The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 6th.

  1. 258 - Saint Pope Sixtus II
  2. 523 - Saint Pope Hormisdas
  3. 1162 - Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona
  4. 1195 - Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (b. 1129)
  5. 1221 - Saint Dominic, Spanish founder of the Dominicans (b. 1170)
  6. 1272 - King Stephen V of Hungary
  7. 1414 - King Ladislas of Naples (b. 1377)
  8. 1458 - Pope Callixtus III (b. 1378)
  9. 1623 - Anne Hathaway (Shakespeare's wife) (b. 1556)
  10. 1628 - Johannes Junius, Mayor of Bamberg (b. 1573)
  11. 1637 - Ben Jonson, English writer (b. 1572)
  12. 1645 - Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex, English merchant (b. 1575)
  13. 1657 - Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Polish-Lithuanian noble
  14. 1660 - Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (b. 1599)
  15. 1679 - John Snell, English royalist (b. 1629)
  16. 1694 - Antoine Arnauld, French philosopher and mathematician (b. 1612)
  17. 1695 - François de Harlay de Champvallon, French Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)
  18. 1753 - Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (struck by lightning) (b. 1711)
  19. 1759 - Eugene Aram, English philologist (b. 1704)
  20. 1794 - Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst, British politician (b. 1714)
  21. 1815 - James A. Bayard (elder), United States Senator from Delaware (b. 1767)
  22. 1828 - Konstantin von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman
  23. 1850 - Edward Walsh, Irish poet (b. 1805)
  24. 1866 - John Mason Neale, English divine, scholar and hymnwriter (b. 1818)
  25. 1893 - Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1811)
  26. 1904 - Eduard Hanslick, Austrian music critic (b. 1825)
  27. 1914 - Ellen Louise Wilson, first wife of President Woodrow Wilson (b. 1860)
  28. 1920 - Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator, first flight in independent Poland (b. 1890)
  29. 1931 - Bix Beiderbecke, American musician (b. 1903)
  30. 1945 - Prince Wu of Korea (b. 1912)
  31. 1945 - Richard Bong, America's all time Ace of Aces (b. 1920)
  32. 1945 - Hiram Johnson, American politician (b. 1866)
  33. 1946 - Tony Lazzeri, baseball player (b. 1903)
  34. 1959 - Preston Sturges, American playwright, screenwriter, and director (b. 1898)
  35. 1964 - Sir Cedric Hardwicke, English actor (b. 1893)
  36. 1966 - Cordwainer Smith, American writer (b. 1913)
  37. 1969 - Theodor Adorno, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1903)
  38. 1973 - Fulgencio Batista, Cuban dictator (b. 1901)
  39. 1973 - Memphis Minnie, American blues singer (b. 1897)
  40. 1974 - Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1925)
  41. 1976 - Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist (b. 1903)
  42. 1978 - Pope Paul VI (b. 1897)
  43. 1979 - Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1911)
  44. 1983 - Klaus Nomi, German singer (b. 1944)
  45. 1985 - Forbes Burnham, President of Guyana (b. 1923)
  46. 1987 - Ira Eaker, American Air Force leader (b. 1896)
  47. 1987 - Quinn Martin, American television producer (b. 1922)
  48. 1991 - Harry Reasoner, American reporter (b. 1923)
  49. 1993 - Tex Hughson, baseball player (b. 1916)
  50. 1994 - Domenico Modugno, Italian singer and songwriter (b. 1928)
  51. 1998 - Andre Weil, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  52. 2001 - Jorge Amado de Faria, Brazilian writer (b. 1912)
  53. 2001 - Dorothy Tutin, English actress (b. 1930)
  54. 2002 - Edsger Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (b. 1930)
  55. 2004 - Rick James, American musician (b. 1948)
  56. 2005 - Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (b. 1928)
  57. 2005 - Robin Cook, British politician (b. 1946)
  58. 2005 - Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1927)