The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 15th

  1. 423 - Flavius Honorius, Western Roman Emperor (b. 384)
  2. 778 - Roland, Frankish commander
  3. 1038 - King Stephen I of Hungary
  4. 1040 - King Duncan I of Scotland
  5. 1057 - King Macbeth of Scotland
  6. 1118 - Alexius I Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1048)
  7. 1196 - Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173)
  8. 1274 - Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne (b. 1201)
  9. 1369 - Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England
  10. 1528 - Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec, French military leader (b. 1485)
  11. 1552 - Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (b. 1477)
  12. 1621 - John Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1582)
  13. 1666 - Johann Adam Schall von Bell, German Jesuit missionary (b. 1591)
  14. 1714 - Constantin Brâncoveanu, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1654)
  15. 1728 - Marin Marais, French composer and viol player (b. 1656)
  16. 1758 - Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (b. 1698)
  17. 1799 - Giuseppe Parini, Italian poet (b. 1729)
  18. 1852 - Johan Gadolin, Finnish scientist (b. 1760)
  19. 1907 - Joseph Joachim, Austrian violinist (b. 1831)
  20. 1909 - Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian writer and sociologist (b. 1866)
  21. 1935 - Wiley Post, American pilot (airplane crash) (b. 1898)
  22. 1935 - Will Rogers, American humorist and actor (airplane crash) (b. 1879)
  23. 1936 - Grazia Deledda, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1871)
  24. 1951 - Artur Schnabel, Polish pianist (b. 1882)
  25. 1953 - Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (b. 1875)
  26. 1959 - Blind Willie McTell, American singer (b. 1901
  27. 1962 - Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary (b. 1940)
  28. 1967 - René Magritte, Belgian painter (b. 1898)
  29. 1971 - Paul Lukas, Hungarian-born actor (b. 1887)
  30. 1975 - Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, President of Bangladesh (b. 1920)
  31. 1975 - Clay Shaw, John F. Kennedy assassination investigator (b. 1913)
  32. 1982 - Hugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1903)
  33. 1990 - Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (b. 1962)
  34. 1995 - John Cameron Swayze, American journalist (b. 1906)
  35. 1999 - Sir Hugh Casson, British architect and artist (b. 1910)
  36. 2001 - Richard Chelimo, Kenyan athlete (b. 1972)
  37. 2003 - Gösta Sundqvist, Finnish songwriter and singer (heart attack) (b. 1957)
  38. 2004 - Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916)
  39. 2004 - Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician (b. 1941)
  40. 2006 - Te Atairangi Kaahu, Maori Queen (b. 1931)