Died On May 12th

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.

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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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
(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 
Dennis Nilsen
(Serial Killer)

Dennis Nilsen
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: 2018

 4 
Erik Erikson
(Psychologist)

Erik Erikson
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Birthdate: June 15, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: 1994

 5 
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

 6 

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)

 7 
James Connolly
(Socialist Leader)

James Connolly
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 5, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cowgate
Died: 1916
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 8 

John Dryden
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1631
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, England
Died: 1700

 9 
Bedrich Smetana
(Composer)

Bedrich Smetana
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 2, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Litomysl, Czechia
Died: 1884

 10 
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

 11 

Robert Rauschenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas
Died: 2008

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Józef Piłsudski
(Chief of State of Poland (1918-1922))

Józef Piłsudski
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 5, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zalavas, Lithuania
Died: 1935

 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 
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)

 15 

John Masefield
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ledbury, United Kingdom
Died: 1967

 16 
Michel Piccoli
(Award-winning French actor who appeared in films for six decades, including You Haven't Seen Anything Yet (2012) and Holy Motors (2012))

Michel Piccoli
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Birthdate: December 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 17 
Minna Canth
(Writer)

Minna Canth
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 19, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tampere, Finland
Died: 1897

 18 
Charles Barry
(Architect)

Charles Barry
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 23, 1795
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1860

 19 
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

 20 
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

 21 
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)

 22 
Monica Zetterlund
(Former Singer, Actress who gained international fame through her collaborative album with Bill Evans, Waltz for Debby)

Monica Zetterlund
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hagfors, Sweden
Died: 2005

 23 
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

 24 

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

 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 
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

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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

 28 
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

 29 
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

 30 

George Mikell
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Birthdate: April 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bildeniai, Lithuania
Died: 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

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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)

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Pope Sergius IV
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1012

Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: White Lodge, Richmond Park, England
Died: 2016

 34 
Mia Martini
(Singer)

Mia Martini
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bagnara Calabra, Italy
Died: 1995
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 35 
Buck Ruxton
(British Physician and Murderer Who Earned The Nickname 'The Savage Surgeon')

Buck Ruxton
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: 1936

 36 
Ileana Vulpescu
(Philologist)

Ileana Vulpescu
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Birthdate: May 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bratovoești, Romania
Died: 2021

 37 
Simon Raven
(Writer)

Simon Raven
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 28, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leicester, England
Died: 2001

 38 
Camille Lepage
(Photojournalist)

Camille Lepage
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Birthdate: January 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France
Died: 2014

 39 
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)

 40 
Prince Aly Khan
(Father of Aga Khan IV, Diplomat)

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)

 41 
Francis Hughes
(Volunteer)

Francis Hughes
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bellaghy, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Died: 1981

 42 
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

Aiden Wilson Tozer
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Listed In:
Birthdate: April 21, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: La Jose (now Newburg), Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1963

 45 
Alfonso de Portago
(Formula One driver, Racing driver)

Alfonso de Portago
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1957

 46 

Richard Henry Stoddard
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Listed In:
Birthdate: July 2, 1825
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hingham
Died: 1903

 47 
Anselme Payen
(Chemist)

Anselme Payen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 6, 1795
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1871

 48 
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

 49 
Antonio Vega
(Singer)

Antonio Vega
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 16, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 2009

 50 
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