The following is a list of notable world figures who died on July 4th.

  1. 965 - Pope Benedict V
  2. 973 - Ulrich of Augsburg, German bishop (b. 890)
  3. 1187 - Raynald of Chatillon, Prince of Antioch
  4. 1541 - Pedro de Alvarado, Spanish explorer (b. 1495)
  5. 1603 - Philippe de Monte, Flemish composer (b. 1521)
  6. 1623 - William Byrd, English composer
  7. 1742 - Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician (b. 1671)
  8. 1754 - Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist (b. 1680)
  9. 1761 - Samuel Richardson, English writer (b. 1689)
  10. 1780 - Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Austrian military leader (b. 1712)
  11. 1787 - Charles de Rohan, prince de Soubise, Marshal of France (b. 1715)
  12. 1821 - Richard Cosway, English artist (b. 1742)
  13. 1826 - John Adams, 2nd President of the United States (b. 1735)
  14. 1826 - Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States (b. 1743)
  15. 1831 - James Monroe, 5th President of the United States (b. 1758)
  16. 1848 - François-René de Chateaubriand, French writer (b. 1768)
  17. 1850 - William Kirby, English entomologist (b. 1759)
  18. 1857 - William L. Marcy, American statesman (b. 1786)
  19. 1881 - Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish statesman (b. 1806)
  20. 1882 - Joseph Brackett, American composer (b. 1797)
  21. 1891 - Hannibal Hamlin, U.S. Vice President (b. 1809)
  22. 1898 - Youssuf Ishmaelo, wrestler (b. 1857)
  23. 1901 - Johannes Schmidt, German linguist (b. 1843)
  24. 1902 - Swami Vivekananda, Indian spiritual leader (b. 1863)
  25. 1905 - Élisée Reclus, French anarchist (b. 1830)
  26. 1910 - Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (b. 1835)
  27. 1916 - Alan Seeger, American war poet (b. 1888)
  28. 1922 - Lothar von Richthofen, German pilot (b. 1894)
  29. 1926 - Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian mountaineer (b. 1901)
  30. 1931 - Buddie Petit, American jazz musician (b. 1895)
  31. 1931 - Emanuele Filiberto, 2nd Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (d. 1869)
  32. 1934 - Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Physics (b. 1867)
  33. 1938 - Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (b. 1899)
  34. 1941 - Antoni Lomnicki, Polish mathematician (b. 1881)
  35. 1970 - Barnett Newman, American artist (b. 1905)
  36. 1970 - Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1884)
  37. 1971 - August Derleth, American writer and editor (b. 1909)
  38. 1975 - Georgette Heyer, English author (b. 1902)
  39. 1976 - Antoni Slonimski, Polish poet (b. 1895)
  40. 1977 - Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (b. 1918)
  41. 1982 - Terry Higgins, early British AIDS death
  42. 1986 - Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (b. 1899)
  43. 1988 - Adrian Adonis, Professional wrestler
  44. 1991 - Victor Chang, Australian physician (b. 1936)
  45. 1992 - Ástor Piazzolla, Argentinian composer (b. 1921)
  46. 1994 - Joey Marella, American wresting referee (b. 1964)
  47. 1995 - Eva Gabor, Hungarian actress (b. 1919)
  48. 1997 - Charles Kuralt, American television reporter (b. 1934)
  49. 1997 - John Zachary Young, English zoologist (b. 1907)
  50. 1999 - Leo Garel, American artist and cartoonist (b.1917)
  51. 2000 - Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Polish writer (b. 1919)
  52. 2002 - Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American general (b. 1912)
  53. 2002 - Mansoor Hekmat, Iranian politician (b. 1951)
  54. 2003 - Barry White, American singer (b. 1944)
  55. 2004 - Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (b. 1920)
  56. 2005 - Hank Stram, American football coach (b. 1923)
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