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

  1. 1400 - Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, English politician (executed) (b. 1374)
  2. 1451 - Count Amadeus VIII of Savoy (b. 1383)
  3. 1536 - Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII of England (b. 1485)
  4. 1566 - Louis de Blois, Flemish mystic (b. 1506)
  5. 1619 - Nicholas Hilliard, English painter (bc. 1547)
  6. 1625 - Ruggiero Giovannelli, Italian composer (bc. 1560)
  7. 1658 - Theophilus Eaton, Connecticut colonist (b. 1590)
  8. 1694 - Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, English royalist general (bc. 1618)
  9. 1700 - Raphael Fabretti, Italian antiquarian (b. 1618)
  10. 1758 - Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (b. 1686)
  11. 1767 - Thomas Clap, first president of Yale University (b. 1703)
  12. 1770 - Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician (b. 1695)
  13. 1783 - William Tans'ur, English hymnist (b. 1700)
  14. 1786 - Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and scientist (b. 1715)
  15. 1830 - Thomas Lawrence, English painter (b. 1769)
  16. 1864 - Caleb Blood Smith, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior (b. 1808)
  17. 1872 - James Fisk, American entrepreneur (b. 1834)
  18. 1878 - François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794)
  19. 1892 - Tewfik Pasha, Khedive of Egypt (b. 1852)
  20. 1893 - Jožef Stefan, Slovenian physicist, mathematician, and poet (b. 1835)
  21. 1913 - Jack Boyle, baseball player (b. 1866)
  22. 1919 - Henry Ware Eliot American industrialist and philantropist (b. 1843)
  23. 1920 - Edmund Barton, first Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)
  24. 1943 - Nikola Tesla, Serbian-born inventor and electrical engineer (b. 1856)
  25. 1951 - René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)
  26. 1964 - Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
  27. 1972 - John Berryman, American poet (b. 1914)
  28. 1984 - Alfred Kastler, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902))
  29. 1986 - Juan Rulfo, Mexican novelist (b. 1917)
  30. 1988 - Trevor Howard, English actor (b. 1913)
  31. 1989 - Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (b. 1901)
  32. 1990 - Bronko Nagurski, American football player (b. 1908)
  33. 1995 - Murray Rothbard, American economist (b. 1926)
  34. 1996 - Károly Grósz, Hungarian politician (b. 1930)
  35. 1998 - Vladimir Prelog, Croatian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b.1906)
  36. 2000 - Gary Albright, professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  37. 2002 - Naughtia Childs porn star (suicide) (b. 1979)
  38. 2002 - Jon Lee, Welsh drummer (Feeder) (suicide) (b. 1968)
  39. 2002 - Avery Schreiber, American actor (b. 1935)
  40. 2005 - Pierre Daninos, French novelist (b. 1913)
  41. 2005 - Eileen Desmond, Irish politician (b. 1932)
  42. 2006 - Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer and explorer (b. 1912)