The following is a list of notable world figures who died on November 4th.

  1. 1254 - John III Ducas Vatatzes, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea (b. circa 1192).
  2. 1411 - Khalil Sultan, ruler of Transoxonia (b. 1384)
  3. 1584 - Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal (b. 1538)
  4. 1652 - Jean-Charles de la Faille, Belgian mathematician (b. 1597)
  5. 1669 - Johannes Cocceius, Dutch theologian (b. 1603)
  6. 1698 - Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician and mathematician (b. 1625)
  7. 1702 - John Benbow, English admiral (b. 1653)
  8. 1704 - Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (b. 1654)
  9. 1781 - Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (b. 1721)
  10. 1801 - William Shippen, American physician and delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1712)
  11. 1847 - Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (b. 1809)
  12. 1856 - Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (b. 1797)
  13. 1893 - Pierre Tirard, French politician (b. 1827)
  14. 1918 - Wilfred Owen, English poet (b. 1893)
  15. 1924 - Gabriel Fauré, French composer (b. 1845)
  16. 1924 - Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)
  17. 1928 - Arnold Rothstein, American gambler (b. 1882)
  18. 1930 - Buddy Bolden, American musician (b. 1877)
  19. 1950 - Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1887)
  20. 1955 - Cy Young, American baseball player (b. 1867)
  21. 1957 - Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1897)
  22. 1968 - Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892)
  23. 1974 - Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (b. 1909)
  24. 1980 - Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (b. 1905)
  25. 1982 - Dominique Dunne, American actress (b. 1959)
  26. 1986 - Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)
  27. 1987 - Shaike Ofir, Israeli actor (b. 1929)
  28. 1994 - Fred Sonic Smith, American guitar player MC5 (b. 1949)
  29. 1995 - Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (assassinated) (b. 1922)
  30. 1995 - Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (suicide) (b. 1925)
  31. 1999 - Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (b. 1958)
  32. 2003 - Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (b. 1923)
  33. 2005 - Nadia Anjuman, Afghan poet & journalist (b. 1980)
  34. 2005 - Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
  35. 2006 - Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American memoirist (Cheaper by the Dozen) (b. 1908)