The following is a list of notable world figures who died on November 16th.

  1. 1093 - Saint Margaret of Scotland, wife of Malcolm III of Scotland
  2. 1240 - Edmund Rich, St. Edmund of Canterbury
  3. 1272 - King Henry III of England (b. 1207)
  4. 1328 - Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1276)
  5. 1613 - Trajano Boccalini, Italian satirist (b. 1556)
  6. 1628 - Paolo Quagliati, Italian composer
  7. 1632 - King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (killed in battle) (b. 1594)
  8. 1695 - Pierre Nicole, French philosopher (b. 1625)
  9. 1724 - Jack Sheppard, English burglar (hanged) (b. 1702)
  10. 1745 - James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (b. 1665)
  11. 1773 - John Hawkesworth, English writer
  12. 1779 - Pehr Kalm, Finnish explorer and naturalist (b. 1716)
  13. 1790 - Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  14. 1797 - Frederick William II of Prussia (b. 1744)
  15. 1802 - André Michaux, French botanist (b. 1746)
  16. 1806 - Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland, Ohio (b. 1754)
  17. 1836 - Christian Hendrik Persoon, Dutch mycologist (b. 1761)
  18. 1884 - František Chvostek, Moravian physician (b. 1835)
  19. 1885 - Louis Riel, Canadian politician (b. 1844)
  20. 1907 - Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (b. 1848)
  21. 1908 - Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French-born Canadian politician (b. 1829)
  22. 1911 - Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (b. 1842)
  23. 1922 - Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)
  24. 1939 - Pierce Butler, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1866)
  25. 1950 - Bob Smith, American doctor, co-founder of the Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1879)
  26. 1960 - Clark Gable, American actor (b. 1901)
  27. 1961 - Sam Rayburn, U.S. Speaker of the House (b. 1882)
  28. 1973 - Alan Watts, English writer (b. 1915)
  29. 1981 - William Holden, American actor (b. 1918)
  30. 1982 - Arthur Askey, British comedian (b. 1900)
  31. 1982 - Pavel Sergeevich Alexandrov, Russian mathematician (b. 1896)
  32. 1984 - Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (b. 1906)
  33. 1986 - Siobhán McKenna, Irish stage and screen actress (b. 1923)
  34. 1987 - Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)
  35. 1993 - Achille Zavatta, French clown (b. 1915)
  36. 1994 - Doris Speed, British actress (b. 1899)
  37. 1994 - Dino Valente, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b.1943)
  38. 1995 - Jack Finney, American author (b. 1911)
  39. 1999 - Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1928)
  40. 2000 - DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (b. 1971)
  41. 2001 - Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
  42. 2003 - Bettina Goislard, French relief worker (b. 1974)
  43. 2005 - Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  44. 2005 - Robert Tisch, American football team owner (b. 1926)
  45. 2005 - Donald Watson, English founder of the Vegan Society (b. 1910)
  46. 2006 - Art Donovan, American footballer (b. 1925)
  47. 2006 - Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)