The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 22nd.

  1. 741 - Charles Martel, leader of the Franks (b. 686)
  2. 1383 - King Fernando I of Portugal (b. 1345)
  3. 1565 - Jean, Vicomte d'Aguisy Grolier de Servieres, French bibliophile (b. 1479)
  4. 1613 - Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer
  5. 1625 - Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician (b. 1561)
  6. 1674 - Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter (b. 1621)
  7. 1708 - Hermann Witsius, Dutch theologian (b. 1636)
  8. 1751 - William IV, Prince of Orange (b. 1711)
  9. 1755 - Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (b. 1694)
  10. 1792 - Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (b. 1725)
  11. 1847 - Sahle Selassie, Negus of Shewa
  12. 1859 - Louis Spohr, German violinist and composer (b. 1784)
  13. 1891 - Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow, Austrian physiologist (b. 1846)
  14. 1906 - Paul Cezanne, French painter (b. 1839)
  15. 1917 - Bob Fitzsimmons, English boxer (b. 1863)
  16. 1918 - Myrtle Gonzalez, American film and stage actress (b. 1891)
  17. 1928 - Andrew Fisher, fifth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
  18. 1934 - Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (b. 1904)
  19. 1935 - Komitas, Armenian composer (b. 1869)
  20. 1954 - Jibanananda Das, Bengali Poet
  21. 1973 - Pablo Casals, Catalan cellist and conductor (b. 1876)
  22. 1978 - John Riley, English poet (murdered) (b. 1937)
  23. 1979 - Nadia Boulanger, French composer and composition teacher (b. 1887)
  24. 1986 - Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
  25. 1987 - Lino Ventura, Italian-born actor (b. 1919)
  26. 1989 - Ewan MacColl, English folk singer, songwriter, socialist, actor, poet, playwright, and record producer (b. 1915)
  27. 1992 - Cleavon Little, American actor (b. 1939)
  28. 1995 - Sir Kingsley Amis, English writer (b. 1922)
  29. 1998 - Eric Ambler, English novelist (b. 1909)
  30. 2000 - Rodney Anoai (Yokozuna), American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  31. 2002 - Queen Geraldina of the Albanians (b. 1915)
  32. 2005 - Arman, French-born artist (b. 1928)
  33. 2005 - Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)
  34. 2006 - Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (b. 1922)