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

Napoleon Bonaparte
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Famous As: Emperor of the French (1804-1814)
Birthdate: August 15, 1769
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: 1821
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 2 David Reimer

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

 3 Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Birthdate: March 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Died: 1981

 4 Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor

Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 9, 1640
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1705

 5 Violet Jessop

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

 6 Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Screenwriter, Librettist, Playwright, Writer
Birthdate: July 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2011

 7 Dana Wynter

Dana Wynter
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Famous As: Television actor, Film actor, Actor
Birthdate: June 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: 2011
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 8 Ludwig Erhard

Ludwig Erhard
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Economist, Politician, University teacher
Birthdate: February 4, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fürth
Died: 1977

 9 Mikhail Botvinnik

Mikhail Botvinnik
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: August 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Repino, Russia
Died: 1995

 10 Al Indelicato

Al Indelicato
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1981

 11 Walter Gotell

Walter Gotell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bonn
Died: 1997

 12 Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

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

 13 Naushad

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

 14 Walter Sisulu

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

 15 Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet

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

 16 Millie Small

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

 17 Claude Choules

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

 18 Frederick Augustus I of Saxony

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

 19 Frederick III, Elector of Saxony

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

 20 Isao Tomita

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

 21 Hugo Banzer

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

 22 Bret Harte

Bret Harte
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Famous As: Author & Poet
Birthdate: August 25, 1836
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, U.S.
Died: 1902

 23 Carl Johan Bernadotte

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

 24 Frithjof Schuon

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

 25 Charles II of Naples

Charles II of Naples
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Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: 1254 AD
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 1309

 26 Miklós Nyiszli

Miklós Nyiszli
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Physician, Writer
Birthdate: June 17, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Șimleu Silvaniei
Died: 1956

 27 Robert Stanford Tuck

Robert Stanford Tuck
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Fighter pilot
Birthdate: July 1, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Catford
Died: 1987

 28 Ai Qing

Ai Qing
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Writer, Painter, Journalist
Birthdate: March 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jinhua
Died: 1996

 29 Josiah Henson

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

 30 Frank Tashlin

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

 31 Elizabeth of Rhuddlan

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

 32 George Sidney

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

 33 Gino Bartali

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

 34 W. D. Ross

W. D. Ross
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 15, 1877
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thurso, Scotland
Died: 1971

 35 George Rose

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

 36 Charles, Duke of Berry

Charles, Duke of Berry
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Grandson of Louis XIV of France
Birthdate: July 31, 1686
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: 1714

 37 Theodore Maiman

Theodore Maiman
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: July 11, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2007

 38 Napoleon Charles Bonaparte

Napoleon Charles Bonaparte
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Son of Louis Bonaparte
Birthdate: October 10, 1802
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1807

 39 Martiros Saryan

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

 40 William Friese-Greene

William Friese-Greene
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Famous As: Photographer, Inventor
Birthdate: September 7, 1855
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: 1921

 41 Edward Montagu, 2nd earl of Manchester

Edward Montagu, 2nd earl of Manchester
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: General
Birthdate: 1602 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1671

 42 Bertha Palmer

Bertha Palmer
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: May 22, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1918

 43 James Branch Cabell

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

 44 John Flynn

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

 45 Irving Howe

Irving Howe
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Famous As: Literary Critic
Birthdate: June 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 1993

 46 August Wilhelm von Hofmann

August Wilhelm von Hofmann
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist, University teacher
Birthdate: April 8, 1818
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gießen
Died: 1892

 47 Charlotte of Bourbon

Charlotte of Bourbon
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Famous As: Consort
Birthdate: 1546 AD
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: 1582

 48 Isaac Butt

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

 49 Henry Sidney

Henry Sidney
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 20, 1529
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1586

 50 Irmgard Keun

Irmgard Keun
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 6, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1982