The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 1st.

  1. 371 - St Eusebius of Vercelli, Italian bishop (b. c. 283)
  2. 527 - Emperor Justin I (b. c. 450)
  3. 1137 - King Louis VI of France (b. 1081)
  4. 1227 - Shimazu Tadahisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1179)
  5. 1402 - Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (b. 1341)
  6. 1457 - Lorenzo Valla, Italian humanist (bc. 1406)
  7. 1464 - Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1386)
  8. 1541 - Simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493)
  9. 1546 - Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1506)
  10. 1557 - Olaus Magnus, Swedish writer (b. 1490)
  11. 1580 - Albrecht Giese IV, German politician and diplomat (b. 1524)
  12. 1589 - Jacques Clément, French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)
  13. 1675 - Weetamoo, sachem of Pocasetts a band of the Wamponoag Indians her death winding up the end of King Philip's War
  14. 1714 - Queen Anne of Great Britain (b. 1665)
  15. 1787 - Alphonsus Liguori, Italian founder of the Redemptionist order (b. 1696)
  16. 1796 - Robert Pigot, British army officer (b. 1720)
  17. 1798 - François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (killed in battle) (b. 1753)
  18. 1812 - Yakov Kulnev, Russian general (killed in battle) (b. 1763)
  19. 1851 - William Joseph Behr, German writer (b. 1775)
  20. 1866 - John Ross (aka. Kooweskoowe), Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1790)
  21. 1917 - Frank Little, American labor organizer (lynched) (b. 1879)
  22. 1918 - John Riley Banister, American cowboy and Texas Ranger (b. 1854)
  23. 1920 - Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian nationalist leader (b. 1856)
  24. 1964 - Johnny Burnette, American singer (b. 1934)
  25. 1966 - Charles Whitman, American mass murderer (shot by police) (b. 1941)
  26. 1967 - Richard Kuhn, Austrian chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1900)
  27. 1970 - Frances Farmer, American actress (b. 1913)
  28. 1970 - Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1883)
  29. 1973 - Gian Francesco Malipiero, Italian composer (b. 1882)
  30. 1977 - Gary Powers, American spy plane pilot (b. 1929)
  31. 1981 - Paddy Chayefsky, American writer (b. 1923)
  32. 1989 - John Ogdon, English pianist (b. 1937)
  33. 1990 - Norbert Elias, German sociologist (b. 1897)
  34. 1990 - Graham Young, British serial killer (b. 1947)
  35. 1996 - Frida Boccara, French singer (b. 1940)
  36. 1996 - Tadeus Reichstein, Polish chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1897)
  37. 1997 - Sviatoslav Richter, Ukrainian pianist (b. 1915)
  38. 1999 - Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (b. 1897)
  39. 2001 - Korey Stringer, American football player (b. 1974)
  40. 2003 - Guy Thys, Belgian football coach (b. 1922)
  41. 2003 - Marie Trintignant, French actress (b. 1962)
  42. 2004 - Philip Abelson American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1913)
  43. 2005 - Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
  44. 2005 - King Fahd of Saudi Arabia (b. 1923)
  45. 2005 - Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b. 1920)
  46. 2005 - Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (b. 1918)
  47. 2006 - Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (b. 1924)