World Figures Who Died In 2010 (PHOTOS)

12/27/2010 02:58 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A Polish president noted for his anti-communist stance. A British fashion designer beloved by A-list stars for his cutting-edge style. A Dutch office secretary-turned-literary figure following her association with Anne Frank.

These words describe just a few of the global notables who died in 2010. From politicians to human rights advocates to economists to record-breakers, the passing of these world figures will be mourned.

Vote on the most significant figure who passed in 2010, and let us know who we've left out:

World Figures Lost In 2010