Died On May 6th

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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.
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 1 
Marlene Dietrich
(Actress and Singer)
Marlene Dietrich
22
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
11
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
6
Birthdate: September 14, 1769
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: 1859
 5 
George Lindsey
4
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
5
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
 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 
Edward VII
(King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, Emperor of India (1901 - 1910))
Edward VII
16
Birthdate: November 9, 1841
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1910
 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 
Ezra Jack Keats
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1983
 12 
Shiv Kumar Batalvi
(Poet Most Known for His Romantic Poetry)
Shiv Kumar Batalvi
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bara Pind, Pakistan
Died: 1973
 13 
Lesley Blanch
0
Birthdate: June 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2007
 14 
Lucian Blaga
(Romanian Poet, Philosopher, Poetry Translator, Playwright, and Novelist)
Lucian Blaga
1
Birthdate: May 9, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lancram, Alba, Romania
Died: 1961
 15 
William T. Sampson
(Navy Admiral)
William T. Sampson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 9, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palmyra, New York, United States
Died: 1902
 16 
Deniz Gezmiş
(Revolutionary, Political activist)
Deniz Gezmiş
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ayaş, Turkey
Died: 1972
 17 
Fanny Cerrito
(Ballet Dancer)
Fanny Cerrito
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 11, 1817
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 1909
 18 
Li Ching-Yuen
(Herbalist)
Li Ching-Yuen
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthplace: Chongqing, China
Died: 1933
 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 
József Mindszenty
(Catholic priest)
József Mindszenty
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Csehimindszent
Died: 1975
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos
1
Birthdate: September 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 1997
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Johan Ludvig Runeberg
(Considered as the National Poet of Finland)
Johan Ludvig Runeberg
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 5, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jakobstad, Finland
Died: 1877
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 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 
Adolfo Constanzo
(Serial killer)
Adolfo Constanzo
11
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: 1989
 29 
Charles III, Duke of Bourbon
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 17, 1490
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montpensier, France
Died: 1527
 30 
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
 31 
Pim Fortuyn
(Dutch Politician and Sociologist Who Founded the Party 'Pim Fortuyn List')
Pim Fortuyn
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Driehuis, Netherlands
Died: 2002
 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 
Frank Fitzsimmons
(Union leader)
Frank Fitzsimmons
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jeannette, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1981
 34 
Román y Reyes, Víctor Manuel
(23rd President of Nicaragua (1947 - 1950))
Román y Reyes, Víctor Manuel
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Carazo, Nicaragua
Died: 1950
François de Montmorency Laval
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1623
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montigny-sur-Avre, France
Died: 1708
 36 
Helene Weigel
(Actress)
Helene Weigel
1
Birthdate: May 12, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1971
 37 
Theodore von Karman
(Mathematician)
Theodore von Karman
3
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: 1963
 38 
Farley Mowat
(One of the Best-Selling Canadian Writers Known for His Books: 'People of the Deer', 'Never Cry Wolf' )
Farley Mowat
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belleville, Canada
Died: 2014
 39 
James Young Simpson
(Scottish Obstetrician Famous for His Discovery of the Anaesthetic Qualities of Chloroform)
James Young Simpson
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1811
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland
Died: 1870
 40 
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
 41 
John Batman
(Australian Grazier and Explorer Who Played an Important Role in the Founding of Melbourne)
John Batman
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 21, 1801
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Parramatta
Died: 1839
 42 
Max Azria
(American Fashion Designer, Founder and CEO of the ‘BCBG Max Azria Group’)
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
(American Teacher of Zen Buddhism and Religious Writer)
Philip Kapleau
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2004
 45 
James C. Wright, Jr.
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Died: 2015
Lord Frederick Cavendishdish
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1836
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1882
 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 
José Antonio Páez
(Former President of Venezuela Who for Served for Three-Terms Between 1830 and 1863)
José Antonio Páez
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 13, 1790
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aricagua, Venezuela
Died: 1873
 49 
Maurice Maeterlinck
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 29, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium
Died: 1949
 50 
Mariana Sansón Argüello
(One of the Best Poets in Nicaraguan History)
Mariana Sansón Argüello
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 6, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: León, Nicaragua
Died: 2002