Died On May 5th

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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.
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Napoleon Bonaparte
(Emperor of the French (1804-1814))
Napoleon Bonaparte
102
Birthdate: August 15, 1769
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: 1821
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Bobby Sands
(Former Member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army Who Died on a Hunger Strike)
Bobby Sands
10
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Died: 1981
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Violet Jessop
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 2, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Died: 1971
 4 
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)
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Millie Small
(Singer)
Millie Small
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
Died: 2020
 6 
Walter Sisulu
(Former Deputy President of the African National Congress (1991 - 1994))
Walter Sisulu
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ngcobo, South Africa
Died: 2003
 7 
Walter Gotell
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Birthdate: March 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: 1997
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
( Nigerian Politician Who Served as the 13th President of the Country )
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Katsina, Nigeria
Died: 2010
 9 
Josiah Henson
(Abolitionist)
Josiah Henson
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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
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Birthdate: August 25, 1836
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, U.S.
Died: 1902
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Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet
(German Mathematician Who Made Valuable Contributions to Number Theory, Analysis and Mechanics)
Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 13, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Düren, Germany
Died: 1859
 12 
Isao Tomita
(Musical composer)
Isao Tomita
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toyotama District, Tokyo
Died: 2016
 13 
Claude Choules
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pershore, Worcestershire, England
Died: 2011
 14 
Naushad
(One of the Greatest and Foremost Music Directors of the Hindi Film Industry)
Naushad
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 2006
Frederick III, Elector of Saxony
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1463
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Torgau, Germany
Died: 1525
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Hugo Banzer
(Politician)
Hugo Banzer
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 10, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Concepcion, Bolivia
Died: 2002
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Robert Stanford Tuck
(Fighter pilot)
Robert Stanford Tuck
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 1, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Catford
Died: 1987
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Martiros Saryan
2
Birthdate: February 28, 1880
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Don Host Oblast, Russia
Died: 1972
 19 
Bill Musselman
(Basketball coach)
Bill Musselman
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wooster, Ohio, United States
Died: 2000
Elizabeth of Rhuddlan
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Birthdate: August 7, 1282
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rhuddlan Castle, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: 1316
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William Friese-Greene
(Photographer, Inventor)
William Friese-Greene
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Birthdate: September 7, 1855
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: 1921
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George Rose
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bicester, England
Died: 1988
 23 
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
 24 
Frank Tashlin
(Animator)
Frank Tashlin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1972
 25 
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
David Reimer
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Birthdate: August 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winnipeg
Died: 2004
 27 
Charlotte of Bourbon
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Birthdate: 1546 AD
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: 1582
 28 
Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor)
Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: June 9, 1640
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1705
Frederick Augustus I of Saxony
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1750
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: 1827
 30 
Eddie Cicotte
(Baseball player)
Eddie Cicotte
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 19, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springwells Township, Michigan
Died: 1969
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James Branch Cabell
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: 1958
 32 
Bertha Palmer
(Businesswoman)
Bertha Palmer
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 22, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1918
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George Sidney
(Film director)
George Sidney
0
Birthdate: October 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Long Island City, New York, United States
Died: 2002
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Irving Howe
(Literary Critic)
Irving Howe
0
Birthdate: June 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 1993
Edward Montagu, 2nd earl of Manchester
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1602 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1671
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Sebastien Michaelis
(Religious Leader)
Sebastien Michaelis
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1543 AD
Birthplace: Saint-Zacharie, France
Died: 1618
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Ludwig Erhard
(Chancellor of West Germany from 1963 until 1966)
Ludwig Erhard
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 4, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fürth, Germany
Died: 1977
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Carl Johan Bernadotte
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2012
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Isaac Butt
(Barrister)
Isaac Butt
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 6, 1813
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: County Donegal, Ireland
Died: 1879
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John Flynn
(Minister)
John Flynn
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 25, 1880
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moliagul, Australia
Died: 1951
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Murray Kempton
(Journalist)
Murray Kempton
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Birthdate: December 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1997
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Charles II of Naples
0
Birthdate: 1254 AD
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 1309
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Mór Jókai
(Novelist)
Mór Jókai
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 18, 1825
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Komarom, Hungary
Died: 1904
 44 
Henry Sidney
(Politician)
Henry Sidney
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 20, 1529
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1586
 45 
Morris Graves
(Painter)
Morris Graves
0
Birthdate: August 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fox Valley, Oregon, United States
Died: 2001
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Mikhail Botvinnik
(Word Chess Champion Known for His Contribution to the Design of the World Chess Championship System)
Mikhail Botvinnik
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Repino, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1995
Gordon Hewart, 1st Viscount Hewart
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 7, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bury, England
Died: 1943
 48 
Donald Bailey
(Civil engineer)
Donald Bailey
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 15, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rotherham, England
Died: 1985
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Max Palevsky
(Art Collector)
Max Palevsky
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2010
 50 
Samuel Cooper
(Painter)
Samuel Cooper
0
Birthdate: 1609 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1672