Deaths in History on June 5

  • 535 Epiphanius of Constantinople, patriarch of Constantinople
  • 754 Boniface, [Winfrid], English saint/archbishop (Dokkum), dies at 79
  • 754 Eoda, English speaking bishop of Utrecht, murdered
  • 1017 Emperor Sanjō of Japan (b. 976)
  • 1118 Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester
  • 1288 Hendrik VI, earl of Luxembourg/Laroche (1281-88), dies in battle
  • 1296 Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (b. 1245)
  • 1316 Louis X, King of France (1314-16), dies at 26
  • 1383 Dmitry Konstantinovich, Russian prince (b. 1324)
  • 1443 Ferdinand, Portuguese saint/slave to Fez, dies
  • 1568 Lamoral, Count of Egmont and Philip de Montmorency executed in Brussels, fueling Dutch resistance to Spanish rule
  • 1568 Philips van Montmorency count of Horne, admiral/statesman, beheaded
  • 1568 Willem Key, painter, dies at about 47
  • 1667 Pietro Sforza, Italian theologist (Assertiones Theologicae), dies
  • 1688 Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer (b. 1667)
  • 1716 Roger Cotes, English mathematician (b. 1682)
  • 1738 Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (b. 1659)
  • 1791 Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (b. 1718)
  • 1825 Odysseas Androutsos, hero in the Greek War of Independence
  • 1861 John Garland, US Union colonel/brigadier general, dies in battle
  • 1864 William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 39
  • 1866 John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer (b. 1815)
  • 1880 Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Betuwsche Novellen), dies at 52
  • 1893 Mary Ann Shadd, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher, dies at 69
  • 1898 Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian Shoemaker

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1900 Stephen Crane, author (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane
  • 1902 Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassins of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1842)
  • 1906 Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842)
  • 1910 O. Henry, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1915 Brzeska, sculptor, dies

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1916 Horatio Kitchener, British General who commanded British forces during the Battle of Omdurman (Sudan) and the Second Boer War who became British Secretary of State for War during WWI (1914-16), drowns at 65 after the HMS Hampshire struck a German mine

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 1920 Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)
  • 1921 Georges Feydeau, French playwright (Chat and Poche), dies at 58
  • 1923 George H. Breitner, Dutch impressionist painter, dies at 65
  • 1930 Jules Pascin, [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist, dies
  • 1939 Elijah Beardsworth, world quick shaving champion, dies
  • 1939 Frank Van de Goes, writer/marxist theorist, dies
  • 1966 Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69
  • 1970 "Jopie" Pengel, [Johan A], premier Suriname (1963-69), dies at 54
  • 1970 Jay Irving, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 69
  • 1975 Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)
  • 1976 Walter Field, entertainer, dies at 101
  • 1978 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, dies at 71
  • 1979 Pauline Offner, Zen Theravadin nun, dies at 53
  • 1980 Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician, dies at 70
  • 1984 Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indies Sikh leader
  • 1984 Frederick Russell, English Marine Biologist (plankton life history and long-term changes in marine ecosystems), dies at 86
  • 1988 Clarence M Pendleton, chairman of comm on Civil Rights (1981-88) dies
  • 1990 J Zeldenrust, pathology-anatomy, dies
  • 1990 Vasily V Kuznetsov, President of USSR supreme soviet (1982-83, 85), dies
  • 1992 Max Lerner, US writer/columnist (NY Post), dies at 88
  • 1993 Conway Twitty, country star (Linda on My Mind), dies in surgery at 59
  • 1994 Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn A Bogue], cornetist (Kay Kyser), dies at 86
  • 1994 Thomas Millar, historian, dies at 67
  • 1996 Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner, dies at 59
  • 1997 J Anthony Lukas, writer (Pulitizer, Common Ground), suicide at 64
  • 1998 Sam Yorty, American politician, Mayor of Los Angeles (1961-73), dies at 88
  • 2001 Pedro Laín Entralgo, Spanish writer, medical and humanist
  • 2003 Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (b. 1945)
  • 2005 Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican politician (b. 1949)
  • 2006 Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (b. 1909)
  • 2007 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (b. 1922)
  • 2009 Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director (b. 1912)
  • 2012 Ray Bradbury, American author (Fahrenheit 451), dies at 91
  • 2012 Barry Unsworth, British novelist, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • 2013 Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Irish paramilitary and political leader (Sinne Fein), dies at 80
  • 2015 Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician and close adviser to Saddam Hussein, dies at 79