The following is a list of notable world figures who died on September 21st.

  1. 19 BC - Virgil, Roman poet (b. 70 BC)
  2. 454 - Aëtius, Roman general (bc. 396)
  3. 1217 - Lembitu of Lehola, Estonian soldier
  4. 1327 - King Edward II of England (b. 1284)
  5. 1397 - Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (executed) (b. 1346)
  6. 1542 - Juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet
  7. 1558 - Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1500)
  8. 1576 - Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician (b. 1501)
  9. 1586 - Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, French church leader (b. 1517)
  10. 1626 - François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (b. 1543)
  11. 1719 - Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (b. 1647)
  12. 1743 - Jai Singh II, King of Amber-Juiper (b. 1688)
  13. 1748 - John Balguy, English philosopher (b. 1686)
  14. 1796 - François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)
  15. 1798 - George Read, American lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1733)
  16. 1832 - Sir Walter Scott, Scottish writer (b. 1771)
  17. 1860 - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (b. 1788)
  18. 1874 - Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, French geologist (b. 1794)
  19. 1897 - Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (b. 1819)
  20. 1904 - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce leader (b. 1840)
  21. 1906 - Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1838)
  22. 1926 - Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (b. 1857)
  23. 1938 - Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic Croatian writer (b. 1874)
  24. 1939 - Armand Calinescu Romanian prime-minister (assassinated) (b. 1893)
  25. 1954 - Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese inventor (b. 1858)
  26. 1957 - King Haakon VII of Norway (b. 1872)
  27. 1966 - Paul Reynaud, French politician (b. 1878)
  28. 1971 - Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  29. 1972 - Henry de Montherlant, French writer (b. 1896)
  30. 1974 - Walter Brennan, American actor (b. 1894)
  31. 1974 - Jacqueline Susann, American novelist (b. 1918)
  32. 1976 - Orlando Letelier, Chilean diplomat (b. 1932)
  33. 1987 - Jaco Pastorius, American bassist (b. 1951)
  34. 1988 - Glenn Robert Davis, member of United States Congress (b. 1914)
  35. 1995 - Rudy Perpich, American politician (b. 1928)
  36. 1998 - Florence Griffith Joyner, American athlete (b. 1959)
  37. 2002 - Robert L. Forward, American physicist and writer (b. 1932)
  38. 2004 - Barry Noble Wakeman, American naturalist and educator (b. 1939)
  39. 2006 - Edward Albert, American actor, son of Eddie Albert (b. 1951)
  40. 2006 - Boz Burrell, English rock musician (b. 1946)