This article is about (groups of) notable/famous people who have disappeared.
For disappearances associated with ships, see List of missing ships.
For disappearances associated with aircraft, see List of missing aircraft.
This is a list of people who disappeared mysteriously and of people whose current whereabouts are unknown or whose deaths are not substantiated.
Many people who disappear are eventually declared dead in absentia.
Ambiorix was, together with Catuvolcus, prince of the Eburones, leader of a Belgic tribe of northeastern Gaul (Gallia Belgica), where modern Belgium is located.
According to the writer Florus (iii.10.8), Ambiorix and his men managed to cross the Rhine and disappeared without a trace.
The Roman legion stationed in Roman Britain, following the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43, disappears from surviving records without explanation in the second century.
Many references to the legion have been made in subsequent works of fiction.
The sixth Fatimid caliph and 16th Ismaili imam rode his donkey to the Mokattam hills, outside Cairo, for one of his regular nocturnal meditation outings and failed to return.
A search found only the donkey and his bloodstained garments.
A formerly exiled Anglo-Danish minor noble rebel, Hereward the Wake led a huge revolt in the marshy region of Ely in England against the rule of William the Conqueror.
He was eventually betrayed by fearful local monks who led the Norman troops through secret trackways.
Many rebels were mutilated or executed but Hereward escaped never to be heard of again.