The following is a list of notable world figures who died on May 11th.

  1. 912 - Leo VI, Byzantine Emperor (b. 866)
  2. 1304 - Mahmud Ghazan, Mongol ruler (b. 1271)
  3. 1610 - Matteo Ricci, Italian Jesuit missionary (b. 1552)
  4. 1672 - Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline, English royalist (b. 1615)
  5. 1708 - Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (b. 1646)
  6. 1723 - Jean Galbert de Campistron, French dramatist (b. 1656)
  7. 1777 - George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (b. 1719)
  8. 1778 - William Pitt, the Elder, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1708)
  9. 1812 - Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (assassinated) (b. 1762)
  10. 1871 - John Herschel, British mathematician and astronomer (b. 1792)
  11. 1848 - Tom Cribb, English boxer (b. 1781)
  12. 1849 - Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Récamier, French socialite (b. 1777)
  13. 1887 - Jean Baptiste Boussingault, French chemist (b. 1802)
  14. 1891 - A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1820)
  15. 1916 - Max Reger, German composer (b. 1873)
  16. 1916 - Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer and physicist (b. 1873)
  17. 1920 - William Dean Howells, American writer (b. 1837)
  18. 1934 - Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (b. 1852)
  19. 1938 - Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1867)
  20. 1955 - Gilbert Jessop, English cricketer (b. 1874)
  21. 1960 - John D. Rockefeller, Jr., American philanthropist (b. 1874)
  22. 1963 - Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  23. 1970 - Johnny Hodges, American musician (b. 1906)
  24. 1973 - Lex Barker, American actor (b. 1919)
  25. 1976 - Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect (b. 1898)
  26. 1981 - Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  27. 1981 - Bob Marley, Jamaican singer and musician (b. 1945)
  28. 1985 - Chester Gould, American cartoonist (b. 1900)
  29. 1986 - Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (b. 1910)
  30. 1986 - Fritz Pollard, American football player (b. 1894)
  31. 1988 - Kim Philby, British spy (b. 1912)
  32. 1996 - Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian football player (b. 1922)
  33. 2001 - Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)
  34. 2002 - Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (b. 1905)
  35. 2003 - Noel Redding, English bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) (b. 1945)
  36. 2004 - John Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead) (b. 1949)
  37. 2006 - Floyd Patterson, American boxer (b. 1935)
  38. 2006 - Frankie Thomas, American actor (b. 1921)