The following is a list of notable world figures who died on February 25.

  1. 1246 - Dafydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd
  2. 1522 - William Lilye, English classical scholar
  3. 1536 - Berthold Haller, German-born reformer (b. 1492)
  4. 1553 - Hirate Masahide, Japanese diplomat and tutor of Oda Nobunaga (suicide) (d. 1492)
  5. 1558 - Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (b. 1498)
  6. 1577 - King Eric XIV of Sweden (b. 1533)
  7. 1601 - Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, English politician (b. 1566)
  8. 1634 - Albrecht von Wallenstein, Austrian general (b. 1583)
  9. 1643 - Marco da Gagliano, Italian composer (b. 1582)
  10. 1655 - Daniel Heinsius, Flemish scholar (b. 1580)
  11. 1682 - Alessandro Stradella, Italian composer (b. 1639)
  12. 1713 - King Frederick I of Prussia (b. 1657)
  13. 1715 - Pu Songling, Chinese writer (b. 1640)
  14. 1723 - Sir Christopher Wren, English architect (b. 1632)
  15. 1756 - Eliza Haywood, English actress and writer (b. 1693)
  16. 1798 - Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (b. 1716)
  17. 1805 - Thomas Pownall, British colonial statesman (b. 1722)
  18. 1831 - Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, German writer (b. 1752)
  19. 1850 - Daoguang, Emperor of China (b. 1782)
  20. 1852 - Thomas Moore, Irish poet (b. 1779)
  21. 1860 - Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman, educator, and lexicographer (b. 1790)
  22. 1899 - Paul Julius Reuter, German-born journalist (b. 1816)
  23. 1912 - Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (b. 1852)
  24. 1934 - John McGraw, baseball player and manager (b. 1873)
  25. 1945 - Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer and photographer (b. 1893)
  26. 1950 - George Minot, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1885)
  27. 1953 - Sergei Winogradsky, Russian scientist (b. 1856)
  28. 1957 - George "Bugs" Moran, American gangster (b. 1893)
  29. 1964 - Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)
  30. 1970 - Mark Rothko, American painter
  31. 1971 - Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
  32. 1975 - Elijah Muhammad, American Black Muslim leader (b. 1897)
  33. 1978 - Daniel "Chappie" James Jr., American general (b. 1920)
  34. 1983 - Tennessee Williams, American playwright (b. 1911)
  35. 1987 - James Coco, American actor (b. 1930)
  36. 1994 - Baruch Goldstein, American-born mass killer (b. 1956)
  37. 1994 - Jersey Joe Walcott, American boxer (b. 1914)
  38. 1996 - Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-born actor (b. 1940)
  39. 1999 - Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
  40. 2001 - Sir Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer (b. 1908)
  41. 2003 - Tom O'Higgins, Irish Chief Justice (b. 1916)
  42. 2003 - Alberto Sordi, Italian actor (b. 1920)
  43. 2005 - Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International (b. 1921)
  44. 2006 - Darren McGavin, American actor (b. 1922)
  45. 2006 - Charlie Wayman, English footballer (b. 1922)