The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 4th.

  1. 1060 - Henry I of France (b. 1008)
  2. 1265 - Killed in the Battle of Evesham:
  3. Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer (b. 1223)
  4. Henry de Montfort (b. 1238)
  5. Peter de Montfort
  6. Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (b. 1208)
  7. 1306 - Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289)
  8. 1338 - Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (b. 1300)
  9. 1526 - Juan Sebastián Elcano, Spanish explorer (b. 1476)
  10. 1578 - Sebastian of Portugal (b. 1554)
  11. 1578 - Thomas Stucley, English adventurer
  12. 1598 - William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, English statesman (b. 1520)
  13. 1612 - Hugh Broughton, English scholar (b. 1549)
  14. 1639 - Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, Mexican dramatist
  15. 1727 - Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (b. 1647)
  16. 1741 - Andrew Hamilton, American lawyer
  17. 1784 - Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian musician (b. 1706)
  18. 1792 - John Burgoyne, British general (b. 1723)
  19. 1795 - Timothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (b. 1711)
  20. 1873 - Viktor Hartmann, Russian painter (b. 1834)
  21. 1875 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (b. 1805)
  22. 1900 - Isaac Levitan, Russian painter (b. 1860)
  23. 1938 - Pearl White, American actress (b. 1889)
  24. 1957 - Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (b. 1869)
  25. 1967 - Peter Smith, English cricketer (b. 1908)
  26. 1976 - Roy Herbert Thomson, Canadian publisher (b. 1894)
  27. 1981 - Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b. 1901)
  28. 1997 - Jeanne Calment, French supercentenarian; world's oldest ever-human (b. 1875)
  29. 1998 - Yuri Artyukhin, cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  30. 1999 - Victor Mature, American actor (b. 1915)
  31. 2000 - Leslie Glass, American adult film actress (b. 1963)
  32. 2001 - Lorenzo Music, American actor (b. 1937)
  33. 2003 - Frederick Chapman Robbins, American Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916)