Died On May 12th

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Discover the most famous people who died on May 12. The list includes people like H. R. Giger, Erik Erikson, Robert Rauschenberg, Irena Sendler, John Dryden. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, spiritual & religious leaders, novelists and artists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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Robert Reed
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Birthdate: October 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Died: 1992
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 2 
Irena Sendler
(Polish Humanitarian & Social Worker)
Irena Sendler
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 2008
 3 
Erik Erikson
(Psychoanalyst Best Known for His Theory on Psychological Development of Human Beings)
Erik Erikson
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Birthdate: June 15, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: 1994
 4 
H. R. Giger
(Painter)
H. R. Giger
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chur
Died: 2014
 5 
Lenny Montana
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Birthdate: March 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 1992
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 6 
James Connolly
(Socialist Leader)
James Connolly
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 5, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cowgate
Died: 1916
 7 
Dennis Nilsen
(Scottish Serial Killer and Necrophile)
Dennis Nilsen
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fraserburgh, Scotland
Died: 2018
 8 
Robert Rauschenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas
Died: 2008
 9 
Bedrich Smetana
(Czech Composer Best Known for His Opera ‘The Bartered Bride’)
Bedrich Smetana
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 2, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Litomysl, Czechia
Died: 1884
 10 
Józef Piłsudski
(Prime Minister of Poland (1926 - 1928))
Józef Piłsudski
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 5, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zalavas, Lithuania
Died: 1935
 11 
John Dryden
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1631
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, England
Died: 1700
 12 
J. E. B. Stuart
(Confederate States Army General)
J. E. B. Stuart
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Patrick County, Virginia, United States
Died: 1864
 13 
Erich von Stroheim
(Actor Known for His Role as ‘Rauffenstein’ in ‘Jean Renoir’s la Grande Illusion')
Erich von Stroheim
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Birthdate: September 22, 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1957
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 14 
Michel Piccoli
(One of the Greatest Character Actors of His Generation)
Michel Piccoli
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Birthdate: December 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Chuck Knox
(Coach, American football player)
Chuck Knox
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2018
 16 
Tor Johnson
(Actor, Wrestler)
Tor Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 19, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brännkyrka, Stockholms län, Sweden
Died: 1971
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 17 
Prince Aly Khan
(Pakistani Diplomat and the Third Husband of Actress Rita Hayworth)
Prince Aly Khan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 1960
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
John Masefield
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ledbury, United Kingdom
Died: 1967
 19 
Jim Klobuchar
(Journalist, Writer)
Jim Klobuchar
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ely, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2021
 20 
Esteban de Jesús
(Puerto Rican Boxer Who Was Sentenced to Life for Murder)
Esteban de Jesús
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: 1989
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 21 
Minna Canth
(Finnish Social Activist and Writer Best Known for Her Plays, 'The Pastor's Family' and 'The Worker's Wife')
Minna Canth
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 19, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tampere, Finland
Died: 1897
 22 
Władysław Anders
(General in the Polish Army)
Władysław Anders
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 11, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Błonie, Poland
Died: 1970
 23 
Charles Barry
(Architect)
Charles Barry
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 23, 1795
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1860
 24 
Didi
(Footballer)
Didi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 8, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil
Died: 2001
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 25 
Saul Steinberg
(Comics artist, Painter, Illustrator)
Saul Steinberg
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Birthdate: June 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Râmnicu Sărat, Romania
Died: 1999
 26 
Bette Nesmith Graham
(Inventor, Entrepreneur)
Bette Nesmith Graham
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Birthdate: March 23, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: 1980
 27 
Monica Zetterlund
(Swedish Jazz Singer and Actress Known for Her Collaborative Album, 'Waltz for Debby,' With Bill Evans)
Monica Zetterlund
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hagfors, Sweden
Died: 2005
 28 
Eugène Ysaÿe
(Belgian Virtuoso Violinist and Composer Regarded as 'The King of the Violin')
Eugène Ysaÿe
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 16, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Died: 1931
 29 
Joris-Karl Huysmans
(Art critic, Novelist)
Joris-Karl Huysmans
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Birthdate: February 5, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1907
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Pope Silvester II
(Bishop of Rome Who Ruled the Papal States From 999 to His Death)
Pope Silvester II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0946 AD
Birthplace: Saint-Simon, France
Died: 1003
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Catharine Beecher
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 6, 1800
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: East Hampton, New York, United States
Died: 1878
 32 
Daniel Auber
(Composer)
Daniel Auber
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 29, 1782
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Caen, France
Died: 1871
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Valdemar I of Denmark
(King of Denmark)
Valdemar I of Denmark
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Birthdate: January 14, 1131
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schleswig, Germany
Died: 1182
 34 
George Mikell
(Lithuanian-Australian Writer and Actor)
George Mikell
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Birthdate: April 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bildeniai, Lithuania
Died: 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 35 
Emilia Pardo Bazán
(Writer Known for Introducing Naturalism Into Spanish Literature)
Emilia Pardo Bazán
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 16, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: A Coruña, Spain
Died: 1921
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Carl Emil Pettersson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1937
 37 
Jacinto Convit
(Physician)
Jacinto Convit
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: 2014
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Frances Marion
(Screenwriter)
Frances Marion
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Birthdate: November 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1973
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Tessa Jowell
(Politician)
Tessa Jowell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: 2018
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Wayne Maki
(Ice hockey player)
Wayne Maki
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Died: 1974
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 41 
Henry, Count of Portugal
(First member of the Capetian House of Burgundy to rule Portugal)
Henry, Count of Portugal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1066 AD
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: 1112
 42 
Radama II
(King of Madagascar)
Radama II
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Birthdate: September 23, 1829
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queen's Palace, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Died: 1863
 43 
Ileana Vulpescu
(Philologist)
Ileana Vulpescu
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Birthdate: May 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bratovoești, Romania
Died: 2021
 44 
Bill Guthridge
(Basketball coach)
Bill Guthridge
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Parsons, Kansas, United States
Died: 2015
 45 
Jerry Burns
(American Football Player)
Jerry Burns
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2021
 46 
Camille Lepage
(Photojournalist)
Camille Lepage
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Birthdate: January 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France
Died: 2014
 47 
Astrid Kirchherr
(Photographer)
Astrid Kirchherr
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 2020
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Oakley Hall
(Novelist)
Oakley Hall
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: 2008
Thomas Wentworth, 1st earl of Strafford
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 13, 1593
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1641
Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1827
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1894