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

  1. 891 - Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople
  2. 1378 - Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (b. 1338)
  3. 1497 - Johannes Ockeghem, Flemish composer (b. c. 1410)
  4. 1515 - Aldus Manutius, Italian printer
  5. 1585 - Edmund Plowden, English legal scholar (b. 1518)
  6. 1593 - Jacques Amyot, French writer (b. 1513)
  7. 1593 - Emperor Ogimachi of Japan (b. 1517)
  8. 1617 - Prospero Alpini, Italian scientist (b. 1553)
  9. 1685 - King Charles II of England (b. 1630)
  10. 1740 - Pope Clement XII (b. 1652)
  11. 1775 - William Dowdeswell, English politician (b. 1721)
  12. 1783 - Capability Brown, English landscape gardener (b. 1716)
  13. 1793 - Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright (b. 1707)
  14. 1816 - Maria Ludwika Rzewuska, Polish szlachcianka (b. 1744)
  15. 1833 - Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (b. 1762)
  16. 1834 - Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer (b. 1804)
  17. 1855 - Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1791)
  18. 1899 - Leo von Caprivi, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1831)
  19. 1899 - Prince Alfred of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (b. 1874)
  20. 1916 - Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan writer (b. 1867)
  21. 1918 - Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter (b. 1862)
  22. 1927 - Sam Maguire, Irish Republican and Gaelic footballer (b. 1879)
  23. 1938 - Marianne von Werefkin, Russian-Swiss painter (b. 1860)
  24. 1950 - Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (b. 1884)
  25. 1952 - George VI of the United Kingdom (b. 1895)
  26. 1963 - Abd el-Krim, Moroccan politician
  27. 1964 - Emilio Aguinaldo, First President of the 1st Philippines Republic (b. 1869)
  28. 1976 - Vince Guaraldi, American musician (b. 1928)
  29. 1985 - James Hadley Chase, English writer (b. 1906)
  30. 1986 - Frederick Coutts, Salvation Army general (b. 1899)
  31. 1986 - Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (b. 1912)
  32. 1989 - Chris Gueffroy, last person killed escaping over the Berlin wall (b. 1968)
  33. 1989 - Barbara Tuchman, American historian (b. 1912)
  34. 1991 - Salvador Luria, Italian-born biologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1912)
  35. 1991 - Danny Thomas, American singer, comedian, and actor (b. 1914)
  36. 1993 - Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (b. 1943)
  37. 1993 - Joseph Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and writer (b. 1909)
  38. 1994 - Joseph Cotten, American actor (b. 1905)
  39. 1994 - Jack Kirby, American comic book writer (b. 1917)
  40. 1995 - James Merrill, American poet (b. 1926)
  41. 1996 - Guy Madison, American actor (b. 1922)
  42. 1998 - Falco, Austrian singer (b. 1957)
  43. 1998 - Carl Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (b. 1946)
  44. 2001 - Filemon Lagman, Filipino Communist revolutionary (b. 1953)
  45. 2002 - Max Perutz, Austrian-born molecular biologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1914)
  46. 2005 - Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)
  47. 2005 - Karl Haas, American radio presenter (b. 1913)