The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 3rd.

  1. 1181 - Pope Alexander III (b. 1105?)
  2. 1460 - King James II of Scotland (b. 1430)
  3. 1527 - Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal
  4. 1546 - Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (b. 1484)
  5. 1546 - Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer (b. 1509)
  6. 1604 - Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander
  7. 1621 - Guillaume du Vair, French writer (b. 1556)
  8. 1667 - Francesco Borromini, Swiss sculptor and architect (b. 1599)
  9. 1712 - Joshua Barnes, English scholar (b. 1654)
  10. 1720 - Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch statesman (b. 1641)
  11. 1721 - Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-born woodcarver (b. 1648)
  12. 1761 - Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar (b. 1691)
  13. 1773 - Stanislaw Konarski, Polish writer (b. 1700)
  14. 1780 - Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (b. 1715)
  15. 1792 - Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (b. 1732)
  16. 1797 - Jeffrey Amherst, British military commander (b. 1717)
  17. 1805 - Christopher Anstey, English writer (b. 1724)
  18. 1857 - Eugène Sue, French novelist (b. 1804)
  19. 1867 - Philipp August Böckh, German scholar and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  20. 1877 - William Butler Ogden, American politician, 1st Mayor of Chicago (b.1805)
  21. 1879 - Joseph Severn, English painter (b. 1793)
  22. 1916 - Sir Roger Casement, Irish rebel (hanged) (b. 1864)
  23. 1917 - Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (b. 1849)
  24. 1924 - Joseph Conrad, Polish-born writer (b. 1857)
  25. 1929 - Emil Berliner, German-born telephone and recording pioneer (b. 1851)
  26. 1929 - Thorstein Veblen, American economist (b. 1857)
  27. 1942 - Richard Willstätter, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1872)
  28. 1954 - Colette, French writer (b. 1873)
  29. 1964 - Flannery O'Connor, American writer (b. 1925)
  30. 1966 - Lenny Bruce, American comedian (b. 1925)
  31. 1973 - Richard Marshall, U.S. Army general (b. 1895)
  32. 1977 - Alfred Lunt, American actor (b. 1892)
  33. 1977 - Makarios III, Archbishop and first President of Cyprus (b. 1913)
  34. 1979 - Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1899)
  35. 1983 - Carolyn Jones, American actress (b. 1930)
  36. 1993 - Swami Chinmayananda, spread the teachings of Vedanta (b. 1916)
  37. 1995 - Ida Lupino, English actress and director (b. 1914)
  38. 1995 - Edward Whittemore, American writer (b. 1933)
  39. 1998 - Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (b. 1934)
  40. 2001 - Christopher Hewett, British actor (b. 1922)
  41. 2002 - Carmen Silvera, British actress (b. 1922)
  42. 2003 - Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (b. 1954)
  43. 2004 - Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer (b. 1908)
  44. 2005 - Françoise d'Eaubonne, French feminist (b. 1920)
  45. 2005 - Steven Vincent, American journalist (b. 1955)
  46. 2006 - Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
  47. 2006 - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German opera singer (b. 1915)