The following is a list of notable world figures who died on July 16th.

  1. 1324 - Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (b. 1267)
  2. 1342 - King Charles I of Hungary
  3. 1546 - Anne Askew, English protestant (burned at the stake) (b. 1521)
  4. 1557 - Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII of England (b. 1515)
  5. 1594 - Thomas Kyd, author of The Spanish Tragedy (b. 1558)
  6. 1630 - Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (b. 1562)
  7. 1647 - Masaniello, Italian rebel (b. 1622)
  8. 1664 - Andreas Gryphius, German writer (b. 1616)
  9. 1686 - John Pearson, English theologian (b. 1612)
  10. 1691 - François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, French war minister (b. 1641)
  11. 1729 - Johann David Heinichen, German composer (b. 1683)
  12. 1770 - Francis Cotes, English painter (b. 1726)
  13. 1831 - Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (b. 1763)
  14. 1796 - George Howard, British field marshal (b. 1718)
  15. 1882 - Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States (b. 1818)
  16. 1916 - Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov, Russian microbiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1845)
  17. 1917 - Philipp Scharwenka, Polish-German composer (b. 1847)
  18. 1918 - Czar Nicholas the Second
  19. 1949 - Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet (b. 1866)
  20. 1953 - Hilaire Belloc, French writer (b. 1870)
  21. 1960 - Albert Kesselring, German field marshal (b. 1881)
  22. 1960 - John P. Marquand, American novelist (b. 1893)
  23. 1979 - Alfred Deller, English countertenor (b. 1912)
  24. 1981 - Harry Chapin, American musician (b. 1942)
  25. 1985 - Heinrich Böll, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  26. 1989 - Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (b. 1908)
  27. 1990 - Sidney Torch, British Composer, Conductor and Organist (b. 1908)
  28. 1991 - Robert Motherwell, American painter (b. 1915)
  29. 1991 - Frank Rizzo, American politican (b. 1920)
  30. 1994 - Julian Schwinger, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  31. 1995 - Stephen Spender, British poet (b. 1909)
  32. 1996 - John Panozzo, American musician (STYX) (b. 1948)
  33. 1996 - Adolf von Thadden, German politician, (b. 1921)
  34. 1998 - John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)
  35. 1999 - Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy Jr. (b. 1966)
  36. 1999 - John F. Kennedy Jr., American publisher (b. 1960)
  37. 2001 - Maurice De Bevere, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1923)
  38. 2001 - Terry Gordy, Professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  39. 2002 - John Cocke, American computer scientist (b. 1925)
  40. 2003 - Celia Cruz, Cuban musician (b. 1924)
  41. 2003 - Carol Shields, Canadian author (b. 1935)
  42. 2005 - Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (b. 1920)
  43. 2005 - Prince Gu of Korea (b. 1931)
  44. 2005 - Camillo Felgen - Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (b. 1920)
  45. 2006 - Bob Orton, Sr., American wrestler (b. 1929)