The following is a list of notable world figures who died on November 1st.

  1. 1296 - Guillaume Durand, French writer
  2. 1391 - Amadeus VII of Savoy (b. 1360)
  3. 1399 - John V, Duke of Brittany (b. 1339)
  4. 1546 - Giulio Romano, Italian painter
  5. 1588 - Jean Daurat, French poet (b. 1508)
  6. 1596 - Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (b. 1539)
  7. 1642 - Jean Nicolet, French explorer (b. 1598)
  8. 1676 - Gisbertus Voetius, Dutch theologian (b. 1589)
  9. 1678 - William Coddington, first Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1601)
  10. 1700 - Charles II of Spain (b. 1661)
  11. 1814 - Alexander Samoylov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)
  12. 1888 - Nikolai Przhevalsky, Russian explorer (b. 1838)
  13. 1894 - Tsar Alexander III of Russia (b. 1845)
  14. 1903 - Theodor Mommsen, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1817)
  15. 1907 - Alfred Jarry, French writer (b.1873).
  16. 1942 - Hugo Distler, German composer (b. 1908)
  17. 1955 - Dale Carnegie, American writer (b. 1888)
  18. 1962 - Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1942)
  19. 1968 - George Papandreou, Greek politician (b. 1888)
  20. 1972 - Ezra Pound, American poet (b. 1885)
  21. 1979 - Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (b. 1896)
  22. 1982 - King Vidor, American film director (b. 1894)
  23. 1982 - James Broderick, American actor (b. 1927)
  24. 1983 - Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (b. 1887)
  25. 1985 - Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (b. 1911)
  26. 1986 - Serge Garant, French Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1929)
  27. 1987 - René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec (b. 1922)
  28. 1993 - Severo Ochoa, Spanish–born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1905)
  29. 1999 - Walter Payton, American football player (b. 1954)
  30. 1999 - Jean Coutu, Canadian actor (b. 1925)
  31. 2004 - Mac Dre, American rapper (b. 1970)
  32. 2004 - Terry Knight, American music promoter (murdered) (b. 1943)
  33. 2005 - Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)
  34. 2005 - Michael Piller, American screenwriter (b. 1948)
  35. 2006 - William Styron, American author (b. 1925)
  36. 2006 - Adrienne Shelly, American actress (b. 1966)