The following is a list of notable world figures who died on November 24th.

  1. 654 - Emperor Kotoku of Japan
  2. 1468 - Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)
  3. 1531 - Johannes Oecolampadius, German religious reformer (b. 1482)
  4. 1541 - Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (b. 1489)
  5. 1572 - John Knox, Scottish reformer
  6. 1583 - René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)
  7. 1615 - Sethus Calvisius, German calendar reformer (b. 1556)
  8. 1650 - Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese composer (b. 1566)
  9. 1722 - Johann Adam Reinken, German organist (b. 1623)
  10. 1741 - Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (b. 1688)
  11. 1770 - Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)
  12. 1775 - Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (b. 1703)
  13. 1781 - James Caldwell, American revolutionary (b. 1734)
  14. 1793 - Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)
  15. 1801 - Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)
  16. 1807 - Joseph Brant, Mohawk leader (b. 1742)
  17. 1848 - William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1779)
  18. 1870 - Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (b. 1846)
  19. 1890 - August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born financier (b. 1816)
  20. 1916 - Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, American-born gunsmith (b. 1840)
  21. 1922 - Robert Erskine Childers, Irish nationalist (executed) (b. 1870)
  22. 1929 - Georges Clemenceau, Premier of France (b. 1841)
  23. 1943 - Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)
  24. 1956 - Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (b. 1920)
  25. 1957 - Diego Rivera, Mexican painter (b. 1886)
  26. 1958 - Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, British politician, Nobel laureate (b. 1864)
  27. 1959 - Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league player (b. 1883)
  28. 1960 - Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  29. 1963 - Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of John F. Kennedy (b. 1939)
  30. 1965 - Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1895)
  31. 1973 - John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)
  32. 1980 - George Raft, American actor (b. 1895)
  33. 1985 - Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
  34. 1987 - Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author and commentator (b. 1904)
  35. 1990 - Fred Shero, National Hockey League player and coach (b. 1925)
  36. 1991 - Freddie Mercury, Zanzibar-born singer (Queen) (b. 1946)
  37. 1991 - Eric Carr, American drummer (KISS) (b. 1950)
  38. 1996 - Sorley MacLean, British poet (b. 1911)
  39. 2002 - John Rawls, Political philosopher (b. 1921)
  40. 2003 - Floquet de Neu, Ecuato Guinean albino gorilla (b. 1964)
  41. 2003 - Warren Spahn, Major League Baseball player (b. 1921)
  42. 2004 - Wong Jim, Hong Kong songwriter (b. 1940)
  43. 2004 - Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)
  44. 2005 - Pat Morita, American actor (b. 1932)
  45. 2006 - Juice Leskinen, Finnish rock singer and writer (b. 1950)
  46. 2006 - George W. S. Trow, American writer (b. 1943)
  47. 2006 - Zdenek Veselovský, Czech zoologist (b. 1928)