The following is a list of notable world figures who died on January 29.

  1. 1119 - Pope Gelasius II
  2. 1342 - Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1279)
  3. 1597 - Elias Ammerbach, German organist (b. 1530)
  4. 1608 - Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1557)
  5. 1647 - Francis Meres, English writer (b. 1565)
  6. 1676 - Tsar Alexis I of Russia (b. 1629)
  7. 1678 - Jeronimo Lobo, Portuguese Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)
  8. 1696 - Ivan V, Russian tsar
  9. 1706 - Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and courtier (b. 1638)
  10. 1730 - Tsar Peter II of Russia (b. 1715)
  11. 1737 - George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (b. 1666)
  12. 1743 - André-Hercule de Fleury, chief minister under Louis XV of France (b. 1653)
  13. 1763 - Louis Racine, French poet (b. 1692)
  14. 1820 - King George III of the United Kingdom (b. 1738)
  15. 1829 - Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (b. 1755)
  16. 1870 - Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1797)
  17. 1901 - Milan I, King of Serbia (b. 1855)
  18. 1906 - King Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1818)
  19. 1918 - Aleksei Maksimovich Kaledin, Russian counter revolutionary (b. 1861)
  20. 1928 - Douglas Haig, British soldier (b. 1861)
  21. 1933 - Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)
  22. 1934 - Fritz Haber, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1868)
  23. 1946 - Harry Hopkins, 8th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1890)
  24. 1948 - Tomislav II of Croatia, 4th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (b. 1900)
  25. 1950 - Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1885)
  26. 1951 - Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (b. 1880)
  27. 1956 - H. L. Mencken, American journalist (b. 1880)
  28. 1962 - Fritz Kreisler, Austrian violinist (b. 1875)
  29. 1963 - Robert Frost, American poet (b. 1874)
  30. 1964 - Alan Ladd, American actor (b. 1913)
  31. 1969 - Allen Dulles, American CIA director (b. 1893)
  32. 1970 - Basil Liddell Hart, British historian (b. 1895)
  33. 1977 - Buster Nupen, South African cricketer (b. 1902)
  34. 1977 - Freddie Prinze, American actor and comedian (b. 1954)
  35. 1980 - Jimmy Durante, American actor and comedian (b. 1893)
  36. 1986 - Leif Erickson, American actor (b. 1911)
  37. 1989 - Halina Konopacka Polish athlete (b. 1900)
  38. 1991 - Yasushi Inoue, Japanese historian (b. 1907)
  39. 1992 - Willie Dixon, American composer and musician (b. 1915)
  40. 1998 - Joseph Alioto, mayor of San Francisco (b. 1916)
  41. 1999 - Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (b. 1918)
  42. 2002 - Dick "Night Train" Lane, American football player (b. 1928)
  43. 2002 - Harold Russell, Canadian-born actor (b. 1914)
  44. 2003 - Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (b. 1911)
  45. 2004 - M. M. Kaye, British writer (b. 1908)
  46. 2004 - Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
  47. 2004 - Janet Frame New Zealand writer (b. 1924)
  48. 2005 - Eric Griffiths, Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)
  49. 2005 - Ephraim Kishon, Israeli satirst (b. 1924)