The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 27th.

  1. 542 - Saint Caesarius of Arles
  2. 1312 - Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1262)
  3. 1394 - Chokei, Emperor of Japan (b. 1343)
  4. 1450 - Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395)
  5. 1521 - Josquin Des Prez, Flemish composer
  6. 1545 - Piotr Gamrat, Polish Catholic archbishop (b. 1487)
  7. 1572 - Claude Goudimel, French composer
  8. 1577 - Titian, Italian artist
  9. 1590 - Pope Sixtus V (b. 1521)
  10. 1635 - Félix Lope de Vega, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1562)
  11. 1664 - Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter (b. 1598)
  12. 1748 - James Thomson, Scottish poet (b. 1700)
  13. 1773 - Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (b. 1721)
  14. 1875 - William Chapman Ralston, American banker (b. 1826)
  15. 1909 - Emil Christian Hansen, Danish fermentation physiologist (b. 1842)
  16. 1929 - Herman Potocnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket scientist (b. 1892)
  17. 1931 - Frank Harris, Irish author and editor (b. 1856)
  18. 1931 - Francis Marion Smith, American borax magnate (b. 1846)
  19. 1944 - Georg von Boeselager, German nobleman (b. 1915)
  20. 1948 - Charles Evans Hughes, U.S. Supreme Court justice (b. 1862)
  21. 1949 - Leaders of Second East Turkestan Republic die in a plane crash.
  22. 1958 - Ernest Lawrence, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
  23. 1963 - Garrett Morgan, American inventor (b. 1877)
  24. 1963 - W.E.B. DuBois, American civil rights activist and scholar (b. 1868)
  25. 1963 - Allama Mashriqi, Pakistani scholar and politician (b. 1888)
  26. 1964 - Gracie Allen, American actress and comedienne
  27. 1965 - Le Corbusier, Swiss architect (b. 1887)
  28. 1967 - Brian Epstein, English manager of The Beatles (b. 1934)
  29. 1968 - Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (b. 1906)
  30. 1969 - Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist (b. 1884)
  31. 1969 - Erika Mann, German writer and daughter of Thomas Mann (b. 1905)
  32. 1971 - Bennett Cerf, American publisher and television personality (b. 1898)
  33. 1971 - Margaret Bourke-White, American photo-journalist (b. 1906)
  34. 1975 - Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1892)
  35. 1976 - Mukesh, Indian playback singer (b. 1923)
  36. 1979 - Earl Mountbatten, British admiral and statesman (assassinated) (b. 1900)
  37. 1980 - Douglas Kenney, American humorist (b. 1947)
  38. 1988 - William Sargant, British psychiatrist (b. 1907)
  39. 1990 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist (b. 1954)
  40. 1997 - Brandon Tartikoff, American television producer (b. 1949)
  41. 2001 - Abu Ali Mustafa, leader of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (assassinated) (b. 1938)
  42. 2002 - Richard Ricci, American handyman (b. 1953)
  43. 2003 - Pierre Poujade, French politician (b. 1920)
  44. 2004 - Willie Crawford, baseball player (b. 1946)
  45. 2005 - Seán Purcell, Gaelic Footballer (b. 1929)
  46. 2006 - Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian Film Director (b. 1922)
  47. 2006 - Maria Capovilla, Oldest woman alive from 2004-2006. (b. 1889)
  48. 2006 - Jesse Pintado, Napalm Death Guitarist (b. 1969)