Died On December 5th

Discover the most famous people who died on December 5. The list includes people like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nelson Mandela, Claude Monet, Alexandre Dumas, Karlheinz Stockhausen. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, novelists, composers and poets and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, India & Germany and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Nelson Mandela
(President of South Africa (1994-1999))

Nelson Mandela
40
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mvezo, South Africa
Died: 2013

 2 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(One of the Greatest Composers in the History of Western Music)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
49
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1756
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: 1791

 3 
Claude Monet
(Painter)

Claude Monet
10
Birthdate: November 14, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rue Laffitte, Paris, France
Died: 1926

 4 
Francis II of France
(King of France (1559-1560))

Francis II of France
12
Birthdate: January 19, 1544
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fontainebleau, France
Died: 1560

 5 
Princess Alice of Battenberg
(Mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II)

Princess Alice of Battenberg
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, England
Died: 1969

 6 
August Ames
(Actress)

August Ames
13
Birthdate: August 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 2017
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 7 
Shoeless Joe Jackson
(Baseball Player)

Shoeless Joe Jackson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pickens County, South Carolina, United States
Died: 1951
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 8 
Bob Dole
(United States Senator from Kansas (1969-1996))

Bob Dole
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Russell, Kansas, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 9 
Alexandre Dumas
(One of the Most Popular French Authors of the 19th Century)

Alexandre Dumas
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 24, 1802
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villers-Cotterêts, France
Died: 1870

 10 
Richard Speck
(Murderer)

Richard Speck
9
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kirkwood, Illinois, United States
Died: 1991

 11 
Sri Aurobindo
(Philosopher, Spiritual Leader)

Sri Aurobindo
7
Birthdate: August 15, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: 1950

 12 

Phillis Wheatley
20
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 8, 1753
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Africa
Died: 1784

 13 

Michael of Romania
5
Birthdate: October 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania
Died: 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 14 
Amrita Shergil
(Greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century)

Amrita Shergil
2
Birthdate: January 30, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1941

 15 

Beverly Garland
0
Birthdate: October 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Died: 2008

 16 
Don Meredith
(American Football Player)

Don Meredith
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Texas, USA
Died: 2010
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 17 
Pedro II of Brazil
(Emperor of Brazil (1831-1889))

Pedro II of Brazil
4
Birthdate: December 2, 1825
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: 1891

 18 
Karlheinz Stockhausen
(Composer - Father of Electronic Music)

Karlheinz Stockhausen
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mödrath, Kerpen, Germany
Died: 2007

 19 
Rashaan Salaam
(American Football Player)

Rashaan Salaam
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 20 
Robert Aldrich
(Director)

Robert Aldrich
1
Birthdate: August 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
Died: 1983

 21 
Johnny Hallyday
(One of the Best-Selling Artists in the World Credited for Bringing 'Rock and Roll' to France)

Johnny Hallyday
3
Birthdate: June 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cité Malesherbes, Paris, France
Died: 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 22 
Nina Foch
(Actress)

Nina Foch
3
Birthdate: April 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Died: 2008
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 23 
Dynamite Kid
(Professional wrestler)

Dynamite Kid
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wigan, England
Died: 2018
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 24 
Oscar Niemeyer
(Architect)

Oscar Niemeyer
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: 2012

 25 

Sonia Delaunay
0
Birthdate: November 13, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hradyz'k, Ukraine
Died: 1979

 26 

Robert Watson-Watt
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 13, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brechin, Scotland
Died: 1973

 27 
Serge Monast
(Journalist)

Serge Monast
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1945 AD
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 1996

 28 
Kalki Krishnamurthy
(Former Writer who founded a magazine, which was also named Kalki)

Kalki Krishnamurthy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manalmedu, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: 1954

 29 
Cosmo Gordon Lang
(Archbishop)

Cosmo Gordon Lang
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Died: 1945

 30 
Elisabeth Murdoch (Philanthropist)
(Philanthropist and matriarch of the Murdoch family)

Elisabeth Murdoch (Philanthropist)
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 8, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: 2012

 31 
Kenny Dorham
(Musician)

Kenny Dorham
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fairfield, Texas, United States
Died: 1972

Queen Fabiola of Belgium
1
Birthdate: June 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zurbano Palace, Madrid, Spain
Died: 2014

 33 
Roone Arledge
(Television producer)

Roone Arledge
0
Birthdate: July 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: 2002

 34 
Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow
(Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus)

Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Died: 2008

 35 

Valentin Serov
0
Birthdate: January 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1911

 36 
Ron Meyer
(Football Head coach)

Ron Meyer
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 2017

 37 
Nikolai Yudenich
(Military commander)

Nikolai Yudenich
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 30, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1933

 38 

Glenn L. Martin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Macksburg, Iowa, United States
Died: 1955

 39 
Jim Rohn
(Motivational speaker, Entrepreneur, Writer)

Jim Rohn
1
Listed In:
Birthdate: September 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yakima
Died: 2009

 40 
Benjamin Holt
(Inventor)

Benjamin Holt
0
Birthdate: January 1, 1849
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Concord
Died: 1920

 41 
Bob Richardson
(Former Fashion photographer)

Bob Richardson
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: January 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Died: 2005

 42 

Vachel Lindsay
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 10, 1879
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: 1931

Władysław Stanisław Reymont
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kobiele Wielkie, Poland
Died: 1925

Matsudaira Katamori
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 15, 1836
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edo
Died: 1893

 45 
David K. E. Bruce
(Lawyer, Diplomat, Politician)

David K. E. Bruce
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 12, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baltimore
Died: 1977

 46 

Narayan Gopal
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 4, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
Died: 1990

 47 
Frits Philips
(Entrepreneur)

Frits Philips
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Died: 2005

Princess Augusta of Cambridge
0
Birthdate: July 19, 1822
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palace of Montbrillant, Hanover
Died: 1916

 49 
Chuck Williams
(American author)

Chuck Williams
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: 2015

 50 
W. I. Thomas
(Sociologist, Writer)

W. I. Thomas
0
Birthdate: August 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Russell County
Died: 1947