The following is a list of notable world figures who died on July 2nd.

  1. 862 - St. Swithun, Bishop of Winchester
  2. 1298 - Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg, King of the Romans
  3. 1504 - Stefan cel Mare, Prince of Moldova (b. 1434)
  4. 1566 - Nostradamus, French astrologer (b. 1503)
  5. 1582 - Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai (b. 1528)
  6. 1591 - Vincenzo Galilei, Italian composer (b. 1520)
  7. 1621 - Thomas Harriot, English astronomer
  8. 1656 - François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-born French commander (b. 1611)
  9. 1674 - Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1614)
  10. 1684 - John Rogers, president of Harvard University (b. 1630)
  11. 1743 - Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, second Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  12. 1746 - Thomas Baker, English antiquarian (b. 1656)
  13. 1778 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher (b. 1712)
  14. 1778 - Bathsheba Spooner, American murderer
  15. 1833 - Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentine politician (b. 1757)
  16. 1843 - Samuel Hahnemann, German physician (b. 1755)
  17. 1850 - Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1788)
  18. 1912 - Tom Richardson, English cricket player (b. 1870)
  19. 1915 - Porfirio Díaz, President of Mexico (b. 1830)
  20. 1920 - William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (b. 1846)
  21. 1926 - Émile Coué, French psychologist (b. 1857)
  22. 1929 - Gladys Brockwell, American actress (b. 1893)
  23. 1932 - Manuel II of Portugal (b. 1889)
  24. 1934 - Ernst Röhm, Nazi official (b. 1887)
  25. 1937 - Amelia Earhart, American aviator (b. 1897)
  26. 1955 - Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1873)
  27. 1961 - Ernest Hemingway, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
  28. 1964 - Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, American race car driver (b. 1929)
  29. 1966 - Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (b. 1900)
  30. 1969 - Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923)
  31. 1972 - Joseph Smith, president of the LDS (b. 1876)
  32. 1973 - Betty Grable, American actress (b. 1916)
  33. 1973 - Chick Hafey, baseball player (b. 1903)
  34. 1973 - George McBride, baseball player (b. 1880)
  35. 1977 - Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-born writer (b. 1899)
  36. 1986 - Peanuts Lowrey, baseball player (b. 1917)
  37. 1989 - Andrei Gromyko, Soviet foreign minister (b. 1909)
  38. 1991 - Lee Remick, American actress (b. 1935)
  39. 1991 - Camarón de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer (b. 1950)
  40. 1993 - Fred Gwynne, American Actor (b. 1926)
  41. 1994 - Andrés Escobar, Colombian footballer (murdered) (b. 1967)
  42. 1997 - Jimmy Stewart, American actor (b. 1908)
  43. 1999 - Mario Puzo, American author (b. 1920)
  44. 2000 - Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)
  45. 2004 - Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Portuguese writer (b. 1919)
  46. 2004 - John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist (b. 1919)
  47. 2005 - Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  48. 2006 - Jan Murray, American comedian (b. 1916)