The following is a list of notable world figures who died on February 28.

  1. 1326 - Duke Leopold I of Austria (b. 1290)
  2. 1525 - Cuauhtémoc, Aztec Ruler
  3. 1621 - Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1590)
  4. 1788 - Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman (b. 1725)
  5. 1916 - Henry James, American writer (b. 1843)
  6. 1974 - Bobby Bloom, American singer/songwriter (b. 1946)
  7. 1977 - Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, American actor (b. 1905)
  8. 1978 - Eric Frank Russell, English author (b. 1905)
  9. 1978 - Philip Ahn, American actor (b. 1905)
  10. 1985 - Ray Ellington, British singer (b. 1916)
  11. 2002 - Mary Stuart, American actress (b. 1926)
  12. 2003 - Fidel Sánchez Hernández, President of El Salvador (heart attack) (b. 1917)
  13. 2006 - Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel Prize recipient (b. 1920)