The following is a list of notable world figures who died on September 12th.

  1. 413 - Marcellinus of Carthage, Christian saint
  2. 1185 - Andronicus I Comnenus (tortured by the City mob)
  3. 1213 - King Peter II of Aragon (killed in battle) (b. 1174)
  4. 1362 - Pope Innocent VI
  5. 1369 - Blanche of Lancaster, wife of John of Gaunt (plague) (b. 1345)
  6. 1500 - Albert, Duke of Saxony (b. 1443)
  7. 1612 - Tsar Vasili IV of Russia (b. 1552)
  8. 1642 - Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, Marquis of Cinq-Mars, French conspirator (b. 1620)
  9. 1660 - Jacob Cats, Dutch poet, jurist, and politician (b. 1577)
  10. 1665 - Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (b. 1596)
  11. 1672 - Tanneguy Lefebvre, French classical scholar (b. 1615)
  12. 1683 - King Afonso VI of Portugal (b. 1643)
  13. 1691 - John George III, Elector of Saxony (b. 1647)
  14. 1695 - Jacob Abendana, scholar (b. 1630)
  15. 1712 - Jan van der Heyden, Dutch painter (b. 1637)
  16. 1764 - Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer (b. 1683)
  17. 1779 - Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician (b. 1711)
  18. 1819 - Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Prussian general (b. 1742)
  19. 1836 - Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German writer (b. 1801)
  20. 1870 - Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (b. 1836)
  21. 1874 - François Guizot, French historian and statesman (b. 1787)
  22. 1918 - George Reid, fourth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1845)
  23. 1919 - Leonid Andreyev, Russian writer (b. 1871)
  24. 1923 - Jules Violle, French physicist and inventor (b. 1841)
  25. 1927 - Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (b. 1847)
  26. 1929 - Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (b. 1865)
  27. 1945 - Hajime Sugiyama, Japanese general (committed suicide, b. 1880)
  28. 1953 - Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (b. 1884)
  29. 1956 - Hans Carossa, German writer (b. 1878)
  30. 1956 - Sándor Graf Festetics, Hungarian politician (b. 1882)
  31. 1961 - Carl Hermann, German physicist (b. 1898)
  32. 1968 - Tommy Armour, Scottish golfer (b. 1894)
  33. 1972 - William Boyd, American actor (b. 1895)
  34. 1977 - Steve Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist (b. 1946)
  35. 1981 - Eugenio Montale, Italian poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
  36. 1982 - Grace Kelly, American Actress and Princess of Monaco (b. 1929)
  37. 1991 - Chris Von Erich, Professional wrestler (b. 1969)
  38. 1992 - Anthony Perkins, American actor (b. 1932)
  39. 1993 - Raymond Burr, Canadian actor (b. 1917)
  40. 1993 - Willie Mosconi, American billiards player (b. 1913)
  41. 1994 - Tom Ewell, American actor (b. 1909)
  42. 1994 - Boris Yegorov, cosmonaut (b. 1937)
  43. 1995 - Jeremy Brett, English actor (b. 1933)
  44. 2000 - Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1934)
  45. 2001 - Victor Wong, Chinese-American actor (b. 1927)
  46. 2003 - Johnny Cash, American singer and guitarist (b. 1932)