The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 15th.

  1. 412 - Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria
  2. 898 - Lambert, Holy Roman Emperor
  3. 1002 - Otto-Henry, Duke of Burgundy (b. 946)
  4. 1326 - Walter de Stapledon, English bishop (b. 1261)
  5. 1389 - Pope Urban VI
  6. 1564 - Vesalius, Flemish anatomist (b. 1514)
  7. 1715 - Humphry Ditton, English mathematician (b. 1675)
  8. 1730 - Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (b. 1658)
  9. 1788 - Samuel Greig, Scottish-Russian admiral (b. 1735)
  10. 1810 - Alfred Moore, American judge (b. 1755)
  11. 1811 - Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (b. 1735)
  12. 1817 - Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Polish and Lithuanian national hero
  13. 1819 - Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)
  14. 1820 - Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal (b. 1771)
  15. 1837 - Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman and poet (b. 1760)
  16. 1880 - Victorio, Apache leader
  17. 1891 - Gilbert Arthur a Beckett, English writer (b. 1837)
  18. 1900 - Zdenek Fibich, Czech composer (b. 1850)
  19. 1917 - Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy (b. 1876)
  20. 1918 - Shirdi Sai Baba, Indian guru (b. circa 1838)
  21. 1934 - Raymond Poincaré, French statesman (b. 1860)
  22. 1945 - Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of Vichy France (executed) (b. 1883)
  23. 1946 - Hermann Göring, German air force commander (suicide) (b. 1893)
  24. 1948 - Edythe Chapman, American actress (b. 1863)
  25. 1959 - Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1880)
  26. 1960 - Clara Kimball Young, American actress (b. 1890)
  27. 1964 - Cole Porter, American composer (b. 1891)
  28. 1976 - Carlo Gambino, American Gangster (b. 1902)
  29. 1980 - Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1900)
  30. 1988 - Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English composer and pianist (b. 1892)
  31. 1994 - Sarah Kofman, French philosopher (b. 1934)
  32. 2000 - Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)
  33. 2001 - Zhang Xueliang, Chinese ruler of Manchuria (b. 1901)
  34. 2003 - Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  35. 2003 - Ben Metcalfe, Canadian environmental activist (b. 1919)
  36. 2005 - Jason Collier, American basketball player (b. 1977)
  37. 2005 - Matti Wuori, Finnish politician (b. 1945)