The following is a list of notable world figures who died on February 5.

  1. 995 - William IV, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 937)
  2. 1520 - Sten Sture the Younger, regent of Sweden (b. 1493)
  3. 1578 - Giambattista Moroni, Italian painter
  4. 1705 - Philipp Jakob Spener, German theologian (b. 1635)
  5. 1766 - Leopold Josef Graf Daun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
  6. 1775 - Eusebius Amort, German Catholic theologian (b. 1692)
  7. 1790 - William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist (b. 1710)
  8. 1807 - Pasquale Paoli, Corsican patriot and military leader (b. 1725)
  9. 1881 - Thomas Carlyle, Scottish writer and historian (b. 1795)
  10. 1915 - Ross Barnes, baseball player (b. 1850)
  11. 1917 - Jaber II Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1860 )
  12. 1922 - Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, Croatian inventor (b. 1871)
  13. 1922 - Christiaan De Wet, South African general
  14. 1937 - Lou Andreas-Salome, Russian-born writer (b. 1861)
  15. 1941 - Banjo Paterson, Australian poet, author of "Walzing Matilda" (b. 1864)
  16. 1946 - George Arliss, English actor (b. 1868))
  17. 1948 - Johannes Blaskowitz, German general (b. 1883)
  18. 1962 - Jacques Ibert, French composer (b. 1890)
  19. 1967 - Leon Leonwood Bean, American department store founder (b. 1872)
  20. 1970 - Rudy York, baseball player (b. 1913)
  21. 1972 - Marianne Moore, American poet (b. 1887)
  22. 1976 - Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
  23. 1977 - Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (b. 1894)
  24. 1981 - Ella Grasso, Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)
  25. 1991 - Dean Jagger, American actor (b. 1903)
  26. 1992 - Miguel Rolando Covian, Brazilian physiologist (b. 1913)
  27. 1993 - Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American writer, producer, and director (b. 1909)
  28. 1995 - Doug McClure, American actor (b. 1935)
  29. 1997 - Pamela Harriman, English-born American diplomat (b. 1920)
  30. 1999 - Wassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1906)
  31. 2003 - Helge Boes, American Central Intelligence Agency officer
  32. 2005 - Gnassingbe Eyadema, President of Togo (b. 1937)
  33. 2006 - Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actress and comedienne (b. 1930)
  34. 2006 - Franklin Cover, American actor (b. 1928)