The following is a list of notable world figures who died on July 29th.

  1. 238 - Pupienus, Roman Emperor
  2. 238 - Balbinus, Roman Emperor
  3. 1030 - Olaf II of Norway (b. 995)
  4. 1099 - Pope Urban II (b. 1042)
  5. 1108 - Philip I of France (b. 1052)
  6. 1507 - Martin Behaim, German-born navigator and geographer (b. 1459)
  7. 1612 - Jacques Bongars, French scholar and diplomat (b. 1554)
  8. 1644 - Pope Urban VIII (b. 1568)
  9. 1752 - Peter Warren, British admiral
  10. 1781 - Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1713)
  11. 1792 - René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (b. 1714)
  12. 1813 - Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (b. 1771)
  13. 1833 - William Wilberforce, English abolitionist (b. 1759)
  14. 1839 - Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (b. 1755)
  15. 1844 - Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian composer (b. 1791)
  16. 1856 - Robert Schumann, German composer (b. 1810)
  17. 1857 - Thomas Dick, a Scottish scientific teacher and writer (b. 1774).
  18. 1887 - Agostino Depretis, Italian statesman (d. 1813)
  19. 1890 - Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (b. 1853)
  20. 1900 - King Umberto I of Italy (b. 1844)
  21. 1913 - Tobias Michael Carel Asser, Dutch jurist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1838)
  22. 1938 - Nikolai Krylenko, Russian/Soviet jurist and politician (b. 1885)
  23. 1951 - Hozumi Shigeto, Japanese author (b. 1883)
  24. 1954 - Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (b. 1879)
  25. 1970 - John Barbirolli, English conductor (b. 1899)
  26. 1973 - Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)
  27. 1974 - Cass Elliot, American musician (b. 1941)
  28. 1974 - Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
  29. 1975 - James Blish, American writer (b. 1921)
  30. 1976 - Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913)
  31. 1979 - Herbert Marcuse, German philosopher (b. 1898)
  32. 1979 - Bill Todman, American television producer (b. 1916)
  33. 1981 - Robert Moses, New York public works official (b. 1888)
  34. 1982 - Harold Sakata, Japanese-American actor (b. 1920)
  35. 1982 - Vladimir Zworykin, Russian physicist and inventor (b. 1889)
  36. 1983 - Luis Buñuel, Spanish director (b. 1900)
  37. 1983 - Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (b. 1896)
  38. 1983 - David Niven, English actor (b. 1910)
  39. 1984 - Fred Waring, American band leader and inventor (b. 1900)
  40. 1990 - Bruno Kreisky, Chancellor of Austria (b. 1911)
  41. 1994 - Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, British chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1910)
  42. 1994 - Megan Kanka, rape victim, basis of Megan's Law (b. 1986)
  43. 1996 - Jason Thirsk, American bassist (Pennywise) (b. 1967)
  44. 1996 - Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician (b. 1920)
  45. 1998 - Jerome Robbins, American choregrapher (b. 1918)
  46. 2001 - Edward Gierek, Polish politician (b. 1913)
  47. 2001 - Wau Holland, German hacker (b. 1951)
  48. 2003 - Foday Sankoh, Sierra Leonean rebel leader (b. 1937)
  49. 2004 - Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress (b. 1923)