The following is a list of notable world figures who died on May 14th.

  1. 964 - Pope John XII
  2. 1470 - Charles VIII of Sweden (b. 1409
  3. 1608 - Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1543)
  4. 1610 - Henry IV of France (b. 1553)
  5. 1643 - Louis XIII of France (b. 1601)
  6. 1649 - Friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian (b. 1600)
  7. 1669 - Georges de Scudéry, French writer (b. 1601)
  8. 1688 - Antoine Furetière, French writer (b. 1619)
  9. 1754 - Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (b. 1692)
  10. 1761 - Thomas Simpson, British mathematician (b. 1710)
  11. 1818 - Matthew Gregory Lewis, English novelist (b. 1775)
  12. 1847 - Fanny Mendelssohn, German composer and pianist (b. 1805)
  13. 1860 - Ludwig Bechstein, German writer (b. 1801)
  14. 1873 - Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician and writer (b. 1797)
  15. 1887 - Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (b. 1808)
  16. 1889 - Volney E. Howard, American politician (b. 1809)
  17. 1893 - Ernst Kummer, German mathematician (b. 1810)
  18. 1906 - Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (b. 1829)
  19. 1912 - Frederick VIII of Denmark (b. 1843)
  20. 1912 - August Strindberg, Swedish author (b. 1849)
  21. 1918 - James Gordon Bennett, Jr., American newspaper publisher (b. 1841)
  22. 1919 - Henry John Heinz, founder of the H. J. Heinz Company (b. 1844)
  23. 1923 - Charles de Freycinet, French prime minister (b. 1828)
  24. 1925 - H. Rider Haggard, English author (b. 1856)
  25. 1931 - David Belasco, American theatrical producer (b. 1853)
  26. 1931 - Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter (b. 1887)
  27. 1934 - Lou Criger, baseball player (b. 1872)
  28. 1936 - Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, British general (b. 1861)
  29. 1940 - Emma Goldman, Lithuanian-born anarchist (b. 1869)
  30. 1943 - Henri La Fontaine, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1854)
  31. 1945 - Heber J. Grant, president of the LDS (b. 1856)
  32. 1954 - Heinz Guderian, German General (b. 1888)
  33. 1957 - Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (b. 1884)
  34. 1959 - Sidney Bechet, American musician (b. 1897)
  35. 1968 - Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (b. 1882)
  36. 1969 - Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (b. 1888)
  37. 1970 - Billie Burke, American actress (b. 1884)
  38. 1973 - Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (b. 1905)
  39. 1976 - Keith Relf, British singer and musician (The Yardbirds) (b. 1943)
  40. 1978 - Robert Menzies, twelfth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
  41. 1982 - Hugh Beaumont, American actor (b. 1909)
  42. 1983 - Roger J. Traynor, American judge (b. 1900)
  43. 1987 - Rita Hayworth, American actress (b. 1918)
  44. 1988 - Willem Drees, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1886)
  45. 1991 - Jiang Qing, Madame Mao (b. 1914)
  46. 1992 - Nie Rongzhen, Chinese Communist military leader (b. 1899)
  47. 1992 - Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive tackle (b. 1949)
  48. 1993 - Patrick Haemers, Belgian criminal (b. 1953)
  49. 1993 - William Randolph Hearst Jr., American newspaper magnate (b. 1908)
  50. 1995 - Christian B. Anfinsen, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
  51. 1997 - Harry Blackstone Jr., American magician (b. 1934)
  52. 1998 - Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (b. 1915)
  53. 1998 - Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American conservationist (b. 1890)
  54. 2000 - Obuchi Keizo, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937)
  55. 2003 - Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player (b. 1940)
  56. 2003 - Wendy Hiller, British actress (b. 1912)
  57. 2003 - Robert Stack, American actor (b. 1919)
  58. 2004 - Anna Lee, British actress (b. 1913)
  59. 2006 - Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (b. 1922)
  60. 2006 - Stanley Kunitz, American poet (b. 1905)