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What Happened on May 5, 1821

Famous Deaths


Person of interestNapoléon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and Emperor of the French (1804-14, 1815), dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena, officially from stomach cancer but rumours of arsenic poisoning persist

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

1821 Highlights

About May 5, 1821

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 199 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus