The following is a list of notable world figures who died on October 7th.

  1. 336 - Pope Mark
  2. 1368 - Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III of England (b. 1338)
  3. 1553 - Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer (bc. 1500)
  4. 1555 - Louis of Praet, Habsburg diplomat (b. 1488)
  5. 1577 - George Gascoigne, English poet
  6. 1620 - Stanislaw Zólkiewski, Polish military leader (b. 1547)
  7. 1637 - Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (b. 1587)
  8. 1651 - Jacques Sirmond, French Jesuit scholar (b. 1559)
  9. 1653 - Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (b. 1581)
  10. 1708 - Guru Gobind Singh, tenth Sikh Guru (b. 1666)
  11. 1772 - John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (b. 1720)
  12. 1787 - Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church (b. 1711)
  13. 1792 - George Mason, American patriot (b. 1725)
  14. 1793 - Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, English politician (b. 1718)
  15. 1796 - Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher (b. 1710)
  16. 1849 - Edgar Allan Poe, American writer (b. 1809)
  17. 1894 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, American writer (b. 1809)
  18. 1903 - Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (b. 1832)
  19. 1906 - Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1848)
  20. 1911 - John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (b. 1835)
  21. 1919 - Alfred Deakin, second Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1856)
  22. 1925 - Christy Mathewson, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  23. 1926 - Emil Kraepelin, German psychologist (b. 1856)
  24. 1943 - Eugeniusz Bodo, Polish actor (b. 1899)
  25. 1943 - Radclyffe Hall, British author (b. 1880)
  26. 1956 - Clarence Birdseye, American inventor (b. 1886)
  27. 1959 - Mario Lanza, American tenor (b. 1921)
  28. 1967 - Norman Angell, British politician and Nobel Laureate (b. 1872)
  29. 1969 - Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
  30. 1981 - Albert Cohen, Greek-born Swiss novelist (b. 1895)
  31. 1991 - Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (b. 1905)
  32. 1992 - Allan Bloom, American philosopher and educator (b. 1930)
  33. 1992 - Tevfik Esenç, last known speaker of Ubykh (b. 1904)
  34. 1993 - Cyril Cusack, Irish actor (b. 1910)
  35. 1994 - Niels Kaj Jerne, English-born Danish immunologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1911)
  36. 1998 - Arnold Jacobs, American tuba player a.k.a. Song and Wind (b. 1915)
  37. 2001 - Christopher Adams, British-born pro wrestler and judoka (b. 1955)
  38. 2001 - Herblock, American cartoonist (b. 1909)
  39. 2003 - Izzy Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (b. 1932)
  40. 2003 - Wally George, American conservative TV commentator (b. 1931)
  41. 2004 - Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq (b. 1942)
  42. 2005 - Charles Rocket, American actor (b. 1949)
  43. 2006 - Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (b. 1958)