The following is a list of notable world figures who died on March 31st.

  1. 1074 - Regency Yorimichi Fujiwara of Japan (b. 992)
  2. 1204 - Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England (b. 1121)
  3. 1340 - Ivan I of Russia, Prince of Moscow (b. 1288)
  4. 1567 - Philipp I of Hesse (b. 1504)
  5. 1621 - Philip III of Spain (b. 1578)
  6. 1631 - John Donne, English writer and prelate (b. 1572)
  7. 1671 - Anne Hyde, wife of James II of England (b. 1637)
  8. 1703 - Johann Christoph Bach, German composer (b. 1642)
  9. 1723 - Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British-born American statesman (b. 1661)
  10. 1727 - Sir Isaac Newton, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1643)
  11. 1741 - Pieter Burmann the Elder, Dutch classical scholar (b. 1668)
  12. 1783 - Nikita Ivanovich Panin, Russian statesman (b. 1718)
  13. 1837 - John Constable, English painter (b. 1776)
  14. 1855 - Charlotte Brontë, English author (b. 1816)
  15. 1877 - Antoine Augustin Cournot, French mathematician (b. 1801)
  16. 1880 - Henryk Wieniawski, Polish composer (b. 1835)
  17. 1885 - Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer (b. 1819)
  18. 1913 - John Pierpont Morgan, American financier (b. 1837)
  19. 1917 - Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1854)
  20. 1915 - Wyndham Halswelle, British runner (b. 1882)
  21. 1931 - Knute Rockne, American football coach (b. 1888)
  22. 1945 - Hans Fischer, German chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)
  23. 1945 - Anne Frank, German-born diarist (b. 1929)
  24. 1952 - Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (b. 1877)
  25. 1954 - Edwin Armstrong, American electrical engineer (b. 1890)
  26. 1956 - Ralph DePalma, Italian-born race car driver (b. 1884)
  27. 1968 - Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  28. 1976 - Paul Strand, American photographer (b. 1890)
  29. 1978 - Charles Best, Canadian medical scientist (b. 1899)
  30. 1980 - VladimĂ­r Holan, Czech poet (b. 1905)
  31. 1980 - Jesse Owens, American athlete (b. 1913)
  32. 1981 - Enid Bagnold, British playwright (b. 1889)
  33. 1984 - Ronald Clark O'Bryan, American murderer (b. 1944)
  34. 1985 - Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (b. 1933)
  35. 1988 - William McMahon, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)
  36. 1993 - Brandon Lee, American actor (b. 1965)
  37. 1995 - Selena, Mexican-American singer (b. 1971)
  38. 1996 - Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer member of The Gun Club (b. 1958)
  39. 1998 - Bella Abzug, American politician (b. 1920)
  40. 1998 - Tim Flock, American race car driver
  41. 1999 - Yuri Knorosov, Russian linguist (b. 1922)
  42. 2001 - Clifford Shull, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)
  43. 2002 - Barry Took, British comedian (b. 1928)
  44. 2003 - H.S.M. Coxeter, English-born geometer (b. 1907)
  45. 2003 - Tommy Seebach, Danish singer (b. 1949)
  46. 2005 - Stanley J. Korsmeyer, American oncologist (b. 1951)
  47. 2005 - Frank Perdue, American poultry farmer (b. 1920)
  48. 2005 - Terri Schiavo
  49. 2006 - Jackie McLean, American jazz saxophonist
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