The following is a list of notable world figures who died on November 2nd.

  1. 1083 - Matilda of Flanders, Queen consort (b. 1031)
  2. 1285 - King Peter III of Aragon (b. 1239)
  3. 1327 - King James II of Aragon (b. 1267)
  4. 1483 - Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (b. 1454)
  5. 1610 - Richard Bancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1544)
  6. 1618 - Archduke Maximilian III of Austria (b. 1568)
  7. 1716 - Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (b. 1651)
  8. 1807 - Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (b. 1730)
  9. 1852 - Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (b. 1782)
  10. 1863 - Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (b. 1826)
  11. 1877 - Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (b. 1784)
  12. 1887 - Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (b. 1820)
  13. 1898 - George Goyder, English-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b. 1826)
  14. 1905 - Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist (b. 1817)
  15. 1935 - Jock Cameron, South African cricketer (b. 1905)
  16. 1944 - Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (b. 1889)
  17. 1945 - Princess Thyra, daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark (b. 1880)
  18. 1950 - George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)
  19. 1960 - Dimitris Mitropoulos, Greek conductor and composer (b. 1896)
  20. 1961 - James Thurber, American humorist (b. 1894)
  21. 1963 - Ngô Ðình Di?m, President of South Vietnam (b. 1901)
  22. 1966 - Peter Debye, Dutch chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
  23. 1966 - Mississippi John Hurt, American blues singer (b. 1892)
  24. 1970 - Richard Cardinal Cushing, archbishop of Boston (b. 1895)
  25. 1975 - Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian film director (b. 1922)
  26. 1979 - Jacques Mesrine, French criminal (b. 1936)
  27. 1984 - Velma Barfield, American murderer (b. 1932)
  28. 1986 - Paul Frees, American voice actor (b. 1920)
  29. 1991 - Mort Shuman, American singer and songwriter (b. 1936)
  30. 1991 - Irwin Allen, American film producer (b. 1916)
  31. 1992 - Hal Roach, American director and producer (b. 1892)
  32. 1996 - Eva Cassidy, American singer (b. 1963)
  33. 2002 - Tonio Selwart, German actor (b. 1896)
  34. 2002 - Charles Sheffield, American author and physicist (b. 1935)
  35. 2003 - Frank McCloskey, American politician (b. 1939)
  36. 2004 - Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan, President of the United Arab Emirates (b. 1918)
  37. 2004 - Theo van Gogh, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1957)
  38. 2004 - Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (b. 1951)
  39. 2006 - Wally Foreman, Australian media icon (b. 1948)