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

  1. 1380 - Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (b. 1347)
  2. 1594 - Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and writer
  3. 1630 - Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet (b. 1552)
  4. 1658 - John Cleveland, English poet (b. 1613)
  5. 1676 - Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (b. 1607)
  6. 1688 - Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1620)
  7. 1698 - Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (b. 1655)
  8. 1707 - George Farquhar, Irish dramatist (b. 1678)
  9. 1743 - Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (b. 1658)
  10. 1768 - Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist (b. 1694)
  11. 1776 - Edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713)
  12. 1782 - Richard Kempenfelt, Royal Navy Admiral (b. 1718)
  13. 1793 - Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi (b. 1713)
  14. 1793 - John Michell, English scientist (b. 1724)
  15. 1798 - Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist (b. 1723)
  16. 1854 - Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (b. 1768)
  17. 1920 - William Henry Seward, Jr., Union Brigadier General in the American Civil War (b. 1839)
  18. 1933 - Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (b. 1863)
  19. 1937 - William Gillette, American actor (b. 1853)
  20. 1944 - Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (b. 1851)
  21. 1951 - Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-born philosopher (b. 1889)
  22. 1956 - Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (b. 1876)
  23. 1966 - William Eccles, English physicist and radio pioneer (b. 1875)
  24. 1979 - Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (b. 1907)
  25. 1980 - Alfred Hitchcock, English film director (b. 1899)
  26. 1988 - James McCracken, American tenor (b. 1926)
  27. 1993 - Mick Ronson, British musician (b. 1946)
  28. 1997 - Mike Royko, American columnist (b. 1932)
  29. 2005 - William J. Bell, television writer and producer (b. 1927)
  30. 2005 - Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)
  31. 2006 - John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (b. 1908)