The following is a list of notable world figures who died on February 18.

  1. 806 - Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 1866)
  2. 814 - Angilbert, Frankish monk and confidant of Charlemagne
  3. 901 - Thabit ibn Qurra, Arab astronomer and mathematician (b. 826)
  4. 999 - Pope Gregory V
  5. 1139 - Prince Yaropolk II of Kiev (b. 1082)
  6. 1294 - Kublai Khan, Mongol Emperor (b. 1215)
  7. 1379 - Albert II of Mecklenburg
  8. 1405 - Tamerlane, Mongol Emperor
  9. 1455 - Fra Angelico, Italian artist (b. 1395)
  10. 1478 - George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1449)
  11. 1535 - Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, astrologer and alchemist (b. 1486)
  12. 1546 - Martin Luther, German religious reformer (b. 1483)
  13. 1564 - Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian artist (b. 1475)
  14. 1583 - Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (b. 1503)
  15. 1654 - Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (b. 1594)
  16. 1683 - Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Dutch painter (b. 1620)
  17. 1712 - Louis, Duke of Burgundy, heir to the throne of France (b. 1682)
  18. 1718 - Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (b. 1663)
  19. 1743 - Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (b. 1667)
  20. 1748 - Otto Ferdinand Graf von Abensperg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1677)
  21. 1772 - Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (b. 1712)
  22. 1778 - Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715)
  23. 1780 - Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1714)
  24. 1788 - John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist (b. 1713)
  25. 1803 - Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet (b. 1719)
  26. 1851 - Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (b. 1804)
  27. 1895 - Karl Abs, German professional wrestler
  28. 1931 - Milan Ć ufflay, Croatian politician (b. 1879)
  29. 1933 - James J. Corbett, American boxer (b. 1866)
  30. 1938 - David King Udall, American politician (b. 1851)
  31. 1942 - Albert Payson Terhune, American author (b. 1872)
  32. 1945 - Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (b. 1906)
  33. 1956 - Gustave Charpentier, French composer (b. 1860)
  34. 1957 - Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer (b. 1877)
  35. 1966 - Robert Rossen, American screenwriter, producer, and director (d. 1908
  36. 1967 - J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1904)
  37. 1973 - Frank Costello, Italian-born gangster (b. 1891)
  38. 1977 - Andy Devine, American actor (b. 1905)
  39. 1978 - Maggie McNamara, American actress (b. 1928)
  40. 1981 - John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1895)
  41. 1982 - Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand author (b. 1895)
  42. 1993 - Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
  43. 1993 - Jacqueline Hill, British actress (b. 1929)
  44. 1995 - "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, Wrestler
  45. 1997 - Emily Hahn, American writer (b. 1905)
  46. 1998 - Harry Caray, baseball broadcaster (b. 1914)
  47. 1999 - Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (b. 1932)
  48. 2001 - Balthus, Polish-born painter (b. 1908)
  49. 2001 - Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1951)
  50. 2001 - Eddie Mathews, baseball player (b. 1931)
  51. 2001 - Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)
  52. 2003 - Isser Harel, Israeli Mossad leader (b. 1912)
  53. 2004 - Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (b. 1917)
  54. 2006 - Richard Bright, American actor (b. 1937)