The following is a list of notable world figures who died on July 18th.

  1. 1100 - Godfrey of Bouillon, French crusader
  2. 1488 - Alvise Cadamosto, Italian explorer (b. 1432)
  3. 1591 - Jacobus Gallus, Slovenian composer (b. 1550)
  4. 1608 - Joachim Friedrich, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1546)
  5. 1610 - Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Italian artist (b. 1573)
  6. 1623 - Pope Gregory XV (b. 1554)
  7. 1639 - Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar, German general (b. 1604)
  8. 1665 - Stefan Czarniecki, Polish general (b. 1599)
  9. 1695 - Johannes Camphuys, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1634)
  10. 1698 - Johann Heinrich Heidegger, Swiss theologian (b. 1633)
  11. 1721 - Antoine Watteau, French painter (b. 1684)
  12. 1730 - François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (b. 1644)
  13. 1792 - John Paul Jones, American naval commander (b. 1747)
  14. 1817 - Jane Austen, English novelist (b. 1775)
  15. 1863 - Robert Gould Shaw, American military officer (b. 1837)
  16. 1872 - Benito Juárez, President of Mexico (b. 1806)
  17. 1884 - Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist (b. 1829)
  18. 1892 - Thomas Cook, English travel agent (b. 1808)
  19. 1918 - Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna (b. 1864)
  20. 1937 - Julian Bell, British poet, killed in the Spanish Civil War (b. 1908)
  21. 1944 - Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet, author and artist (b. 1870)
  22. 1948 - Herman Gummerus, Finnish historian and politician (b. 1877)
  23. 1949 - Vítezslav Novák, Czech composer (b. 1870)
  24. 1952 - Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect (b. 1862)
  25. 1953 - Lucy Booth, the fifth daughter of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1868)
  26. 1963 - Jack Solomon, restaurateur, co-founder Gallagher's Steak House (b. 1896)
  27. 1968 - Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
  28. 1969 - Mary Jo Kopechne, American aide to Robert F. Kennedy
  29. 1985 - Shahnawaz Bhutto, son of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto
  30. 1988 - Nico, German-born model and singer (b. 1938)
  31. 1989 - Donnie Moore, baseball player (suicide) (b. 1954)
  32. 1990 - Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (b. 1897)
  33. 1990 - Karl Menninger, American psychiatrist, (b. 1896)
  34. 1995 - Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
  35. 1997 - Eugene Merle Shoemaker, American astronomer (b. 1928)
  36. 2001 - James Hatfield, American author (b. 1958)
  37. 2001 - Fabio Taglioni, Italian automotive engineer (b. 1920)
  38. 2002 - Victor Emery, British theoretical physicist (b. 1933)
  39. 2004 - Paul Foot, British journalist (b. 1937)
  40. 2005 - William Westmoreland, U.S. Army general (b. 1914)