The following is a list of notable world figures who died on July 28th.

  1. 450 - Theodosius II, Roman Emperor (b. 401)
  2. 1057 - Pope Victor II
  3. 1128 - William Clito, Count of Flanders (b. 1102)
  4. 1230 - Duke Leopold VI of Austria (b. 1176)
  5. 1285 - Queen Keran of Armenia, consort of Leo III of Armenia
  6. 1527 - Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish conquistador
  7. 1540 - Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, English statesman
  8. 1631 - Guillén de Castro y Bellvis, Spanish dramatist (b. 1569)
  9. 1655 - Cyrano de Bergerac, French poet (b. 1619)
  10. 1667 - Abraham Cowley, English poet (b. 1618)
  11. 1675 - Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer (b. 1605)
  12. 1685 - Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English statesman (b. 1618)
  13. 1718 - Etienne Baluze, French scholar (b. 1630)
  14. 1741 - Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer (b. 1678)
  15. 1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (b. 1685)
  16. 1762 - George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician (b. 1691)
  17. 1794 - Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolutionary leader (b. 1758)
  18. 1794 - Louis de Saint-Just, French Revolutionary leader (b. 1767)
  19. 1818 - Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (b. 1746)
  20. 1835 - Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (b. 1768)
  21. 1842 - Clemens Brentano, German poet (b. 1778)
  22. 1844 - Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoleon I and King of Naples and Spain (b. 1768)
  23. 1849 - King Charles Albert of Sardinia (b. 1798)
  24. 1869 - Jan Evangelista Purkyne, Czech anatomist (b. 1787)
  25. 1878 - George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (b. 1820)
  26. 1930 - Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1862)
  27. 1934 - Marie Dressler, Canadian actress (b. 1868)
  28. 1942 - William Matthew Flinders Petrie, English Egyptologist (b. 1853)
  29. 1957 - Edith Abbott, American social worker, educator, and author (b. 1876)
  30. 1965 - Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (b. 1894)
  31. 1967 - Karl W. Richter, Lieutenant, USAF, American aviator (b. 1942)
  32. 1968 - Otto Hahn, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1879)
  33. 1969 - Ramón Grau, Cuban president (b. 1882)
  34. 1971 - Myril Hoag, baseball player (b. 1908)
  35. 1972 - Helen Traubel, American soprano (b. 1903)
  36. 1972 - Charu Majumdar, Indian revolutionary leader (b. 1918)
  37. 1982 - Keith Green, American gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist (b. 1953)
  38. 1996 - Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, American singer (Shangri-Las) (b. 1948)
  39. 1999 - Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1911)
  40. 2000 - Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and science historian (b. 1918)
  41. 2002 - Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1910)
  42. 2003 - Lady Valerie Goulding, Irish Senator and campaigner for the disabled (b. 1918)
  43. 2004 - Francis Crick, English molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916)
  44. 2004 - Sam Edwards, American actor (b. 1915)
  45. 2004 - Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist (b. 1938)
  46. 2006 - David Gemmell, fantasy writer (b. 1948)