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

  1. 1352 - Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and religious leader (b. 1273)
  2. 1500 - John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury
  3. 1596 - Leonhard Rauwolf, German physician and botanist (b. 1535)
  4. 1613 - Thomas Overbury, English writer (b. 1581)
  5. 1643 - Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, Irish politician (b. 1566)
  6. 1649 - John Floyd, English Jesuit preacher (b. 1572)
  7. 1700 - André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (b. 1613)
  8. 1701 - Edmé Boursault, French writer (b. 1638)
  9. 1707 - George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (b. 1663)
  10. 1712 - Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin, English politician
  11. 1750 - Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German composer (b. 1690)
  12. 1794 - Abraham Clark, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1725)
  13. 1803 - Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1719)
  14. 1830 - William Huskisson, first rail fatality
  15. 1842 - Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer (b. 1771)
  16. 1859 - Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer (b. 1806)
  17. 1864 - John Hanning Speke, British explorer (b. 1827)
  18. 1883 - Joseph Plateau, Belgian physicist (b. 1801)
  19. 1885 - Jumbo, P. T. Barnum's circus elephant (hit by a train)
  20. 1893 - Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (b. 1807)
  21. 1921 - Roman Ungern von Sternberg, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1886)
  22. 1926 - Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1846)
  23. 1930 - Milton Sills, American actor (b. 1882)
  24. 1945 - André Tardieu, Prime Minister of France (b. 1876)
  25. 1945 - Anton Webern, Austrian composer (b. 1883)
  26. 1965 - Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
  27. 1972 - Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1887)
  28. 1973 - Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (b. 1882)
  29. 1978 - Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer (b. 1898)
  30. 1980 - Bill Evans, American jazz pianist (b. 1929)
  31. 1985 - Cootie Williams, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1910)
  32. 1987 - Steven Tuomi, Murder victim of Jeffery Dahmer (b. 1963)
  33. 1989 - Robert Penn Warren, American writer (b. 1905)
  34. 1991 - John Hoyt, American actor (b. 1904)
  35. 1993 - Ethan Allen, Baseball player (b. 1903)
  36. 2000 - Vincent Canby, American movie critic (b. 1924)
  37. 2003 - Jack Brymer, English clarinetist (b. 1915)
  38. 2003 - Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)
  39. 2004 - Johnny Ramone, American guitarist (The Ramones) (prostate cancer) (b. 1948)
  40. 2004 - Walter Stewart, Canadian journalist (b. 1931)
  41. 2005 - Sidney Luft, American movie director (b. 1915)
  42. 2006 - Raymond Baxter, British television presenter (b. 1922)
  43. 2006 - Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer (b. 1929)
  44. 2006 - Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (b. 1987)