The following is a list of notable world figures who died on March 27th.

  1. 1191 - Pope Clement III
  2. 1350 - King Alfonso XI of Castile (b. 1312)
  3. 1378 - Pope Gregory XI
  4. 1462 - Vasili II of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1415)
  5. 1482 - Mary of Burgundy, daughter of Charles the Bold; wife of Maximilian I (b. 1457)
  6. 1555 - William Hunter, protestant martyr
  7. 1572 - Girolamo Maggi, Italian Renaissance man (b. abt. 1523)
  8. 1625 - King James I of England and Ireland, James VI of Scotland (b. 1566)
  9. 1635 - Robert Naunton, English politician (b. 1563)
  10. 1697 - Simon Bradstreet, English colonial magistrate (b. 1603)
  11. 1757 - Johann Stamitz, Czech-born composer (b. 1717)
  12. 1770 - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian artist (b. 1696)
  13. 1809 - Joseph-Marie Vien, French painter (b. 1716)
  14. 1827 - François Alexandre Frédéric, French social reformer (b. 1747)
  15. 1836 - James Fannin, Texas revolutionary (b. 1804)
  16. 1843 - Karl Salomo Zachariae von Lingenthal, German jurist (b. 1769)
  17. 1849 - Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford (b. 1776)
  18. 1850 - Wilhelm Beer, German astronomer (b. 1797)
  19. 1864 - Jean-Jacques Ampère, French scholar (b. 1800)
  20. 1865 - Petrus Hoffman Peerlkamp, Dutch scholar (b. 1786)
  21. 1873 - Amedée Simon Dominique Thierry, French journalist and historian (b. 1797)
  22. 1875 - Edgar Quinet, French historian (b. 1803)
  23. 1878 - Sir George Gilbert Scott, English architect (b. 1811)
  24. 1889 - John Bright, English statesman (b. 1811)
  25. 1898 - Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual (b. 1817)
  26. 1910 - Alexander Emanuel Agassiz, American scientist; son of Louis Agassiz (b. 1835)
  27. 1918 - Henry Adams, American historian (b. 1838)
  28. 1923 - Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist (b. 1842)
  29. 1924 - Walter Parratt, English composer (b. 1841)
  30. 1926 - Georges Vézina, Canadian hockey player (b. 1887)
  31. 1927 - Joe Start, baseball player (b. 1842)
  32. 1931 - Arnold Bennett, British novelist (b. 1867)
  33. 1940 - Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872)
  34. 1967 - Jaroslav Heyrovský, Czech chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)
  35. 1967 - Jim Thompson, American designer (disappeared) (b. 1906)
  36. 1968 - Yuri Gagarin, cosmonaut (b. 1934)
  37. 1969 - B. Traven, German writer
  38. 1972 - Sharkey Bonano, American musician (b. 1904)
  39. 1972 - M.C. Escher, Dutch artist (b. 1898)
  40. 1977 - A. P. Hamann, American politician
  41. 1977 - Diana Hyland, American actress (b. 1936)
  42. 1981 - Mao Dun, Chinese writer (b. 1895)
  43. 1989 - May Allison, American actress (b. 1890)
  44. 1989 - Jack Starrett, American actor and director (b. 1936)
  45. 1991 - Ralph Bates, British actor (b. 1940)
  46. 1991 - Aldo Ray, American actor (b. 1926)
  47. 1992 - Easley Blackwood, American bridge player (b. 1903)
  48. 1993 - Paul László, Hungarian interior designer and architect (b. 1900)
  49. 1998 - David McClelland, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  50. 1998 - Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile manufacturer (b. 1909)
  51. 2000 - Ian Dury, English musician (b. 1942)
  52. 2002 - Milton Berle, American actor and comedian (b. 1908)
  53. 2002 - Dudley Moore, British actor (b. 1935)
  54. 2002 - Billy Wilder, American director (b. 1906)
  55. 2003 - Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (b. 1927)
  56. 2003 - Ricardo Munguia, Salvadoran aid worker
  57. 2003 - Paul Zindel, American writer (b. 1936)
  58. 2004 - Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer (b. 1984)
  59. 2005 - Bob Casey, baseball announcer (b. 1925)
  60. 2006 - Stanislaw Lem, Polish writer (b. 1921)
  61. 2006 - Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)
  62. 2006 - Ruari McLean, British typographer (b. 1917)
  63. 2006 - Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan (b. 1924)
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