The following is a list of notable world figures who died on January 13.

  1. 85 BC - Gaius Marius, Roman general and politician
  2. 703 - Empress Jito of Japan (b. 645)
  3. 858 - King Ethelwulf of Wessex
  4. 888 - Charles the Fat, Holy Roman Emperor
  5. 1138 - Simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076)
  6. 1151 - Abbot Suger, French statesman and historian
  7. 1177 - Henry II of Austria (b. 1107)
  8. 1330 - Frederick I of Austria (b. 1286)
  9. 1363 - Meinhard III of Gorizia-Tyrol
  10. 1547 - Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, English poet (b. 1517)
  11. 1599 - Edmund Spenser, English poet (b. 1552)
  12. 1630 - Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander
  13. 1658 - Edward Sexby, English Puritan soldier (b. 1616)
  14. 1691 - George Fox, English founder of the Quakers (b. 1624)
  15. 1766 - King Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1723)
  16. 1775 - Johann Georg Walch, German theologian (b. 1693)
  17. 1790 - Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (b. 1712)
  18. 1796 - John H. D. Anderson, Scottish scientist and inventor (b. 1726)
  19. 1797 - Elisabeth Christine von Braunschweig-Bevern, wife of Frederick II of Prussia (b. 1715)
  20. 1852 - Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian explorer (b. 1778)
  21. 1864 - Stephen Foster, American composer (b. 1826)
  22. 1906 - Alexander Popov, Russian physicist (b. 1859)
  23. 1923 - Alexandre Ribot, French statesman (b. 1842)
  24. 1929 - Wyatt Earp, Western lawman (b. 1848)
  25. 1932 - Sophia of Prussia, consort of Constantine I of Greece (b. 1870)
  26. 1934 - Paul Ulrich Villard, French physicist (b. 1860)
  27. 1941 - James Joyce, Irish writer (b. 1882)
  28. 1943 - Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)
  29. 1962 - Ernie Kovacs, American actor and comedian (b. 1919)
  30. 1974 - Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet (b. 1904)
  31. 1978 - Hubert H. Humphrey, 38th Vice President of the United States (b. 1911)
  32. 1978 - Joe McCarthy, baseball manager (b. 1908)
  33. 1979 - Donny Hathaway, American musician (b. 1945)
  34. 1988 - Chiang Ching-kuo, President of the Republic of China (b. 1910)
  35. 1993 - Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer (b. 1907)
  36. 2001 - Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  37. 2002 - Ted Demme, American film director (b. 1963)
  38. 2002 - Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (b. 1916)
  39. 2003 - Norman Panama, American screenwriter and director (b. 1914)
  40. 2004 - Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber (b. 1937)
  41. 2004 - Harold Shipman, British serial killer (b. 1946)
  42. 2005 - Earl Cameron, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1915)
  43. 2005 - Nell Rankin, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1924)
  44. 2006 - Frank Fixaris, Sportscaster (b. 1934)
  45. 2006 - Marc Potvin, Former NHL player (b. 1967)