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

  1. 195 BC - Gaozu of Han of China
  2. 193 - Marcus Severus Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (b.133)
  3. 1434 - Wladislaus II of Poland
  4. 1571 - John Story, English Catholic
  5. 1616 - Tokugawa Ieyasu (b. 1543)
  6. 1625 - Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (b. 1568)
  7. 1639 - Melchior Franck, German composer
  8. 1660 - Mary Dyer, English Quaker (martyred)
  9. 1710 - David Mitchell, British admiral (b. 1642)
  10. 1740 - Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (b. 1657)
  11. 1769 - Edward Holyoke, President of Harvard University (b. 1689)
  12. 1795 - Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist (b. 1744)
  13. 1815 - Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (b. 1853)
  14. 1823 - Louis Nicolas Davout, French marshal (b. 1770)
  15. 1826 - Jean Frédéric Oberlin, Alsatian pastor (b. 1740)
  16. 1841 - David Wilkie, Scottish artist (b. 1785)
  17. 1846 - Pope Gregory XVI (b. 1765)
  18. 1864 - Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (b. 1812)
  19. 1868 - James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (b. 1791)
  20. 1872 - James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (b. 1795)
  21. 1873 - Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (b. 1804)
  22. 1876 - Hristo Botev, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1848)
  23. 1879 - Napoléon Eugène, Prince Imperial son of Emperor Napoleon III (b. 1856)
  24. 1927 - J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
  25. 1941 - Hans Berger, German neuroscientist (b. 1873)
  26. 1943 - Leslie Howard, English actor (b. 1893)
  27. 1943 - Wilfrid B. Israel, Jewish activist
  28. 1946 - Ion Antonescu, Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1882)
  29. 1948 - Sonny Boy Williamson I, American musician (b. 1914)
  30. 1954 - Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (b. 1869)
  31. 1959 - Sax Rohmer, English author (b. 1883)
  32. 1960 - Lester Patrick, Canadian hockey player (b. 1883)
  33. 1962 - Adolf Eichmann, Nazi official (b. 1906)
  34. 1965 - Earl "Curly" Lambeau, American football coach (b. 1898)
  35. 1966 - Papa Jack Laine, American musician (b. 1873)
  36. 1968 - Helen Keller, American humanitarian (b. 1880)
  37. 1969 - Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian ice skater (b. 1904)
  38. 1971 - Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian (b. 1892)
  39. 1973 - Mary Kornman, American actress (b. 1915)
  40. 1979 - Werner Forssmann, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1904)
  41. 1980 - Rube Marquard, baseball player (b. 1886)
  42. 1981 - Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (b. 1883)
  43. 1981 - Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (b. 1897)
  44. 1983 - Prince Charles of Belgium (b. 1903)
  45. 1985 - Richard Greene, British actor (b. 1918)
  46. 1987 - Rashid Karami, Lebanese statesman (b. 1921)
  47. 1991 - David Ruffin, American singer (The Temptations) (b. 1941)
  48. 1994 - Frances Heflin, American actress (b. 1923)
  49. 1996 - Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Fifth President of India (b. 1913)
  50. 1998 - Darwin Joston, American actor (b. 1937)
  51. 1999 - Christopher Sydney Cockerell, British engineer and inventor (b. 1910)
  52. 2001 - Queen Aiswarya of Nepal (b. 1949)
  53. 2001 - King Birendra of Nepal (b. 1945)
  54. 2001 - Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
  55. 2002 - Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (b. 1969)
  56. 2003 - Johnny Hopp, baseball player (b. 1916)
  57. 2004 - William Manchester, American writer (b. 1922)
  58. 2005 - George Mikan, American basketball player (b. 1924)
  59. 2006 - Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)