The following is a list of notable world figures who died on September 4.

  1. 799 - Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam (b. 745)
  2. 1037 - King Bermudo III of Leon (b. 1010)
  3. 1063 - Toghrül, Turkish conqueror of Persia and Baghdad
  4. 1199 - Joan of England, Queen consort of Sicily, wife of William II of Sicily (b. 1165)
  5. 1537 - Johann Dietenberger, German theologian
  6. 1588 - Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, English politician (b. 1532)
  7. 1767 - Charles Townshend, English politician (b. 1725)
  8. 1780 - John Fielding, English magistrate and social reformer (b. 1721)
  9. 1784 - César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer (b. 1714)
  10. 1794 - John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724)
  11. 1804 - Richard Somers, American naval officer
  12. 1852 - William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)
  13. 1864 - John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825)
  14. 1907 - Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (b. 1843)
  15. 1909 - Clyde Fitch, American dramatist and playwright (b. 1865)
  16. 1916 - José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
  17. 1963 - Robert Schuman, French politician (b. 1886)
  18. 1965 - Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician and missionary, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1875)
  19. 1974 - Marcel Achard, French playwright (b. 1899)
  20. 1974 - Creighton Abrams, U.S. Army general (b. 1914)
  21. 1977 - E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
  22. 1977 - Jean Rostand, French biologist (b. 1894)
  23. 1986 - Hank Greenberg, baseball player (b. 1911)
  24. 1987 - Bill Bowes, English cricketer (b. 1908)
  25. 1989 - Georges Simenon, French author (b. 1903)
  26. 1989 - Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian (b. 1903)
  27. 1990 - Irene Dunne American actress (b. 1898)
  28. 1991 - Tom Tryon, American actor and novelist (b. 1926)
  29. 1991 - Dottie West, American singer (b. 1932)
  30. 1991 - Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1913)
  31. 1993 - Hervé Villechaize, French actor (b. 1943)
  32. 1995 - William Kunstler, American lawyer and activist (b. 1919)
  33. 1997 - Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
  34. 2001 - Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
  35. 2002 - Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian pianist (b. 1904)
  36. 2003 - Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)
  37. 2003 - Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (b. 1921)
  38. 2004 - Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (b. 1971)
  39. 2004 - Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
  40. 2004 - James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)
  41. 2006 - Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)
  42. 2006 - Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)
  43. 2006 - Steve Irwin - Australian naturalist and television personality (b. 1962)