Died On May 6th

Discover the most famous people who died on May 6. The list includes people like Edward VII, Henry David Thoreau, Marlene Dietrich, Alexander von Humboldt, Maria Montessori. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, actors and philosophers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Italy 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 

Marlene Dietrich
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 27, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany
Died: 1992
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 2 
Henry David Thoreau
(Naturalist, Philosopher & Author Of 'Walden')

Henry David Thoreau
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 12, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1862

 3 
L. Frank Baum
(Best Known for His Children's Books Like 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' and its Sequels)

L. Frank Baum
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chittenango, New York, United States
Died: 1919
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 

Alexander von Humboldt
5
Birthdate: September 14, 1769
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: 1859

 5 

George Lindsey
3
Birthdate: December 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fairfield, Alabama, USA
Died: 2012
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 6 
Julie Vega
(Model, Singer, Actor)

Julie Vega
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Quezon City
Died: 1985

 7 

Jimmy Ellis
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2014
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 8 
Robin Roberts
(Baseball player)

Robin Roberts
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 9 
Shiv Kumar Batalvi
(Poet Most Known for His Romantic Poetry)

Shiv Kumar Batalvi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bara Pind, Pakistan
Died: 1973

 10 
Errol Brown
(Singer)

Errol Brown
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: 2015
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 11 

Lesley Blanch
0
Birthdate: June 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2007

 12 
József Mindszenty
(Catholic priest)

József Mindszenty
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Csehimindszent
Died: 1975

 13 
Edward VII
(King of the United Kingdom (from 1901 to 1910))

Edward VII
16
Birthdate: November 9, 1841
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1910

 14 
Deniz Gezmiş
(Revolutionary, Political activist)

Deniz Gezmiş
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ayaş, Turkey
Died: 1972

 15 
Li Ching-Yuen
(Herbalist)

Li Ching-Yuen
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Chongqing, China
Died: 1933

 16 
Johan Ludvig Runeberg
(Priest, Poet)

Johan Ludvig Runeberg
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 5, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jakobstad, Finland
Died: 1877
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 17 
Fanny Cerrito
(Ballet Dancer)

Fanny Cerrito
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 11, 1817
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 1909

 18 

Ezra Jack Keats
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1983

 19 
Steven Holcomb
(Bobsledder)

Steven Holcomb
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Park City, Utah, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 20 
Ean Evans
(Guitarist)

Ean Evans
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: 2009

 21 

Peter Nolasco
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1189 AD
Birthplace: Mas-Saintes-Puelles, France
Died: 1256

 22 
Judah P. Benjamin
(Politician)

Judah P. Benjamin
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 6, 1811
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Croix, United States Virgin Islands
Died: 1884

 23 
Lucian Blaga
(Philosopher)

Lucian Blaga
1
Birthdate: May 9, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lancram, Alba, Romania
Died: 1961

Jorge Martínez de Hoyos
1
Birthdate: September 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 1997
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 25 
Adolfo Constanzo
(Serial killer)

Adolfo Constanzo
10
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: 1989

 26 
William J. Casey
(Director of Central Intelligence Agency)

William J. Casey
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 13, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Elmhurst, New York, United States
Died: 1987

 27 
Pepper Gomez
(Professional wrestler, Bodybuilder)

Pepper Gomez
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2004
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 28 
Pim Fortuyn
(Politician)

Pim Fortuyn
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Driehuis, Netherlands
Died: 2002

 29 
William A. Egan
(Politician, Businessperson)

William A. Egan
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Valdez, Alaska, United States
Died: 1984

 30 
Frank Fitzsimmons
(Union leader)

Frank Fitzsimmons
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jeannette, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1981

 31 
Theodore von Karman
(Mathematician)

Theodore von Karman
3
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: 1963

 32 
Giulio Andreotti
(Writer, Journalist, Politician, Diplomat, Reporter)

Giulio Andreotti
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 2013

 33 
Nathaniel Lee
(Dramatist)

Nathaniel Lee
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1653 AD
Birthplace: United States
Died: 1692

 34 
John Batman
(Explorer, Farmer)

John Batman
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 21, 1801
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Parramatta
Died: 1839

François de Montmorency Laval
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1623
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montigny-sur-Avre, France
Died: 1708

 36 

Charles III, Duke of Bourbon
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 17, 1490
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montpensier, France
Died: 1527

 37 
Helene Weigel
(Actress)

Helene Weigel
1
Birthdate: May 12, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1971

 38 

James Young Simpson
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1811
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland
Died: 1870

 39 
Farley Mowat
(Writer)

Farley Mowat
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belleville, Canada
Died: 2014

 40 

Maurice Maeterlinck
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 29, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium
Died: 1949

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James C. Wright, Jr.
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Died: 2015

 42 
Max Azria
(Fashion Designer)

Max Azria
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sfax, Tunisia
Died: 2019

 43 
Earl Blaik
(American football player)

Earl Blaik
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 15, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1989

 44 
Philip Kapleau
(Religious Teacher)

Philip Kapleau
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2004

Lord Frederick Cavendishdish
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1836
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1882

 46 
José Antonio Páez
(Venezuelan general)

José Antonio Páez
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 13, 1790
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aricagua, Venezuela
Died: 1873

 47 
Alvin Batiste
(Clarinetist)

Alvin Batiste
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2007

 48 
Joe Grant
(Artist)

Joe Grant
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2005

 49 
Margot Honecker
(Politician)

Margot Honecker
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Halle (Saale), Germany
Died: 2016

Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
3
Birthdate: September 20, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schwerin, Germany
Died: 1954