The following is a list of notable world figures who died on March 26th.

  1. 922 - Al-Hallaj, Persian Sufi teacher and writer
  2. 1130 - King Sigurd I of Norway (b. ca. 1090)
  3. 1212 - King Sancho I of Portugal (b. 1154)
  4. 1517 - Heinrich Isaac, Flemish composer
  5. 1535 - Georg Tannstetter, Austrian scientist (b. 1482)
  6. 1546 - Thomas Elyot, English diplomat
  7. 1566 - Antonio de Cabezón, Spanish composer (b. 1510)
  8. 1649 – John Winthrop, second governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  9. 1679 - Johannes Schefferus, Alsatian-born humanist (b. 1621)
  10. 1697 - Godfrey McCulloch, Scottish politician and murderer (executed) (b. 1640)
  11. 1726 - Sir John Vanbrugh, English dramatist (b. 1664)
  12. 1772 - Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (b. 1704)
  13. 1776 - Samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725)
  14. 1780 - Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (b. 1713)
  15. 1793 - John Mudge, English physician (b. 1721)
  16. 1797 - James Hutton, Scottish geologist (b. 1726)
  17. 1814 - Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, inventor of the guillotine (b. 1738)
  18. 1827 - Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (b. 1770)
  19. 1858 - John Addison Thomas, American soldier (b. 1811)
  20. 1881 - Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat (b. 1800)
  21. 1892 - Walt Whitman, American poet (b. 1819)
  22. 1902 - Cecil Rhodes, English explorer (b. 1853)
  23. 1905 - Maurice Barrymore, actor; patriarch of the Barrymore family (b. 1849)
  24. 1910 - Auguste Charlois, French astronomer (b. 1864)
  25. 1910 - An Jung-geun, Japanese assassin of Ito Hirobumi (executed) (b. 1879)
  26. 1920 - William Chester Minor, American surgeon and contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (b. 1834)
  27. 1923 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (b. 1844)
  28. 1926 - Konstantin Fehrenbach, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1852)
  29. 1929 - Katharine Lee Bates, American poet (b. 1859)
  30. 1933 - Eddie Lang, American musician (b. 1902)
  31. 1940 - Spiridon Louis, Greek runner (b. 1873)
  32. 1942 - Jimmy Burke, Baseball player (b. 1874)
  33. 1945 - David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1863)
  34. 1958 - Phil Mead, English cricketer (b. 1887)
  35. 1959 - Raymond Chandler, American-born novelist (b. 1888)
  36. 1969 - John Kennedy Toole, American author (b. 1937)
  37. 1973 - Noel Coward, English composer and playwright (b. 1899)
  38. 1976 - Josef Albers, German artist (b. 1888)
  39. 1976 - Lin Yutang, Chinese writer (b. 1895)
  40. 1983 - Anthony Blunt, British spy (b. 1907)
  41. 1984 - Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (b. 1922)
  42. 1987 - Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)
  43. 1990 - Halston, American fashion designer (b. 1932)
  44. 1992 - Barbara Frum, Canadian journalist (b. 1937)
  45. 1995 - Eazy-E, American rapper (b. 1963)
  46. 1996 - Edmund Muskie, American politician (b. 1914)
  47. 1996 - David Packard, American engineer and businessman (b. 1912)
  48. 2000 - Alex Comfort, American author (b. 1920
  49. 2002 - Randy Castillo, Drummer for Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue (b. 1950)
  50. 2003 - Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator (b. 1927)
  51. 2004 - Jan Berry, American musician (Jan and Dean) (b. 1941)
  52. 2004 - Jan Sterling, American actress (b. 1921)
  53. 2005 - James Callaghan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1912)
  54. 2005 - Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)
  55. 2005 - Marius Russo, baseball player (b. 1914)
  56. 2006 - Anil Biswas, Indian politician (b. 1944)
  57. 2006 - Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)
  58. 2006 - Nikki Sudden, British singer/songwriter (b. 1956)
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