The following is a list of notable world figures who died on May 25th.

  1. 709 - Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne
  2. 735 - Bede, English historian and monk
  3. 967 - Murakami, Emperor of Japan (b. 926)
  4. 992 - Mieszko I first lord and knight of Poland
  5. 1085 - Pope Gregory VII
  6. 1261 - Pope Alexander IV
  7. 1452 - John Stafford, Archbishop of Canterbury
  8. 1555 - Gemma Frisius, Dutch mathematician and cartographer (b. 1508)
  9. 1555 - Henry II of Navarre (b. 1503)
  10. 1595 - Valens Acidalius, German critic and poet (b. 1567)
  11. 1632 - Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1572)
  12. 1667 - Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (b. 1620)
  13. 1681 - Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish playwright (b. 1600)
  14. 1693 - Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette, French writer (b. 1634)
  15. 1741 - Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian (b. 1660)
  16. 1786 - Peter III of Portugal, consort of Queen Maria I of Portugal (b. 1717)
  17. 1789 - Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist (b. 1751)
  18. 1797 - John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal (b. 1719)
  19. 1805 - William Paley, English philosopher (b. 1743)
  20. 1848 - Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (b. 1797)
  21. 1849 - Benjamin d'Urban, British general and colonial administrator (b. 1777)
  22. 1899 - Rosa Bonheur, French realist painter and sculptor (d. 1822)
  23. 1912 - Austin Lane Crothers, American politician (b. 1860)
  24. 1917 - Maksim Bahdanovic, Belarusian poet (b. 1891)
  25. 1919 - Madame C.J. Walker, African American philanthropist and tycoon (b. 1867)
  26. 1924 - Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (b. 1889)
  27. 1926 - Symon Petlura, Ukrainian politician and statesman (b. 1879)
  28. 1927 - Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1876)
  29. 1930 - Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1848)
  30. 1934 - Gustav Holst, English composer (b. 1874)
  31. 1935 - Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English Astronomer (b. 1868)
  32. 1940 - Joe De Grasse, American film director (b. 1873)
  33. 1943 - Nils von Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter (b. 1888)
  34. 1951 - Paula von Preradovic, Croatian-born writer (b. 1887)
  35. 1954 - Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)
  36. 1965 - Sonny Boy Williamson, American singer, songwriter, and musician (b. 1899)
  37. 1968 - Georg von Küchler, German field marshal (b. 1881)
  38. 1977 - Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (b. 1904)
  39. 1979 - John Arthur Spenkelink, American murderer (b. 1949)
  40. 1981 - Fredric Warburg, British publisher and author (b. 1898)
  41. 1983 - Jean Rougeau, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  42. 1986 - Chester Bowles, American politician (b. 1901)
  43. 1988 - Ernst Ruska, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  44. 1993 - David Peterson, American professional wrestler (b. 1959)
  45. 1994 - Sonny Sharrock, American jazz guitarist (b. 1940)
  46. 1995 - Dany Robin, French actress (b. 1927)
  47. 1996 - Bradley Nowell, American singer and guitarist (Sublime) (b. 1968)
  48. 2003 - Jeremy Michael Ward, American musician (The Mars Volta) (b. 1976)
  49. 2004 - Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (b. 1917)
  50. 2005 - Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (b. 1929)
  51. 2005 - Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (b. 1938)
  52. 2005 - Graham Kennedy, Australian television personality (b. 1934)
  53. 2005 - Ruth Laredo, American pianist (b. 1937)
  54. 2005 - Gregory Scott Johnson, American murderer (b. 1965)
  55. 2006 - Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska musician (b. 1941)