The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 13th.

  1. 54 - Claudius, Roman Emperor (b. 10 BC)
  2. 1282 - Nichiren Japanese founder of Nichiren Buddhism (b. 1222)
  3. 1415 - Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1381)
  4. 1508 - Edmund de Ros, 11th Baron de Ros, English politician (b. 1446)
  5. 1605 - Theodore Beza, French theologian (b. 1519)
  6. 1673 - Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (b. 1617)
  7. 1687 - Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (b. 1633)
  8. 1694 - Samuel von Pufendorf, German jurist (b. 1632)
  9. 1706 - Iyasus the Great, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1682)
  10. 1715 - Nicolas Malebranche, French philosopher (b. 1638)
  11. 1759 - John Henley, English minister (b. 1692)
  12. 1788 - Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, Irish politician and poet (b. 1702)
  13. 1812 - Sir Isaac Brock, British general (killed in battle) (b. 1769)
  14. 1815 - Joachim Murat, French marshal and King of Naples (executed) (b. 1767)
  15. 1825 - King Maximilian I of Bavaria (b. 1756)
  16. 1869 - Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French literary critic (b. 1804)
  17. 1882 - Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (b. 1816)
  18. 1890 - Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1816)
  19. 1905 - Sir Henry Irving, the first British actor to be knighted (b. 1838)
  20. 1909 - Francisco Ferrer Guardia, Spanish free-thinker (b. 1849)
  21. 1917 - Florence La Badie, American actress
  22. 1919 - Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)
  23. 1931 - Ernst Didring, Swedish author (b. 1868)
  24. 1938 - E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (b. 1894)
  25. 1945 - Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (b. 1857)
  26. 1950 - Ernest Haycox, American writer (b. 1899)
  27. 1955 - Manuel Ávila Camacho, President of Mexico (b. 1897)
  28. 1966 - Clifton Webb, American actor (b. 1889)
  29. 1968 - Bea Benaderet, American actress (b. 1906)
  30. 1971 - Stafford Smythe, National Hockey League executive
  31. 1974 - Ed Sullivan, American television personality (b. 1901)
  32. 1979 - Rebecca Helferich Clarke, English composer and violist (b. 1886)
  33. 1987 - Walter Brattain, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  34. 1987 - Kishore Kumar, Indian film playback singer and actor (b. 1929)
  35. 1990 - Le Duc Tho, Vietnamese general and politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1911)
  36. 2000 - Jean Peters, American actress (b. 1926)
  37. 2002 - Stephen Ambrose, American historian and biographer (b. 1936)
  38. 2003 - Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  39. 2005 - Vivian Malone Jones, American civil rights activist (b. 1942)
  40. 2006 - Wang Guangmei, Chinese first lady (b. 1921)