Died On May 5th

Discover the most famous people who died on May 5. The list includes people like Napoleon Bonaparte, Bobby Sands, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Bret Harte, Carlos Saavedra Lamas. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, actors and revolutionaries and from other domains of life. This list includes people from Germany, United Kingdom, United States & France 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 
Napoleon Bonaparte
(Emperor of the French (1804-1814))

Napoleon Bonaparte
77
Birthdate: August 15, 1769
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: 1821
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 2 
George Jung
(Drug Trafficker)

George Jung
9
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2021

 3 
Bobby Sands
(Member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA))

Bobby Sands
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Died: 1981

 4 

Violet Jessop
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 2, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Died: 1971

 5 
Dana Wynter
(Television actor, Film actor, Actor)

Dana Wynter
0
Birthdate: June 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: 2011
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 6 
Millie Small
(Singer)

Millie Small
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
Died: 2020

 7 
Walter Sisulu
(Activist)

Walter Sisulu
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ngcobo, South Africa
Died: 2003
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 8 

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Katsina, Nigeria
Died: 2010

 9 
Josiah Henson
(Abolitionist)

Josiah Henson
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1789
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Charles County, Maryland, United States
Died: 1883

 10 
Bret Harte
(Author & Poet)

Bret Harte
1
Birthdate: August 25, 1836
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, U.S.
Died: 1902

David Reimer
2
Birthdate: August 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winnipeg
Died: 2004

 12 

Walter Gotell
0
Birthdate: March 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: 1997
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 13 

Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 13, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Düren, Germany
Died: 1859

 14 
Isao Tomita
(Musical composer)

Isao Tomita
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toyotama District, Tokyo
Died: 2016

 15 
Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor)

Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
4
Birthdate: June 9, 1640
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1705

 16 

Claude Choules
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pershore, Worcestershire, England
Died: 2011

 17 
Ludwig Erhard
(Chancellor of West Germany from 1963 until 1966)

Ludwig Erhard
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 4, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fürth, Germany
Died: 1977
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 18 
Mikhail Botvinnik
(Word Chess Champion Known for His Contribution to the Design of the World Chess Championship System)

Mikhail Botvinnik
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Repino, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1995

Elizabeth of Rhuddlan
1
Birthdate: August 7, 1282
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rhuddlan Castle, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: 1316

 20 
Bill Musselman
(Basketball coach)

Bill Musselman
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wooster, Ohio, United States
Died: 2000

 21 
Gino Bartali
(Cyclist)

Gino Bartali
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ponte a Ema, Italy
Died: 2000
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

Frederick III, Elector of Saxony
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1463
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Torgau, Germany
Died: 1525

 23 

George Rose
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bicester, England
Died: 1988

 24 
Naushad
(Musician)

Naushad
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lucknow, India
Died: 2006

 25 
Hugo Banzer
(Politician)

Hugo Banzer
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 10, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Concepcion, Bolivia
Died: 2002

 26 
Miklós Nyiszli
(Physician, Writer)

Miklós Nyiszli
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 17, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Șimleu Silvaniei
Died: 1956

 27 
Arthur Laurents
(Screenwriter, Librettist, Playwright, Writer)

Arthur Laurents
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2011

 28 

Martiros Saryan
2
Birthdate: February 28, 1880
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Don Host Oblast, Russia
Died: 1972

 29 
Robert Stanford Tuck
(Fighter pilot)

Robert Stanford Tuck
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 1, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Catford
Died: 1987

 30 
Napoleon Charles Bonaparte
(Son of Louis Bonaparte)

Napoleon Charles Bonaparte
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 10, 1802
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1807

 31 
Frithjof Schuon
(Metaphysician)

Frithjof Schuon
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: 1998

 32 
Isaac Butt
(Barrister)

Isaac Butt
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 6, 1813
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: County Donegal, Ireland
Died: 1879

 33 
William Friese-Greene
(Photographer, Inventor)

William Friese-Greene
0
Birthdate: September 7, 1855
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: 1921

 34 
Mór Jókai
(Novelist)

Mór Jókai
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 18, 1825
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Komarom, Hungary
Died: 1904

 35 
Boozoo Chavis
(Accordion player)

Boozoo Chavis
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2001

 36 

Charlotte of Bourbon
0
Birthdate: 1546 AD
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: 1582

 37 
Murray Kempton
(Journalist)

Murray Kempton
0
Birthdate: December 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1997

 38 
August Wilhelm von Hofmann
(Chemist, University teacher)

August Wilhelm von Hofmann
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 8, 1818
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gießen
Died: 1892

 39 
Sebastien Michaelis
(Religious Leader)

Sebastien Michaelis
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1543 AD
Birthplace: Saint-Zacharie, France
Died: 1618

 40 

Carl Johan Bernadotte
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2012

 41 
Ai Qing
(Poet, Writer, Painter, Journalist)

Ai Qing
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jinhua
Died: 1996

 42 
Donald Bailey
(Civil engineer)

Donald Bailey
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 15, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rotherham, England
Died: 1985

Frederick Augustus I of Saxony
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1750
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: 1827

 44 
Frank Tashlin
(Animator)

Frank Tashlin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1972

Gordon Hewart, 1st Viscount Hewart
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 7, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bury, England
Died: 1943

 46 
Carlos Saavedra Lamas
(First Latin American Nobel Peace Prize Recipient)

Carlos Saavedra Lamas
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 1959

 47 
George Sidney
(Film director)

George Sidney
0
Birthdate: October 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Long Island City, New York, United States
Died: 2002

 48 

Hilary of Arles
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0403 AD
Birthplace: Gaul, France
Died: 0449

 49 
John Flynn
(Minister)

John Flynn
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 25, 1880
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moliagul, Australia
Died: 1951

 50 

James Branch Cabell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: 1958