The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 26th

  1. 899 - Alfred the Great
  2. 1235 - King Andrew II of Hungary (b. 1175)
  3. 1440 - Gilles de Rais, French serial killer (b. 1404)
  4. 1633 - Horio Tadaharu, Japanese warlord (b. 1596)
  5. 1671 - Sir John Gell, 1st Baronet, English politician (b. 1593)
  6. 1679 - Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist (b. 1621)
  7. 1686 - John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (b. 1623)
  8. 1717 - Catherine Sedley, English mistress of James II of England
  9. 1751 - Philip Doddridge, English religious leader (b. 1702)
  10. 1764 - William Hogarth, British painter (b. 1697)
  11. 1803 - Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (b. 1721)
  12. 1806 - John Graves Simcoe, first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (b. 1752)
  13. 1817 - Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (b. 1727)
  14. 1866 - John Kinder Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer (Labatt Brewing Company) (b. 1803)
  15. 1890 - Carlo Collodi, Italian writer (b. 1826)
  16. 1896 - Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (b. 1827)
  17. 1902 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American feminist and suffragette (b. 1815)
  18. 1909 - Hirobumi Ito, Japanese Prime Minister, de facto Resident-General of Korea (b. 1841)
  19. 1930 - Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1872)
  20. 1931 - Charles Comiskey, baseball team owner (b. 1859)
  21. 1937 - Józef Dowbór-Musnicki, Polish general (b.1867)
  22. 1941 - Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (b. 1904)
  23. 1943 - Marc Aurel Stein, Hungarian-born archaeologist (b. 1862)
  24. 1944 - Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1857)
  25. 1944 - William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1881)
  26. 1945 - Paul Pelliot, French explorer (b. 1878)
  27. 1945 - Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (b. 1863)
  28. 1947 - Canon Edwin Sidney Savage, English rector (b. 1862)
  29. 1952 - Hattie McDaniel, American singer and actress (b. 1895)
  30. 1956 - Walter Gieseking, French pianist (b. 1895)
  31. 1957 - Gerty Cori, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (b. 1896)
  32. 1957 - Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer (b. 1883)
  33. 1966 - Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)
  34. 1971 - Vincent Coleman, American actor (b. 1901)
  35. 1972 - Igor Sikorsky, Ukrainian-born inventor (b. 1889)
  36. 1979 - Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea (b. 1917)
  37. 1984 - Gus Mancuso, baseball player (b. 1905)
  38. 1986 - Jackson Scholz, American runner (b. 1897)
  39. 1989 - Charles J. Pedersen, American Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  40. 1994 - Wilbert Harrison, American singer (b. 1929)
  41. 1995 - Gorni Kramer, Italian bandleader and songwriter (b. 1913)
  42. 1999 - Hoyt Axton, American musician (b. 1938)
  43. 2002 - Jacques Massu, French general (b. 1908)
  44. 2002 - Movsar Barayev, Chechen militant
  45. 2004 - Bobby Avila, Major League Baseball player (b. 1924)
  46. 2005 - Keith Parkinson Fantasy Artist (b. 1958)
  47. 2006 - Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and pioneering museum director (b. 1924)
  48. 2006 - Rogério Duprat, Brazilian composer (b. 1932)