The following is a list of notable world figures who died on February 15.

  1. 380 - Peter II, Patriarch of Alexandria
  2. 1145 - Pope Lucius II
  3. 1621 - Michael Praetorius, German composer (b. 1571)
  4. 1637 - Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1578)
  5. 1738 - Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (b. 1684)
  6. 1775 - Peter Dens, Belgian Catholic theologian (b. 1690)
  7. 1781 - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German author and philosopher (b. 1729)
  8. 1818 - Friedrich Ludwig, Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Prussian general (b. 1746)
  9. 1835 - Henry Hunt, British politician (b. 1773)
  10. 1844 - Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1757)
  11. 1847 - Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (b. 1794)
  12. 1848 - Hermann von Boyen, Prussian field marshal (b. 1771)
  13. 1849 - Pierre François Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (b. 1804)
  14. 1857 - Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (b. 1804)
  15. 1869 - Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (b. 1796)
  16. 1911 - Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (b. 1859)
  17. 1928 - H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1852)
  18. 1932 - Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (b. 1865)
  19. 1939 - Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Russian painter (b. 1878)
  20. 1959 - Owen Willans Richardson, British physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1879)
  21. 1964 - Robert L. Thornton, American businessman, philanthropist, and Mayor of Dallas, Texas (b. 1880)
  22. 1965 - Nat King Cole, American singer and musician (b. 1919)
  23. 1966 - Gerard Ciolek, Polish architect and historian of gardens (b. 1909)
  24. 1973 - Wally Cox, American actor (b. 1924)
  25. 1973 - Tim Holt, American actor (b. 1919)
  26. 1974 - Kurt Atterberg, Swedish composer (b. 1887)
  27. 1981 - Mike Bloomfield, American musician (b. 1944)
  28. 1981 - Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)
  29. 1984 - Ethel Merman, American singer and actress (b. 1908)
  30. 1988 - Richard Feynman, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1918)
  31. 1996 - Tommy Rettig, American actor (b. 1941)
  32. 1996 - McLean Stevenson, American actor (b. 1929)
  33. 1998 - Louie Spicolli, American professional wrestler
  34. 1999 - Big L (Lamont Coleman), American rapper (b. 1974)
  35. 1999 - Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)
  36. 2002 - Howard K. Smith, American journalist (b. 1914)
  37. 2002 - Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (b. 1963)
  38. 2004 - Jens Evensen, Norwegian minister and International Court of Justice judge (b. 1917)
  39. 2004 - Jan Miner, American actress (b. 1917)
  40. 2005 - Samuel Francis, American journalist (b. 1947)