The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 25th.

  1. 383 - Gratian, Roman Emperor (b. 359)
  2. 471 - Gennadius I, Patriarch of Constantinople
  3. 1192 - Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142)
  4. 1270 - King Louis IX of France
  5. 1282 - Thomas Cantilupe, English saint
  6. 1330 - James Douglas, Scottish soldier (b. 1286)
  7. 1482 - Margaret of Anjou, queen of Henry VI of England (b. 1429)
  8. 1554 - Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English politician (b. 1473)
  9. 1632 - Thomas Dekker, English dramatist
  10. 1650 - Richard Crashaw, English poet
  11. 1688 - Henry Morgan, Welsh privateer
  12. 1699 - King Christian V of Denmark (b. 1646)
  13. 1711 - Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician
  14. 1742 - Carlos Seixas, Portuguese composer (b. 1704)
  15. 1774 - Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer (b. 1714)
  16. 1776 - David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (b. 1711)
  17. 1792 - Jacques Cazotte, French writer (b. 1719)
  18. 1822 - William Herschel, German-born astronomer (b. 1738)
  19. 1867 - Michael Faraday, English scientist (b. 1791)
  20. 1900 - Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (b. 1844)
  21. 1900 - Kuroda Kiyotaka, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1840)
  22. 1904 - Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter (b. 1836)
  23. 1908 - Henri Becquerel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
  24. 1925 - Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (b. 1852)
  25. 1938 - Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian writer (b. 1870)
  26. 1939 - Babe Siebert, National Hockey League player (b. 1904)
  27. 1942 - George Edward Alexander Windsor, Duke of Kent (b. 1902)
  28. 1945 - John Birch, American intelligence officer and missionary (b. 1918)
  29. 1950 - Earl Caddock, Professional wrestler
  30. 1956 - Alfred Kinsey, American research biologist (b. 1894)
  31. 1967 - Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)
  32. 1967 - Paul Muni, Polish actor (b. 1895)
  33. 1967 - George Lincoln Rockwell, American Nazi Party leader (b. 1918)
  34. 1971 - Ted Lewis, American musician and entertainer (b. 1890)
  35. 1976 - Eyvind Johnson, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
  36. 1979 - Stan Kenton, American musician and bandleader (b. 1911)
  37. 1980 - Gower Champion, American dancer, actor, and choreographer (b. 1919)
  38. 1984 - Truman Capote, American author (b. 1924)
  39. 1984 - Waite Hoyt, baseball player (b. 1899)
  40. 1984 - Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (b. 1921)
  41. 1985 - Samantha Smith, American social activist (b. 1972)
  42. 1990 - Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (b. 1903)
  43. 2000 - Carl Barks, American cartoonist (b. 1901)
  44. 2000 - Jack Nitzsche, American record producer (b. 1937)
  45. 2001 - Aaliyah, American singer and actress (b. 1979)
  46. 2001 - Carl Brewer, National Hockey League defenseman (b. 1938)
  47. 2002 - Dorothy Hewett, Australian writer (b. 1923)
  48. 2005 - Peter Glotz, German politician (b. 1939)