The following is a list of notable world figures who died on November 21st.

  1. 496 - Pope Gelasius I
  2. 1361 - Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (plague) (b. 1346)
  3. 1555 - Georg Agricola, German scientist (b. 1490)
  4. 1566 - Annibale Caro, Italian poet (b. 1507
  5. 1579 - Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier
  6. 1652 - Jan Brozek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (b. 1585)
  7. 1695 - Henry Purcell, English composer
  8. 1775 - John Hill, British writer
  9. 1811 - Heinrich von Kleist, German writer (b. 1777)
  10. 1844 - Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (b. 1769)
  11. 1881 - Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (b. 1794)
  12. 1899 - Garret Hobart, Vice President of the United States (b. 1844)
  13. 1916 - Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria (b. 1830)
  14. 1924 - Florence Harding, American First Lady (b. 1860)
  15. 1941 - Henrietta Vinton Davis American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator, public speaker (b. 1860).
  16. 1942 - Leopold Graf Berchtold, Austro-Hungarian foreign minister (b. 1863)
  17. 1945 - Robert Benchley, American writer and actor (b. 1889)
  18. 1953 - Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1893)
  19. 1957 - Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (b. 1873)
  20. 1958 - Mel Ott, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  21. 1959 - Max Baer, American boxer (b. 1909)
  22. 1963 - Robert Stroud (The Birdman of Alcatraz), American prisoner (b. 1890)
  23. 1969 - Mutesa II of Buganda, President of Uganda (1924)
  24. 1970 - Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  25. 1970 - Newsy Lalonde, National Hockey League player (b. 1887)
  26. 1974 - John B. Gambling, American radio talk show host (b. 1897)
  27. 1974 - Frank Martin, Swiss composer (b. 1890)
  28. 1981 - Harry Von Zell, American announcer (b. 1906)
  29. 1982 - John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)
  30. 1986 - Jerry Colonna, American comic (b. 1904)
  31. 1986 - Dar Robinson, American film stuntman (b. 1947)
  32. 1988 - Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  33. 1990 - Dean Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  34. 1991 - Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (b. 1907)
  35. 1993 - Bill Bixby, American actor and director (b. 1934)
  36. 1995 - Peter Grant, British rock manager, actor (Led Zeppelin,Bad Company) (b. 1935)
  37. 1995 - Noel Jones, British diplomat (b. 1940)
  38. 1996 - Abdus Salam, Pakistani physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
  39. 1999 - Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)
  40. 2000 - Emil Zátopek, Czech long distance runner (b. 1922)
  41. 2001 - Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj, King of Malaysia (b. 1926)
  42. 2002 - Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  43. 2005 - Alfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I veteran (b. 1896)
  44. 2005 - Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)
  45. 2006 - Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister, assasinated (b. 1972)
  46. 2006 - Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist. (b. 1915)