The following is a list of notable world figures who died on November 15th.

  1. 655 - Penda, King of Mercia
  2. 1028 - Constantine VIII Byzantine Emperor (b. 960)
  3. 1136 - Margrave Leopold III of Austria (b. 1073)
  4. 1280 - Albertus Magnus, German theologian, bishop, and philosopher
  5. 1463 - Giovanni Antonio del Balzo Orsini, Prince of Taranto and Constable of Naples
  6. 1544 - King Jungjong of Joseon (b. 1506)
  7. 1579 - Ferenc Dávid, Hungarian religious reformer (b. 1510)
  8. 1628 - Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (b. 1576)
  9. 1630 - Johannes Kepler, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1571)
  10. 1670 - Comenius, Czech writer (b. 1592)
  11. 1691 - Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (b. 1620)
  12. 1706 - Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (b. 1683)
  13. 1712 - James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish nationalist (b. 1658)
  14. 1712 - Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, English politician (b. 1675)
  15. 1787 - Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer (b. 1714)
  16. 1794 - John Witherspoon, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1723)
  17. 1795 - Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)
  18. 1853 - Queen Maria II of Portugal (b. 1819)
  19. 1908 - Empress Dowager Cixi, Chinese ruler (b. 1835)
  20. 1910 - Wilhelm Raabe, German writer (b. 1831)
  21. 1916 - Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1846)
  22. 1917 - Émile Durkheim, French sociologist (b. 1858)
  23. 1919 - Alfred Werner, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
  24. 1954 - Lionel Barrymore, American actor (b. 1878)
  25. 1958 - Tyrone Power, American actor (b. 1914)
  26. 1959 - Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Scottish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
  27. 1961 - Elsie Ferguson, American actress (b.1883)
  28. 1963 - Fritz Reiner, Hungarian conductor (b. 1988)
  29. 1965 - Dawn Powell, American poet (b. 1896)
  30. 1967 - Michael J. Adams, American test pilot (b. 1930)
  31. 1969 - Iskander Mirza, first President of Pakistan (b. 1899)
  32. 1971 - Rudolf Abel, Soviet spy (b. 1903)
  33. 1971 - Edie Sedgwick, American actress and model (b. 1943)
  34. 1976 - Jean Gabin, French actor (b. 1904)
  35. 1978 - Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (b. 1901)
  36. 1983 - John Le Mesurier, British actor (b. 1912)
  37. 1983 - Charlie Grimm, baseball player (b. 1898)
  38. 1988 - Billo Frómeta,Dominican Republic orchestra conductor, arranger and composer (b. 1915)
  39. 1990 - Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  40. 1994 - Elizabeth George Speare, award-winning American children's author (b. 1908)
  41. 1996 - Alger Hiss, American government official and alleged spy (b. 1904)
  42. 1997 - Saul Chaplin, American composer and musical director (b. 1912)
  43. 1998 - Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)
  44. 2002 - Myra Hindley, English murderer (b. 1942)
  45. 2003 - Ray Lewis, Canadian athlete (b. 1910)
  46. 2003 - Dorothy Loudon, American actress (b. 1933)
  47. 2003 - Laurence Tisch, American businessman (b. 1923)
  48. 2004 - Elmer L. Andersen, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1909)
  49. 2004 - John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)
  50. 2005 - Dr. Adrian Rogers, American Southern Baptist Minister and leader (b. 1931)
  51. 2005 - Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (b. 1959)