Deaths in History on July 5

  • 1316 Infante Ferdinand of Majorca (b. 1278)
  • 1375 Charles III of Alençon, French archbishop (b. 1337)
  • 1472 Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, French military leader (b. 1394)
  • 1539 Antonio M Zaccaria, Italian physician/saint, dies
  • 1626 Stephan Fadinger, Austrian boer leader, dies in battle
  • 1666 Albert VI of Bavaria (b. 1584)
  • 1676 Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (b. 1613)
  • 1681 Fjodor Aleksejevitsj, tsar of Russia, dies
  • 1715 Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1659)
  • 1719 Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general (b. 1641)
  • 1773 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian and philologist (b. 1719)

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1826 Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore dies at 44 of apoplexy

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles
  • 1833 Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor (b. 1765)
  • 1851 Juanita, Mexican, lynched by California gold diggers
  • 1859 Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (b. 1777)
  • 1862 Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (b. 1800)
  • 1871 Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess, dies
  • 1886 Henry Gerhard, founder (Social-Democratic Union), dies at 57
  • 1887 August F Pott, German philological (That Personennamen), dies
  • 1894 Betty Paoli, writer, dies
  • 1904 Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)
  • 1905 Carel V Gerritsen, free thinker, dies
  • 1907 Maria Anna Mahler, Gustav Mahler's eldest daughter, dies at 5
  • 1908 Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (b. 1833)
  • 1911 George J Stoney, Irish physicist, dies at 85
  • 1920 Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1927 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1853)
  • 1929 Henry Lincoln Johnson, Member of 369th regiment (aka Harlem Hell Fighters), first American to receive the Croix de guerre (b. 1897)
  • 1932 Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (b. 1880)
  • 1935 Daniel Plooy, Dutch new testament expert, dies at 58
  • 1945 John Curtin, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
  • 1948 G Bernanos, writer, dies at 60
  • 1948 Peter JM Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor, dies at 77
  • 1950 Kenneth Shadrick, Pvt from WV becomes 1st US fatality in Korean War
  • 1950 Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit, shot by police
  • 1957 Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor
  • 1965 Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (b. 1909)
  • 1966 George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
  • 1969 Ben Alexander, dies at 58
  • 1969 Tom Mboya, Kenyian economics minister, assassinated in Narobi at 65
  • 1969 Walter Gropius, architect/found (Bauhaus school of design), dies at 86
  • 1983 Arie Querido, psychiatrist (social psychiatry), dies
  • 1985 Gerard Schmook, Flemish literature historian/custodian, dies at 86
  • 1990 Mitch Snyder, homeless advocate, commits suicide by hanging at 46
  • 1991 Howard Nemerow, US poet laureate (Pulitzer), dies
  • 1991 Mildred Dunnock, dies at 87
  • 1993 Harrison E Salisbury, US journalist (NY Times), dies at 84
  • 1994 Ad Gang, Dutch Liberal Party Asst Secretary of State, dies at 67
  • 1995 Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor, dies at 69
  • 1996 Anne Schumacher Hummert, radio pioneer, dies at 91
  • 1996 Clyde Wiegand, physicist, dies at 81
  • 1996 Lorna Young, salesperson, dies at 44
  • 1996 Erik Wickberg, The Salvation Army general (b. 1904)
  • 2004 Hugh Shearer, Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1923)
  • 2005 James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral (b. 1923)
  • 2006 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (b. 1942)
  • 2008 Hasan Doğan, 37th president of the Turkish Football Federation (b. 1956)
  • 2011 Cy Twombly, American artist (b. 1928)
  • 2014 Rosemary Murphy, German-born American actress, dies from esophageal cancer at 89
  • 2015 Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), dies at 94
  • 2016 Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, dies at 102