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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 1 Dennis Nilsen

Dennis Nilsen
33
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: November 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: 2018

 2 Robert Reed

Robert Reed
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Died: 1992
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 3 H. R. Giger

H. R. Giger
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chur
Died: 2014

 4 Bette Nesmith Graham

Bette Nesmith Graham
0
Famous As: Inventor, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 23, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: 1980

 5 Erik Erikson

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

 6 Józef Piłsudski

Józef Piłsudski
2
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chief of State of Poland (1918-1922)
Birthdate: December 5, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zalavas, Lithuania
Died: 1935

 7 John Dryden

John Dryden
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: poet
Birthdate: August 9, 1631
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Northamptonshire, England
Died: 1700
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 8 Prince Aly Khan

Prince Aly Khan
3
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Father of Aga Khan IV
Birthdate: June 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 1960

 9 Lenny Montana

Lenny Montana
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 1992
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 10 James Connolly

James Connolly
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Socialist Leader
Birthdate: June 5, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cowgate
Died: 1916

 11 J. E. B. Stuart

J. E. B. Stuart
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: February 6, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Patrick County, Virginia, United States
Died: 1864

 12 Robert Rauschenberg

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

 13 Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Humanitarian & Social worker
Birthdate: February 15, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 2008

 14 Jerry Burns

Jerry Burns
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: January 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2021

 15 Bedrich Smetana

Bedrich Smetana
3
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 2, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Litomysl, Czechia
Died: 1884

 16 Erich von Stroheim

Erich von Stroheim
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: September 22, 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1957
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 17 Harold Lowe

Harold Lowe
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: November 21, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Llanrhos
Died: 1944

 18 Aiden Wilson Tozer

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

 19 Adam Petty

Adam Petty
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Trenton
Died: 2000

 20 Tessa Jowell

Tessa Jowell
2
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: 2018

 21 Tony Costa

Tony Costa
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Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: August 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Provincetown
Died: 1974

 22 John Masefield

John Masefield
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ledbury, United Kingdom
Died: 1967

 23 Didi

Didi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: October 8, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil
Died: 2001
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 24 Kenneth Waltz

Kenneth Waltz
0
Famous As: Political Scientist
Birthdate: June 8, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Died: 2013

 25 Tor Johnson

Tor Johnson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Actor, Wrestler
Birthdate: October 19, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brännkyrka, Stockholms län, Sweden
Died: 1971
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 26 Joris-Karl Huysmans

Joris-Karl Huysmans
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Art critic, Novelist
Birthdate: February 5, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1907

 27 Thomas Wentworth, 1st earl of Strafford

Thomas Wentworth, 1st earl of Strafford
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Noble
Birthdate: April 13, 1593
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1641

 28 Pope Silvester II

Pope Silvester II
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: 0946 AD
Birthplace: Auvergne
Died: 1003

 29 Wanda Rutkiewicz

Wanda Rutkiewicz
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer, Sportsperson, Q20683322, Mountaineer
Birthdate: February 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plungė
Died: 1992

 30 Carl Emil Pettersson

Carl Emil Pettersson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: October 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1937

 31 Eugène Ysaÿe

Eugène Ysaÿe
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: July 16, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Died: 1931

 32 Władysław Anders

Władysław Anders
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Officer, Politician
Birthdate: August 11, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Błonie
Died: 1970

 33 Jean Dubuffet

Jean Dubuffet
0
Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Writer
Birthdate: July 31, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Le Havre
Died: 1985

 34 Saul Steinberg

Saul Steinberg
0
Famous As: Comics artist, Painter, Illustrator
Birthdate: June 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Râmnicu Sărat, Romania
Died: 1999

 35 Mia Martini

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

 36 Peter Gay

Peter Gay
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Famous As: Psychologist, Cultural historian, Historian, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: June 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: 2015

 37 Mauno Koivisto

Mauno Koivisto
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turku
Died: 2017

 38 Valdemar I of Denmark

Valdemar I of Denmark
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Famous As: King of Denmark
Birthdate: January 14, 1131
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schleswig, Germany
Died: 1182

 39 Charles Barry

Charles Barry
0
Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: May 23, 1795
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1860

 40 George Chapman

George Chapman
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Dramatist
Birthdate: 1559 AD
Birthplace: Hitchin, England
Died: 1634

 41 Alfonso de Portago

Alfonso de Portago
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Formula One driver, Racing driver
Birthdate: October 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1957

 42 Esteban de Jesús

Esteban de Jesús
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: 1989
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 43 Francis Hughes

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

 44 Amy Lowell

Amy Lowell
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Writer, Socialite
Birthdate: February 9, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brookline
Died: 1925

 45 Emilia Pardo Bazán

Emilia Pardo Bazán
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 16, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: A Coruña, Spain
Died: 1921

 46 Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia

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

 47 Catharine Beecher

Catharine Beecher
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: September 6, 1800
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: East Hampton, New York, United States
Died: 1878

 48 Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: January 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 2003

 49 Monica Zetterlund

Monica Zetterlund
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Actor, Jazz musician
Birthdate: September 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hagfors
Died: 2005

 50 George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont

George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sovereign
Birthdate: January 14, 1831
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arolsen, Germany
Died: 1893