The following is a list of notable world figures who died on May 13th.

  1. 1162 - G├ęza II of Hungary
  2. 1176 - Matthias I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1119)
  3. 1312 - Theobald II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1263)
  4. 1573 - Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (b. 1521)
  5. 1619 - Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch statesman (b. 1547)
  6. 1704 - Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (b. 1632)
  7. 1742 - Ludwig IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (b. 1719)
  8. 1807 - Eliphalet Dyer, American statesman and judge (b. 1721)
  9. 1832 - Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)
  10. 1835 - John Nash, English architect (b. 1752)
  11. 1866 - Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician (b. 1796)
  12. 1871 - Daniel Auber, French composer (b. 1782)
  13. 1884 - Cyrus McCormick, American inventor (b. 1809)
  14. 1885 - Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician (b. 1809)
  15. 1916 - Sholom Aleichem, Russian author (b. 1859)
  16. 1925 - Boris Savinkov, Russian writer and terrorist (b. 1879)
  17. 1926 - Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (b. 1857)
  18. 1930 - Fridtjof Nansen, Nobel Peace Prize winner (b. 1861)
  19. 1937 - Ekaterina Geladze, mother of Joseph Stalin (b. 1858)
  20. 1938 - Charles Edouard Guillaume, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
  21. 1945 - Tubby Hall, American musician (b. 1895)
  22. 1961 - Gary Cooper, American actor (b. 1901)
  23. 1962 - Henry Trendley Dean, American dental researcher (b. 1893)
  24. 1974 - Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican writer (b. 1902)
  25. 1975 - Bob Wills, American musician (b. 1905)
  26. 1985 - Leatrice Joy, American actress (b. 1893)
  27. 1988 - Chet Baker, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1929)
  28. 1992 - F. E. McWilliam, Northern Irish sculptor (b. 1909)
  29. 1999 - Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b. 1902)
  30. 2000 - Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)
  31. 2001 - R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (b. 1906)
  32. 2001 - Jason Miller, American playwright (b. 1939)
  33. 2005 - George Dantzig, American mathematician (b. 1914)
  34. 2005 - Michael Ross, American serial killer (b. 1959)
  35. 2006 - Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (b. 1923)
  36. 2006 - Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (b. 1949)
  37. 2006 - Katherine McCarron, American autistic (b. 2003)