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, Duke of Bavaria, dies at 82
  • 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, dies at 78
  • 1773 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian and philologist (b. 1719)

Stamford RafflesStamford Raffles (1781-1826)

British statesman and founder of Singapore, dies at 44 of apoplexy

  • 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)
  • 1863 Lewis Armistead, Confederate brigadier general at Gettysburg (Pickett's Charge), dies of his injuries from the battle of Gettysburg at 46
  • 1871 Cristina Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess and politician, dies at 63
  • 1873 John Robertson, American politician, dies at 87
  • 1886 Henry Gerhard, founder (Social-Democratic Union), dies at 57
  • 1887 August Pott, German philological (Etymology Forschungen), dies at 84
  • 1894 Betty Paoli, writer, dies
  • 1904 Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)
  • 1905 Carel Victor Gerritsen, Dutch politician and free thinker (husband of suffragette Aletta Jacobs), dies at 55
  • 1906 Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (optics), committed suicide at 42
  • 1907 Maria Anna Mahler, Gustav Mahler's eldest daughter, dies of scarlet fever at 5
  • 1908 Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (The Family at Gilje: A Domestic Story of the Forties), dies at 74
  • 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 (Nobel 1910), dies at 73
  • 1932 Sasha Chorny [Alexander Mikhailovich Glikberg], Russian poet, dies at 51
  • 1935 Daniel Plooy, Dutch new testament expert, dies at 58

Chester GreenwoodChester Greenwood (1858-1937)

American inventor (invented earmuffs at 15), dies at 78

John CurtinJohn Curtin (1885-1945)

Victoria, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1941-45), dies of heart disease at 60

  • 1948 G Bernanos, writer, dies at 60
  • 1948 Piet Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor (1918-25), dies at 77
  • 1950 Private Kenneth Shadrick becomes the first identified American soldier killed in the Korean War
  • 1950 Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit, shot by police
  • 1957 Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor
  • 1966 George de Hevesy, Hungarian radiochemist (Nobel 1943), dies at 80
  • 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, American poet laureate (Pulitzer), dies
  • 1991 Mildred Dunnock, dies at 87
  • 1993 Harrison Salisbury, American journalist and author (NY Times correspondent in Moscow), 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 Hummert, American radio pioneer and producer of daytime radio serials during the 1930s and 1940s (Just Plain Bill, The Romance of Helen Trent), dies at 91
  • 1996 Clyde Wiegand, physicist, dies at 81
  • 1996 Erik Wickberg, 9th Salvation Army general, dies at 91
  • 1996 Lorna Young, Scottish promoter of Fairtrade products, dies at 44
  • 2004 Hugh Shearer, Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1923)
  • 2005 James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral (b. 1923)
  • 2006 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (CEO and Chairman of Enron, 1985-2001), dies at 64
  • 2011 Cy Twombly, American artist (b. 1928)
  • 2014 Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian, dies at 82
  • 2014 Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), 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
  • 2017 Irina Ratushinskaya, Soviet dissident poet (Beyond the Limit), dies of cancer at 63
  • 2018 Saman Kunan, former Thai Navy SEAL, asphyxiates after delivering oxygen to 13 trapped people in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand at 38