The following is a list of notable world figures who died on September 1st.

  1. 921 - Richard, Duke of Burgundy
  2. 1067 - Baldwin V of Flanders
  3. 1159 - Pope Adrian IV
  4. 1256 - Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (b. 1218)
  5. 1414 - William de Ros, 7th Baron de Ros, Lord Treasurer of England (b. 1369)
  6. 1557 - Jacques Cartier, French explorer (b. 1491)
  7. 1574 - Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (b. 1479)
  8. 1581 - Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh Guru (b. 1534)
  9. 1600 - Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician (b. 1525)
  10. 1615 - Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer (b. 1529)
  11. 1648 - Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (b. 1588)
  12. 1685 - Leoline Jenkins, Welsh lawyer (b. 1625)
  13. 1687 - Henry More, English philosopher (b. 1614)
  14. 1715 - François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
  15. 1715 - King Louis XIV of France (b. 1638)
  16. 1943 - Charles Atangana, Cameroonian chief
  17. 1957 - Dennis Brain, English musician (b. 1921)
  18. 1967 - Siegfried Sassoon, English poet (b. 1886)
  19. 1969 - Drew Pearson, American newspaper columnist (b. 1897)
  20. 1970 - Francois Mauriac, French writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1885)
  21. 1977 - Ethel Waters, American singer (b. 1896)
  22. 1981 - Albert Speer, Nazi official (b. 1905)
  23. 1982 - Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
  24. 1983 - Henry M. Jackson, American politician (b. 1912)
  25. 1985 - Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
  26. 1985 - Jay Youngblood, American wrestler
  27. 1988 - Luis Alvarez, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1911)
  28. 1989 - A. Bartlett Giamatti, American baseball commissioner (b. 1938)
  29. 1989 - Tadeusz Sendzimir, American inventor (b. 1894)
  30. 1994 - Boris Malenko, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  31. 1999 - W. Richard Stevens, Zambian computer scientist (b. 1951)
  32. 2003 - Sir Terry Frost, British artist (b. 1915)
  33. 2004 - Ahmed Kuftaro, Grand Mufti of Syria (b. 1915)
  34. 2005 - R.L. Burnside, American musician (b. 1926)
  35. 2006 - Sir Kyffin Williams, Welsh landscape painter (b. 1918)
  36. 2006 - Bob O'Connor, mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (b. 1944)
  37. 2006 - Nellie Connally, wife of Texas governor John Connally (b. 1919)
  38. 2006 - Warren Mitofsky, American pollster (b. 1934)