The following is a list of notable world figures who died on July 15th.

  1. 518 - Roman Emperor Anastasius I
  2. 1085 - Robert Guiscard, French adventurer
  3. 1262 - Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (b. 1222)
  4. 1274 - Bonaventure, Italian theologian and saint (b. 1221)
  5. 1291 - Rudolph I of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1218)
  6. 1381 - John Ball, English priest
  7. 1406 - Duke William of Austria
  8. 1410 - Ulrich von Jungingen, German Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (killed in battle) (b. 1360)
  9. 1544 - René of Châlon, Prince of the House of Orange (b. 1519)
  10. 1571 - Shimazu Takahisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1514)
  11. 1609 - Annibale Carracci, Italian painter (b. 1560)
  12. 1614 - Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, French historian and biographer
  13. 1655 - Girolamo Rainaldi, Italian architect (b. 1570)
  14. 1685 - James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of Charles II of England (b. 1649)
  15. 1750 - Vasily Tatishchev, Russian statesman (b. 1686)
  16. 1765 - Charles-André van Loo, French painter (b. 1705)
  17. 1767 - Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (b. 1746)
  18. 1782 - Farinelli, Italian castrato (b. 1705)
  19. 1789 - Jacques Duphly, French composer (b. 1715)
  20. 1828 - Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (b. 1741)
  21. 1839 - Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English poet (b. 1802)
  22. 1844 - Claude Charles Fauriel, French historian (b. 1772)
  23. 1857 - Carl Czerny, Austrian composer (b. 1791)
  24. 1890 - Gottfried Keller, Swiss writer (b. 1819)
  25. 1898 - Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1825)
  26. 1904 - Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (b. 1860)
  27. 1919 - Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
  28. 1929 - Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian writer (b. 1874)
  29. 1930 - Leopold Auer, Hungarian violinist and composer (b. 1845)
  30. 1931 - Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian economist (b. 1868)
  31. 1933 - Irving Babbitt, American literary critic (b. 1865)
  32. 1933 - Freddie Keppard, American musician (b. 1890)
  33. 1940 - Robert Wadlow, American--at 8 ft. 11.5 in, the tallest human ever known (b. 1918)
  34. 1946 - Razor Smith, English cricketer (b. 1877)
  35. 1947 - Walter Donaldson, American songwriter (b. 1893)
  36. 1948 - John J. Pershing, U.S. general (b. 1860)
  37. 1957 - James M. Cox, American politician (b. 1870)
  38. 1959 - Ernest Bloch, Swiss composer (b. 1880)
  39. 1960 - Lawrence Tibbett, American actor (b. 1896)
  40. 1960 - Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (b. 1897)
  41. 1961 - John E. Brownlee, Canadian politician (b. 1884)
  42. 1965 - Francis Cherry, American politician (b. 1908)
  43. 1974 - Christine Chubbuck, television news reporter (b.1944)
  44. 1986 - Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (b. 1923)
  45. 1991 - Bert Convy, American actor (b. 1933)
  46. 1992 - Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (b. 1922)
  47. 1996 - Dana Hill, American actress (b. 1964)
  48. 1997 - Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (b. 1946)
  49. 2003 - Roberto Bolaño, Chilean writer (b. 1953)
  50. 2003 - Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager (b. 1920)
  51. 2006 - Robert H. Brooks, founder of Hooters of America (b. 1937)