The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 7th.

  1. 461 - Majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)
  2. 479 - Emperor Yuryaku of Japan
  3. 1106 - Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1050)
  4. 1485 - Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince
  5. 1613 - Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)
  6. 1616 - Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (b. 1548)
  7. 1635 - Friedrich von Spee, German writer (b. 1591)
  8. 1639 - Martin van den Hove, Dutch scientist (b. 1605)
  9. 1661 - Jin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic (b. 1608)
  10. 1817 - Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French industrialist (b. 1739)
  11. 1834 - Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor (b. 1752)
  12. 1848 - Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (b. 1779)
  13. 1855 - Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (b. 1802)
  14. 1912 - François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (b. 1841)
  15. 1917 - Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning, first pilot to land his aircraft on a moving ship. ( b. 1891)
  16. 1938 - Konstantin Stanislavski, Russian/Soviet actor, producer, dramatist (b. 1863)
  17. 1941 - Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1861)
  18. 1957 - Oliver Hardy, American comedian and actor (b. 1892)
  19. 1969 - Joseph Kosma, French composer (Autumn Leaves) (b. 1905)
  20. 1974 - Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (b. 1925)
  21. 1974 - Sylvio Mantha, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  22. 1984 - Esther Phillips, American singer (b. 1935)
  23. 1985 - Grayson Hall, American actress (b. 1923)
  24. 1989 - Mickey Leland, American politician, United States Congressman from Texas (b. 1944)
  25. 1992 - John Anderson, American actor (b. 1922)
  26. 1995 - Brigid Brophy, British author (b. 1929)
  27. 1999 - Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)
  28. 2003 - Mickey McDermott, baseball player (b. 1929)
  29. 2004 - Red Adair, American firefighter (b. 1915)
  30. 2004 - Colin Bibby, English ornithologist (b. 1948)
  31. 2005 - Peter Jennings, Canadian-born news anchor (b. 1938)
  32. 2006 - Mary Anderson Bain, American New Deal politician (b. 1911)