambedkar, Indian Minister of Law and architect of The Constitution of India (b. 1891)
  26. 1961 - Frantz Fanon, West Indian psychiatrist and writer (b. 1925)
  27. 1972 - Janet Munro, British actress (b. 1934)
  28. 1976 - João Goulart, President of Brazil (b. 1918)
  29. 1983 - Lucienne Boyer, French singer (b. 1903)
  30. 1985 - Burr Tillstrom, American puppeteer (b. 1917)
  31. 1985 - Burleigh Grimes, baseball player (b. 1893)
  32. 1988 - Roy Orbison, American singer, guitarist, and songwriter (b. 1936)
  33. 1989 - Frances Bavier, American actress (b. 1902)
  34. 1989 - Sammy Fain, American popular music composer (b. 1902)
  35. 1989 - John Payne, American movie actor (b. 1912)
  36. 1991 - Sir Richard Stone, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
  37. 1992 - Mary Smith or Mimi, Maternal Aunt and Guardian of John Lennon (b. 1914)
  38. 1993 - Don Ameche, American actor (b. 1908)
  39. 1996 - Pete Rozelle, commissioner of the National Football League (b. 1926)
  40. 1997 - Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer (b. 1942)
  41. 2000 - Werner Klemperer, German-born actor (b. 1920)
  42. 2001 - Sir Peter Blake, New Zealand sailor and environmentalist (b. 1948)
  43. 2001 - Charles McClendon, Hall of Fame college football coach (b. 1923)
  44. 2002 - Philip Berrigan, American civil rights activist (b. 1923)
  45. 2003 - Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (b. 1909)
  46. 2003 - Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (b. 1918)
  47. 2003 - Jerry Tuite, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  48. 2004 - Raymond Goethals, Belgian football coach (b. 1921)
  49. 2005 - Charly Gaul, Luxembourg cyclist (b. 1932)
  50. 2005 - Devan Nair, 3rd President of Singapore (b. 1923)
  51. 2005 - Danny Williams, South African-born singer (b. 1942)