Died On May 7th

Discover the most famous people who died on May 7. The list includes people like Salmon P. Chase, Allan McLeod Cormack, H. H. Holmes, Caspar David Friedrich, Antonio Salieri. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, artists and lawyers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany and many more countries.
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John Stuart Mill
(The Most Influential English-Speaking Philosopher of the Nineteenth Century)
John Stuart Mill
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Birthdate: May 20, 1806
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pentonville, London, England
Died: 1873
Nineteenth-century philosopher John Stuart Mill is best remembered for his work On Liberty, which spoke of personal freedom and "the harm principle.” His The Subjection of Women was one of the first works written by a male author that promoted women's rights. He supported Jeremy Bentham's ethical utilitarianism.
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Antonio Salieri
(Italian Classical Composer, Conductor, and Teacher)
Antonio Salieri
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 18, 1750
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Legnago, Italy
Died: 1825

Antonio Salieri was an Italian classical composer, conductor, and teacher considered a key figure in the development of late 18th-century opera. He was a protégé of eminent composer Christoph Willibald Gluck. For several years, he served as the director of the Italian opera by the Habsburg court. His works were performed widely across Europe during his lifetime. 

 3 
Eddie Rabbitt
(Singer)
Eddie Rabbitt
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 1998
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
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Birthdate: December 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2000
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 5 
Seve Ballesteros
(Spanish Professional Golfer)
Seve Ballesteros
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pedreña, Cantabria, Spain
Died: 2011
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor (962 - 973))
Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: November 23, 0912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wallhausen, Germany
Died: 0973

Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, known for his ruthlessness, not only united the German empire by crushing all rebellious vassals, but also put an end to the attacks by the Magyars of Hungary. His strategy of making the German bishops feudal lords helped his cause of stabilizing his empire.

 7 
Ray Harryhausen
(Artist)
Ray Harryhausen
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Birthdate: June 29, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 2013
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 8 
Caspar David Friedrich
(Romantic landscape painter)
Caspar David Friedrich
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Birthdate: September 5, 1774
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greifswald, Germany
Died: 1840

Caspar David Friedrich was a German painter best remembered for painting mid-period allegorical landscapes. Widely regarded as the most important German painter of his era, Friedrich is celebrated as an important figure of the German Romantic movement. His works have influenced several painters, including Johan Christian Dahl, Arnold Böcklin, and Christiane Pooley.

 9 
Virgil Frye
(Actor)
Virgil Frye
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Birthdate: August 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Estherville, Iowa, United States
Died: 2012
 10 
Salmon P. Chase
(Sixth Chief Justice of the United States)
Salmon P. Chase
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 13, 1808
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: sixth Chief Justice of the United States
Died: 1873
 11 
Nick Berg
(Victim of Terrorism)
Nick Berg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2004
 12 
Albert Ball
(Aviator, Military personnel)
Albert Ball
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nottingham
Died: 1917
 13 
James George Frazer
(Anthropologist, Writer, Historian, Mythographer)
James George Frazer
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Birthdate: January 1, 1854
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: 1941
British anthropologist James George Frazer is best known for his book The Golden Bough, which details his study of ancient cults and myths. He also taught social anthropology at Cambridge. He was also knighted for his achievements and was also made a Fellow of The Royal Society.
 14 
William J. Knight
(American Aeronautical Engineer)
William J. Knight
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Noblesville, Indiana, United States
Died: 2004
 15 
Angelica Bella
(Hungarian Pornographic Actress)
Angelica Bella
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tiszalök, Hungary
Died: 2021

Hungarian brunette beauty Angelica Bella began her career in the porn industry as Gabriella Dari. Initially a favorite of German producers, she later became a huge name in Italy. Known for her hardcore porn films that included anal sex, she has  now retired and runs an online sex shop.

 16 
Ty
(Rapper)
Ty
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2020
 17 
Kevyn Aucoin
(American Make-up Artist, Photographer and Author)
Kevyn Aucoin
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Birthdate: February 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2002
 18 
Steve Albini
(Record producer, Singer, Engineer, Audio engineer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Journalist, Music journalist)
Steve Albini
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: 2024
 19 
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt
(Businessperson, Socialite)
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 20, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1915
 20 
Elbert Hubbard
(Writer)
Elbert Hubbard
1
Birthdate: June 19, 1856
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Died: 1915
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
Herbert Macaulay
(Nigerian Politician Who Was Known as the Father of Nigerian Nationalism)
Herbert Macaulay
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 14, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lagos Colony, Nigeria
Died: 1946

The first Nigerian civil engineer, Herbert Macaulay was a multi-talented man who had been a politician, a musician, and a journalist. Also remembered as the Father of Nigerian Nationalism, he was one of the major figures who opposed British colonialism in Nigeria. He practiced ancient African magic and the occult.

 22 
Dawn Addams
(Actress)
Dawn Addams
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Birthdate: September 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Felixstowe, Suffolk, England
Died: 1985
 23 
Clement Greenberg
(American Essayist, Art Critic and Journalist)
Clement Greenberg
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1994
 24 
Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia
(Prince)
Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vila Bled, Bled, Slovenia
Died: 1990
 25 
Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma
(Head of the 'House of Bourbon-Parma')
Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma
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Birthdate: May 25, 1889
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: 1977

Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma was the Head of the House of Bourbon-Parma from 1974 until his death in 1977. He was also a Carlist claimant to the Spanish throne. He joined the Belgian army during World War I and fought with distinction. He also played important roles in the Spanish Civil War and World War II during his military career.

 26 
Willard Boyle
(Canadian Physicist)
Willard Boyle
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Birthdate: August 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amherst, Canada
Died: 2011

Willard Boyle revolutionized physics with the invention of the charge-coupled device (CCD), which also earned him, and his co-inventor George E. Smith, a Nobel Prize. During his time at Bellcomm, he was associated with the Apollo space program. Both he and Smith worked for Bell Laboratories, too.

 27 
Octavian Goga
(37th Prime Minister of Romania (1937 - 1938))
Octavian Goga
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 1, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rășinari, Sibiu County, Romania
Died: 1938

Right-wing Romanian politician Octavian Goga was a significant part of the Romanian nationalistic movement and the Romanian National Party. He later formed the National Christian Party and led Romania as its prime minister. He was a talented poet, playwright, and journalist, too, and penned works such as The Olt River.

 28 
Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux
(Politician)
Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 19, 1778
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1868
 29 
Anton Mussert
(Politician who co-founded the National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands)
Anton Mussert
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 11, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Werkendam, Netherlands
Died: 1946
 30 
Josef Hoffmann
(Architect, Designer)
Josef Hoffmann
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 15, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brtnice
Died: 1956

Architect Josef Hoffmann was one of the pioneering figures of the Vienna Sezession. He also supported the British Arts and Crafts Movement and helped in setting up the Vienna Workshop, serving as its director for 30 years. He was later made the city architect of Vienna.

 31 
Marie Empress
(Actress)
Marie Empress
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Birthdate: March 26, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: 1919
 32 
Joyce Davidson
(Television presenter)
Joyce Davidson
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Birthdate: April 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: 2020

After winning a beauty contest as a housewife, Joyce Davidson worked on a TV cooking show. The CBC TV broadcaster was once dragged into a controversy for stating that she was “indifferent” about Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Canada. Public backlash drove her out of the country, and she eventually settled in the US.

 33 
Niccolò Piccinni
(Italian composer)
Niccolò Piccinni
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 16, 1728
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bari
Died: 1800
 34 
Ward Hill Lamon
(Lawyer)
Ward Hill Lamon
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 6, 1828
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winchester
Died: 1893
 35 
Elaine Sturtevant
(Artist)
Elaine Sturtevant
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Birthdate: August 23, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
Died: 2014
 36 
Franz von Sickingen
(Knight)
Franz von Sickingen
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Birthdate: March 2, 1481
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ebernburg, Germany
Died: 1523
 37 
Felix Weingartner
(Conductor)
Felix Weingartner
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 2, 1863
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zadar, Croatia
Died: 1942
 38 
Ion Ghica
(Former Prime Minister of Romania)
Ion Ghica
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 12, 1816
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 1897

Ion Ghica was a Romanian mathematician, statesman, politician, and diplomat. He is best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Romania. Ion Ghica is also remembered for his association with Academia Mihăileană, where he served as a professor of mineralogy, geology, and political economy.

 39 
Arnold van Gennep
(Dutch-German-French Folklorist and Ethnographer)
Arnold van Gennep
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Birthdate: April 23, 1873
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Died: 1957

Arnold van Gennep was a Dutch-German-French folklorist and ethnographer. He is best remembered for his 1909 work, The Rites of Passage, which influenced Joseph Campbell's 1949 work The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Arnold van Gennep's work also influenced Victor Turner's research and his 1969 work, The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure.

 40 
Saint John of Beverley
(English bishop)
Saint John of Beverley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Harpham, United Kingdom
Died: 0721
 41 
Jim Bertelsen
(American football player)
Jim Bertelsen
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 42 
Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville
(Prosecutor)
Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 10, 1746
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Foreste, France
Died: 1795
 43 
Teri Moise
(Singer-songwriter)
Teri Moise
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Died: 2013
 44 
Joseph Greenberg
(American Linguist and Educator)
Joseph Greenberg
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Birthdate: May 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2001
 45 
Charles Frohman
(Theatrical producer)
Charles Frohman
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Birthdate: July 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Died: 1915
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 46 
Peter W. Rodino
(Politician)
Peter W. Rodino
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 7, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2005
 47 
Frank DiPascali
(Chief financial officer, Fraudster)
Frank DiPascali
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: 2015
 48 
Colin Pillinger
(Scientist)
Colin Pillinger
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingswood, Bristol, England
Died: 2014
 49 
Blue Lu Barker
(Singer)
Blue Lu Barker
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 13, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1998
 50 
James Nasmyth
(Astronomer, Engineer)
James Nasmyth
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 19, 1808
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: 1890