The following is a list of notable world figures who died on November 12th.

  1. 607 - Pope Boniface III
  2. 1035 - Canute the Great
  3. 1094 - King Duncan II of Scotland (b. 1060)
  4. 1434 - King Louis III of Naples
  5. 1555 - Stephen Gardiner, English stateman
  6. 1595 - John Hawkins, English shipbuilder and trader (b. 1532)
  7. 1667 - Hans Nansen, Danish statesman (b. 1598)
  8. 1671 - Thomas Fairfax, English Civil War general (b. 1612)
  9. 1742 - Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)
  10. 1757 - Colley Cibber, English poet (b. 1671)
  11. 1836 - Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (b. 1773)
  12. 1865 - Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (b. 1810)
  13. 1916 - Percival Lowell, American amateur astronomer, founder of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona (b. 1855)
  14. 1939 - Norman Bethune, Canadian doctor and humanitarian (b. 1890)
  15. 1941 - Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, American mobster (b. 1907)
  16. 1948 - Umberto Giordano, Italain composer (b. 1867)
  17. 1955 - Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (b. 1878)
  18. 1972 - Rudolf Friml, composer of operettas (b. 1879)
  19. 1976 - Walter Piston, American composer (b. 1894)
  20. 1981 - William Holden, American actor (b. 1918)
  21. 1984 - Chester Himes, American author (b. 1909)
  22. 1990 - Eve Arden, American actress (b. 1908)
  23. 1993 - H. R. Haldeman, White House Chief of Staff (b. 1926)
  24. 1994 - Wilma Rudolph, American runner (b. 1940)
  25. 1997 - Carlos Surinach, Spanish composer (b. 1915)
  26. 2000 - Leah Rabin, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, (b. 1928)
  27. 2000 - Franck Pourcel, French popular orchestra leader (b. 1913)
  28. 2001 - Tony Miles, English chess player (b. 1955)
  29. 2003 - Jonathan Brandis, American actor (b. 1976)
  30. 2003 - Penny Singleton, American actress (b. 1908)
  31. 2003 - Tony Thompson, American drummer (CHIC, Power Station) (b. 1954)
  32. 2003 - Kay E. Kuter, American actor (b. 1925)
  33. 2004 - Tito Francona, baseball player (b. 1933)
  34. 2005 - William G. Adams, former mayor of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. (b. 1923)
  35. 2006 - General Jacob E. Smart, US Air Force leader World War II (b. 1909)