The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 29th.

  1. 886 - Basil I, Byzantine Emperor (b. 811)
  2. 1093 - Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)
  3. 1123 - King Eystein I of Norway (b. ca. 1088)
  4. 1395 - Duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349)
  5. 1435 - Isabeau de Bavière, wife of Charles VI of France (b. 1371)
  6. 1442 - John VI, Duke of Brittany (b. 1389)
  7. 1526 - King Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia (killed in battle) (b. 1506)
  8. 1533 - Atahualpa, last Inca ruler of Peru
  9. 1542 - Cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c.1516)
  10. 1657 - John Lilburne, English dissenter
  11. 1712 - Gregory King, English statistician (b. 1648)
  12. 1769 - Edmund Hoyle, English author and teacher (b. 1672)
  13. 1780 - Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (b. 1713)
  14. 1799 - Pope Pius VI (b. 1717)
  15. 1856 - Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (b. 1778)
  16. 1877 - Brigham Young, American religious leader and western settler (b. 1801)
  17. 1891 - Pierre Lallement, inventor of the bicycle (b. 1843 or 1844)
  18. 1904 - Murad V, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1840)
  19. 1930 - William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)
  20. 1935 - Queen Astrid of Belgium (b. 1905)
  21. 1947 - Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1917)
  22. 1966 - Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theoretician (b. 1906)
  23. 1968 - Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier and planner (b. 1881)
  24. 1972 - Lale Andersen, German singer (b. 1905)
  25. 1975 - Eamon de Valera, first Taoiseach and third President of Ireland (b. 1882)
  26. 1976 - Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (b. 1925)
  27. 1981 - Lowell Thomas, American writer and broadcaster (b. 1892)
  28. 1982 - Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (b. on this date 1915)
  29. 1987 - Lee Marvin, American actor (b. 1924)
  30. 1989 - Peter Scott, English explorer, naturalist, and painter (b. 1909)
  31. 1993 - James Hunt, English Formula 1 world champion b. 1948)
  32. 2002 - Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (b. 1920)
  33. 2003 - Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b.1939)
  34. 2003 - Patrick Procktor, English artist (b. 1936)
  35. 2004 - Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (b. 1942)