The following is a list of notable world figures who died on December 7th.

  1. 43 BC - Cicero, Roman politician and author (b. 106 BC)
  2. 283 - Pope Eutychian
  3. 1254 - Pope Innocent IV
  4. 1279 - King Boleslaus V of Poland (b. 1226)
  5. 1295 - Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, English politician (b. 1243)
  6. 1498 - Alexander Hegius von Heek, German humanist
  7. 1562 - Adrian Willaert, Flemish composer
  8. 1649 - Charles Garnier, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1606)
  9. 1672 - Richard Bellingham, English-born Massachusetts colonial magistrate (b. 1592)
  10. 1683 - John Oldham, English poet (smallpox) (b. 1653)
  11. 1683 - Algernon Sydney, English politician (b. 1623)
  12. 1723 - Jan Santini Aichel, Bohemian architect (b. 1677)
  13. 1725 - Florent Carton Dancourt, French dramatist and actor (b. 1661)
  14. 1775 - Charles Saunders, British admiral
  15. 1793 - Joseph Bara, French revolutionary (b. 1780)
  16. 1815 - Michel Ney, French marshall (executed) (b. 1769)
  17. 1817 - William Bligh, British naval officer (b. 1745)
  18. 1874 - Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (b. 1815)
  19. 1894 - Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat and entrepreneur (Suez Canal) (b. 1805)
  20. 1902 - Thomas Nast, German-born American cartoonist (b. 1840)
  21. 1906 - Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1833)
  22. 1913 - Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman and last surviving cardinal of Pius IX (b. 1828)
  23. 1941 - Isaac C. Kidd, American rear admiral (b. 1884)
  24. 1947 - Nicholas M. Butler, American university president, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1862)
  25. 1947 - Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (b. 1866)
  26. 1956 - Huntley Gordon, Canadian actor (b. 1887)
  27. 1960 - Clara Haskil, Swiss pianist (b. 1895)
  28. 1969 - Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  29. 1969 - Eric Portman, English actor (b. 1903)
  30. 1970 - Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist (b. 1883)
  31. 1975 - Thornton Wilder, American playwright (b. 1897)
  32. 1977 - Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-born American engineer (b. 1906)
  33. 1978 - Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (b. 1886)
  34. 1980 - Darby Crash, American punk-rock lengend (b. 1958)
  35. 1983 - Fanny Cano, Mexican actress (b. 1944)
  36. 1985 - Robert Graves, British author (b. 1895)
  37. 1985 - Potter Stewart, US Supreme Court Justice (b. 1915)
  38. 1989 - William Calhoun, Professional wrestler (b. 1934)
  39. 1990 - Joan Bennett, American actress (b. 1910)
  40. 1990 - Jean Duceppe, Quebec stage, television and film actor (b. 1923)
  41. 1990 - Jean Paul Lemieux, Quebec painter (b. 1904)
  42. 1993 - Félix Houphouët-Boigny, President of Côte d'Ivoire (b. 1905)
  43. 1993 - Wolfgang Paul, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
  44. 1994 - J.C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1939)
  45. 1998 - Martin Rodbell, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1925)
  46. 2000 - Vladimir Gotovac, Croatian poet and politician (b. 1930)
  47. 2001 - Charles McClendon, LSU Tigers head football coach (b. 1923)
  48. 2003 - Carl F. H. Henry American theologian and publisher (b. 1913)
  49. 2003 - Azie Taylor Morton, Treasurer of the United States (b. 1936)
  50. 2003 - Raúl Vale, Venezuelan entertainer (b. 1944)
  51. 2004 - Frederick Fennell, American conductor (b. 1914)
  52. 2004 - Jerry Scoggins, American singer (b. 1913)
  53. 2005 - Bud Carson, American football player and coach (b. 1931)
  54. 2006 - Jeane Kirkpatrick, American ambassador (b. 1926)
  55. 2006 - Jay McShann, American musician (b. ca. 1910)