The following is a list of notable world figures who died on January 9.

  1. 1282 - Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd Hakam al Qurashi, ruler of Minorca (b. 1204)
  2. 1283 - Wen Tianxiang, Prime Minister of China (executed) (b. 1236)
  3. 1499 - Johann Cicero, elector of Brandenburg (b. 1455)
  4. 1514 - Anna, Duchess of Brittany, queen of Charles VIII of France (b. 1477)
  5. 1543 - Guillaume du Bellay, French diplomat and general (b. 1491)
  6. 1562 - Amago Haruhisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1514)
  7. 1571 - Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, French naval officer (b. 1510)
  8. 1598 - Jasper Heywood, English translator (b. 1553)
  9. 1677 - Aernout van der Neer, Dutch cartoonist and painter (b. 1603)
  10. 1757 - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist and man of letters (b. 1657)
  11. 1757 - Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (b. 1688)
  12. 1766 - Thomas Birch, British historian (b. 1705)
  13. 1799 - Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian scientist (b. 1718)
  14. 1800 - Jean Étienne Championnet, French general (b. 1762)
  15. 1805 - Noble Jones, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  16. 1848 - Caroline Herschel, German-born astronomer (b. 1750)
  17. 1858 - Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (suicide) (b. 1798)
  18. 1873 - Emperor Napoleon III of France (b. 1808)
  19. 1876 - Samuel Gridley Howe, American abolitionist (b. 1801)
  20. 1877 - Alexander Brullov, Russia painter (b. 1799)
  21. 1878 - King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (b. 1820)
  22. 1895 - Aaron Lufkin Dennison, American watch manufacturer (b. 1812)
  23. 1901 - Richard Copley Christie, English scholar (b. 1830)
  24. 1908 - Wilhelm Busch, German painter (b. 1832)
  25. 1908 - Abraham Goldfaden, Russian-born actor (b. 1840)
  26. 1911 - Edwin Arthur Jones, American composer (b. 1853)
  27. 1918 - Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844)
  28. 1923 - Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand writer (b. 1888)
  29. 1931 - Wayne Munn, wrestler (b. 1896)
  30. 1936 - John Gilbert, American actor (b. 1899)
  31. 1939 - Johann Strauss III, Austrian conductor (b. 1866)
  32. 1939 - Johnny Gruelle, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann (b. 1880)
  33. 1946 - Countee Cullen, American poet (b. 1903)
  34. 1947 - Karl Mannheim, German sociologist (b. 1893)
  35. 1961 - Emily Greene Balch, American writer and pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)
  36. 1971 - Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)
  37. 1972 - Ted Shawn, American dancer (b. 1891)
  38. 1975 - Pierre Fresnay, French actor (b. 1897)
  39. 1975 - Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
  40. 1981 - Kazimierz Serocki, Polish composer (b. 1922)
  41. 1984 - Wolfgang Staudte, German director (b. 1906)
  42. 1985 - Robert Mayer, British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)
  43. 1987 - Marion Hutton, American singer (b. 1919)
  44. 1987 - Arthur Lake, American actor (b. 1905)
  45. 1989 - Bill Terry, baseball player (b. 1898)
  46. 1990 - Spud Chandler, baseball player (b. 1907)
  47. 1992 - Bill Naughton, British playwright (b. 1910)
  48. 1993 - Svetoslav Roerich, Russian painter (b. 1904)
  49. 1994 - Johnny Temple, baseball player (b. 1927)
  50. 1995 - Peter Cook, British actor, satirist, writer, and comedian (b. 1937)
  51. 1995 - Souphanouvong, President of Laos (b. 1909)
  52. 1997 - Edward Osobka-Morawski, Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1909)
  53. 1997 - Jesse White, American actor (b. 1917)
  54. 1998 - Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate (b. 1918)
  55. 2000 - Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)
  56. 2001 - Maurice Prather, American motion picture and still photographer (b. 1926)
  57. 2003 - Will McDonough, American sports journalist (b. 1935)
  58. 2005 - Gonzalo Gavira, Mexican film sound technician (b. 1925)
  59. 2006 - Andy Caldecott, Australian KTM motorcyclist (b. 1964), during the 9th stage (Dakar Rally)
  60. 2006 - Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor, director (b. 1937)