The following is a list of notable world figures who died on July 12th.

  1. 783 - Bertrada of Laon, wife of Pippin III (b. 720)
  2. 1441 - Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (b. 1394)
  3. 1536 - Erasmus, Dutch writer and philosopher
  4. 1584 - Steven Borough, English explorer (b. 1525)
  5. 1664 - Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (b. 1610)
  6. 1682 - Jean Picard, French astronomer (b. 1620)
  7. 1693 - John Ashby, English admiral
  8. 1712 - Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland (b. 1626)
  9. 1742 - Evaristo Abaco, Italian composer (b. 1675)
  10. 1749 - Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France
  11. 1773 - Johann Joachim Quantz, German flutist and composer (b. 1697)
  12. 1804 - Alexander Hamilton, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1755)
  13. 1845 - Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (b. 1808)
  14. 1910 - Charles Stewart Rolls, British engineer and aviator (b. 1887)
  15. 1918 - Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (b. 1864)
  16. 1926 - Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist, writer, spy, and administrator (b. 1868)
  17. 1931 - Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1866)
  18. 1935 - Alfred Dreyfus, French military officer (b. 1859)
  19. 1944 - Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., American general, Received Medal of Honor, (b. 1887)
  20. 1945 - Wolfram von Richthofen, German field marshal (b. 1895)
  21. 1945 - Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (b. 1871)
  22. 1949 - Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland (b. 1860)
  23. 1950 - Elsie De Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (b. 1865)
  24. 1962 - Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader (b. 1907)
  25. 1983 - Chris Wood, British musician, played with Traffic, (b. 1944)
  26. 1993 - Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (b. 1970)
  27. 1996 - John Chancellor, American television journalist (b. 1927)
  28. 1996 - Jonathan Melvoin, American musician and keyboardist (Smashing Pumpkins) (b. 1961)
  29. 1999 - Bill Owen, British actor (b. 1914)
  30. 2003 - Benny Carter, American musician (b. 1907)
  31. 2004 - Betty Oliphant, co-founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1918)
  32. 2005 - Lord John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, Cheif executive of British Airways since its privitisation. (b. *1917)