The following is a list of notable world figures who died on July 26th.

  1. 796 - Offa, King of Mercia
  2. 811 - Nicephorus I, Byzantine Emperor (killed in battle)
  3. 1380 - Emperor Komyo of Japan (b. 1322)
  4. 1471 - Pope Paul II (b. 1417)
  5. 1592 - Armand de Gontaut, baron de Biron, French soldier (b. 1524)
  6. 1611 - Horio Yoshiharu, Japanese warlord (b. 1542)
  7. 1680 - John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English writer (b. 1647)
  8. 1712 - Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds, English statesman (b. 1631)
  9. 1723 - Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (b. 1660)
  10. 1863 - Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas (b. 1793)
  11. 1867 - King Otto of Greece (b. 1815)
  12. 1919 - Sir Edward Poynter, British painter (b. 1836)
  13. 1925 - Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and logician (b. 1848)
  14. 1925 - William Jennings Bryan, American politician (b. 1860)
  15. 1932 - Frederick S. Duesenberg automotive pioneer (b. 1876)
  16. 1935 - Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (b. 1871)
  17. 1941 - Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician (b. 1875)
  18. 1942 - Roberto Arlt, Argentinian writer (b. 1900)
  19. 1952 - Eva Perón, wife of Argentine President Juan Perón (b. 1919)
  20. 1953 - Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek general and politician (b. 1883)
  21. 1969 - Frank Loesser, American composer (b. 1910)
  22. 1971 - Diane Arbus, American photographer (suicide) (b. 1923)
  23. 1977 - Karac Plant, Robert Plant's son, stomach infection (b. 1972)
  24. 1980 - Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (b. 1928)
  25. 1984 - George Gallup, American statistician and opinion pollster (b. 1901)
  26. 1984 - Ed Gein, American serial killer (b. 1906)
  27. 1986 - Averell Harriman, American diplomat (b. 1891)
  28. 1988 - Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar (b. 1919)
  29. 1992 - Mary Wells, American singer (b. 1943)
  30. 2001 - Peter von Zahn, German journalist (b. 1913)
  31. 2001 - Rex Barber, American WW II aviator (b. 1917)
  32. 2005 - Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (b. 1925)