The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 22nd.

  1. 408 - Stilicho, Roman general (b. 359)
  2. 1155 - Konoe, Emperor of Japan (b. 1139)
  3. 1188 - Ferdinand II, King of Leon (b. 1137)
  4. 1241 - Gregory IX, Italian religious leader, 178th Pope (b. c. 1143)
  5. 1280 - Nicholas III, Italian religious leader, 188th Pope (b. c. 1216)
  6. 1304 - John II, Count of Hainaut (b. 1247)
  7. 1350 - Philip VI, King of France (b. 1293)
  8. 1485 - Richard III, King of England (b. 1452)
  9. 1553 - John Dudley, English admiral and politician (b. 1501)
  10. 1572 - Thomas Percy, Earl of Northumberland (b. 1528)
  11. 1584 - Jan Kochanowski, Polish writer (b. 1530)
  12. 1599 - Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman (b. 1577)
  13. 1599 - Luca Marenzio, Italian composer (b. c. 1553)
  14. 1607 - Bartholomew Gosnold, English explorer and privateer (b. 1572)
  15. 1609 - Maharal of Prague, Jewish mystic and philosopher (b. 1525)
  16. 1652 - Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1583)
  17. 1680 - John George II, Elector of Saxony (b. 1613)
  18. 1701 - John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (b. 1628)
  19. 1711 - Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French marshal (b. 1644)
  20. 1752 - William Whiston, English mathematician (b. 1667)
  21. 1773 - George Lyttelton, English writer and politician (b. 1709)
  22. 1793 - Louis, 4th duc de Noailles, Marshal of France (b. 1713)
  23. 1797 - Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Alsatian-born Austrian general (b. 1724)
  24. 1806 - Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French artist (b. 1732)
  25. 1818 - Warren Hastings, British Governor-General of India (b. 1732)
  26. 1828 - Franz Joseph Gall, Austrian neuroscientist (b. 1758)
  27. 1850 - Nikolaus Lenau, Austrian poet (b. 1802)
  28. 1861 - Xianfeng, Emperor of China (b. 1831)
  29. 1891 - Jan Neruda, Czech author (b. 1834)
  30. 1903 - Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1830)
  31. 1915 - Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi bishop of Bergamo
  32. 1918 - Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist (b. 1868)
  33. 1922 - Michael Collins, Irish revolutionary (b. 1890)
  34. 1926 - Charles W. Eliot, American President of Harvard University (b. 1834)
  35. 1940 - Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist, spiritualist, pioneer in wireless telegraphy (b. 1851)
  36. 1942 - Michel Fokine, Russian choreographer and dancer (b. 1880)
  37. 1953 - Jim Tabor, baseball player (b. 1916)
  38. 1958 - Roger Martin du Gard, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
  39. 1967 - Gregory Goodwin Pincus, American endocrinologist (b. 1903)
  40. 1974 - Jacob Bronowski, Polish-English mathematician & TV presenter (b. 1908)
  41. 1976 - Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, President of Brazil (b. 1902)
  42. 1977 - Sebastian Cabot, English-born actor (b. 1918)
  43. 1978 - Jomo Kenyatta, first Prime Minister of Kenya (b. c. 1892)
  44. 1979 - James T. Farrell, American novelist (b. 1904)
  45. 1980 - James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1899)
  46. 1989 - Huey P. Newton, American activist (b. 1942)
  47. 1991 - Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian actress (b. 1924)
  48. 2003 - Arnold Gerschwiler, Swiss-born figure skating trainer (b. 1914)
  49. 2003 - Generosa Ammon, widow of Ted Ammon (b. 1956)
  50. 2003 - Imperio Argentina, Argentinian singer and actress (b. 1906)
  51. 2004 - Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (b. 1960)
  52. 2005 - Luc Ferrari, French composer (b. 1929)
  53. 2006 - Bruce Gary, American rock drummer, producer (The Knack) (b. 1951)