The following is a list of notable world figures who died on May 29th.

  1. 1259 - King Christopher I of Denmark (b. 1219)
  2. 1379 - King Henry II of Castile (b. 1334)
  3. 1405 - Philippe de Mézières, advisor to Charles V of France
  4. 1425 - Hongxi Emperor of China (b. 1378)
  5. 1453 - Constantine XI Palaeologus, last Byzantine Emperor (b. 1404)
  6. 1500 - Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer
  7. 1546 - David Beaton, Scottish Catholic cardinal
  8. 1593 - John Penry, Welsh Protestant leader (b. 1559)
  9. 1660 - Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician (b. 1615)
  10. 1691 - Cornelis Tromp, Dutch admiral (b. 1629)
  11. 1790 - Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War general (b. 1718)
  12. 1796 - Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (b. 1720)
  13. 1814 - Joséphine de Beauharnais, Empress of France (b. 1763)
  14. 1829 – Humphry Davy, English chemist (b. 1778)
  15. 1847 - Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (b. 1766)
  16. 1866 - Winfield Scott, American general (b. 1786)
  17. 1868 - Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia (b. 1823)
  18. 1882 - Vasily Perov, Russian painter (b. 1833)
  19. 1892 - Bahá'u'lláh, Persian founder of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1817)
  20. 1896 - Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist (b. 1814)
  21. 1903 - Draga Mašin, Queen of Serbia (b. 1864)
  22. 1903 - Bruce Price, American architect (b. 1845)
  23. 1910 - Mily Balakirev, Russian composer (b. 1837)
  24. 1911 - William S. Gilbert, English dramatist (b. 1836)
  25. 1919 - Robert Bacon, American politician (b. 1860)
  26. 1935 - Josef Suk, Czech composer and violinist (b. 1874)
  27. 1939 - Ursula Julia Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (b. 1865)
  28. 1942 - John Barrymore, American actor (b. 1882)
  29. 1948 - Dame May Whitty, English actress (b. 1865)
  30. 1951 - Fanny Brice, American singer/comedian (b. 1891)
  31. 1953 - Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (b. 1891)
  32. 1958 - Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
  33. 1970 - John Gunther, American writer (b. 1901)
  34. 1972 - Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-born mechanical engineer (b. 1878)
  35. 1977 - Ba Maw, Burmese politician (b. 1893)
  36. 1979 - Mary Pickford, Canadian-born American actress and studio founder (b. 1892)
  37. 1979 - John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (b. 1916)
  38. 1982 - Romy Schneider, Austrian actress (b. 1938)
  39. 1989 - John Cipollina, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b. 1943)
  40. 1993 - Billy Conn, American boxer (b. 1917)
  41. 1994 - Erich Honecker, leader of East Germany (b. 1912)
  42. 1996 - Tamara Toumanova, Ballet star and actress (b. 1919)
  43. 1997 - Jeff Buckley, American musician (drowned) (b. 1966)
  44. 1998 - Barry M. Goldwater, U.S. Senator from Arizona and presidential candidate (b. 1909)
  45. 2003 - David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer (b. 1972)
  46. 2004 - Archibald Cox, Watergate special prosecutor (b. 1912)
  47. 2004 - Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (b. 1925)
  48. 2005 - George Rochberg, American composer (b. 1918)
  49. 2006 - Steve Mizerak, American pool player (b. 1944)